Monday, December 14, 2009

On Which Days Do You Take Clomid?

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I'm just throwing this question out there for anyone who actually would know this information...

I've seen two fertility specialists so far. The first one prescribed 50mg Clomid tablets to take on days 5-9. The second one told me to take them on days 3-7. There was no explanation given and I didn't think to ask about it at the time. I figured there were reasons. Maybe taking Clomid earlier was a more aggressive measure? I don't know.

But now I'm confused.

I tried taking it on days 3-7, but that cycle didn't pan out. I tried taking it on days 4-8 this month, but it doesn't look like it worked either (I'm not 100% positive yet, but my temperatures are looking kinda funky). But inbetween those two cycles, I had three cycles that worked just fine while taking the pills on days 5-9. Could it be possible that taking it earlier caused me to not ovulate???

The Internet doesn't seem to agree with that logic. Many forums say that the prescribed days are just a doctor's preference... and Clomid could actually be taken from day 1. The later you take it, the later you end up ovulating. But that's it. It just moves your ovulation date around.

Soooo....what's my body's issue? Could my anovulation have been caused by other factors that just happened to coincide with the times I decided to switch up the days? Should I trust my old doctor or new doctor?

Well, just to make sure... I think I'm going to stick with days 5-9. I don't want to waste another cycle on this anovulatory mess. If anyone is aware of any good research out there on this topic, please let me know! It may just all be coincidence. Just the fertility gods messing with me.





1 comment:

  1. My first doctor had me take it days 5-9, and my second one told me to take it 3-7. I've also heard that it doesn't really matter, but let your doctor know that you've noticed a difference--maybe he/she will recommend you go back to 5-9 anyway. If you don't mind me asking who is your doctor? I had my first baby in Utah, and my first doctor was Dr. Ellis at UVRMC, and then I went to Dr. Peterson at the U up in Salt Lake. If it's Dr. Peterson you're seeing now, I would trust anything he says--that guy is a miracle worker! :) Feel free to email me back if you want--amylynne09@gmail.com.

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