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July 3rd, 2008, 02:19 PM
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Hi ladies,

I'm at the end of my first unmonitored clomid cycle with no signs that I O'ed...
But without blood tests, it's impossible to know for sure, right?

I've read on other boards that some ladies think it's not very responsible of the ob/gyn to just give Clomid out without monitoring the patient... I read someone's blog yesterday about her first cycle on 50mg Clomid producing 6 eggs!! If she was unmonitored they might have ended up with very high risk multiples...

So, when I go in for my appt next week, should I bring it up and ask him why I wasn't monitored and ask to be monitored from now on? The more I think about it, the more angry I get. It's early on in my TTC journey but still... what's the point of taking Clomid if we're not 100% sure it's working?

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July 3rd, 2008, 03:33 PM
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When I first began Clomid 50mg, I knew that I didn't O the first time. Then I new I didn't O the second time and I begged to get a Progesterone drawn. That showed I didn't O. He upped my dose and I took that twice, mid-cycle the second time I switched to a different OB/Gyn who drew blood every Clomid cycle--still showed I didn't O. I was ultimatley referred to the RE because I wasn't responding to the Clomid (but now I am!).
I think each OB/Gyn is different--I had seen my first one for more than 7 years, he was pretty old-school, I wouldn't use him as an OB but figured that he should be able to handle the Clomid. The new OB/Gyn was the complete opposite and fantastic!
At your next appointment (or call), I would suggest asking if they would order bloodwork on a certain day of your next cycle. I wish I had been a little more persistant at the beginning.
Good Luck!

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July 3rd, 2008, 03:47 PM
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When I was on Clomid with my OB, he would do an u/s on CD 13 then give me a shot to stimulate ovulation. We only did that one time then started IUI's. I know my OB said that you could only do Clomid for a certain number of cycles due to...something. I don't remember exactly (maybe deteriorated the lining???), but I tried that for 4 cycles before my BFP. He said if that last one hadn't worked, we had to stop.

I would check with your dr. I know you produce more eggs on it, but the chance of multiples was just an increased 15% or so.

I don't know if it is a lack of responsibility that your dr didn't confirm you O'd, but I would think it is a definite waste of $$.

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July 3rd, 2008, 06:49 PM
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I don't have any ultrasounds or anything, but I have been getting progesterone tests done on CD21. (This next cycle it will be CD24 because I explained to my Dr. that I was temping and I O'd later than CD14) I would think you would atleast want to get a progesterone test done, just to ease your mind about whether you O or not.

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July 3rd, 2008, 07:25 PM
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Hi, hon!! I'm sorry you think you didn't O. I didn't O on my first cycle of Clomid, either. The CD21 progesterone test confirms it. I did O this time but we did an hcg trigger, too. I think the trigger made all the difference. We also did an u/s on CD13 to see how many follies I had. On 50mg, I've only ever produced one decent sized follie each cycle.

Good Luck, hon! I hope you get your this next cycle!!
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July 3rd, 2008, 07:54 PM
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Good Luck. I would talk to your DR about what you want and tell him.

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July 4th, 2008, 06:35 AM
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I would think you should be monitored. Clomid can cause thin linings and if it is causing that side effect for you, you'd need to switch to something else. You won't know if you aren't getting an u/s. Also, who knows if it is even working it's intended purpose, like you said? I would definitely talk to them. Good luck.
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July 5th, 2008, 02:13 PM
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My first (and last) cycle of clomid was unmonitored. I really thought I didn't O and it didn't work because even blood tests showed up neg. for a pregnancy test and yet no AF came. A week later I found out I was pregnant. I Od but just a little late.
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