If you have been in the infertility world for even a short amount of time you probably have heard of the medication refered to commonly as Clomid.
By definition, Clomid (clomiphene) is a non-steroidal fertility medicine. It causes the pituitary gland to release hormones needed to stimulate ovulation (the release of an egg from the ovary).
So basically- it helps you ovulate and it is typically one of the first interventions an OBGYN or Fertility doctor might put you on when trying to aid you in getting pregnant.
If you want to learn more about Clomid I would recommend visiting this informative site.
What we want to share with you to day is brief testimonials of real people who have experienced Clomid along their infertility journey.
Text book information is great and all- but sometimes you just want to know what someone else went through- and you want to hear it in layman’s terms.
The following come from real women who have taken Clomid. It’s the good, the bad and the ugly.
But hopefully this helps you feel less alone or more prepared as you continue your journey.
Clomid was the medication I was put on for the first time ten years ago. Even though we have male factor infertility, and I do not have a problem with ovulation- my doctor had me take it while we did our IUI’s. We were able to conceive two daughters while on Clomid combined with doing the IUI procedure.
Because I was only on it for a few months during those periods of time I didn’t notice what it did to me. Several years ago I was on Clomid for almost two years- with there only being a few months here and there that I was off of it.. It was during this time that I noticed how much it messed with my emotions.
It made me feel angry, sad, depressed, mad- and all on a heightened level. I can remember a few times when I thought I was having a nervous break down. There were times when I didn’t even know who I was anymore. Of course, those emotions could also be attributed to the pains of infertility but now being off of Clomid for over two years I can definitely tell a difference and believe Clomid did attribute to my mental health.