Clomid users, I have questions please!

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Clomid users, I have questions please!
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Tue, 11-22-2011 - 1:08pm

So I went to get my CD3 bloodwork done tomorrow, and I ended up talking to my RE for a minute.

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Tue, 11-22-2011 - 2:36pm
I think you'd be fine starting it tonight, and you'd want to wait at least 3 days before using an OPK. I'm glad she'll be doing an ultrasound on you, that will give you a good idea on how well you are responding to it.

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Wed, 11-23-2011 - 10:09am
Hey Sydney! Sorry I am just now getting on here today so I might be a little late in getting back to you. I am on my 2nd round of Clomid, and I just wanted to let you know that it will be fine to start on CD4. Different Drs. tell you to take it on varying days, either 3-7 or mine has me take it for 5-9. I am not sure of the difference but b/c CD 4 is in that range I really don't think it matters to start it a day later.

Also, I was told by Lex not to take an opk until 3 days after your last pill. So I start taking my opks on CD12. Which worked fine for me last month b/c I didn't ovulate until CD 23, and got clear negatives until CD 21 when I got my positive opk.

My Dr. had told me that you *should* ovulate between days 14-18 if you are taking clomid CD 5-8. However, with my experience I did not ovulate until CD 23, so I think it can vary. Also, with my online research I have found that it really does depend on the person, but the latest I have heard of people O'ing on Clomid was CD 25. So mine was in the later part of the range.

Also, I was one of the very lucky ones and had no noticeable side effects on 50 mg. I have started 100 mg this cycle to try and help my Progesterone level so I will keep you posted on any effects this time.

Did you and your husband decide to give it a try?
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Wed, 11-23-2011 - 12:31pm
No insight here but I wanted to wish you well :) Is hubbie on board with clomid?

What's involved in the sis & what is the reason for it? How is it different from the hsg? Sorry for all the questions! I'm just wondering if I should ask for one...
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Wed, 11-23-2011 - 1:43pm
The SIS helps evaluate the endometrial lining and get a good look inside the uterus...she wants to make sure there's nothing in the uterus (like polyps, fibroids, scar tissue, or anything leftover from my miscarriage that are preventing implantation). I think they basically insert a catheter through the cervix, then saline solution flows through the catheter and they use ultrasound to look around. She said she should also be able to look at the ovaries and see if appear normal (no pcos). I'm scared, but I'm sure I'll surive. ..I'm such a baby. ;)
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Wed, 11-23-2011 - 1:47pm
Thanks for all the help ladies. Crickett, all that information helps a lot! She started me out on 100 mg. I took the first dose last night. DH was a bit apprehensive but he said he's on board. We go in for my SIS, and since it's an ultrasound they will look at the ovaries to see if they're doing anything yet, but I'll only be like CD11 then I think.
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Wed, 11-23-2011 - 2:50pm
I was on 150 and had twins:) I never had a sis, but I am sure you will be fine!
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Wed, 11-23-2011 - 5:33pm
I'll be staying tuned to see how it goes. Its no fun having a catheter shoved up your cervix but it'll be worth the discomfort to get the immediate results from the u/s. I think I'll bring up the sis with my RE in the new year. It sounds like the sis is more in depth than the hsg since its an u/s instead of the xray. Thx for the info & fx'd you have a great experience with the clomid :)
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Wed, 11-23-2011 - 8:10pm
Thanks. You're right though, it's worth doing to make sure everything's in working order.
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Sat, 11-26-2011 - 9:08pm

SIS...Sonohysterogram? I just got one of those done along with my HSG...I had to repeat all my infertility tests after taking a few years off of the TTC front. Don't stress yourself out too much over it. Really it's a fast procedure and you get to watch the ultrasound pictures. It's neat. Take 800mg of Ibuprofen an hour before your procedure if you are prone to cramps and you'll do fine. Sending you loads of baby dust!!

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Sat, 11-26-2011 - 9:22pm
Thanks for the info, I will be taking some ibuprofen for sure. I'm glad you thought it wasn't too bad, that does make me feel better about it. I'm sure it'll be fine. When I scheduled the sono I wasn't expecting to be on clomid this cycle, but we decided last minute to do it, so at my sono on Tues I'll be CD11 so they're going to also check and see if I have any follicles and what size. I guess that part will at least be neat. That sucks you had to do all the infertility tests again....I am wishing my RE had a better phelobotomist....last week she poked me in both arms (she forgot a vial on the first arm) and I have some nice bruises from it (and it hurt a lot when she did it). The things we do.... :)

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