You might try different medications to help fast-track conception when trying to conceive. If you're having difficulty ovulating, there are various drugs you can try to help induce and promote ovulation. Clomide is one such drug.
Clomid, or clomiphene citrate, a generic name, is a drug used for many years in infertility treatment. It plays a primary role in inducing ovulation in women who are either not ovulating or ovulating irregularly. Statistics have shown that 70 to 80% of women take clomid ovulation during their first treatment cycle.
Will clomid work in the first month?
The odds of conceiving during any Clomid treatment cycle are between 7% and 30%. The effectiveness of Clomid varies depending on the cause of infertility. Those with no fertility problems have a 25% chance of getting pregnant in any given month.
How does clomid work?
It blocks the action of oestrogen, tricking the body into boosting the levels of two other hormones that control ovulation and kick-starting your ovaries. The first, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), controls the ripening of eggs in the ovary, and the second, luteinising hormone (LH), triggers its release into the fallopian tubes.
Most women are advised to take the drug for five days near the start of their cycle. It can lead to more than one egg being released in a cycle, and around 5 to 10% of women on Clomid conceive twins or, in rare cases, more.
Sometimes your doctor might put you on Clomid for days 3,4,5,6, and 7 and other times for days 5,6,7,8 and 9. To enhance ovulation, treatments start on day 3, while treatment starts on days 5 to 9 to induce ovulation.
What happens if you don’t get pregnant after 6 months?
After the first month, your doctor might increase the dosage by 5omg. They might increase to 150mg if ovulation doesn’t occur after 3 months. If you don’t conceive after 6 months, your doctor will probably change your medication. If a drug isn’t ineffective, it’s best to move on.
What happens if clomid doesn’t work for you?
Clomid doesn’t guarantee that you will conceive. Clomid doesn’t work in unexplained infertility. It may not be effective in age-related fertility, low estrogen levels, and primary ovarian insufficiency. Clomid might not be effective in women whose ovulation is caused by thyroid problems.
Obese women may succeed better when using Clomid if they lose weight. Losing weight before taking Clomid depends on your age and how obese you are. Speak with your doctor to find a better route before taking Clomid to increase your success rate.
If you don’t ovulate after using Clomid for 6 months, your doctor might suggest other drugs. In women with PCOS, the cancer drug, Letrozole may be more effective in triggering ovulation. Combining Clomid with the diabetic drug metformin has shown a great success rate for some women.
If Clomid doesn’t work for you after 6 months, your doctor might suggest other fertility treatments. Clomid doesn’t work for every woman. Your doctor will find an appropriate drug that suits you.
How much is clomid?
Clomid costs #5,000 only. However, the price may differ and range higher depending on the pharmacy.
Does clomid have side effects?
A major side effect of Clomid is the thickening of the cervical mucus. The cervical mucus helps the sperm survive the vaginal environment before entering the uterus and fertilising the eggs.
It can cause blurred vision, hot flashes, bloating, headaches, ovarian cysts, visual disturbances, mood swings, abdominal pain, heavy periods, weight gain, spots and breast tenderness. Higher doses can also increase your risk of developing ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.
Clomid isn’t the only fertility treatment to stimulate ovulation. The journey to conceiving isn't a linear route. Your doctor will prescribe different drugs to help you during your journey.
Remember to have patience while taking Clomid. Report any unusual effects to your doctor immediately. With love, from Babymigo.