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Clomid or Injectables?

Dec 08, 2008 - 4 comments




Well, here it is, December already. As of today the 8th I am on cycle day 16 I believe. I think I may have O'd sometime yesterday. Had pain in my left side Sat. and Sun. Anyways... some of you know my story, some don't.
I have PCOS and endo. About 4 years ago, they took out 1/2 my right ovary dut to endo but it's still functional - most of the time lol!
We started trying again in May 2007, and with no success naturally, we went back to our RE (Sept.). I was started on Clomid 25 mg and a pill (don't remember the name) to supress excess testosterone due to PCOS. Also, recieving 2 IUI's every cycle and taking progesterone supp. After months (April 2008) I finally had a +, with a beta of 11. Sadly, it went down, down, down.  Somewhere in there I was bumped to 50 mg clomid.
We took a break with our last IUI being in August of this year. Had a goal to lose 20 lbs, in which I have accomplished losing between 14-15 lbs - it fluctuates day to day.

So now the question is - Go back to clomid and give it another shot for a set amount of time (say 2 months?) or just go straight to injectables? I just don't want to end up with a ton of babies in there! Twins is fine... more than triplets, IDK lol!!
Anyone's input is welcome!

Thank you all for your continuing support for the past year - I know I haven't been around much lately but we have been sooooo busy. It's nice now that things have quieted down. I don't know what to do with myself lol!!

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by Kash12, Dec 08, 2008
yeah injects had indeed give u a ton of babies  :))) lol... i think keep that as a second resort... try femara/clomid for a cycle or two and then switch to injects if it doesn't work out. Someone I knew had 2 kids and got a ton of cysts with injects and ended up with twins. but she was looking 6 months preggo in her first month itself cos her cysts were of the size of a grapefruit...and her ovary got over stimulated with injects.
FX for u nikki :)

by luvkayln, Dec 08, 2008
Go straight to injections girl! :) As soon as af shows, due on Wednesday, we start our first round of Follistim on CD 3! Woo  hoo!!! :) We did 5 rounds of clomid, 3 with iui, all bfn. I'm done with clomid! We did a natural cycle this round before moving on to injections, to give my body some time off meds. It was the game plan anyways, but as it turned out, I ended up having a cyst on my left ovary. We were still able to try naturally though, but i've been cramping the past few days, more today, so I wish it would just hurry up and come! Congrats on losing the weight! That's a great accomplishment! :) Let me know what you decide, but good luck on your natural cycle, and welcome to the 2ww! :)

by dnikki0928, Dec 08, 2008
Anyone give me a round about on how much injetables cost? Especially with the economy and all.....
I may try 1 or 2 more rounds of Clomid and see what that does, maybe the time off of ALL meds did the trick lol

by Helen72, Dec 08, 2008
Depends on the meds and your pharmacy.  Follistim is a LOT cheaper than Gonal-F, for example.  Also, many pharmacies give you a discount if you pay out of pocket.
Good luck!

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