I was contacted via email by a gentleman providing very little information other than he has a low testosterone level, and that he wanted to try Clomid, and did not want testosterone replacement. Clomid is a drug usually used as a female fertility treatment. Going on, he wrote: Who can get that done for me Need a doctor that will make it happen. In certain cases it can raise testosterone levels in men by blocking estrogen receptors that inhibit release of LH, the pituitary hormone that drive testosterone production by the gonads. In part here is my reply to my emailer: (1) I realize physicians tend to be a pretty conservative lot--by that I mean it can be difficult to find one willing to color outside the lines of standard care and evidence-based medicine (what's proven to work and be safe by published mainstream research), even in cases where common sense might make such an unproven therapy seem like a good idea. There are legitimately reasons for that, but it can frustrate patients. In my own case, I have a lot of knowledge and experience with difficult hypothyroidism cases. Based on that, I'm sometimes willing to handle things differently than the average doctor. There is increasing interest in it as a male fertility therapy, and I have used it that way a couple of times. In areas where my knowledge and experience is average compared to my peers, however, I'm as conservative (read: stubborn? Fertility treatment though is always short termonce pregnancy occurs, treatment stops. Occasionally women need to have their ovulation induced when they are having problems conceiving. Clomid is a fertility medication that induces ovulation. (one tablet) daily on days 5-9 of your menstrual cycle (please see instructions below). If the lower dosing fails to induce ovulation we may increase the dosage to no more than 150 mg. After taking the Clomid, one of three things may occur: If your period does start, then repeat the cycle with Clomid again. Mark the days on your calendar with the instructions below to ensure that you are following them correctly. If you have a period between days 27-30 after taking Clomid, then the medicine is working correctly. You should continue taking the medication and have intercourse at the time of ovulation. If you fail to have a period, but your pregnancy test is negative, you are not pregnant.
The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine. It is written for patients and gives information about taking or using a medicine. It is possible that the leaflet in your medicine pack may differ from this version because it may have been updated since your medicine was packaged. Below is a text only representation of the Patient Information Leaflet. The original can be viewed in PDF format using the link above. The text only version may be available from RNIB in large print, Braille or audio CD. For further information call RNIB Medicine Leaflet Line on 08. Clomifene Citrate, otherwise known as Clomid is a drug used to stimulate the ovaries into releasing eggs, to help couples suffering from infertility. Therefore it should only be used by women who are known to have problems releasing eggs. Clomid works by stimulating the ovaries to produce eggs. A sign of this is irregular periods and this can be confirmed by a blood test. It will not work for other types of infertility such as blocked tubes, or male factor infertility. Clomid has been shown to increase the pregnancy rate per cycle to 1 in 20 compared with 1–3 in 100 without treatment. You should start Clomid within the first five days after a period and take it for five days. The usual starting dose if 50mg a day, this achieves ovulation in about half of women.
Your question doesn't reveal to much so its hard to say what it might be. However if your doctor is telling you that your healthy and able to get pregnant and you've been actively trying while ovulating, You may want to consider having your partner see a doctor. You might have already done this and i apologize for giving you useless advice if thats the case, but you'd be surprised how many women never consider the possibility that it might be their partner and not them. Also keep in mind how much stress effects the body and if your constantly concerned about it, your worries might be manifesting themselves physically. There are so many stories of woman who get pregnant after they stop trying and I know for my first son that was the case. I hope it works out for you, because I understand how frustrating it can be.. Thank you for answering my question, let me give you a little bit more so that you have a better idea of what I am going through, my problem is that I have not ovulated, even on clomid, unless I didnt feel anything or didnt notice, but according to the ovulation kit I didnt. Now something that has me puzzled is the fact that my dr tells me to take clomid on days 3-7 of my cycle but all the stories I have read the women have been taking clomid from days 5-9 of there cycle, am I taking it to early? Did cycle 1 clomid 50mg had scan FS said looked like I would O. Maybe once you are Oing you could try progesterone supplements? My FS wanted me to stay on Clomid and I had already done 9 failed cycles (by failed I mean no mature follies). I did 2 cycles on injectables and had 4 mature follies on the first and 3 mature follies on the second. I also got my BFP on my second cycle of injectables. cycle 2 50mg scan on day 13 FS said looked like I was about to O no positive OPK. If you have PCOS Metformin can help I've heard. I feel like it's boosted my progesterone levels a bit. I did ovulate on the other doses but my follicles were too small to have an egg. Clomid's sole purpose is to make your ovulate..it isn't doing that, it isn't working. My advice: Talk to your FS about moving to injectables. Or you could ask about Injectables instead of Clomid? I think Clomid helps balance your whole cycle once it's working (I'm on my second cycle 50mg). Some other things to try - acupuncture, maca powder, keeping fit, eating low GI, sleeping well, not stressing, yoga. I just think know when to pull up stumps on treatment that isn't working. Maybe once you are Oing you could try progesterone supplements? As I'm not sure that's going to make a difference. I feel like it's boosted my progesterone levels a bit. Next day (today) AF has arrived :( have made an appointment to see FS tomorrow afternoon. I would like more than just being told to increase to 150mg. I think Clomid helps balance your whole cycle once it's working (I'm on my second cycle 50mg). Or you could ask about Injectables instead of Clomid? I had horrible side effects on Clomid but no side effects on injections.
Hi, I am curious to know what are the next steps if Clomid is not successful? My put me on it and the clinic. Will Clomid help you get pregnant. the odds of it working on month seven or eight are very. Clomid is not the magic fertility drug that some people mistake it.