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  • Clomid vs injectables

    Hi everyone,

    My husband and I are trying to conceive, but I was diagnosed with PCOS late last year, so we are having a bit of difficulty.

    We had our first appointment with a fertility specialist this week and she gave us the option of either trying Clomiphene or injectable medications next.

    I am finding it very difficult to decide which one to pick so was hoping anyone would be able to offer any advice.

    Do either of them have an increased risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome or ovarian cancer? And if so, which one has the greater risk?

    Does anyone know roughly what the cost associated with each of them would be? We don't have private health insurance, so will be paying for it all out of pocket.

    And has anyone had a HyCosy done? The specialist gave me a referral for one, but from what I've read online, I've scared myself out of making the appointment!

    Thank you so much in advance for any advice or guidance you can offer!

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    I personally would avoid clomid. That stuff is terrible. Go see a proper fertility specialist that uses letrozol or the injections. Only thing is you can produce multiple follicles which some clinics will “cancel the cycle” if you have more than they like.. that’s to avoid multiple pregnancy’s at once. In the last nearly 3 years I have done 10 months on clomid (one pregnancy which miscarried), 2 letrozol with artificial insemination and 2 ivf.. and I have just done another letrozol cycle but this time we did it the natural way and fell pregnant.

    We apparently have nothing wrong with us except endometriosis though.

    But your doctor knows what’s best.. so it’s really your call.
    I’ve had a few surgeries and they aren’t as bad as you think and sometimes all you need is a good clean out for it to work.