Ladies, are you trying to get pregnant and having problems? Are you unsure why you have not been successful? Fortunately for you, there is a solution.
Clomid, also known as clomiphene citrate or clomifene, is an oral medication that can help those women who are trying to become pregnant. Here’s how it works. The medication stimulates ovulation by blocking the estrogen receptors where your hormones are controlled, specifically the hypothalamus. When estrogen is blocked, your body begins to ovulate in a normal cycle by releasing two hormones: follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). These hormones will stimulate your ovaries to release eggs. As you ovulate, you become more fertile and more susceptible to becoming pregnant.
But what are the risks?
Anytime you take medication, you expose yourself to potential side effects and uncertainties, so how safe is Clomid? Bottom line up front: Clomid side effects are relatively low and success rates are relatively high; however, it does not guarantee pregnancy. Out of the women who take Clomid, about 10% experience symptoms similar to ones they may have before having their period. Some of the side effects may include: dizziness, upset stomach, bloating, headaches, tender breasts, hot flashes, and moodiness. Less likely, but still possible, symptoms include visual disturbances, vaginal bleeding, and ovarian hyper stimulation. Given the possibility of these symptoms, is Clomid even worth it? Yes. Before taking this medication, it is highly recommended that you consult with you doctor. Likely, your doctor will reiterate the same statement: given the success of Clomid, the symptoms are tolerable. Trust me, no worse than having your period. And the result? A significant increase in your chances of ovulating within the first few months and about a fifty percent chance of conceiving within your first six ovulation cycles while taking the medication and actively trying to become pregnant.
Is Clomid right for me?
It is recommended you talk to your fertility doctor or a medical provider before taking Clomid. For women with ovulation disorders and infertility, Clomid is the recommended treatment; however, dosage and use varies per woman. Based on your medical history, your doctor might recommend taking Clomid with metformin, a medication that increases the body’s responsiveness to Clomid. Clomid has been approved by medical professionals world-wide. In Australia, it has been approved and endorsed by the Babycenter Australia Medical Advisory Board.
Where can I get Clomid?
Doctors can prescribe Clomid for women requiring it, but a prescription is not always required. When purchasing Clomid at a pharmacy in Australia, some pharmacists may require a prescription; however, Clomid can be purchase online through various vendors and online pharmacies. Whether purchasing Clomid with a prescription or online, women are encouraged to follow the directions for dosage. If after six months of taking Clomid and actively trying to become pregnant, you are still unsuccessful, talk to your health care provider. Your health care provider may recommend a higher dosage or pairing the medication with another medicine. In rare cases, a woman may be clomifene resistant. Specifically women who have a body mass index of over 25, have polycystic ovary syndrome, or have hyperprolactinemia may be at higher risk of intolerance. If in doubt, consult a medical provider.
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