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    Hi ladies,

    I have a friend who took only a few months to conceive. Sadly she miscarried at around 11weeks and since then (over 12 months ago) she has been unable to conceive. She is not a 'pro-active' kind of person, so I was really pleased when she told me she was going to see a gyno and have some blood tests. The tests came back saying she may not have ovulated but the gyno she went to see said 'for some it happens straight away and for others it takes a while'. Is this normal? Why cant he prescribe her with clomid or do something at all? I really want to help her with the best advice, but I'm not sure what that is... He mentioned the next step would be a series of ultrasounds but wouldnt it just be easier to prescribe the clomid and try that for some time?


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    Hi there, i am new to this forum and I dont know a lot about clomid howvere i have heard a lot of good and bad things about it.

    more so bad to be honest. I heard it can affect people if many different ways and is so unnatural...yet it has helped many women conceive.

    Personally i am trying the natural approach ttc at the moment... we have been trying for 12 months now. If in 4 months i am not pregnant, i MAY consider clomid.

    Hope this helps
    Danni

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    HI Jess

    I used clomid for 2 cycles and fell pregnant on the second cycle with my gorgeous daughter Gemma.

    Your friends doctor sounds pretty spot on to me.Before they can even think about prescibing clomid they ahve to find out whats wrong and why she may not be ovulating.They do blood tests to see if you are ovulating ultrasounds to check everything is working and that theres nothing wrong, and a full physical exam.

    Yes clomid is not a natural way to fall pregnant as you need to take a tablet that tells your brain to send a message to your ovaries to release an egg.For some of us its the only way/chance we have of falling pregnant without resorting to IVF.If you can go and get pregnant without it then thats fantastic \/ but I resent the fact that its called an unnatural way to conceive as I have PCOS so my ovaries needed a little kick start to get going.

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    Hi Kirsty,
    I hope I didnt offend you by saying Clomid is an "unnatural" way to conceive.

    What I meant was just like you said....it tricks your brain.

    PCOS is very common and i have 2 out of 3 stages of PCOS (no cysts)

    I have found naturopathy and homeopathy to be of a HUGE help so far..so fingers crossed i wont need to take clomid or have ivf.

    my appointment with the ivf clinic is in feb..so i got 2 months!!!

    Danni

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    Danni

    In no way did you offend me! I'm just so protective of my little clomid baby! I am a little sensitive I guess as it took us soooo long to conveice Gemma.

    I wish you loads of luck in your TTC journey.....................

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    and shes gorgeous!! =D>

    How long did you ttc for? what other methods did you try before the clomid?

    With the next baby..will you use clomid straight away?

    Does clomid make you ovulate more frequently than once a month?

    Can you normal gp prescribe it? or gyno?

    Hope its not too many questions for u!!

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    I was ttc for roughly 13-14 months before I went to see my doc.Then got the referral for the gyno and then it took another 8 months as we live rural and had to wait for him to come up and I had to have tests done etc.But it only took 2 cycles of clomid 50mg to fall pregnant.

    I'm hoping with bub #2 that my body will O for a little while before PCOS kicks in again and stops me O'ing, apparently pregnancy corrects your body for a while or with some women indefinetely(that'd b nice!).So I guess you could say we hope this bub won't need clomid to be conceived!(it worked for my sister who also has PCOS and needed it to conceive her second child but then fell pregnant with her 3rd by accident and her cycles were bang on regular, she has PCOS quite midly though)

    Clomid will only make you O the once per month but it can make your ovaries release more than one egg at O.

    You have to go to your doc who will do tests then refer you onto a gyno who will also do more tests to explore the best possible way to help you conceive and whats causing your infertility.For some women Metformin does the trick and they don't need clomid.(I don't know much about Metformin though)

    HTH's.......................Oh and they do monitor you while on clomid...some gyno's send you for an ultrasound to see how many follicles you have at the start of taking clomid, then you go for a b/t at 21 days to see if you have O'ed.

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    ooohhh metformin is evil!!!

    I was given that by my specialist and it made me have chronic diarrhoea non stop until i stopped taking it.

    I refuse to take it again as i have bowel problems as it is and i couldnt cope.

    did you find any side effects from the clomid?

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    Yeh I had a hot flushes(I now know what its like to go through menapause #-o ) and extreme moodiness, but thats only cause my progesterone levels before clomid were only 2 and suddenly having hormones again made me crazy!I bit like pregnancy!Oh and I actualy had O pain!That was a new one for me too.Oh and my face broke out in pimples.I think the side effects were quite mild for me.(more like pms)

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