Is Clomid right for you?

by sivklemets | on 08th February 2013 |

You have almost certainly heard of Clomid, but how does it work, and is it suitable for you? This article discusses the issues.

Is Clomid right for you?

Clomid or Clomid Citrate is a drug which induces ovulation, it is the most common form of fertility treatment. First off your doctor needs to evaluate your general health and determine what is the cause or primary cause of your infertility, this would normally include the testing of both you and your partner as male infertility needs to be excluded.

Clomid is particular suitable if you are not ovulated or have irregular ovulaton. The drug works by stimulating your hypothalamus to produce more estrogen which then in turns stimulates your ovaries to ovulate.

What are the side effects?
Headaches and mood swings are common, as is being sick plus there is the risk of hyperstimulation and alopecia (hair loss) Certain groups of people are more vulnerable to side effects than others these include; diabetes, heart disease and those with a history of spontaneous abortions.

You would not normally be given Clomid if you have one of the following conditions

Liver problems
Ovarian Cysts
Any form of Tumors
Pituitary Gland problems

It can in some women impact on their ability to drive, so care should be taken.

Clomid is banned in sports as its used by male athletes in conjunction with anabolic steroids.

According to the American Society for Reproductive medicine, up to 45% of women become pregnancy following 6 cycles of Clomid. It has been on the market and used successfully since the 1960's.

Clomid is an effective treatment but its important that it is taken under medical supervision, it is particularly suitable for women with ovulation related problems.

If you are considering taking Clomid why not join our popular pregnancy and womens health forum, we have many experience members who have used Clomid themselves and can share their tips with you. Its free to join.

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