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    how can u tell when u ovulate after taking clomid. does temperature still dip. a friend said u normally ovulate on days 10-14 . can u still tell from cm


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    when taking clomid it is important to still use opk and temp each day.

    some people say when taking clomid their cm decreases considerably so it is vital to check with a thermometer and opk/

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    HI Tia

    The first time ever that I took clomid I O'd on CD12 then second cycle CD17, got pregnant that cycle.Then this time on clomid I O'd on CD21 and got pregnant first try. I used OPK's as Danni has said as I had hardly any CM at all and it was the only was to tell. Goodluck hun!

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    I ovulated on cd18 on my second cycle of clomid, it does tend to dry up cm a bit, so it can be harder to pinpoint ovulation - I'm thinking of using opk this cycle.

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    I also have a clomid question. I know nothing about it and so am speaking from absolute and complete ignorance - can they give it to you to kick start your body again after coming off BCP? Its my first cycle off it and as you can tell from my ticker, I don't seem to be Oing at all. U/s all normal and getting frustrated now. Could clomid be a solution?

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    From what I have read, clomid is taken during AF to stimulate the ovaries then... I don't think that it would do anything in our case.

    I know there is another drug that is given to try to induce a bleed - I don't know much about it at all, but I'm suspecting my gyno to give it to me if I haven't had AF before the appointment next Monday...

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    Hi Girls,

    Ive taken Clomid for 5 cycles, and took the tablets from day 2 to day 6 of my cycle and always ovulated on day 16/17. I think it depends when you used to ovulate pre clomid. I used to ovulate around day 22. So you can see how earlier the Clomid was making me ovulate. Clomid stimulates the ovaries to produce eggs and more than you usually produce hence the higher amount of percentage for you to become pregnant. There are some negatives against clomid however as they say some eggs maybe not ready - fully matured yet they are pushed out by the folicles due to Clomid this usually results in m/c - Dont be alarmed by this though the percentage of this happening is low. Sporty Chick. GP's or OBGYN's dont usually give Clomid to anyone just after BCP. They usually give it to someone with PCOS diagnosis and if you have tried for 12 months to get pregnant and no success. Some people are given Metformin to kick start their cycles.

    Hope it helps girls.

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    Ah - had heard of Metformin but didn't know what it was for. So it's possible they could give it to me to induce a bleed? I'm really feeling terribly abnornal - it was so easy to get pg the first time so I KNOW there is something weird going on with my body. ](*,)

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    metformin isn't going to induce a bleed.

    metformin is the drug they give to PCOS people to control the insulin resistance. Doing that can help the ovaries function more normally and restore regular periods.

    I suspect that the drug they use to induce a bleed is a type of birth control pill, and stopping it causes a withdrawal bleed. I haven't researched that at all, so it is just guess work.

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    Hi sporty chick - metformin is used in PCOS women to regulate cycles and make sure we ovulate rather than having a non ovulating cycle. Sorry It doesnt induce bleed. Provera induces bleed. There are a few girls in the TTC with Clomid & Metformin who have taken this you can ask them what its like - I think Inspiration is one of them..I havent taken Provera but I can definately vouch for Meformin regulating my ovulation and cycle. The girls in the Clomid section are really helpful too.

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    Metformin isn't given to everyone though that has been diagnosed with PCOS as you need to be insulin resistent to receive it or have a weight problem as metformin really helps drop the extra kilos which are normally a result of insulin resistance.IYKWIM? I was only ever put on clomid not metformin as I don't have insulin resistence and clomid alone helped regualte my cycles. Provera will induce a bleed. And like Bin has said clomid is not readily available until you've had a heap of test done to find the cause of you not ovulating. Alot of women don't ovlate straight after stopping the pill. I'd probably use opk's to make sure your not ovulating as the body can get quite tricky when trying to pinpoint ovulation!It becomes quite the guessing game!

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    I've been told that metformin has been found to be useful in PCOS women that still have normal GTTs... this info came from an ob/gyn registrar who works with the person who did the research... The way it was explained to me is that the insulin resistance causes the PCOS, without the insulin resistance there is no PCOS, it's just that for some people the insulin resistance isn't severe enough to show up on blood tests, but still causes problems - if that makes sense.

    It's all relatively new research, so maybe it hasn't yet filtered through to all gynecologists.

    the problem being that PCOS isn't just a problem when TTC (as some people mistakenly believe), and clomid is only given at that time... although, I'm guess that for someone who is reasonably regular, it wouldn't be such an issue... for someone like me, who has been going for 10+ weeks with no sign of successful ovulation and no AF, the PMS alone is terrible! Even if I wasn't TTC, something would need to be done!

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    My PCOS was a problem when TTC and this was confirmed by my IVF specialist in Sydney. We tried for over 14 months before I got a referal to a specialist. He confirmed that my TTC chances were taken from the average for my age and due to PCOS down to about 5% success rate. When he gave me Clomid he said the success rate increased to 20%. Maybe our specialists have different ideas? Im going to ask him about this next time I see him.

    I know people who have been given metformin without having insulin resistance to help regulate their cycle to try and fall pregnant and have succeeded I guess at a faster rate (eg less than 3 months) than someone who has PCOS with insulin resistance (took us 6 months after taking metformin and clomid together) I would be interested to read your research especially on Metformin as Metformin is a really controversial drug especially taking it while pregnant.

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    I haven't actually read the research myself, just going by what my doctor friend tells me - I don't think I'd understand all the med-speak myself!

    My friend tells me that the metformin should be stopped once I'm pregnant and the HCG takes over as the controlling hormone - although I am starting to see a lot of things that are starting to indicate that metformin throughout pregnancy is a good idea - mainly bits and pieces I have read on the FF forums, which seems to be the way things are heading in America.

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    I guess i'm just going to have to go to the GP and get sent to a specialist. in some ways it would be easier to know what the problem is - being told that I don't have endo or pcos and i should just go home and wait for AF doesn't help at all. My GP told me to "cuddle my hubby lots" - but you can't have 70+ days of enforced sex (who would have thought???).

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