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Clomid and Other Stimulation Medications

Clomid and other stimulation medications are commonly used with IUI and IVF to treat ovulation disorders and unexplained infertility. Controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) refers to the use of these fertility drugs to stimulate the growth and development of ovarian follicles to produce multiple eggs and increase the chance of pregnancy.

Depending on the medication, it may be in pill form, such as Clomid, or injectable, such as Gonal-F or Menopur.

Clomid (clomiphene citrate) is one of the most often used fertility drugs. Clomid is often prescribed as a first-line fertility treatment for women who are struggling to get pregnant. Find more information on Clomid here:

If you've been on Clomid for more than 6 months and have not achieved pregnancy, it may be time to visit a Reproductive Endocrinologist.


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I am 49,not married.I have no menstruation for 10 months . I have no hot fleshes and I sleep well. Can I have any chances of conceiving and having baby

Hi every1 i have been tryin for a baby for over3 years. I have a daughter who is 4 and was concieved on clomid and met. We have been on these drugs for 3 years and they only just pass the ovulation mark however if i dont take these drug i dont ovulate. My doc wants us to do ivf but we cant afford it. I dont know what else to do or who to talk to its gettin really hard to stsy positive :(

I am 29yrs old. I got my tubes tied almost nine years ago, but i have been taking a fertility drug for the past three weeks. This last week i have been feeling sick. Can i be pregnant?

I am 29 years old I don't have a menestral and no I don't have any disease I was on birth control from age 17 to regulate my menestral. I stopped taking the birth control @ 28 so I could try to start a family, but for some reason it has been a fail. I don't have enough money to go to a fertility clinc. I was wondering is there any thing else that I can do to help me be successful at conceiving?

Hi I am 36 years old and my fiance and i are ttc. i've been preganant twice before (have a son thats 17 now) the second pregnacy I self terminated due to a very abusive relationship. My fiance is 37 and he has no kids and we've been trying for over 2 years. Took clomid for 5 cycles and no pregnancy yet. Had a HSG done and still nothing. He is supposed to have a semen analysis done in another week. My cylces are extremely off sometimes 4 a year. I'm getting so frustrated but I'm not giving up. Just need to know what my next steps are and what options can help afford a specialist if needed...

Hi i am a 20 yrs old i been trying to conceive i had a baby boy in 08 who passed away from SIDS and now i been trying to have another baby but its very hard to do what should i do i really want to have another baby. Thank you

I am 46 and I have had two perfectly healty uneventul pregnancies (now 23 and 17 years old) I am getting remarried and we really want to have a child. Have been trying now for 7 months with no luck. Is it possible to get pregnant in your late 40's. (He is 42 years old)

Your age is certainly a factor in getting pregnant. You really should see a fertility doctor who can evaluate your situation, and discuss what fertility treatments may be available for you. Some fertility clinics do have an age cut off (early to mid 40s depending on the practice) so I would recommend a consultation with a fertility doctor asap. You can use the Find a Doctor or Find a Clinic search on FertilityAuthority - you can search by zip code or city/state.

Good luck!

I am 30 yrs. old and recently married. My husband and I would love to start a family, unfortunately we are having problems. I have seen my O. G. byn. and taken all the tests and everything has came back normal! I just don't know where to go from here ??? What does this mean?

I am 45 I have been trying to get pregnant for 2 years, it has been a roller coaster, I have used several of the meds and seen several Dr. I was put on the shots but could not afford to pay for them. So I am still trying to get pregnant I did use the IUI it didnt work, I am not giving up hope yet, but it is very emotional and it puts also stress on the situation, but Not giving up.

i want to get my tubial reversed; but i've had two c sections would i be able to have it done and how many c section can be perform on a person

im am 24 years old and i have 9 year old husband & i having been trying to get pregnant for 2yrs and we have not had any luck.i want to have a baby so bad that it is depressing me but, we can't afford the treatment

Hi - I'm so sorry to hear you are having a hard time getting pregnant. Have you seen a fertility doctor? If not, you really should - because 2 years is too long to be trying without getting pregnant. I encourage you to schedule a consultation - bring your medical history with you and find out what's involved in the fertility workup. There's a search on every page of - it's a listing of every fertility doctor in the country.

I wish you the best. Please keep us posted.


Hi. My husband and I are trying to conceive. We had 2 miscarriages already, and we both have had check-ups to see can we conceive again. I am taking fertilaid for women and men, and fertilcm for me to produce more cervical mucus. We just started taking them about a month ago, and I am tracking my bbt each cycle. I will keep you all informed to what happensPlease pray for us, and we will pray for you all.

I have finaly met the man of my dreams and we plan to marry. I had my tubes tied six years ago but somehow I hope a miracle can help me get pregnant. I really would love to consimate our marriage with a child.

First of all, congratulations!

Because your tubes are tied, you are either going to have to have that reversed, and/or you are going to need the help of a fertility doctor to get pregnant. Please make an appointment with a fertility doctor who can review your options with you. Best of luck!


I'm 20 years old me and my husband have been trying to conceive for 2 years with no luck i need help ... i'm to the point of tears , we cant afford the help of a fertility clinic ...

I'm so sorry you're having such a difficult time. I know you think you can't afford the help of a fertility clinic or a fertility doctor, but I encourage you to schedule a consultation. Most cases of infertility do not require high-tech treatment. A fertility doctor can review your situation, and determine what the next steps are. You owe it to yourself to at least schedule a consultation.

Please keep us posted.

i am a 22 year old female i have one baby a was recently engadged i have a factor five disorder and i am on cumadin me in my fiance are trying to consive a baby what are my chancesand what can i do to make this possible?

I have been trying for just over 2 years for a baby and i am 28 years old I lost my first child at 33 weeks preme and i was very sick in hospital why can't i fall pregnant

I am 28 years old and I have been trying to get pregnant, but I have never been able to conceive after my miscarriage 10 yrs ago.

i am 29 and have not been able to have a baby i have been told that i don't ovalate when i am suppose too i cry myself to sleep everyday because i want to be a mother so bad and i know my husband wants a baby so much and breaks my heart we where given a child and then the mother came back and took her because she changed her mind its hardest thing i have ever gone threw in my life so i am so scared to even try to adopt a baby i thought i would not be able to afford a clinic but i am going to give a try and may be god willing i will be able to have a baby soon if anyone knows of a good doctor in houston tx please let me know thank you and good luck to everyone on here trying to have a baby

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