A good friend of mine has been trying to do a Clomid IUI cycle for a couple of months. The first month they canceled it due to cysts and put her on BCP's for a cycle. They did another round of Clomid a couple of weeks ago but they had to cancel the IUI again but I only know it was b/c the sonograms didn't look good. I don't know the details yet. They are discussing doing a round of Clomid with injections. I know that would be in her stomach but that's about it.
Could anyone shed any light on what the Clomid/injection cycle may be like? How bad are the shots (in the stomach)? Any advice or words of encouragement?
They will not be doing IVF so their next step would be adoption. I know she is very open to adoption but they wanted to try on their own first. I just want to be as helpful to her as possible but I only took Clomid with my IUI.
I have know several people who did Clomid and inectionables. Everyone handles Clomid a little differently. From what I've gathered, the worst part of all of it is the Clomid. The injections don't really hurt and didn't cause any terrible side effects.
I'm trying to remember if anyone here did the Clomid/injectable path. Hopefully someone has some good advice. And, I hope this does the trick for your friend!
I did Clomid and then I did IVF injections. As far as injections go they aren't bad at all. The fear of them is worse than the actual pain because they don't hurt.
However, I was a nut on clomid. I was seriously HORRIBLE emotionally - raging anger to severely depressed within seconds. If clomid was the only way for me to every have more kids I'd call my family complete and never do it again - it was that bad.
As far as combining the two I have never heard about that. I wish her luck with this new cycle though!
I was not a clomid candidate. However, I did use injections. They really aren't bad at all. I was able to use an injectable pen, so I just dialed the dose and jabbed. Super easy and did not hurt at all. The worst part for me was having my blood drawn so much during those cycles. That was definitely worse than the little itty bitty needle for the hormone injections. I also had to give myself two shots a day because I had to take a med to keep me from ovulating until I had mature eggs. My body was a little trigger happy and would O without a fully mature follicle.
I know she has had some trouble with the Clomid. She's never had problems with depression but she has been feeling depressed lately. She really didn't understand what was going on and I pointed out to her that it was likely the Clomid.
I know she's been getting blood drawn lately so that's a good point about the shot being minor compared to that. I was thinking they would be pretty superficial as opposed to intramuscular shots. And even those are manageable in my opinion. I did the weekly Progesterone shots at home during my pregnancy and like you said Jenn, the fear is worse than the actual shot.
Thanks for the info.
I hope clomid does it for her. No advice here just well wishes.