All you need to know about Clomid

Posted on May 17, 2016 By

What is Clomid?

Clomid is a kind of medication which is generally used to treat infertilities in the woman. The medication helps in the ovulation process and also helps in inducing ovulation when it does not develop and release eggs on its own. This medication also helps in stimulating extra follicles and eggs in the ovaries of the women that already ovulates without medication. Clomid fools the brain and makes it think that the estrogen level in the body is very low. Thinking that the estrogen level has come down, the brain starts releasing follicle stimulating hormone. This hormone has a very big role to play in stimulating the development of mature follicles in the ovary.

Clomid does work and brings positive results in women who suffer from infertility. By following the other instructions and with right medication process, a woman is likely to get pregnant within a specified time. However, the women and the sperm donor generally need to go through various tests that are advised by the doctors before starting with this drug.

Clomid Side effects:

Just like any other drugs and medicines Clomid  Side effects do have its own set of side effects that may affect a woman very badly. Here is a list of side effects that a woman generally experiences after taking this medicine. Though these side effects do not bring any severe reactions to the user’s health, yet it is always advisable to talk to your doctor in details if you are having any of these side effects.

Some of the most common side effects are as follows:

1. Women may have very frequent mood swings.

2. She may suffer from emotional and psychological disturbances.

3. Hot flashes are a very common problem that occurs.

4. A woman may feel discomfort in her abdomen.

5. Clomid often creates visual disturbances.

6. Ovarian cyst formation is also quite possible.

7. Nausea

8. It also reduces the production of cervical mucous.

9. It enhances the chance of multiple pregnancies at times.

Apart from the above side effects, a woman may also suffer from allergic reactions which are undoubtedly a very serious matter. Doctors also suggest the patients report immediately if she experiences any kind of allergic reactions. If a woman is affected by allergies, she is likely to experience:

1. Breathing difficulty

2. Closing of the throat

3. Swelling of lips, tongue or face.

However, the most dangerous of all is the OHSS or ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome which may happen in patients who receives Clomid.

Symptoms of OHSS are:

1. Nausea

2. Weight gain

3. Swelling of hands and legs

4. Weight gain

OHSS is can be fatal. Thus, if you experience any such issues then it would be better for you to report that immediately to your doctor. Failing to do so will affect both the mother and the fetus.

Some of the other common side effects are-

1. Breast tenderness and discomfort

2. Ovarian enlargement

3. Headache

4. Abnormal uterine bleeding

5. Diarrhea

Clomid has often given rise to multiple births. You ay feel that to be great news, however, on the contrary, multiple births carry a risk for both the mother and the fetuses.

What is PCT?

While talking about Clomid, the importance of post cycle therapy or PCT cannot be ignored. If you are pondering about what PCT or post cycle therapy is all about, then for your better understanding you must know the PCT is a method of employing drugs which work via various mechanisms and ensures that the user hormones will be restored back to normal once the steroid cycle is ceased.

Is it required?

This method is very important as without it the restoration of a patient’s normal cycle can sometimes be questionable. Clomid along with Nolvadex can be given post cycle to help the user restore her natural testosterone production. Both the drugs are quite successful in blocking the estrogen at hypothalamus and pituitary gland and thus ensure safety for the user.

Though many doctors suggest using only Nolvadex as that is thought to be enough to recover the cycle, however, many doctors also prefer both as according to them both the drugs do wonderful jobs together in covering all the angles.

It is true that medication does bring complications with it. However, Clomid is believed to be very useful for women who are infertile. The urge of having a baby is often found to be higher where the woman does not think twice about their own health. There is absolutely nothing to worry about. If you follow all the instructions of our doctor you can very easily lower down all the possibilities of health related issues in you.