2 lots of clomid in one cycle!???

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  1. Lara_M

    Lara_M Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone one heard of taking two lots of clomid in one cycle. I'm on CD21 and so far 50 clomid hasn't worked for me. My OB doc rang me to say I can take 100 clomid for 5 days at cd45 if I still haven't ovulated by then. And she said I could do this without inducing a period?
    I have found absolutely nothing online about retaking clomid at day 45.
    Has anyone heard of taking clomid twice in one cycle?
    I have pcos so my cycles are long anyway, could I still ovulate this month or is this cycle a dud? X
     
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    laurat Well-Known Member

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    Well I technically guess I did this but I have no cycle at all and havent had for a year. When it was confirmed that the 50mg of clomid didnt work for me or make me ovulate I took provera again to induce a bleed. It didnt work as the lining of my womb was not thick enough so I waiting till cd45 was told to do a hot to check I wasnt miracolously pregnant. Scan to check no cysts and I started 100mg. Then same procedure for letrazole. Have you just had a scan?
     
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    Hey Lara,

    I'm wondering if she is thinking that by cd 45 you would technically be on a new cycle but wouldn't have noticed due to not bleeding because of the failed ovulation during this current cycle.

    I'd keep on taking the OPKs and if you do get a surge before cd 45, phone her up and request another scan and if not then just go with her advice xx
     
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    Lara_M Well-Known Member

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    Really? But without a bleed? My lining is currently 7mm so is it ok to carry over the current lining to the next cycle? X
     
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    I'm not too sure Hun although I'll try and ask my doc on Wednesday. :)

    Xx
     
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    It's hard to say Lara, 7mm isn't thick enough so there would have to be some fresh blood added when you take the next lot of clomid. It would have to double in size with fresh blood... maybe the old blood would be detached when that happened.

    I also don't know what 7mm of blood looks like, it might be a smudge that could possibly be missed.

    The best thing to do would be to actually ask your doctor instead of us lot speculating :)
     
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    Lara_M Well-Known Member

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    You're a sweetheart Maybe, I am baffled by all this. I know the follicles are only 8mm and consistent with pcos and lining only growing slowly, but still, I find it weird they wouldn't want to start me on 100 with a "fresh" cycle??
    If I do take it then I'm definitely going to try and get progesterone too.
    Feel so helpless though as technically I have been signed off from this OB now as its the end of my miscarriage investigations
    Feels very worrying to be attempting to take clomid again and higher with no monitoring
    Have my nhs appointment with the fertility specialist on the 15 march x
     
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    I dont hae any advice to give, but good luck with it all Lara. xxx
     
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    Lara_M Well-Known Member

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    Louise, my doctor situation is a bit of a nightmare. She's signed me off with her now as I've come to the end of my miscarriage investigations. So I won't see her again now. But she's told me to take the clomid - pretty much unsupervised. She knows in now waiting to see my nhs RE but that's weeks away!
    X
     
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    Hi Lara, sorry to hear the 50mg didnt work for you. I think its fairly common for people to take 2 lots of clomid without having a bleed in between, I know that I did. I think the reason you need a bleed before is so that your lining is fresh for a little embryo to dig into, but when it has only been a few weeks it doesn't seem to matter that much - as long as your lining isnt too thick. Mine was only 3mm which is why I had the higher dose without a bleed but yours at 7mm sounds slightly borderline, might be better too see if you can do a course of provera/norethisterone to induce one?
    I hope that 100mg clomid works for you xxx
     
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    Lara_M Well-Known Member

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    Ahh thanks blondy, that's helpful to know. At what calendar day did you take the second dose?? X
     
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    I was CD35 when I took the second dose, I'd had 2 ultrasounds on CD12 and CD16 and CD21 bloods to confirm nothing was happening. Have you decided what you're going to do?xx
     
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    Well I am still thinking that I might ovulate. I do ovulate naturally, so I think I want to wait and see if that happens. I am peeing on ovulation sticks everyday and I have a sneaking suspicion it might be close.
    Then, if I get to day 35-40 with no sign then I will most likely take the clomid. But I think I will have to pay for a scan privately to make sure my lining hasnt got too thick.

    i hate the way I have been left out on a limb with this. Looking forward to getting to see the nhs doctor because at least then i should get scanned x
     

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