In the evening: Clomid 50mg, Target prenatal vitamin, 2 1mg Folic Acid pills
In the morning: 2 more 1mg Folic Acid pills and a baby Aspirin (Target Brand, 81mg)
More on Clomid:
Here's the quick version of what Clomid does:
The good: Clomid mimics Estrogen in the brain by blocking the Estrogen receptors (imagine puzzle pieces).
The body thinks it doesn't have enough Estrogen so the pituitary produces more FSH (follice stimulating hormone) and LH (luteinizing hormone). An voi'la...stronger ovulation.
The bad: Clomid also blocks the Estrogen receptors in other parts of the body like the uterus which can cause decreased, dry, or even "hostile" cervical mucus. (Anyone else picturing CM with machine guns? Just me? Maybe it's because I'm watching The Kite Runner while writing this.) It can also thin the uterine lining which is no bueno for implantation. Because of these side effects, IUI (interuterine insemination) or the Turkey Baster as Mr. GG calls it, is often done with Clomid. Apparantly around 30% of people who take Clomid experience these negative effects.
Random Fact: I learned through Googling that body builders also take Clomid! Almost half of the sites I found linked to body building and/or steroids. Weirdos.
I finished my last pill last night (you only take 5) and I have an ultrasound on Friday to check my lining and follicles. Very nervous! I really hoped it worked.
The only side-effect I had was night sweats a couple of times per night on 3 of the nights. They were no big deal.
Anyone else have a Clomid story to share?