We've been TTC a second child since Feb/March. I got pregnant with a CP that first month. Since then, I've only ovulated 3 times, so I went back to my OB and recently had CD3 blood work. Everything came back normal, so I now have a prescription for Clomid. I'm excited to see if it works but also nervous that it won't and there won't be anything else we can afford to do.
It's weird but after how tough it's been to get pregnant, I'm even beginning to think the CP never happened (even though I had a very clear, dark positive HPT and a lighter one the next morning)
I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you also! I'm sort of in the same boat though we haven't been trying quite as long. I have PCOS and am on Clomid too. I'm in the 2WW right now after my 3rd round. I've hyperovulated every time too and still no pregnancy so this wait is killing me. I do believe that the Clomid will do the trick eventually though. People really do have great success with it. The side effects are a little icky but they could be WAY worse than they are and I believe it's completely worth it if it works. Good luck!
I'm taking 50mg CD 5-9. My doctor doesn't really monitor much either and that's not really a problem for me. He believes that a lot of doctors over test and that it's not really necessary to spend money on all of the tests. I just get a day 21 progesterone test to confirm that I've ovulated. I asked him if I needed to worry about my eggs being mature enough or if I could have a problem with my lining being too thin or anything like that and he said my day 21 wouldn't be so good each month if I had either of those problems. So he really isn't concerned about any of that. A lot of doctors monitor like crazy but I'm feeling pretty good about my chances as things are.
I hope the Clomid works well for you. Did your doctor talk to you about side effects at all?
More than likely you'll know if you ovulate. Ovulating is painful on Clomid. I don't mean to scare you because it's not painful in a need to go to the hospital kind of way but more in a headache that won't go away kind of way. Haha. I usually have pain and discomfort for 24-48 hours while I ovulate and it almost feels like an initial pop before the pain starts. I didn't know that could happen and the first cycle I thought I had a ruptured cyst that was small maybe but then it got better a lot faster than a cyst would and I found out after that that it was because it makes you super ovulate.
The worst side effect for me is the hot flashes. The first cycle I didn't have them much but the last two have been pretty intense. Thankfully though they usually only last while on the pills so it's just for a few days and then they're gone. I don't feel like it makes me too hormonal either. I was worried it would effect my mood or something but it hasn't really so that's good.
Overall I really think it's a great drug if you're struggling to conceive. It's helped a lot of people get their miracles.
I took femara for a few cycles several years ago. Just checked my charts and I was taking it cd 3- 7 and the only monitoring I had was progesterone testing 7 dpo. Femara has fewer side effects and a lower risk of thinning your uterine lining than clomid. I had ovulatory pain when I'm not on meds, but it was definitely more pronounced when I was on meds. I hope both of you have success soon and can move on to a bb!