starting clomid with one tube

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starting clomid with one tube

I picked up my cycle of Clomid today. The doctor has me starting out at 100mg. I don't know if I'm wrong but I thought that's kinda high. I know I have only one tube but geez. I told my husband that "yep, we are gonna have twins LOL!!":ROFL:. I am a little scared about the side affects. Now I just have to let AF show up and wait for day 3.

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Good luck with your upcoming cycle.

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I'm hoping we catch the egg with this cycle of Clomid. The RE Nurse said that I have a choice to do 3 cycles of Clomid and see if we get pregnant OR go right to IUI. My DH and I talked about it. I told the nurse that I would give it ONE cycle at least to see how the side affects get me then move onto IUI. I think moving to IUI after one cycle of Clomid is a better idea because my DH is going to Warrant officer school and will be gone for 1 month, home 1 month, then gone again for 3 months. :eek: And from my understanding, sperm can't be shipped FedEx hahahah

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How exciting! 100 is a lot but maybe because you only have 1 tube. I am on 200mg and my ob said that is the highest she will go. I did not have any side effects and this is my 7th cycle on it and my last. I am hoping the re will move along to the IUI! Crossing my fingers for you!!!

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good luck! ultrasounds/labs showed that i ovulate on 50mg, so my RE never increased it. but 100mg is a totally reasonable dose. with 50mg, i tend to have just two mature follicles (potential eggs), one per side, so it makes sense that with just one side accessible, you might need a higher dose and more follicles. will you have any monitoring (labs and ultrasounds) during this cycle to see how that dose is affecting you? are you going to use OPKs?

i haven't experienced IUI, but the good friends i have who have been through it say it's quick and easy, and it was nice to take the pressure off them to DTD every day for a week. Wink

as for clomid side effects, it definitely affects me in some yucky ways, but it's tolerable and worth it if it eventually ends in a pregnancy!!! i get headaches, bloating, weight gain, fatigue, nausea, insomnia, and worst of all--extreme b*tchiness (not my normal personality at all!). hope the side effects aren't bad for you! keep us updated on how you're doing!

~amanda

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Ok tomorrow is day 10 after Clomid when hubby and I are suppose to start magic time every other day. I noticed this morning that I had a temp drop so I decided to go ahead and use a OPK even though the RE nurse said OPK's wouldn't be of use. I got a thin dark line but not a thick line so I would call it a neg. But my question is do yall get positives when using Clomid? or am I just wasting my time and wait for a temp shift and ovulation pain if I actually drop an egg this month?

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