Posted by Olivia Adams, Mommie-to-be | Posted in Miscellaneous | Posted on 22-01-2011
So my period came on the 8th day instead of the 7th, which was weird. My doctor finally got back to me and said that it was normal. I swear, me and my period are having war. I’m supposed to be taking my clomid on day 5-9.
I was doing some research and found that “about 25% of female factor infertility involves a problem with ovulation, and clomiphene citrate, as a fertility drug, is easy to use (taken as a pill, not an injection), with not too many side effects, is pretty inexpensive compared to other fertility drugs, and is effective in stimulating ovulation 80% of the time.” (http://infertility.about.com/od/infertilitytreatments/a/clomid101.htm).
That’s good to know and to know that I’m not the only one out there. I just hope that this works. I know that the doctor wanted us to try this a few rounds and them up the dosage and then try artificial inseminating before in vitro, but I might try this for another month and if not, do the artificial. I got an awesome comment from a reader in my last blog, when I was talking about the different methods. I am feeling a bit anxious and want it now. I don’t want to wait 3 months and then up the dosage again for 3 month and then do artificial, I mean that’s like almost another year and a half!
Do you remember many blogs ago, I was trying this “twin diet?” That was ridiculous but look what clomid can do:
“The side effect you’re probably most familiar with is the risk of multiples. You have a 10% chance of having twins when taking Clomid, but triplets or multiples of more are rare, happening less than 1% of the time.”
Wow…10%. That is huge..I am almost tempted to double the pills or ask my doctor to increase the dosage! Just kidding.
Here is the flipside:
“Clomid will jumpstart ovulation in 80% of patients, and about 40% to 45% of women using Clomid will get pregnant within six cycles of use.
Using Clomid for more than six cycles is not generally recommended. If six cycles go by, and pregnancy is not achieved, other alternatives may be considered.”
Again, 6 months is not in timeframe. I plan to try this this month and the next month and then artificial insemination it is. I would prefer to just do the artificial but the husband said no. He wants to try this method, but with our awesome insurance, its only $78? Will have to try to convince him.