Hi, I'm 29 and my husband and I have been trying to have our first baby for about 1 1/2 years now. We had a miscarriage early on last March. In December I found out that I was not ovulating. My dr. said that she wanted my levels to be at a 5 but they were 0.13 (ie non-ovulation). She then put me on Clomid and during my first round I had HORRIBLE cramping, so I guess it was working. Now I am onto round 2 (starting today) and I have had a very, very light flow. It started a day later and when it has normally been extremely heavy, it is more like spotting. Not to mention the migraine that I have had for over two weeks now. Has anyone ever experienced anything like this? Is it normal? I don't want to get my hopes up but at the same time I hope it works. Any advice would be very helpful! Thanks
You should never have to "guess" that clomid is working.
Ovulation inducing medications require monitoring to make sure you are responding correctly. It sounds like your doctor is not monitoring you at all. You need to find a doctor that will monitor you with CD 3 ultrasound and blood work, mid cycle ultrasounds, and 7 DPO blood work. Your best bet is looking for an RE.
Also you should have had all the basic IF testing done before starting clomid, including CD 3 blood work, 7 DPO blood work, HSG, and a SA for your DH. Do not do any more medicated cycles until you have all of this done. It sounds like your doctor attempted 7 DPO blood work, but many doctors will order the blood work for CD 21 instead of 7 DPO. If you don't ovulate on CD 14, this can make this blood work useless.
Clomid is not candy. It can have serious side effects including ovarian cysts, thinned lining, and over stimulation resulting in higher order multiples.