Choosing to give Clomid a try was not a decision I took lightly. I was initially against it to be honest, but after doing more research, I felt the possible benefits outweighed the risks. I scanned loads of blogs and forums and was quite frightened about what I came upon….severe mood swings…..bloating…hot flashes….acne….disrupted periods…arghhhh!!! Hearing these things made it even scarier to commit to taking this medication.
I myself find it quite easy to wallow in self pity and symptoms when it comes to infertility, but I feel that it is my duty to accurately reflect my experience on Clomid. I am on day 3 of the medication and will take my fourth dose tonight. I started on CD3 of my cycle. So far, I have zero symptoms. ZERO. I was prepared for the worst after reading all the “clomid-pocolypse” vignettes, but there is absolutely nothing to report. I have experienced some bloating, but this is likely in part to the quarter of a bag of chocolate chips I ate for snack today.
I am realistic that negative side effects may await me, but I will do my best to discern what symptoms are related to my typical cycle and what symptoms are actually attributable to clomid. I guess I just don’t want to be the blogger that scares people away from trying this medication. In looking at clinical trials of this medication, for most symptoms, only 1% of those taking the drug actually experienced said side effects. 1%!!! I was shocked as many of the infertility forum individuals mentioned that they had at least one significant side effect while on the med.
Anyhoo, since working on the adoption application, I have been really great at letting go of the obsession of becoming pregnant. The two week waits have been less consuming and the grief less impactful. But here I am again….a slave to the two week wait. I feel nervous at the prospect of so much riding on these next three cycles of clomid, because after this, it is over. No more interventions. I am hoping I can keep distracted and not be devastated if this does not work out.
Would love to hear about others’ experiences on clomid…anyone try it and have no significant side effects? I would love to have a picture of what to expect as my cycle progresses over the next few weeks.