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Tuesday, August 14th 2007, 2:39pm


Unprescribed Clomid

Thanks to the internet, it is now easier than ever for women to get their hands on Clomid. As a result, a number of women who are not experiencing fertility problems have begun using Clomid as an inexpensive way to increase their chances of conceiving twins. Although Clomid can increase the chances of conceiving multiples compared to the general population, many agree that this increase is not significant. Moreover, the use of unprescribed Clomid is both dangerous and possibly detrimental to your chances of conceiving.

Since the drug is not prescribed, health care providers cannot properly monitor their patients that are using it. Without close monitoring, it is difficult to know whether or not the Clomid is even affecting your body. Additionally, it can cause the signs of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) to go unnoticed. OHSS is a serious complication in any woman who uses fertility drugs and severe cases require immediate medical attention.

Even if OHSS does not occur, women who use Clomid but do not have any ovulation problems may actually be making their body less effective at getting pregnant. Using Clomid unnecessarily can create new problems, such as making your cervical mucus hostile to your partner’s sperm, thereby lowering your chances of successfully conceiving.

Getting Monitored
To ensure that Clomid is working as it should, and that ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome does not occur, you will require close monitoring by your fertility specialist. This will also help to determine just how well your body is responding to the clomiphene and whether or not it is necessary to increase your dosage.

Generally, most women start out on 50mg tablets. This is the minimum dosage that can be prescribed. If your body does not seem to respond to this during the first cycle, the dosage will be increased to 100mg. If your body still does not respond, your Clomid can be increased up to a maximum of 200mg, although this is not normally recommended. In some cases, it may be necessary to supplement the Clomid with another type of hormonal medication in order to stimulate ovulation.

While Clomid can be prescribed for six cycles, a few experts agree that, if a pregnancy hasn’t occurred within the first three cycles, it is unlikely to occur at all with this type of treatment alone. About 80% of women will respond and ovulate within the first three cycles, though

How it Works

Used to help regulate or induce ovulation, clomiphene assists in increasing the production of egg maturation in the ovaries. Clompihene is taken orally via a pill on days 3 to 7 or 5 to 9 of your menstrual cycle. In order to regulate your ovulation, Clomid sends a message to your pituitary gland, telling it that it needs to start or needs to secrete more FSH and LH. This increased level of hormones then signals to your ovaries that it is time to start maturing some eggs. Because of the higher level of FSH and LH in your system, your egg production and ovulation is improved thus facilitating ovulation.

In addition to helping women with ovulation problems, Clomid may also be used for women who are found to have a luteal phase defect. Women with polycystic ovarian syndrome are also likely to have Clomid prescribed. Men who have hormonal imbalances may be prescribed clomiphene in some situations. However, the use of this treatment has not been proven and the FDA has yet to approve the use of Clomid for men.

Since Clomid helps to increase the number of eggs that are produced by the follicles, this fertility medication is also often used in women who are undergoing assisted reproductive techniques and require multiple eggs to be retrieved. This is called superovulation and increases the chances of multiple births.

If you have found FertilityZone during your search for Clomid on the Intenet, we urge you NOT to buy it, but to see your GP and seek their advice. It is DANGEROUS to take Clomid without the correct supervision each month and FertilityZone take no responsibility for those who have ignored this warning, have purchased the drug themselves and then joined the site to ask questions about dosage etc.

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