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Should I take Clomiphene citrate (generic for: Clomid50 mg) to get conceive.

By March 11, 2011 - 5:12pm
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Usually my menstrual cycles are 32-35 days. Last two cycles 35 days and 34days.
That means start of bleeding Dec 30 and Feb 5th and March 11.
That’s before really it was long break that means almost 60 days(this the first time) after I got my period on Dec 30.so I was worried and visited one GYN on Dec 30thevening time(but I got bleeding Dec 30 morning) .

GYN told me everything was normal and she suggest me to take medicine clomid 50mg if I have plan to conceive.

BT I did not take it bcz this first time in Feb i was start trying for baby. But unfortunately I am not pregnant, I got again period today march11.
Now I am confused what to do. Should I take the medicine clomid to conceive easily?
Or will I try more months without clomid. Bcz this the first month I was start trying.or without this medicine i will not get pregnant.
or if i take this medicine it will effect on anything.should i take this medicine?
plz help me.

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Hi everyone I have irregular periods and I took clomiphene citrate 50mg on July 2.2012 for 5 days I did a couple of pregnancy test but they all come out negative and just last week on Wednesday and Thursday I was bledding just 2 days I didn't wonna take another pregnancy test cause i don't wonna see another negative answer I'm gonna see my doctor this Thursday to see what's going did it work or not but do guys think?????? And before I took the medicine I did another exams they all come out positive and i also have a son of 6yrs old the doctor told me that he doesn't see why wouldnt I get pregnant if everything seems to see good???

August 27, 2012 - 3:05pm
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Hello Karla495,

Let us know what your doctor said.


May 1, 2017 - 9:37am

Thanks You Maryann!

June 28, 2012 - 5:13pm

Hello Anonymous,
Your gynecologist should have taken the time to allow you to ask questions or should have explained how you can increase your chance of conceiving while taking Clomiphene.

Clomiphene therapy is typically used for 5 consecutive days early in the menstrual cycle for 3 to 6 monthly cycles. It may take several cycles to find the right dose to stimulate ovulation. After that dose is determined, a woman will take the drug for at least 3 more cycles. If she does not become pregnant after 6 cycles, it is unlikely that further Clomiphene treatment will be successful.

I am not an expert in the area of infertility, but, I would think that using a method to track your ovulation would be helpful to know when you would be most likely to conceive.


June 27, 2012 - 4:45pm
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I am also taking Clomiphene. I have been trying to have a baby for abouut 5 years but unsucesseful. My periods have not been normal for the past 2 /3 years. Dr. Did tell me that i had a infertilty problem. and that he would try this medication but did not explain to me if right have my period i should start having sex everyday. I am so lost. I am on my last two pills. What do you recommend for me?

June 26, 2012 - 9:01pm

I can understand that you want to explore all options before deciding to have a hysterectomy. Forgive me, but I am trying to understand your situation with the information that you have given. Lupron is used to treat the symptoms of endometriosis. Is your gynecologist recommending fertility medications to help you conceive? Infertility is a consequence of endometriosis. I don't understand why a hysterectomy is being recommended by your doctor. Have you been told why this surgery is recommended?

August 1, 2011 - 4:16pm

May I ask where you live? Because, here in the United States, I cannot imagine a physician would prescribe a medication without first examining the patient.

July 4, 2011 - 4:59pm
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Hello Maryann, I have a question as well about fertility medications. I have been battling endo for about 7 years now. It has just recently gotten to the point where I was getting the Lu pron injections. My Gyno told me that I could try fertility medications or have a hysterectomy. I am wanting to try the pills before I make such a dramatic decision being only 26 with one son. Do you think that the pills could help me at all?

July 30, 2011 - 12:32pm
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hi..i took clomiphene citrate an it didnt work..he didnt even check me to prescribe me it..just kus i told him i been trying for 5 years and no baby..i got my period agian so i called gyn and told him what else can he do..and he prescribed me them again...and here i im taking them..well c what happens..

July 2, 2011 - 11:37am

Hi Sonia,
I understand that, without health insurance, health care and doctor's visits can be very expensive and a financial strain. I want to be able to give you the best guidance.
If I understand you correctly, it is only recently that you have tried to get pregnant. Also, has the doctor, who you visited and who advised you to take Clomid, ever done any tests to prove that you have a infertility problem?
I would suggest that you try to conceive naturally, without taking Clomid. If, after 6 months, you are still unable to conceive, then visit the doctor to rule out an infertility problem.
Is there a free or low cost clinic near where you live? This can be an affordable alternative for care and a second opinion.

March 14, 2011 - 4:51pm
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