almost 41, Clomid, Novarel & IUI anyone?

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Registered: 12-08-2006
almost 41, Clomid, Novarel & IUI anyone?
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Wed, 03-28-2007 - 12:33pm

Hi Everyone! I'm new to the board and wondering if anyone has any experience with Clomid, Novarel/HCG and IUI? I took Clomid 100mg on cycle days 3-11, Novarel on CD 11 then had IUI on CD 12 (24 hours after HCG). Now we are in the 2 week waiting period, waiting for the HCG to wear off for accurate test and/or giving the (hopefully) embryo time to implant so HCG will rise.

I took Clomid back in the early 90's but wasn't followed closely. The OB/GYN gave me 5 days to take with no instructions, so needless to say it didn't work. In 1994, I did Pergonal & Metrodin injections and had IUI and it worked on the 2nd try. However, I was so hyperstimulated that I was on bedrest for weeks and almost hospitalized due to excess fluid in my abdominal cavity.

Our insurance doesn't cover squat so we are trying the Clomid first, per the advice of our reproductive endocrinologist (and hoping to avoid hyperstimulation).

Have any of you followed this protocol at all? I would appreciate any stories/advice either positive or negative. The suspense is killing me!!

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-04-2006
Thu, 03-29-2007 - 12:44pm
Hi, I have no experience w/that, but wanted to say welcome to the board and wishing you all the luck you need! Speedy success!!!

Emily (Ada's maman since 3/14/04)

Emily (Ada's maman since 3/14/04)

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Registered: 02-03-2007
Fri, 03-30-2007 - 8:12am
Hi!,
just to tell you I read about a lot of success stories with clomid, with or without novadrel, at your age and later
good luck
giorgia