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    Default Clomid side effects

    Hi everyone...
    I'm hoping this is the right place to post this.
    I'm on my first cycle of clomid 50mg. Day 16 of my cycle. I was told by specialist to take it in days 5-9.
    I've been experiencing some weird things and wondering if they are common...
    Terrible trouble sleeping, waking up in the middle of the night etc, hot in the middle of the night, bloated, pain on both sides of my ovaries and also like a dull ache in my abdomen and back (kinda like AF coming).
    Also, terrible pain while BD-ing... Like internal...
    The only thing I can put them down to is the clomid.
    Can anyone shed some light on this?
    Thank you so much xo

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    Default Clomid side effects

    Hi Anasi,

    They all sound like similar symptoms to what I experienced on clomid. I also got terrible uncontrollable mood swings (DH described it as living with the devil 😖).

    The insomnia and hot flushes are common with hormonal medications. The pain you are describing is probably because your ovaries are being 'pushed' to produce eggs. As much as it might be unnerving for you it is actually a good sign that the medication is doing its job. Is your Dr doing any scans to monitor you?

    Needless to say I am not a fan of Clomid. I can happily say that all other medication I have been prescribed in our subsequent 8 IVF cycles have not had that same effect.
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    I got some of those side effects, especially the hot flushes. I was taking 100mg and my FS told me to take the Clomid at night to minimise the discomfort from the side effects. He initially told me 7pm, but this last month it was more like 11pm because I was at work and kept forgetting. I have to say, it was the best month so far I've had on it!

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    Thank you for the replies...
    God how awful. I was complaining to my husband today about how I was feeling and he said "maybe is the clomid" - I didn't even connect the dots.
    And can I ask is it normal for this to happen mid cycle? (hot flushes etc).
    Geez the things you do to have a baby! It better work that's all I can say!

    My FS is monitoring me with bloods but no ultrasounds.

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    I had hot flushes whole time while on clomid so don't think it matters when in the cycle you are. Also I used to find dtd painful around ovulation too so I'm pretty sure it must be due to ovaries being enlarged and working hard! Good luck. X

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    Thanks girls!
    At least I know I'm not going insane and its just the medication

    Xo

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    Hi all, I am on my first clomid cycle and am having some pretty awful side effects. Nausea, dreams, and the horrific headaches. I was just wanting to hear from anyone who has become pregnant on clomid, is this an indication of how I might feel once I am successful? I'm a little scared.

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    Hi benswife...
    I just had my first round too and had some hideous side effects mainly night sweats and insomnia however they died off about a week after I had taken the last tablet.
    I'm currently waiting for AF to come, she is 2 days late so I'm hopeful.
    I did a blood test on day 21 that confirmed ovulation. Have u had a blood test? Xo

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    Hey Anasi. No blood test yet as I am on day 16. I was lucky enough not to have any side effects while taking the tablets, but now it's really bad. It started with hot flushes on day 12 and got really bad with the headaches and nausea yesterday and today.
    Best of luck! Let us know how you go when you test!

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    This is my second month on Clomid and I have found headaches to be a big problem around the time of taking it. Fatigue and sore boobs have been my other symptoms. Last month my doc confirmed I did ovulate but did not get preg. I'm not so sure I've ovulated this month but will test on Thursday.

    I know Clomid worked for my sister - so I am hoping it will work for me too.

    Your hot flushes sound terrible.

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