I took my last clomid last night.
The emotional side effects weren’t as bad as I was afraid of, but the pysical were more than I was expecting. I’ve heard that the side effects get worse with each clomid cycle. I wanted to record my side effects so that I can review before next time if this cycle doesn’t end well.
- headaches – almost migraines. One one side and radiating down my face.
- Trouble sleeping. I toss and turn all night. It makes me so exhausted, but I still can’t sleep.
- Ute pain
- nausea (hard to distinguish from the normal metformin, but the bloating seems to make it worse.
- some excessive crying and rage, but not as bad as I thought it might be.
I was hoping that the clomid would help me ovulate at a more reasonable time, but unfortunately, my OPK is already getting a bit dark at CD8. I was really hoping to hold out and not get a +OPK until CD11, but I don’t think I’ll make it. I’m hoping it’s not tonight or tomorrow morning, but who knows. My RE said last cycle that CD10 (when I ovulated) was too early for a mature egg. I don’t know what we will do if it happens again. Will we still get to do the IUI? Will we need different drugs next cycle? I don’t even know if there is anything short of a full injectable cycle that could help with that, and I’m not even sure on that. I hate this.