Clomid question

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Registered: 05-17-2010
Clomid question
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Wed, 11-17-2010 - 7:52am

I have already done the 6 months of Clomid with no results, and we are going to take a TTC break during the hoildays (we have enough to worry about) I was talking to my Dr about if/when I could give Clomid another go..........I was just wondering what other Docs had to say about how long of a break you should take...2 months, 4 months, 6 months, etc.....I have had some issues with my Dr. in the past but haven't been able to find anyone that will add a new person to their load that doesn't have insurance (we req payment plans) so I am turning to ya'll to see if what he told me sounds about right....or if he was just feeding me the in-general line!

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Registered: 07-28-2009
Wed, 11-17-2010 - 8:00am

omg you have

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Registered: 05-17-2010
Wed, 11-17-2010 - 8:02am

no, I have not tried that, nor has it been brought to my attention. i will def look into it.....would I need to wait before trying it.....hmmmmm....google here i come

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Registered: 05-17-2010
Wed, 11-17-2010 - 8:04am

and as far as the payment plans go.....he has been my dr for over 5 years, and I worked for the state when i started seeing him.....I keep them updated on employment and thy have never had a issue.....but that could change any day now with the way things are in the world

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Registered: 07-09-2010
Wed, 11-17-2010 - 9:00am
Here is what my MW does, she lets me go 4 months on clomid (she said if it doesnt work in 4, it probably wont work in 6 :( ) So she lets me go 4 rounds, then I have to take a 8 month break from it. So every year, on the same month, i can start clomid again if it doesnt work. But I think its really up to the docs opinion. I have heard some people only have to take a 6 month break, and others have to wait a year... Just depends... :(
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Registered: 09-24-2004
Wed, 11-17-2010 - 10:21am

Yep, I think 6 months is about the limit with most docs.

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Registered: 10-05-2006
Wed, 11-17-2010 - 11:04am

I would ask your doctor about Femara. I decided to use Femara instead of Clomid because it has less side effects and doesn't thin the lining like Clomid can. I have read that Femara could work for people who do not respond to Clomid.

Good luck.

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Registered: 07-28-2009
Wed, 11-17-2010 - 11:58am
Yeah def ask about Femara. It would technically be trying a new drug and like I said, should buy you 6 more months! It does have less side effects and has less of a chance of creating a lining problem (although it did for me anyway! grr). Essentially, it does the same thing as Clomid. It reduces Estrogen thereby making the body think it's low on FSH and tricks the body into producing higher levels of FSH. That means a better, stronger O and sometimes one or two more follicles that release mature eggs. It has also been shown to help with egg quality and progesterone levels but all that is also true of Clomid, just Femara has less side effects. Ask about it!
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Registered: 05-27-2010
Wed, 11-17-2010 - 9:12pm

Clomid did not work for me and I had too many side effects. However, my doctor put me on Letrozole (Femera) and after the 2nd cycle I got pregnant and I barely had any side effects. I hope this helps.

Pam

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Registered: 12-08-2009
Wed, 11-17-2010 - 10:11pm

I know for me, due my age (41) that my RE will only let me do Clomid for 4 cycles - after that, women my age plateau so this will be our last go on Clomid/IUI. We have a consult to talk to him about what would be next steps if this last IUI doesn't work, and if we would choose to do anything more...

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Registered: 05-17-2010
Thu, 11-18-2010 - 8:01am

Thank ya'll so much for your input.....IT HELPS ALOT!