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does clomid actually regulate hormones

does clomid actaully regulate hormones if there is (not signaficantly,but maybe little) hormonal imbalances.I have a "feeling" that I might have low progesterone.I will start my first round of Clomid next month and don't wanna have MC due to Low P.
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Hi!
Clomid does regulate hormones.  It will (hopefully) increase your progesterone level as well as your estrogen level.  When a woman ovulates, the cyst the forms where the egg is released forms a corpus luteum which produces progesterone.  If you don't ovulate regularly, you probably don 't have a lot of progesterone (the level varies throughout the cycle).  The clomid helps you ovulate and increases the progesterone level.  It can be associated with Luteal Phase insufficiency though (that's why I like Femara better) so if you do conceive, your doctor should probably check your progesterone level and supplement if necessary.
Good luck!
Dr B
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thank you very much!..I do have minimum 13-14 days after O.so don't believe I have LPD....
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Hi!  I think you should get your progesterone tested anyways because I have the same luteal phase as you and still had low super super low progesterone.  I tried for 3 years to have my 2 year old son (we didnt' know I was progesterone def.) and now 18 months for number 2 - only in Sept of this year did I find out I had low progesterone.  It even stumped my OB because I have a good eggs supply and I seemed to be ovulating (LH surge was coming) but I might either have not been popping the eggs or sustaining them.  I just took my first round of Clomid, and it didn't work but I am hopeful that it will with in 3 cycles or 4 becuase it is supposed to jump start your system.  My girlfriend has PCOS and it worked for her in 4 cycles.  I will also get my progesterone tested right away if I get pregnant so they can supplement it if need be to keep the pregnancy going good.  Please let me know if you want to be friends on this journey - totally here to support!  Much baby dust!
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i was wondering, what were your symptoms for low progesterone? i've been trying to conceive baby #2 for almost a year and a half as well (my son who is now 2 years was conceived pretty quickly tho) and i suspect low progesterone may be my problem. I get a positive OPK every month  and ovulation pains  and a period every 27 days like clock work but this past month was the first month i started charting my basal body temp and the site i'm tracking my temps on (fertility friend)  never indicated ovulation.  My temps seem pretty flat and there is not a lot of difference between pre o and what could be post o temps. i am seeing my obgyn next week and hope to get some answers. thanks!
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You sound just like me, only my cycles are only 23 days long. My BBT's were similar to yours. Even though I never missed a period and I experienced the usual cycle symptoms, my temps were very low,  and OPK's didn't show any sign of ovulation. I thought that I just had a short LP because the slight shift in temps indicated a 7 to 9 day LP but my doctor told me instead that I was anovulatory.

I was surprised at first, but it all made sense after trying for years to get pregnant. What clued me in to possible low progesterone as the reason, was when I was researching progesterone and clicked on a menopause website., Amazed, I found all the symptoms that I was experiencing for years and never realized was causing my fertility problems. I realized then, that I am estrogen dominant with low progesterone..

My symptoms are, mood swings, water retention, bloating, headaches, food cravings for sweets/carbs, joint pains, back pain, fat gain around abdomen, hips and thighs, very sensitive to the cold, low blood sugar, decreased sex drive, insomnia, anxiety, irritability, short periods (only 3 days from start to end) with clots, breast pains, growing long dark hair (I'm a blond) in odd places like the chin and breasts as well as random hair growth (one or two very long hairs) on arms, eyebrows and cheeks, losing large quantities of hair from the head, and infertility, all coupled with stress.

Once I showed my doctor my list,  he said that my symptoms were right out of a text book for a hormone imbalance and sent me for blood tests on my hormone levels. I will be beginning hormone replacement therapy soon to regulate my hormones which hopefully will also make my body begin functioning normal again, and begin to ovulate.

I am turning 36 and wished I had knew this information earlier. My daughter is now 7 and we have been trying in vain for her to have a sibling for 5 years. My fear is that  I have been anovulatory for too long, without knowing it and caused irreversible damage. I always knew in my heart that something wasn't right with me hormonally but didn't know how or was able to prove it. My only advice is to never ignore your body. If you believe that something isn't right, don't wait, seek help right away. Time waits for no one Best of luck to you.
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Sorry, I read the post wrong, my info was directed to you, not gardenlady.
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