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August 31st, 2013, 07:26 AM
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Hi ladies, I just wanted to introduce myself and pick your brains a bit.
My background is thus .... We have son(5) who is the light of my world. It took two years to get him . We did all the testing to find out that I had " unexplained infertility " and my husband had a lower sperm count. They gave us a less than 1 percent chance to convince on our own. They gave me clomid to try and we never used it bc I got my bfp that month. So NOW we have been trying on our own again for two years. He isn't making me replete any tests at this time just skipped right to clomid. How many of you ladies have good results with this med.... How long did it take....did u have twins? .... Any info would be great! Thanks!
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August 31st, 2013, 08:27 AM
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Welcome to our board!

I would highly encourage you to have your baseline/Cycle Day 3 testing repeated and for your husband to have another SA. It has been so long since you have done that testing that the results could be far different (for better or worse). If DH's sperm count/motility has declined or if you have hormonal issues that you didn't have before, the Clomid may be all for nothing.

How was your Clomid prescribed? What dosage were you given and on what days will you be taking it? Will you be having any monitoring done via bloodwork or ultrasound?
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August 31st, 2013, 12:37 PM
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I agree!
You really should be starting over essentially since so much can change in that period of time.
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August 31st, 2013, 06:16 PM
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Thanks ladies. I will call first thing in Monday.
In the meantime, does anyoone have success stories using clomid?

Oh and I would be starting at 100mg for cycle days 3-7
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August 31st, 2013, 06:42 PM
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I would strongly suggest that in addition to the CD3 testing and SA for your husband, you ask your doctor for ultrasound monitoring during your Clomid cycles. This will help you know if/how well the Clomid is working and also help detect any unintended consequences like cysts or thinned uterine lining.

A lot of us on this board didn't have such great luck with Clomid and had to move on to other treatments. If you Google "Clomid success stories" though, you will literally get 1.7 million results, so it obviously works for a lot of women
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August 31st, 2013, 06:49 PM
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yeah most of the women here are still working on their first child and often have moved to IVF or some of the more intense treatments so this may not be the best place to ask for tons of success stories.
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August 31st, 2013, 07:56 PM
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Edit: nm, other than good luck. Clomid works for some, not for others.
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August 31st, 2013, 08:13 PM
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The clomid triplets are a rarity and I'll just leave it at that.
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August 31st, 2013, 08:39 PM
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I def agree with others about baseline bloodwork and such. I believe Kate Gossling got pregnant with her 6 on clomid.. i am not 100% sure but I think anything is possible but like Lash stated extremely rare. She may have used injectibles with Clomid When being monitored via ultrasound you will know how many mature follies you have and can go from there. Also I think either I would consider a new doctor or push for more testing esp with you DH's SA if it was not up to par last time. In 5 years tons can change for both of you and getting all the tests done over again would be the best option even before starting Clomid. Clomid is not a miracle worker just an aid of sorts. Also research and bring that info to your doctor. My RE took me serious from the beginning because I researched a ton Good luck and I hope this was helpful
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August 31st, 2013, 09:27 PM
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I would echo the other ladies and say that monitoring via ultrasound is important. I did three rounds of clomid before moving on to injectables. Clomid strengthened my ovulation, but thinned my uterine lining. My RE said that only happens in approximately 20% of women. If multiples is concerning you, monitoring will help you know how many eggs you are releasing. It will also help you know if you need to move onto a different drug. Good luck!
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August 31st, 2013, 10:46 PM
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That's what I love about this site. Everyone is so caring and helpful . I'm so new to it all that I guess I didn't even know you were montoired unless you took the injections. What is the 3 day cycle testing?
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September 1st, 2013, 06:13 AM
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Have they not ever monitored your hormones in the past? They should have been testing for FSH, Estrogen, LH and checking it on the 3rd day of your cycle.

What testing did they do before? You may discover that they've done very little of the appropriate testing in the past
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September 1st, 2013, 09:09 AM
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What testing have you had done? What exactly were DH's numbers? Are your cycles regular on your own? Have you done any charting? Are you seeing an RE or an OBGYN?
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September 3rd, 2013, 01:00 PM
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Clomid can cause more harm then good if it's not the right medicine for you. You need monitoring and your CD3 bloodwork done.

Clomid did nothing for me except make me crabby and deplete my CM and weaken my lining! It is cheap and OB's love to RX it without monitoring but it can also make things worse.
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Cycles 1-6 = BFN
Cycle 7 SA results abnormal morphology 2%, 50 mg clomid = BFN
Cycle 8 sonogram normal 50 mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 9 SA results abnormal morphology and motility. Count 200 mill, 100mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 10 natural = BFN
Cycle 11 hsg tubes clear, natural + trigger+IUI = BFN
Cycle 12 repronex + trigger + 2 IUI = BFN
Cycle 13 natural ovaries to stimulated for more meds = BFN
Cycle 14-22 natural cycle with Acupuncture and planning ivf/icsi/DE = ALL BFN
Cycle 23 Clomid 50 mg & Progesterone = BFN
Cycle 24 Natural = BFN
Cycle 25 BCP, SA result 7% morphology = BFN
Cycle 26 BCP and Lupron preparing for IVF
Cycle 27 IVF Acupuncture, DE Retrieval April 7, Transfer April 12 =
7 eggs retrieved, 3 fertilized, 2 transferred - zero snow babies
BETA # 1 16DPO or 11dp5dt = 569
BETA # 2 19 DPO or 14dp5dt = 1078
BETA # 3 22DPO or 17dp5dt = 2414 TWINS!
BETA # 4 30DPO or 25dp5dt = 12,685 6weeks 3days 2 heartbeats! 114 & 116
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