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For those of you that have used Clomid and/or Metformin was this prescribed for you by a doctor or did you chose to take it voluntarily and purchase it?

Did you have any side effects?

How long did you take it for each cycle and how many cycles did you use it for?

Did you get a sucessful result?
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replied August 7th, 2007
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I am on cd33 of my second round of clomid. It was prescribed by my RE, (I didn't know you could get it any other way?) because of pcos I don't ovulate. RE only wants me to do 3 rounds of 50mg on cd 3-7. The side effects seem to be worse this 2nd round than the first. Hot flashes, moody and super tired. I had a chemical pregnancy my first round, and I ovulate great on it, but so far no true pregnancy, yet.
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replied August 7th, 2007
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My sister took colmid once or one set and pregnant right away I think it depends on you and your body if it will work for you or not.
she had a singleton. I have many friends that have tired this drug and nothing.
good luck
taykare
where could you buy it from without an rx?
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replied August 7th, 2007
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taykare wrote:
where could you buy it from without an rx?

Maybe it's different in the UK here, but it isn't a prescription only drug, it is readily available in the UK

Obviously it's much more expensive without a prescription as prescriptions are subsidised
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replied August 7th, 2007
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oh thank you foe the info. Are you thinking of trying it?
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replied August 7th, 2007
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undecided.

My cycles are totally out of whack right now and I'm certain I'm not ovulating - no ovulation means screwed up cycles.

While I'd jump at being pregnant right away I'd like to try and see if it would trigger a "normal" cycle by triggering ovulation.

I've tried taking high dose progesterone several times for 21 days then stopping - the drop in progesterone should trigger a period and hopefully kick start cycles again but so far that hasn't worked.

last period lasted 82 days (yes my actual period) and I am currently on cycle day 132

Yup, I've seen specialists - their answer... They won't do anything until I lose weight, although I really don't think he quite grasped the fact that my period was 82 days long not my cycle Rolling Eyes
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replied August 7th, 2007
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Kia,

OMG, 82 days thats awful! I know how you are feeling. I used to have the same kind of cycles. The only thing that worked for me was losing weight. When I was at my highest 218 pounds, I bled everyday for almost 6 months. I finally started a low carb diet and within a month my cycles were normal, but I still didnt ovulate. 50 mg of clomid made me ovulate the first round. I guess I am not really sure if it was the weight lose or just getting my insulin/glucose in a good normal range that did it, but it worked wonders. I am still alittle above my normal weight range, but I don't really care.

Do you know if you have pcos? It is so common, it is usually the first thing a dr looks for. www.soulcysters.com has great info that may help you make your own diagnosis before you see a dr.

Good luck to you!
Rebecca
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replied August 7th, 2007
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Until May of last year I was 100% regular. 26 day cycle, 3/4 days bleeding, ovulated on day 13.
Thing is I've always been very "large", so I'm not really convinced my weight is the issue...

I don't believe I have PCOS, I've never shown any symptoms of it at least.

I have no signs of diabetes, my glucose tests all came back perfect and I have low cholesterol, my blood pressure runs a little low but not worryingly so - which surprised the heck out of my doctor as he had said "you probably have diabetes and I expect your cholesterol and blood pressure are sky high"

My thyroid tests came back as "in normal range"

I feel I just need to kick start my cycles somehow LOL
thanks hun =)
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replied August 10th, 2007
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I was on metformin for 9 months and it totally regulated my cycles but I didn't get pregnant until I added clomid in. I got pregnant on my second cycle with metformin and clomid. I do think that sometimes weight can be an issue but I hate it when doctors automatically assume that is the problem and they don't even check to see what else could be wrong. I wish you the best.
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