Is Clomid Therapy Right for You?

Is Clomid Therapy Right for You?

All about Clomid

Clomid has been on the market for many years, since 1967. It is one of the oldest fertility drugs on the market, although it was first introduced in injection form. Now, in it’s oral form, Clomid is one of the most popular and successful fertility drugs out there. In fact, up to 80 percent of women who start taking Clomid begin to ovulate within three cycles. Forty percent of those women will even become pregnant within the first three months! But, how do you know if Clomid is right for you, and if you are a good candidate? Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Who should NOT take Clomid?

While Clomid is a very popular and successful fertility drug, that doesn’t mean that it is for everyone. There are a few cases in which women should not take Clomid. Women who have fertility issues that are caused by damaged or blocked Fallopian tubes unfortunately will not be helped by Clomid.

Women who might be pregnant (obviously) should not take Clomid. If a woman has ovarian cysts or enlarged ovaries that are due to something OTHER than PCOS, they should avoid taking Clomid unless specifically told to by their doctor. Women who suffer from thyroid issues, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, liver disease, or undiagnosed vaginal bleeding should also make sure to talk to their doctor before beginning Clomid treatment, just to make sure that they are safe.

When Clomid is a good choice

Clomid can be a great choice for many fertility issues. Clomid works by tricking the body into producing more FSH and LH hormones. This can stimulate ovulation in women who might not ovulate otherwise. For women who have luteal phase defect, Clomid can be a great choice.

Clomid is also a great choice for women who are having trouble ovulating due to PCOS, which is very common. For women that have unexplained fertility issues, Clomid is a very good choice. It is very productive at starting ovulation in women who don’t know what their fertility problems might be, and that is why it is usually one of the first choices for doctors to prescribe.

Does Clomid have any side effects?

One of the great things about Clomid is that it doesn’t usually have very many side effects. The side effects that it does have are very manageable. Truthfully, many of the side effects of Clomid mimic the symptoms of pregnancy, so most women handle them pretty well.

Some of the most common side effects are breast tenderness, bloating, headaches, nausea, mood swings, etc. Most of these side effects are very manageable for the women who suffer from them. However, most doctors do not like for women to use Clomid for more than six months at a time. If you use Clomid for more than one year straight, there is a slight increase in a woman’s risk for ovarian cancer.

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Dr. Renee Hanton, MD
Dr. Renee Hanton, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Renee Hanton is ConceiveEasy's Senior Physician with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Dr. Hanton specializes in the endocrine causes of infertility, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)