Sunday, September 21, 2014

My Clomid Experience #1


I want to preface this post by saying that this is just what I experienced while taking clomid, why I had to take it, my feelings and thoughts towards it and my results with clomid. Each person is different and has a different experience with this drug. It is up to you and your doctor to decide if clomid is right for you.

I had to take clomid for BOTH of my pregnancies and this post is about when I got pregnant with the twins. 4 years ago… My clomid experience #2 will be coming soon.

My experience with clomid started back before the twins were born. When Brent and I first decided we wanted to get pregnant we tried to get pregnant for several months before I went to my OB/GYN. I knew I would probably have a hard time getting pregnant because I did not ovulate regulary. and by that I mean I did not have a period at all. In fact, I hadn’t had a period since my mother passed away in 2005 and we started trying to get pregnant in 2009. (That is a different story, I may do in a different post.)

Anyway, when I went to the doctor we had a very in depth conversation about it all and I  was diognosed with secondary amenorrhoea and walked away with a prescription for a drug called provera. Which is a drug that consist of estrogen. It was supposed to trick my body into having a period. I took provera for a few months but no period ever came.

I was then put on a birth control to see if that would regulate me. It did! I had my first period with it and started on 50mg of clomid that cycle.

I continued taking clomid each month for 4 months.  In that time, I shortened my time working out, taught less, and took more rest days. My prescription went up to 100 mg the last two months. In October, I was on my way to the gym and was involved in a car accident. I was getting off the freeway and was T-boned by a truck going 40 mph. He hit my car on the driver side door and I spun into on coming traffic. 

My car was totaled and I walked away with a few bruises. If I would have been pregnant, that story may of turned out differently. Then the next month I finally got the phone call that I was pregnant! I didn’t find out it was twins until I was 10 weeks along!


This ultrasound is from my 20 week sonogram.

Side effects:

I did experience a few side effects from clomid.

I did gain weight. About 10 lbs total from my first prescription.

I was really moody.

I felt pregnant, when I wasn’t.

I had cramping and bloating.

I got pregnant.

Yes, I had twins and people ask me all the time if my twins were a side effect of the clomid. Clomid does raise your chance of multiples but only by a small percentage. My grandmother on the maternal side had a boy/girl twin as well.

Does clomid guarantee twins? In short.. Nope.

In my experience with clomid #2 will give a little more explanation.

That last month I was also introduced by a friend to Pre-seed. If you are trying to get pregnant give this lubricate a try. *Check with your doctor first, of course.

Clomid Experience #2 Coming soon!