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    Hi ,
    Ive been ttc for about 18 months now, had a miscarriage about 14 months ago, i wasnt very far along. I'm 32 and my partner is 38, I've just been to see a gynecologist and had all of the blood tests done and also a hycosy scan all which have returned textbook normal results. I live in a rural area where we do not have a regular gynecologist they are all visiting from the city so you never get to see the same one twice. The first one I saw just happened to be an infertility specialist and he was amazing comma he is the one that I ordered all of the blood tests and the scan. I went to the doctors today and saw a different specialist and he was absolutely hopeless I had to keep on telling him what test I had done and did he have those results so finally we got to the bottom of all of my results which were textbook normal so he suggested basically that I could either just try for another 6 months or start on clomid as of next cycle because it's too late to start it this cycle. It's a 50 milligram dose and he has prescribed it for 6 months and basically just said good luck. My main question on here today is that I'm just a bit worried because I've been reading a little bit about clomid on these forums not much though but what I have read it seems everyone is getting scans and IUIs every month which I have no idea what that means, and people are also saying they're getting blood tests every month. Is it normal to take clomid for 6 months without any monitoring at all? I already have a son who is almost 2 1/2 years old with my partner and he has 3 girls from a previous relationship.

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    Clomid is for ovulation induction so helps infertility when the problem is a lack of ovulation. If you're ovulating naturally (have they tested for this and told you this?) then clomid is not going to help you.
    Have you had a hysterosalpingogram to see if your Fallopian tubes are clear?
    Clomid can be taken unmonitored but generally prescribed through a fertility clinic with monitoring like blood tests and ultrasounds to see how many follicles (eggs) you have developing and to confirm ovulation occurs. The risk with taking clomid unmonitored is you increase the risk of a multiple pregnancy.
    Bottom line I think is if you don't have an ovulation problem then you don't need clomid.
    Is there a chance you can access a fertility specialist in a major city? It might be better to plan ahead and book this in instead of flying blind.
    Also despite your partners' previous fertility it's definitely worth getting him checked too as no treatment for you will work if the 'problem' is with him.
    All the best with it

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    Hi,
    I was never monitored on clomid. I am on it this month unmonitored also. I live in a rural area aswell. It is a first point of call type of drug and extremely common. In a nutshell, it isnt a huge deal to be on it. I have a 3 year old and a nearly 2 year old that were both clomid babies. I just use fertility friend and take my temperature every morning to see if the clomid works. You can go in on day 21 and request a progesterone test that will tell you if you ovulated on clomid. Usually you start at 50mgs and if it doesnt make you ovulate then you up it to 100mgs. One thing I only just learnt is if you chart on fertility friend and take you temperature that clomid can make your BBT higher, so you need to discount those temperatures while taking it or it will throw out your temperature charting.

    Clomid is not just used to induce ovulation, it can also be used if you are ovulating regularly but having a problem with your luteal phase, it can help correct luteal phase defects.

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    Yep got my partners sperm tested, all good, im ovulating and i had that test where they check for the bloced tubes. Yeah I would feel more comfortable being under a fertility specialist but unfortunately its not an option for me 😢

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    I was on Clomid 50mg unmonitored for 5 months. I ovulated by myself, it was to increase the quality &/or quantity of the eggs. We didn't fall pregnant at all in those 5 months.

    The 6th month we did IUI with Clomid 50mg which involved a monitored cycle. IUI is where you are monitored to see when your follicle/s are ready to ovulate using blood tests & at least one scan. Once you have a follicle of the right size ovulation is triggered and your partners sperm (which has been washed to get rid of any bad ones) is *injected* past your cervix.

    I fell pregnant on the first and second IUI cycles.

    Hope this helps, good luck :-)


 

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