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Difficult ovulation on clomid...

By October 27, 2011 - 4:18pm
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I have a 5 month old in which I'm still breastfeeding(supplemental). I've only had 2 cycles since giving birth.... 8 sep 11 and 8 oct 11. I started clomid on 9oct-13 oct and my cycles are normally irregular always have been. I use both OPK's and CB fertility monitor. I am on cycle day 20 and all opk's have been negative. FM has been showing high for 4 days now but still no peak. I ovulated last cycle on 50mg of clomid taken 5-9 on cycle day 19. I have mild cramping and headaches but no other real signs of ovulation. Last cycle I had it all, cramps, headaches, ovulation pain, tender nipples, dizziness, insomnia, cerv. mucus, etc. Cervix is somewhat high but I can never really tell if it is open or closed due to previous births. Cervical fluid is creamy and white (but i only notice it when checking my cervical position) it seems to be pretty dry most of the time. My husband and I have been intimate every other day since 16 oct. My husband is in the military so trying to catch the egg has been difficult the past couple of months. My concern is if I ovulated super early and missed the egg, even with clomid is there a "too late" to ovulate date? And I'm thinking about taking 81mg asprin due to the ability of clomid to thin the lining which i believe was the problem last cycle. Overall I am wanting to have one more pregnancy to complete my family. I am 29 btw. Thank you for any and all input.

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Just an update for anyone that's following this post; I'm on cycle day 26 and still no confirmed ovulation. This past weekend I felt a lot of cramping and sharp twinges but nothing so far. I will update on outcome.

November 2, 2011 - 12:21pm


Unfortunately, there's no way to tell whether you have already ovulated this month until your next period. Don't give up trying!

November 2, 2011 - 7:54am

Thank you for your response.... FM- Fertility Monitor and CB- Clear Blue.....

This cycle, the clomid was actually taken on days 2 thru 6... The Ovulation predictor was negative on the 23rd as well as the fertility monitor just going to high on that day... Its been high ever since with no peak. Today being cycle day 21 still negative for ovulation... Is it just simply too late to ovulate this cycle or is there any way to tell besides just waiting for the next period to show up?

October 28, 2011 - 9:25am

Hi Faithful,

Thanks for your question-- Any chance that you could post your abbreviations as complete terms? I know they are frequently used in some sites but since we do not use them here we aren't as familiar with terms like FM and CB.

Last month you had a 30 day cycle, so your ovulation date should have been on or around October 23rd. However, it can sometimes be hard to ovulate AT ALL when you are still breastfeeding. I'm surprised you have even had a period since your little one was born. Supposing you did ovulate, this "should" have occurred on or around Oct 23rd. Since you have already taken Clomid this month, why not just keep trying? You may have already ovulated, but it is still possible that you haven't. So, much like trying to get pregnant without Clomid-- have sex!

Since you pretty much ovulate between days 12-17, next month you may want to try taking clomid in days 3-7 instead of 5-9. Unfortunately, like I said, since you have just started your period again during these last two months you might not have ovulated this month. But keep trying, don't give up!

Good luck in completing your family!


October 28, 2011 - 1:24am
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