For posterity I decided to write down a bit about my experience with Clomid.
My doctor asked us if we would be ok with multiples…uh, yeah! But said 2 is the limit, if there are 3 follicles, we can’t try this month (which would suck!) A nurse went over all the side effects I can expect and she didn’t mention psychosis, attempted suicide or other horrible things I’ve read on the internet so maybe that’s not normal? I thought the internet was always true…
I am happy to say that I really didn’t have any negative side effects. In fact, my husband claims I was happier than normal while taking it. (Disclaimer: I was also on vacation in one of the most beautiful places on earth, so that might have added to my happiness…)
Day 1- I had some mild cramping and headaches, but overall felt great. I was a bit irritable and short with others, but when on vacation with your family (read: my family), that can happen and frankly, should be expected.
Day 2- More mild headaches and cramping. Nothing to write home about, just drank lots of water and I was fine.
Day 3- Went SKYDIVING! Had one issue today that could have been Clomid related, or could have just been me. While trying to get out of a town after taking a wander in the car, we kept missing turns and getting off the grid. My husband (who is an “process before I speak” kind of guy) was supposed to be giving directions but was just not on the ball. I then pulled over, yelled at him and told him to get out and sit in the back seat and that I needed someone “more capable” to sit in the front with me. He says it was the Clomid talking, who knows…
Day 4- No side effects today.
Day 5- A bigger headache today with some pinching in the lower abdomen along with cramping. Could this mean something is starting to happen? I was feeling the pinching on both sides intermittently, but more so on the right.
Now it’s time to wait and see if 50mg was the right dosage!!
Anyone out there who took Clomid for several rounds–did you have the same side effects each time, or were they different each cycle? Hoping maybe I just won’t have bad reactions, since this first round went well, but maybe that is wishful thinking? 🙂