Clomid is the most common infertility medication on the market today. This is more than likely true because of how effective it is with stimulating ovulation. About 80% of women who take Clomid have a regular ovulation phase in their menstrual cycle. With the balance of these hormones and ovulation being regular, the odds of fertilization of your eggs are raised greatly. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
Clomid is a pill most commonly used when you are having trouble ovulating but you do not have blocked fallopian tubes. If your tubes are blocked this medication is not for you. It may also be used if you have an irregular cycle, it may help to balance it out so that you ovulate on a specific cycle each month. You may discuss these options with your doctor, since it is a prescription medication your doctor would have to make that call. This can also be used in conjunction with the invasive treatment intrauterine insemination (IUI) but should not be used with invitro fertilization (IVF). Most insurance companies will cover the cost of Clomid. Your doctor may place it under “irregular cycle balancing” and that is covered for your health. Not many insurance companies will cover fertility treatment.
Be aware that if twins run in your family, taking Clomid could make those opportunities higher. Taking clomid the possibility of twins raises 10% whether twins run in your family or not. The odds are not high but it could still happen with that 10%. Side effects of Clomid are generally mild and do not bother everyone. If you are taking Clomid and are experiencing any of these effects contact your doctor.
*twins or multiples
*abnormal weight gain
*bloating or abdominal discomfort
*severe mood swings
*abnormal menstrual bleeding
One study states that out of the 80% of the women on this medication 40-45% of those patients will become pregnant within six months of being on the medication. Those are great odds!
There is also something known as “Clomid resistance” for those that Clomid does not seem to work for. This can be caused by a few different factors, these are listed below.
*Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: if you have PCOS your body may be rejecting the medication.
*Body Mass Index: If your BMI is over 25 this can cause the resistance in your body
*Hyperprolactinemi: this can be treated as well as taking the Clomid with successful turnouts.
There are ways to treat Clomid resistance, speak with your doctor about these options before returning to taking the Clomid.
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