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clomid starts...

yesterday, 2.25.08, i started taking clomid. i got a call from my doctor and she said that sean's test was good and there was nothing wrong. all of my test were good and clear also so she said that it's an unexplained issue and potentially clomid will help. she said that i am already ovulating and that isn't what we are using clomid for, we'll be using it to rev up my system to get ready to try. she said that i take it on the 4th - 9th day of my cycle.

it doesn't have many side effects that i'm really worried about.

Side Effects of clomiphene include:

Ovarian hyperstimulation, ranging from mild, with enlarged ovaries and abdominal discomfort; to moderate, additionally causing nausea, vomiting, or shortness of breath; to severe and life-threatening.
Hot flashes.
Irritability.
Nausea, abdominal pain.
Headaches.
Thick cervical mucus, which sperm cannot travel through. This can be reversed with medication or bypassed with intrauterine insemination.
Breast tenderness.
Blurred vision.
Hair loss (very rare).
Women who become pregnant after clomiphene therapy have an approximately 5% to 8% chance of multiple pregnancy.4 This compares to a 1% to 2% chance in the general North American and European population.3 Multiples resulting from clomiphene treatment are almost exclusively twins; triplets are rare.4

Clomid use has also been extended to superovulation, in patients who ovulate normally, but have unexplained infertility. Yet despite advances in ultrasonographic technology, hormone assays, and urinary leutinizing hormone kits, success with clomiphene have not changed dramatically, with pregnancy rates ranging from 10-20% per cycle. Whereas the goal in anovulatory women is mono-ovulation (one follicle to develop), the goal with superovulation is the development of multiple follicles.


i think the last point is kind of interesting. i know that twins run on sean's side of the family but i'm not sure of the chances of me actually having them... the idea of them is really cool. at this point i just to become pregnant and it they are twins... i'll be very happy!

today i'm on day 2 of my new med and so far i haven't really felt much at all.

i'll update you when i know more.

side note: my cousin tim and his wife abbey are having a boy and my other cousin brent and his girlfriend christie are having a boy also. this is tim & abbey's first and brents second with christie. their first is a girl so it's pretty cute that they will have one of each! =)

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