Quote from oceanblue
My OB/GYN has just prescribed Clomid, I've been trying to concieve for almost 2 years with no success, has anyone ever taken it? Is there a high success rate? Any side effects?
I'd appreciate any info.
Thanks in advance.
RUN, don't walk, but RUN to a reputable Reproductive Endocronologist! They are the ones that specialize in infertility. No offense, but your OB/GYN is NOT the right doctor to go to.
The same exact thing happened to me. I wasn't getting pregnant at the age of 31. My OB/GYN decided to prescribe Clomid. It worked all right. Besides giving me terrible mood swings and hot flashes, it gave me an ectopic pregnancy. I had to have my left tube removed. But the doctor said my right one looked ok.
I ended up going to a local RESOLVE meeting. They told me the same thing. RUN to an RE....and I did. I went to a very reputable group here in S. Florida. They immediately started with all sorts of tests for both my husband & I. One of the tests was a hystersalpingagram. As it turns out, I have blocked tubes. I would have never ever gotten pregnant the old fashioned way. The only way I could get pregnant is by IVF. My husband is perfectly fertile.
Thankfully, in less than 6 months of going to this practice, I got pregnant via IVF. My miracle son is 5 years old. After he was born, I got pregnant again. But it was an ectopic in the other tube. I think the pregnancy opened my tube. But the inside of the tube was damaged. So I had that tube removed as well.
Now I am tubeless. But at least I know what my problem is. It is tubal factor. We are now in the process of looking into adoption for baby # 2. We tried IVF this past January and my eggs weren't good. I am 37 years old. Age is a very very important factor in infertilty.
How old are you? How old is your husband? Where do you live? Two years without success is two years too long. I am not trying to scare you. I am trying to give you the best chance to conceive (in my humble opinion and based on my experience)
I have since recommened a number of other people to go to an RE instead of their OB/GYN. One of them was my sister and the other a good friend. Both of them got pregnant via IUI (intra uterine insemination) from an RE. Both of them had been to their regular OB/GYN. Both were told to relax, not to worry, it will happen, etc etc. See what I mean?
Now, you may get pregnant with clomid and live happilly ever after. But I wouldn't chance it. Time may not be on your side.
Best of luck- let me know what happens.