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Offline Buttercup79

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Re: First cycle of clomid- very scared- any advice?
« Reply #120 on: 25/01/12, 10:34 »
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

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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.

Milliemoos  :)


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 ;D), 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.

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Re: First cycle of clomid- very scared- any advice?
« Reply #121 on: 25/01/12, 11:09 »
Hey ladies!

Vadergarth - it ain't over til AF appears!!

Milliemoos - when are you testing hun?

hillhouse - Welcome to the clomid first timers club.   I haven't had any side effects, so hope I won't get any next cycle!   So you may not get any!  Good luck with the FS.  x


Well, I was extremely tearful last night and really snapped at OH, which is not like me at all!    Think things probably were getting on top of me yesterday, he had been away for 24 hours, and it's not long til AF is due.  A bit nervous!

Oooh, my new Iphone has just arrived, I am off for a play!!    ;D

Supposed to be next Thursday - 2nd but I know I won't hold out until then. Probably end up testing Monday with a First Response. Call the pee stick police!  ^roflmao^ Hang on in there heavenly  ^hugme^

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Re: First cycle of clomid- very scared- any advice?
« Reply #122 on: 25/01/12, 11:18 »
Morning girls. How we all doing? I have v sore boobs n cramps, so not holding out much hope this month. Xxxx

Hi Vadergarth,

I have sore boobs and cramps too. I wouldn't lose all hope though as sore boobs and mild cramps can be a sign of pregnancy  ^hugme^

Hi Ladies,

Me too.  I've had sore boobs building up in the last couple of days which is fairly normal for me a week or so before AF  - as I have always understood it, once you ovulate, your body starts preparing for pregnancy, hence why you sometimes get symptoms such as sore boobs (I sometimes also get nausea, metallic taste in my mouth, head aches  ^idiot^), and then these symptoms drop off just before AF arrives if the egg hasn't implanted.  This usually happens to me one or two days prior to AF so I know when that happens it ain't going no where that month.

I've also had a lot of cramping this cycle (more than last) but I think this is meant to be a side effect of Clomid.  So, I think for now sore boobs and cramping certainly isn't a bad sign...

Very frustrating that our bodies seem set to try us and mislead us.  I seem to spend my life trying to interpret symptoms or the absence of symptoms and dreaming about the possibility of having BFP and then trying to convince myself that it clearly isn't going to happen this month to make the fall less painful when AF arrives.

I watched the great sperm face on 4oD at the weekend - pretty amazing and on the one hand it makes me realise what a difficult journey those  ^sperm^have to make which makes me feel a bit better about it all taking so long, and then I get depressed and think oh god it's never going to happen, it can't possibly happen, when they hAve such a damn awful journey with my body conspiring against them every step of the way. 

...... it only takes one little  ^HappySperm^ to get through though, so  ^pray^ for us all.

xox

I watched that programme too and pretty much felt the same as you about it. Really interesting though and answered a lot of questions x

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Re: First cycle of clomid- very scared- any advice?
« Reply #123 on: 25/01/12, 12:04 »

Supposed to be next Thursday - 2nd but I know I won't hold out until then. Probably end up testing Monday with a First Response. Call the pee stick police!  ^roflmao^ Hang on in there heavenly  ^hugme^

I have already rung them, they should be outside yours by now.  ^roflmao^

Well, AF is due between Friday and Tuesday, so have don't have a scooby when to test, but I am sure AF will turn up before I have that dilemma....boooooo! ^bigbad^

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Re: First cycle of clomid- very scared- any advice?
« Reply #124 on: 25/01/12, 19:32 »
Glad it's not just me with cramps then, I defo don't usually get them this early, just have to hope and pray!!  How was everyone's day?  I am shattered, roll on Friday!   ;Dx


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Re: First cycle of clomid- very scared- any advice?
« Reply #125 on: 25/01/12, 22:01 »
Hi Guys

Thanx to all of you for your kind words. Appointment didnt go as well as expected although was dr lovely. Wont allow me to start clomid until bmi is down been given three months to reduce this.

Just nice to know there are others in similar positions to us and that people dont mind talking about it.

Ta

Helen

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Re: First cycle of clomid- very scared- any advice?
« Reply #126 on: 25/01/12, 22:05 »
I'm tired as well.  Still getting twinges down the right hand side.

This Iphone is making my head hurt, so much hassle setting it up!  Will have to take it into work tomorrow, loads of blokes there that are Iphone geeks.   ::)

Hillhouse - I am sure you will get there in 3 months! x

Sleep well ladies!  xx

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Re: First cycle of clomid- very scared- any advice?
« Reply #127 on: 25/01/12, 22:24 »
Thanx hope so xxx

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Re: First cycle of clomid- very scared- any advice?
« Reply #128 on: 26/01/12, 07:07 »
Morning, anybody else feeling ridiculously tearful? Xx

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« Reply #129 on: 26/01/12, 09:08 »
Yes, indeed, roll on Friday. I'm having a super busy week, which is keeping my mnd off things.

Hillhouse best of luck reducing the BMI - I am sure you'll get there. :)

No, tears for me yet - hope you start feeling a little less teary soon.  ^hugme^

xx
 

 

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