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Sep 25, 2010 - 10 comments
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I'm starting Clomid tomorrow. I'm a little nervous about the whole thing, I'm not really sure why, I just seem to have some mixed feelings about it. On one hand, I'm excited and looking forward to it, hoping that it works for me, but on the other hand, I'm nervous because I know it does not work for everyone, and I'm a little worried about having the side effects I have read some women have. I've also read that it can dry up CM and also thin the uterus lining, which I am not looking forward to if this happens. I don't have much of a period as it is, so I'm worried maybe my lining is already thin and if that is why I can't get preggers then Clomid will just make it worse. I did have a pretty heavy first day flow this time, so I'm hoping that's a good thing. I  guess I won't know unless I try. I also have mixed feelings because I would love to be able to say " I conceived naturally", but then again, If a little help with clomid means I can conceive sooner than later, then I'm all for it. I don't know if it will work for me, but it's worth a try.

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by Risa615, Sep 25, 2010
Good luck you Clomid.  It gave me headaches and I then switched to Fermara which I only got hot flashes, weight gain, and had good follicle results, but didn't get pregnant.  Everyone is different, so hopefully they are starting you on a low dosage and then they will do an u/s to check your follicles.  Hope this is what you needed to conceive!  Today is my last day on medhelp, since I start 2ww tomorrow.  So much will happen in two weeks! Sending you sticky baby dust!
Risa

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by mamamia40, Sep 25, 2010
Thanks Risa, I appreciate your input. I guess we will see what happens! We'll all miss you during your tww, but hopefully it helps with relaxing! Good luck to you this cycle too. Hope to hear you get your bfp!


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by piababy, Sep 26, 2010
Hi,
Hope that your clomid works out for you! For what its worth, in my experience clomid was good for producing follicles, but after 3 rounds my lining started to get thin, so perhaps it might be worth talking to your RE  about a limit on the number of clomid rounds? ( Just in case!!!! I am not sending you a negative vibe!!!!!)
And please do not feel bad about needing a little help to concieve. Its a mystery and a miracle however we get there! Those embies make up their own minds no matter what we or the drs do or not. Sure I'd love to be able to say 'yea! this is all my own work! For a while I felt quite down about not being the image of the 'perfect, super' woman I had envisaged.But you know what, I have concluded that everyone needs help at some point in their lives, this is just my time.Of course its a sensitive issue. I am not out there broadcasting that I need help to concieve, its personal, but it doensnt make me a lesser person. And yes, it would be marvelous just to find myself preg, but sometimes you have to shovel to build a dream.
Hang in there.
Pia

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by mamamia40, Sep 26, 2010
Hi Pia! Thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement and your wisdom! You really have a way with words, and I admire your eloquence! It's comforting to know there are many women here who are so supportive and helpful with sharing their advice and experiences in order to help others. You are right on, and I thank you for pointing out that we all need a little help at some point in our lives, and the end result of becoming pregnant is what matters, regardless of how we got there! My Dr. said he would not let me do Clomid for more than six months, and even that seems too much for me. I personally will take it cycle by cycle and see how things progress, and if it doesn't work out or things take a turn for the worse, then I will discontinue using it earlier than that. Thank you again for your advice and support!
~Christine

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by tiny_little_stars, Sep 26, 2010
Good luck, mamamia40!!! Thinking of you!!
I'm hoping to follow your lead soon!
Best regards, Alycia

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by tiny_little_stars, Sep 26, 2010
p.s. These gals are right -- nothing wrong with getting a little help to achieve an important goal! Go For it!

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by mamamia40, Sep 26, 2010
Thank you Alycia! Yes, and I need all the help I can get right now! Thank you for the support and encouragement! =)

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by Des_a_rae, Sep 27, 2010
Yay!! Like they said "whatever it takes to get you there". :)  I do believe we all have a time and place and I also believe that if it's meant to be it will happen, but god also gave us the knowledge to know when we need a little help. :)  I myself am going to be starting clomid next cycle.  I'm going to do whatever it takes!  I'm going to go as far as I can and as far as my insurance will let me. lol.  I'm 31 and I know that' still young, but not when you've been trying "on your own" for 6 yrs.  I didn't chart or anything and probably should've but now that I am, I don't want another 6 yrs of my life being wasted.  I'm saying many prayers for you and all of us!  I really pray that all it takes is something as simple as "clomid". ;)  For myself as well. lol.  I was also one of those that thought I could do it on my own, but its' not looking that way and I'm okay with getting a little help. :)   I'm praying for you and sending you lots of luck and SSBD!!!   :D

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by desjoh69, Dec 05, 2011
hello everyone, i started clomid the first week of nov. my period came in thanks to provera lol, came down oct 31 to nov 8th.....is dec 5th and no signs of period yet, i really dont want to take  a pregnancy test.. cuz im afraid of the negative result...im 32 years old and been trying for a while:/....good luck for everyone.. Desiree V.

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by desjoh69, Dec 05, 2011
hello everyone, i started clomid the first week of nov. my period came in thanks to provera lol, came down oct 31 to nov 8th.....is dec 5th and no signs of period yet, i really dont want to take  a pregnancy test.. cuz im afraid of the negative result...im 32 years old and been trying for a while:/....good luck for everyone.. :)

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