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    Default Clomid question- help

    I'm looking into starting clomid and had some questions about the right time in my cycle to see a fertility specialist. If I aimed to see him on cd1 would that be to late to start clomid that cycle if he allowed me to take it. Or do i have to do certain tests that could take days to get the results back before they prescribe it? I really just don't know the process that will be involved?

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    I was prescribed my clomid to be taken CD2-6. Id try to go late in your cycle. My FS gave me some info to read and think about before deciding to go ahead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissusMac View Post
    I was prescribed my clomid to be taken CD2-6. Id try to go late in your cycle. My FS gave me some info to read and think about before deciding to go ahead.
    Thanks missusmac I have 35-36 day cycles so maybe I might go around cd33, buy then I should no if ttc was successful or not and wether to go ahead with the appointment. Did you have to do certain tests before they allowed you to take it?

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    Hi! It depends on how long your cycle is - your specialist/doctor will use this to let you know when to take Clomid. We used to take it between days 5-9 but everyone is different. Then there are different doses. Most doctors start patients on single dose (can't remember mg) and then there is the day 21 blood tests to then check your progesterone levels to see if your are ovulating. We did six courses (5 of them double doses), then had laparoscopy, another double dose and we fell with our eldest and didn't need it for our other children. It would also depend on what you are using it for. This was our situation. We also had blood tests prior to see if it was a viable option. All the best.
    I think there is about a 30% chance of twins. This didn't happen to us but we do know people who have had twins and triplets on this medication so it does happen!
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    Quote Originally Posted by number4bub View Post
    Hi! It depends on how long your cycle is - your specialist/doctor will use this to let you know when to take Clomid. We used to take it between days 5-9 but everyone is different. Then there are different doses. Most doctors start patients on single dose (can't remember mg) and then there is the day 21 blood tests to then check your progesterone levels to see if your are ovulating. We did six courses (5 of them double doses), then had laparoscopy, another double dose and we fell with our eldest and didn't need it for our other children. It would also depend on what you are using it for. This was our situation. We also had blood tests prior to see if it was a viable option. All the best.
    I think there is about a 30% chance of twins. This didn't happen to us but we do know people who have had twins and triplets on this medication so it does happen!
    Thank you, how long where your cycles?

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    32 from memory. It's usually a prescription drug. I would see your doctor/specialist as soon as you can just in case bloods can be done this cycle - it depends where everything is up to. I think I was able to have the day21 bloods done between days 21 to 24. I know it seems like a long wait to something you really want.

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    Default Re: Clomid question- help

    My GP did all the blood teSts before she referred me so could get clomid straight away when saw the fertility specialist. Also took it days 2-6 so agree its best to go late cycle. If you can get someone who does ovulation tracking it's much better.

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    I have had bloods tests done by my gp but not sure if it was for everything a FS would need. It included, iron, hormone levels, thyroid that's all I can remember which was done back in oct/nov.

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    It was our doctor who first put us on Clomid and after it didn't work at first we saw the FS. Did your doctor tell you your results from bloods? Maybe discuss it with them next time you go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by number4bub View Post
    It was our doctor who first put us on Clomid and after it didn't work at first we saw the FS. Did your doctor tell you your results from bloods? Maybe discuss it with them next time you go.
    Everything came back normal, and I have a referral from my gp for the fs with all the blood test information, last Pap smear, weight, BMI etc etc all normal.


 

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