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    Default Two failed cycles of Clomid...need advice

    Just a quick question. Does it mean anything at all that I've done two rounds of Clomid and hyperovulated both times and haven't gotten pregnant? Does this mean that something could be wrong or is this still pretty normal?

    I have mild PCOS and ovulate on my own but not great. I've done two cycles of Clomid and my doc has only been checking my day 21 progesterone so far. First cycle it was 37 at 6DPO and second cycle it was 35 and 5DPO. These seem like really great numbers for progesterone and the doc's office has been really happy with how I've responded but I'm frustrated that it's happened twice and I haven't gotten pregnant.

    I go back to my doc this coming Friday to check in and see how things are going. Any advice?
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    The dose of clomid may be too high if you are over stimulating your ovaries. Does he bring you in while taking clomid to do ultra sounds to see how everything is going?

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    He hasn't yet. I don't think they've been overstiumulated. We just think I'm releasing multiple eggs each month since my progesterone has been so high. I haven't been having any pain other than on the day I ovulate and that's been it. I had horrible pregnancy like symptoms this time as pms whereas last month I had nothing...no sign of anything. I guess I'll talk to my doctor this week about what we should do but I'm on the lowest dose now just 50mg and it seems to be working great...just not getting pregnant. DH has done a s/a and everything seems to be okay there. I just can't figure out if it's normal for the first two to fail even when you ovulate so great or not. I'm just worried there could be something else wrong I guess.
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    Diagnosed PCOS 2009 and Endometriosis May 2013
    Currently foster parents hoping to adopt
    Got our first placement at 2 days old 11/19 and hoping she is our forever daughter


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    I wish you the best of luck. I did 3 cycles of clomid and they all failed.

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    I did two cycles of clomid and timed intercourse. I ovulated both times, but no pregnancy.

    Finally, my doctor put me on Clomid\Ovidrel + IUI. They monitored every other day (blood tests + ultrasounds). Then I was on progesterone afterwards (since Clomid thins out your uterus). The IUI worked (probably because I had a tilted uterus and needed to put the sperm right at the egg...)

    Just remember - Clomid only makes you ovulate, it does not increase your chances of getting pregnant beyond the "normal" 20% per month. So you only have a 1-in-5 chance of getting pregnant on Clomid (just like the rest of the world). Even less if your uterus is too thin b\c you're not on progesterone.

    Good luck!
    Last edited by hopin2bpreggermeggers; 10-31-2011 at 12:27 PM.

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