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    Hi Dr Sterling,
    I have been on clomid for about 4 months now. Last month I ovulated for the first time however conception did not occur. My periods also haven't really come back properly - during the clomid all I get is a dark chocolate discharge although last week I had a proper period. I don't have a great health history as I suffered anorexia in 2002 and relapsed again about 3 years ago however I have been good now for about 2 years. I find it quite stressful not having been able to conceive yet - been off the pill for about 2 1/2 years. My gynaecologist has diagnosed me with PCOS also. I have read a bit lately on acupuncture being good in helping some people conceive - do you have any advice on this? Also how long should I persist with the clomid before going down the road of IVF? I am 25 and my husband is 28. Haven't had hubby's swimmers tested yet.
    I exercise regularly (weights 2-3 times per wk & walk 2-3 times per week) and eat well
    I would be really greatful to hear your advice.
    Thanks for your time.
    LMG

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    Hi
    I do not advocate treatment in any form until a diagnosis is made. You require bloods, a sperm test and a test of tubal patency before any treatment. With Clomid, if it doesn't work, it should be documented with regular scanning and back up with FSH. Unmonitored clomid administration is dangerous in terms of high order multiple pregnancies and subsequent cerebral palsy.
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    t that you will ever need IVF. Acupuncture has been documented to increase pregnancy rates.
    Good luck
    Dr Glenn Sterling

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    Hi Dr Sterling,
    Thanks for your reply. Sorry I should have clarified before that I am regularly seeing my gynaecologist for checkups on the Clomid progress & he is constantly checking FSH levels. Was just curious to hear your views on this subject in relation to my health history & Clomid use in achieving a successful pregnancy.
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    I meant FSH injections if the Clomid doesn't get a response. Clomid is best monitored with ultrasounds and not blood tests. Keep trying! GS


 

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