Hi guys I am going to see specialist today for first time and have been told they will be giving me clomid just wondering what sort of side affects people have suffered and how it works
Good luck to all trying
Hi Hillhouse, and welcome! Hope your appointment goes well. Clomid stimulates your ovaries to produce more follicles each cycle (day one of your period being cycle day 1). Usually when we ovulate, our bodies mature just one follicle which contains an egg (hopefully a good one) so with clomid you get more follicles, more eggs hence a better chance of getting pregnant. There is a lot more to it than that and I am no expert but that's how I look at it Side effects can include hot flushes, difficulty sleeping etc
Do let us know how your appointment goes and what your fs said.
Hey Hillhouse, good to have you on board. I haven't had any crazy symptoms from it but am only on the lowest dose of 50mg - minor hot flushes at night (I took them at night to avoid hot flushes during the day), slightly grumpier (but this could just have been an excuse
), got a few breakouts over ovulation period and now cramping post ovulation. The clomid helped me produce one good follie (rather than none, or a crappy one) this cycle - he won't up the dose as he doesn't want me producing too many due to the risk of multiples. Clomid also helps with the luteal phase (i.e the period between ovulation and AF) - I believe that this should be about 14 days (but over 10 is probably ok) as it gives a fertilised egg the best chance of implanting and I have been told that Clomid helps extend this if your luteal phase is too short.
Hope your appointment goes well. Let us know how you get on.