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Sun, 04-06-2003 - 1:16pm
Hello, I am 38, and I am on parlodel (high levels of prolactine) , and with that I was ovulating but my cycles were 25 days, even though I ovulated on day 13, 14. Then teh doctor gave me half a tablet of clomid 50 mg, and with that my cycle are 28 days. So while we are waiting for my husband tests, the doctor told me I need clomid to ovulate, and I remindedhim that I had ovulated without clomid, so he told me I do not need it. But after I 've seen the doctor I realised that without clomid my cycles are not long enough, so I took a second round of clomid, because I had teh prescription. Well after a big dissapointment I am not pregnant, and tomorrow is day 5 of my cycle. My husband test still need sto be done this week, and I am not sure if I should take clomid or not. There are two reasons, I heard you need to be monitored by the doctor is this truth? I could go for an U/S, but also if my husband test does not come right, I want to do IVF, but unfortunately probably will not happen this month, since appointments with teh doctors to discuss are not readily available. But if I do not take it, and maybe this was the lucky month.

Could clomid cause problems at my age and considering that I am only taking half a tablet of the 50 mg prescription. Sorry for the long question. I hope it is clear.

I also just read somewhere that clomid affects your cervical mucus. Well I notuced that my CM is not the same under clomid , although I do not specificlaly check it, but from all teh exsternal signs. So I wonder if maybe I should skip it this month, and see what happnes

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: changea
Sun, 04-06-2003 - 3:40pm
Hi,

I took clomid for three cycles, mainly to induce ovulation, and also to possible stimulate the growth of more than one follicle. Every cycle I was under the Dr's suppervision and was monitored with blood work and ultrasounds. I would suggest calling your Dr, and if you cannot get an appointment asking him/her the questions over the phone.

Clomid may also have a side effect of drying up your CM, however my RE was not too concerned with that. He said that I may notice the change externally, but internally my CM was just fine.

I don't know if Clomid will extend your lutenal phase, I think only progesterone can help that - but am not sure.

Are you seeing an RE? If not, you may want to ask your Dr for a referral, or begin a search for RE's in your area.

Good luck to you!

Julie

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Registered: 03-27-2003
In reply to: changea
Mon, 04-07-2003 - 11:17am
Hi, I was lucky enough to get pg on clomid a few years ago. I was diagnosed with Luteal phase defect (LPD) by length of luteal phase and endometrial biopsy. I was going to a regular OB who could do minor fertility stuff. 1st cycle on clomid was not a success but lengthened my luteal phase from 9 days to 11. Second cycle was a success (after 15 unmedicated cycles of failure). I had to go in for a clomid cyst check of my ovaries, by palpitation, before he would give me the Rx for the second month. Blood work and U/s was not required. Progesterone was not given. For LPD, the theory is that if you build a better egg with the clomid, you leave behind a better coprus luteum which is what makes the progestone you need. Hope this helps.

Becky
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Registered: 03-19-2003
In reply to: changea
Mon, 04-07-2003 - 2:24pm
Andrea - Paretsplace also has an clomid board. the girls over there might be able to help you also.

Here's a link - http://messageboards.ivillage.com/iv-ppclomid

Good Luck - CL~Kris