How Much Clomid Is Enough Or Too Much

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AnnaG - November 18

This is my first post. I will be begin taking Clomid unprescribed when my next cycle begins. I plan on taking it day 3 thru 7. I am hoping for at least twins. I ovulate normally but I have already had to have two c-sections and I would like for the next c-section to be the last. I know the complications of my decison but I am going for it anyway. I talked to my OB and she was absolutely no help what so ever and that is why I am having to do this on my own. My husband is all for it and he understands we could end up with a handful but that is what we are hoping for. I plan on taking 100mg to increase my chance of multiples. Has anyone else had twins taking Clomid? If so, how much mg was taken each day?

 

TripletMom - November 18

I had triplets on just 50 mg of prescribed clomid. Taking 100mg when you dont have any fertility problems is unnecessary. Besides the dangers of taking something purporting to be clomid, you are putting yourself at risk for serious medical problems!!! Your doctor was probably no help to you because I am sure he/she wouldn't help you with such silliness!

 

hi - November 18

i have been taking unprescribed clomid for 2 cycles now and started with 50mg days 2-6. the earliest you take it the more eggs mature and hence increased chance of multiples however eggs might not be totally ripe and therefore it is said that you may end up with an increased risk of mc so the later you take it i.e days 5-9 for instance, the less eggs mature but would be of better quality! i took it day 2-6 again and now i am taking 100mg days 5-9. i have had no symptoms so i have been lucky. this will be my last attempt with clomid. wish you all the luck and warm wishes as well lots and lots of baby dust. ignore negative remarks. each to their own and i respect you for your decision.

 

To AnnG - November 18

Hmm, why don't you take 200mg and see what happens? You talked to your OB and she wasn't any help? Why because she refused to give you medication you don't need? If you know so much on the subject to be taking this drug why are you asking? I thought you knew "all the risks"? Obviously not. And duh 100mg does not increase your chances.

 

mandy - November 19

whoa! she asked for help not a public bashing! anna, if you still even look at this post--because I surely wouldn't, I did the same thing. I took my first round at 50mg and this is my second and I am taking 100mg. I did a lot of research as well and decided to take it days 3-7. The first and unsuccessful time was days 2-6. You do need to do a LOT of research if you are thinking about this, and definitely know what the signs of complications are so that you can immediately get help if anything goes wrong. I was an egg donor last year, so I know my body can handle much much stronger meds, so that's why I decided to take it to help with my own family. If you haven't already looked at the thread what are the chances of twins/multiples, there is a lot of women discussing this topic and NOT discussing judgemental opinions (at least in the beginning) so you may find that helpful. Good luck and baby dust****

 

TO ANNAG FROM YAS 2000 - November 28

TO ALL THOSE NEGATIVE REMARKS.... ANNAG MY ADVICE IS TO IGNORE ANYTHING THAT YOU DON'T NEED TO BE TOLD OR CALLED... I HAVE LEARNT TO DO THAT ON HERE SO YOU HAVE TO BE THICK SKINNED...IF YOU GIVE UP AND LET THESE UTTERLY JUDGMENTAL WOMEN TELL YOU HOW TO RUN YOUR LIFE, I.E TELL YOU WHAT TO DO AND WHAT NOT TO DO INSTEAD OF OFFERING SUPPORT AND POSTIVE ADVICE BEAR IN MIND THERE IS A PROBABLY A VOID OR BITTERNESS IN THEIR LIVES THAT THEY THEMSELVES HAVEN'T GOT THE GUTS TO GO BEYOND THE BOOK!!!!THATS GOOD FOR THEM AND OUR CHOICES ARE GOOD FOR US.... YOU GO AHEAD AND DO YOUR RESEARCH AND FOLLOW YOUR HEART AND YOUR INNER VOICE..IF IN DOUNBT GIVE IT SOME TIME AND SEE IF YOU WANT TO DO IT IN THE FUTURE..DON'T RUSH INTO ANYTHING... I AM WAITING TO TEST NOW FOR PREG AND AM 3 DPO...I DID EVERYTHING RIGHT THIS MOTNH SO AM HOPING FOR 1, 2 OR 3 REALLY WHATEVER IS IN MY DESTINY...GOOD OR BAD...IT WILL BE MY LAST COURSE FOR NOW AND THEN I WILL GIVE MY BODY A REST FROM THE DRUG...I MIGHT NEVER BEGIN IT AGAIN AS SOMETIMES I FEEL IF IT ISNT WORKING NOW THEN WHY SHOULD IT WORK LATER..BUT LETS WAIT AND SEE..I DONT RULE ANYTHING OUT... YOUR A GROWN WOMAN, YOU RHAVE YOUR RIGHT TO CHOOSE WHATEVER IT IS YOU WANT TO DO...GOOD LUCK!

 

AMY - November 28

IF IT IS NOT PRESCRIBED THEN ANY IS TOO MUCH....IF YOU DONT KNOW DONT TAKE IT....

 

To AnnaG - November 29

Please don't attack me!!! I'm just going to give you some facts. I have also thought of taking clomid unprescribed. Not to have multiples but to conceive one child. Dh and I have been ttc for close to 2 years. Since I am ovulating regularly my doc will not prescribe me any meds. Anyway here are the risks. You can develop cysts that will cause extreme pain. If you take too much (since you already ovulate 100 mg is way too much) you can hyperstimulate your ovaries which will cause irreversable damage making you sterile. It causes terrible mood swings and painful ovulating. On top of that the higher the dosage does not mean the higher the chance of multipules. You have the same chance, it's just you do more potential harm to your ovaries. The chances are as follows: No matter who you are and what your reasons for clomid are your chances are as followes: 1 in 10 chance of having twins, 1 in 200 chance in having tripl. and a 1 in 1,000 chance of quads or more. So your chances for mulitiples only slightly increases. I'm not going to tell you what to do. It is your decision. I just wanted to let you know what your risks are. I would not start out with 100 mgs. That is far too risky I would start out with a lower dose of around 25, 50 at the most. If you must.

 

*** - November 29

bump

 

Weebitty - December 3

To the last response, I would agree with everything you said except I've never heard that overuse of Clomid makes you sterile. My doctor told me if you take it for too long it starts to be counterproductive and can actually work like birth control but wont harm you. This is why we all really need to work with our doctors when ttc, internet rumors and other second hand information can be harmful and probably wont help in the quest to have a child. One question I have Anna, where are you going to get the Clomid? I would be very careful about ordering it on the blackmarket, you could end up with bad drugs or worse.

 

to waste - December 3

Uh.. AnnaG did get her answer - dont be silly and FOLLOW HER DOCTOR's ADVICE!!!

 

Yas2000 - December 4

Are you pregnant yet? If so, how many cycles of clomid did it take?

 

yas2000 - December 4

indeed i am!!! but its early days so don't want to get too excited..took me 4 cycles..1st cycle wasa trial thouhg neveer reallt ttc on that wanted to see if i had bad reaction or symptoms....so from the second cycle i actaully bd...took 100mg days 5-9...had no symptoms whatsoever only postive ones like very strong O pain and then implantation pain yesterday!!!

 

To weebitty - December 4

Clomid can make you sterile. Your ovaries are like oranges. The more you squeeze the dryier they get. The more cycles and higher dosages og clomid the less folicles you have left, making you less and less fertile. Eventually, it can leave your ovaries useless. Ask you doc. This is what I was told.

 

yas2000 - December 5

hence, i only planned to take it for 3-4 cycles..hd i not got pregnant this time round i would have stopped and given my body rest from it. i may have used it maybe one or 2 more rounds after that or never again....but yes i didnt want to over do it..if it didn't work after ttc so keenly then i thouhg it wont work at all...

 

leaha - December 5

hey women, i am 21 yrs old and have been trying to conceive for 6mnth without any luck, i have been having unprotected s_x for 8mnth b4 that but my doctor wont lisen til i have been trying for 18mnth..i really want a baby and am thinking about taking clomid unprescribed will someone tell me what days to take it on and the pros and cons i wanna hear both sides of the story

 

yas2000 - December 5

i never asked for your approval or or your opinion...and in case you want to know i am masters in microiology and chemistry and currently a high school teacher in these subjects such as biology and chemistry as well course cooridnator....when i say my english is my second language it is cause my grammer is not the greatest....as german is....more so my first language so is turkish...

 

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