But is Clomid something a Dr will give a person whos been trying for over a year to get pregnant, already has one child and whos husband works away?
We really want to have another baby but i see my husband 5 days a month and those 5 days always fall on or right before or after my period so hes never home when im ovulating! I thought maybe if i saw a dr and they gave me clomid i would ovulate more? is that how it works?
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16-01-2012 08:13 #1
Excuse my ignorance.....
16-01-2012 08:21 #2Senior Member
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No, clomid helps people to actually ovulate who normally cant. Such as my case - the follicles start to grow, but then stop before they are big enough to release. Clomid helps that process - sometimes it helps a little too much and more than one egg will be released, but this will still happen roughly day 14 of your cycle. Unfortunately I'm not sure there would be much you could do other than be together around the time of ovulation. Any chance you could take a quick trip to see him at this time?? Good luck!!
17-01-2012 02:38 #3
I'd always wondered the same thing, now i know, lol
as I'm in pretty much the same situation, my df works fifo no set roster, and it's getting very frustrating and upsetting he seems to only be home when I have AF, been ttc #2 for nearly 19 months now :-(
17-01-2012 04:27 #4
Also you would need to see a fertility specialist. A GP cannot prescribe Clomid. If you have been TTC over a year I would be going to see the GP, get some tests rolling and get a referral to a FS.
My husband works away and my GP had no prob referring me on. I was prescribed LEtrozole (like Clomid) by FS even though my BTs showed that I ovulated.
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17-01-2012 05:40 #5Senior Member
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Yes, as said above - Clomid doesn't make you ovulate more - it helps you to ovulate if you don't do it naturally. It also thins the lining on your endometrium, which makes is LESS favourable for an egg to implant - which is an unfortunate side effect, but one worth taking if you would otherwise not ovulate at all.
Hope your schedules can collide soon!
17-01-2012 07:31 #6
Have you tried going on the pill for a month to lengthen your cycle, and then you can adjust when you have your next period?
My FS did this when she wanted to alter my cycle for an IVF treatment. I imagine you could do it for a natural cycle? Sorry if this option is no good though.
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17-01-2012 07:41 #7
I would also suggest going on the pill skip the sugar one to lengthen your cycle to the perfect time so you ovulate every time he is home then go back off it. If that makes any sence.
17-01-2012 08:54 #8
Thanks all, unfortunatly the pill has strange affects on me, i actually got pg with DD whilst on levlen and hadnt missed or anything, then went on depo so as not to get pg again, then when that finally wore off and i started having a cycle again, i went on mini pill for the above reason but i was just bleeding randomly so dr has told me to stay away from pills my body hates them for some reason (i also have a slight allergic reaction makes me very spewy when on pill?)
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