clomid for 36 yr old?

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clomid for 36 yr old?

I'm looking into clomid to try to help me get pg right away since I'm 36... do dr's wait to prescribe this until you are having trouble for a while? I'll be 37 in November so I don't want to wait too long to get pg.

Also, I would love twins... am I able to take this even if i'm not having trouble just to release 2 eggs?

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Usually most doctors wait for about 1 yr of not getting pregnant to prescribe it. I would also suggest you get an HSG to make sure your tubes are not blocked. Talk to your doctor and see what he has to say. Keep us posted. If you do get prescribed clomid, I suggest you take it at night this way you sleep through most of the symptoms. Good luck

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I was trying to get preggo with #2 for 6 months and I was 37. My doc said he would prescribe me clomid if I wanted. I passed on it and got preggo that next month but I guess some will prescribe it sooner than a year (the norm from what I've read).

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I said on another thread, but I hope your journey to #3 is quick and easy! Smile

Most Drs (and definitely insurance) would be looking for you to be TTC for 6 months when your are over 35 before they would look at an infertility diagnosis and treatment. Also, almost all Drs would consider twins or more to be a higher risk pregnancy, especially in an older mom. I think it is probably pretty unlikely that your Dr would support deliberately trying to get twins. They usually look at it as an "act of nature" if it happens accidentally, and an unintended result of fertility treatments if it happens due to drugs. I could definitely be wrong and your Dr. might be willing to go along with you, but Clomid and the like are powerful drugs and generally are only prescribed when there is a diagnosis of IF.

36 is older for TTC, but there are many women who successfully get pg at that age and older! If you are concerned, you can certainly ask your Dr. to do some of the preliminary testing (hormone levels, HSG) so that when you get to that 6 month point you don't have to wait the extra months for those things to happen. And, if they come back with any problems, then there WOULD be a reason for earlier treatment. Just be aware that your insurance might not cover that testing without an infertility diagnosis, and generally you won't get that until after that pesky 6 month mark. :rolleyes:

Hopefully your first month will be all that it takes, and you won't even have to worry about doing anything else to get that BFP! :goodluck:

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My doc prescribed it for me (I was 33) after over 6 mo of charting (and 2 m/c) and such (I was involved in a fertility/miscarriage study), and doing some preliminary blood work. My progesterone was slightly low, so we did it, and I did get twins, but the rate of having twins even with clomid is less than 10%. Wink So I would think a good doc would not prescribe it w/o some testing and a trial of trying to get pg on your own, even at 36. Wink

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Thanks everyone! you are all giving me such hope! It looks like I may not be ovulating on my own and even if I am my LP seems short (9days) so I might need clomid after all. I'm seeing the doc on the 11th so wish me luck!

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"glwolf" wrote:

Thanks everyone! you are all giving me such hope! It looks like I may not be ovulating on my own and even if I am my LP seems short (9days) so I might need clomid after all. I'm seeing the doc on the 11th so wish me luck!

If your LP is that short, talk to your doctor about progesterone supplements.

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ok I went today and he did prescribe me clomid! Hopefully this is all I need. I heard that the LP can be lengthened after using clomid but I'm not ovulating so i don't really know how long my LP is afterall. He looked at my charts and said I'm getting the LH serge but not ovulating. So cross your fingers everyone! I need to wait to start next month since I'm already past the point this month where it would be helpful Sad

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i am in the same boat almost

i have read your post and i am new to this site i am also a 35 year old mother of two older kids ( 18 & 13) and i am TTC number 3 with my fiance. he has 3 younger children and I have tried clomid in the past with no luck i dont think it was the clomid that didnt work i thnk it was the relartionship i was in that it was a sign from somewhere telling me not to do it so i stopped and then we seperated but now me and my fiance are really ready and praying for this child.. any ideas i am also a type 1 diabetic with an inslin pump and also have pcos. my confidence is really low and i feel like my chances are slim to none...

good luck though i hope everything works out for you...