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    Question 7 days of clomid instead of 5?

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    I am in round 2 of clomid, and both times my doctor had me take it for 7 days instead of 5. Has anyone else had this? Why would he have me do this if 5 is the norm? First cycle I took from days 5-11, 50mg, this cycle was 3-9, 100mg.

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    Yes, my RE prescribed 7 days of clomid 150mg, cd 3-9. I had not responded to 5 days of 50, 100, or 150mg, so he said sometimes women just need a couple extra days to respond; an extra boost of medicine. Unfortunately, I'm clomid resistant and even the extra days didn't produce any follicles. Good luck to you!

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    I did 8 this cycle and it definitely helped me develop one great follie!
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    I took 50mcg clomid my first round only 5 days but this cycle I took it days 5-11. i am guessing that is because i didnt respond at all to the 1st cycle. Are you taking anything else? I am taking 2000mcg metformin and Follistem 25 iu for 3 days atleast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ovrwaytcycster View Post
    I took 50mcg clomid my first round only 5 days but this cycle I took it days 5-11. i am guessing that is because i didnt respond at all to the 1st cycle. Are you taking anything else? I am taking 2000mcg metformin and Follistem 25 iu for 3 days atleast.
    i am not taking anything else right now. doc didn't give me met b/c i'm thin, even though i know it does help thin cysters. but he is having me do ultrasounds to monitor my follicles, and last round i had 2! he also gave me the hcg trigger shot last time, and i would guess i will get it this time too. oh, and he had me use progesterone suppositories after i o'd. so at least he is on top of things.

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    I did this as well. Although I was doing 100 mg a day. We did IUI with trigger this cycle. I had two great follies and ended up with a BFP. So it does work! Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by juls56 View Post
    I did this as well. Although I was doing 100 mg a day. We did IUI with trigger this cycle. I had two great follies and ended up with a BFP. So it does work! Good luck.
    congrats!! wishing you the best! it's so nice to hear success stories.

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    This cycle, I took Clomid for 7 days. Last cycle I did 200mg x 5 days and didn't even get a follie. I think that I need longer stimulation. Maybe your doctor has had better success with patients taking it for 7. Some women even take Clomid for 10 days... so 7 isn't bad! Baby dust!
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    I know this is an old thread...but is there any other Cysters out there that had success w/a BFP taking Clomid this way?

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    MINE DID! I got a flag that there was a response to this thread. I have not updated my siggy either but I had a baby July 2010 - so that exact cycle worked!
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    Congrats and thanks for responding. How many mgs and on what dates did you take it, if you don't mind me asking. I was thinking of trying 7 days instead of 5 when AF ever gets here. I took 50mg cd3-7 this cycle and didn't O. But got a positive opk. I guess I was gearing up to O but never released the egg. I got pregnant with my son using 50mg cd 5-9. I guess I have to up the dose, 50mg is not enough for me anymore. I would appreciate any advice you have.

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    Here's my Clomid history:
    Cycle #1: 50mg days 5-9, no follicles on ultrasound
    Cycle #2: 100mg days 5-9, no follicles on ultrasound
    Cycle #3: 100mg days 3-12, 5 follicles >20mm on ultrasound!!

    I didn't get pregnant despite having 5 mature follicles (and my day 21 progesterone level indicated that I did ovulate), but I was thrilled to know that I could produce follicles at all. I couldn't find anything online about taking Clomid for 9 days, but it worked for me! Should be starting cycle #4 with Clomid 100mg days 3-12 in a few weeks...hoping for a BFP this time!

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    @rclavers Yay! for a follicle hope you get your BFP next cycle.

    I have tried to find info online as well and haven't found anything yet. I may try 50mg cd 3 & 4 and 100mg cd5-9, I don't know yet. I would like to hear others exprerience with this as well.

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    On my first IUI cycle I was given five days of 100MG and it resulted in one follicle. BFN. On this second cycle I was given a 5 day supply of 100MG again. But this time I didn't respond to it. So I was given an additional 8 day supply of 100MG. So for me, I had two rounds of Clomid in one cycle. This resulted in three big, beautiful follicles. IUI was a few days ago, after trigger. We'll see what happens. If this doesn't result in a positive, I'm curious about how many days of Clomid I'll get next cycle.

    Good luck!

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    @SJB80 Good Luck to you as well. Please let me know how it goes this cycle for you.

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