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Clomid, days 3-7 or 5-9???

Does anybody know the differencance starting Clomid on days 3-7 or 5-9???
Is one better than the other???
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You might want to ask your doctor. He/She will tell you when to take clomid. I took Clomid from cycle 3 - 7
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Clomid days depend on reasons you are taking clomid.  If you do not ovulate then 5-9 is often prescribed.  If you are taking clomid to improve your chances, 3-7 is often given.  May also depend on your ob's preferences.
Good luck!
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I have PCOS, i don't have periods so i don't ovulate, so i have been put on Provera to bring on a period so that i can ovulate, my fertility specialist has told me to take Clomid on days 5 thu to 9, but i have been reading alot and minimal amount of women have been taking 5-9 they seem to be taking days 3 thu to 7, and having success, i'm so worried that it's not going to work. I have a 5 year old,that was concieved naturally with no problems at all, so they are saying that i can ovulate, but that was 5 years ago, would it still be the same? :(
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I have pcos and I'm trying to get pregnant with my first child. My OBGYN has me taking clomid on 5-9 as well. I don't think it should matter when you take it as long as it makes you ovulate.  Keep me informed and I'll so the same. Hopefully it'll work for both of us!
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1379008_tn?1284350208
Well we do seem to have the same thing going on at the same time, will definitely keep you posted :)
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1106767_tn?1315054574
Hi honey i have been prescribed clomid to start on my next cycle on days 2-6,i ovulate on my own so maybe thats the reason im not sure.But from what i can see here in the uk its prescribed on earlier days.SSBD xx
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Hi there :)
So your a 1st rounder aswell, so I'm assuming you would be feeling very aprehensive about it all? That is alot earlier than I have seen. What dose will you be taking? How come your taking clomid if you ovulate on your own? There are so many questions that I have about all this but I guess everybody is different and have there own problems/ reasons for being on different days and dosages....
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I also ovulate on my own but was prescribed Clomid (days 3-7) to regulate my cycles and it worked! last 2 clomid cycles were 31 days and I was better able to detect ovulation (earlier it used to be all over the place due to irregular cycles)..but i did get a lot of side effects...and felt it was thinning my lining...so am going off to try a new medication next month onwards ..
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294043_tn?1354211546
Most people who take clomid do not have PCOS and just want to increase their chances of producing more than one follicle.  If you do not ovulate then clomid on days 5-9 is a common practice.  
I hope clomid works for you!
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Hi hun,yes i am a 1st rounder ha ha,and you guessed it feeling aprehensive too.I have 50mg and have to take it for 6 months.I am 41 years old so im not producing big enough follicles and its for that reason im taking it.I have heard many stories about clomid,that your cycles get longer and you ovulate later than you normally do.Well thats understandable if your cycle is longer then obviously you will ovulate laater too.My doctor has given me clomid as he thinks it might help.I ovulate on my own every month but i only have 1 fallopian tube so thats another issue.But heres hoping it works and if any of you ladies can tell me anything about side effects then it will be very much appreciated thank you xx
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ok I have a question my Dr is putting me on Clomid  50 mgs 3-7.  I have unexplained infertility and do not ovulate.  Today is the last day I take Prometrium (Progesterone) 200mgs, i have taken it for 10 days.  Start Clomid on day 3 of my cycle and then start Estradiol 3mgs 2 times a day for 5 days, then Prometrium there after unless i start my period.  Is anyone else doing someting similar?  Good luck to us all, I am so nervous.
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6 months! wow really,i didn't know it could be taken like that but i'm realising there is an awful lot that i still have to learn about all of this, Lol. Well i'm 25, and have PCOS and had my son 5 years ago with no assistance (and have only recently found out about the PCOS,because i was on the pill, it masked it) i haven't had aperiod in only God knows how long, so i'm thinking when i actually do have a period that i ovulate but seeings though i have 1 every 6 months or so it's obviously hard to track my ovulation... if any. Well i start Clomid tomorrow (so excited but trying not to be, Lol) so i'll let you know if i get any side affects, sending lots and lots of luck your way :)
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I will also be starting clomid soon. maybe by the end of the week. Its all so much to intake.. esp wondering about all the side effects i am going to experience.. this is my first time in all of this so i am hoping it all works out...  I also have PCOS and my  ovaries are blocked not my tubes so that another story .. its all so complicated.. its good to have ppl to talk to who is going through the same thing good luck to all ..
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Hi :) i said i would keep you updated on the/if any side effects,I started Clomid today and I had a headache from after the 1st hour that i took it for a few hours but so far so good, nothing else to report as yet :)
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Took the full round of Clomid and not one side effect.  I was expecting something but felt the exact same also felt no different taking Prometrium 200mg for 10 days.  Tomorrow I start the estradiol 3mgs 2 times a day for 5 days,
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Well,i  am just a tad... ok alot of excited at the moment. I had my scan today, so after the 5 days of Clomid. I have a follicle!! yay!!! it's still has some more maturing to do (it's 13mm) so i have to go back in 4 days and have another scan to see how much more it has grown, they grow up to 2mms a day so they want mine to be betwwen 16-26mms (because of my age) so i can relax now, knowing that the Clomid has worked to develop the follicle, now all i have to wait for is ovulation!!!! ( and if i don't do it naturally, they will give me an injection to make me)
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Hi honey thats good you have a follicle and a good size too.you had a headache on the first day from the clomid,i did too and i never have sore heads.13mm is good and it has to get to 26mm?I got told today i have 3 follies 10,11 and 13mm but they have to be between 18-22?But i just learnt that sometimes follicles ovulate/rupture and dont have eggs?Not sure how much truth is in that though hun.I would have thought that as i am considerably older than you that my follies would need to be much bigger also?Think im still learning about all this fertility stuff but each day i seem to know more so thats good.Anyway wishing your follies get much bigger and SSBD xxx
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i have taken clomid 50mg days 5 to 9 and on first round concived our son.hes fixing to be 2 and were going to try for another baby.hope we have the same luck as first time.beings i am now all most 35.
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Clomid days 3-7 vs. 5-9 can change through your doctor depending on if they think you are ovulating sooner or later. My progeterone levels had detected that I ovulated later than the normal average, so they changed it. When they predict you are suppose to ovulate is when you are supposed to be having intercourse every other day for those who are just on Clomid and not for IUI or IVF. That way you are scheduling around same time you should be ovulating. I hope that makes sense.
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I know this thread is kind of old but i have some questions i hope somone can answer. I am starting my first round of clomid when AF comes days 5-9. I was prescribed Metformin 500mg twice daily, Medroxypr 10mg for 10 days and Clomid 50mg. I will be completeing the Medroxtpr tomorrow and then playing the waiting game. I do not have periods on my own. I had a laporoscopy and both of my tubes are open, i have eggs and they are of good quality! My lack of periods was caused by the medications Depokote and Risperidal i had taken as a child. Though i have never really been dignosed i believe i have PCOS. I took one round of Clomid a year ago, 50mg days 5-9 and i did ovulate and had an insane AF! But i have epilepsy and was not on medication bc i don't have them very often and can always feel them coming. I was not born w epilepsy it is the result of a car accident i had several years ago wear i recieved a blow to the head. The Clomid caused me to have a seizure so we waited to continue treatment. I am now on a seizure med that is a class C so supposed to be as safe as it can get to take while pregnant and ttc. I responded well to Clomid the first time as i had the insane AF and the blood work said i had o'd. I also had a positive opk. However a AF was not induced before i began taking clomid and it did not result in me being pregnant. My obgyn did not say anything about any tests before he started me back on the clomid again. He has not medtioned a ultrasound either. Just said i should come back after comleteing the clomid to check if i o'd. I have been taking a vit B complex, prenatal gummis w 800mg folic acid, 1,000mg of fish oil and drinking 2 cups a day of organic red raspberry leaf tea w royal jelly in honey (the food not vit). I also bought Pre seed and Mucinex ER to begin after completeing the clomid. Does all this sound like i'm doing everything posible to give me the greatest chance? DH and i neither have any children and are wanting so badly. Any advice or help we would be greatly thankful. I also herd clomid can thin your lining. I herd the tea could help but not sure i've herd some say it won't help w lining issues. Anyone know what i can do while taking these meds to improve my lining? We don't know if it will be an issue yet or not but i'm sure doing what we can to help it can't hurt.
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I think it depends on your cycle if your cycle is 28 days you'll probably start clomid your earlier days. My friend cycle is 35 days she started her clomid on the 5th day and she is prego with twins from her first try!! :)
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my dr put me on clomid 50mg on day 5-9 and said i will ovulate on day 5-10 after taking clomid, i did not ovulate but start bleeding (blood) on day 16 after taking clomid which is the time i suppose to ovulate, has someone had similar problem please tell me what to do and will i still ovulate this cycle
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Hi
I guess it depends on your Dr's preference & if you had fertility tests beforehand e.g hsg, scans for cysts/fibroids etc i used ovulation packs to check ovulation & I did!
I had all these tests prior to taking clomid 5-9 & it worked first time! I heard on another thread that a choice of 3-7 & 5-9 is whether you may/may not ovulate or just don't release enough eggs or even healthy ones, in my case I was ovulating but needed more help to release enough (maybe due to my age 35+)
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