Posted by: TryingTryingTrying | 2008/01/22

Clomid & Side Effects

Hi Doc,

My husband and I have been trying for the past 3 yrs to conceive. In 2006, the gynae put me on clomid. I started with 50mg, which never worked. I actually was on it for about 5 months. My last doses was 150mg. She also put me on Trisequens at the same time.

My body reacted very badly to it. I went for monthly visits , and even had monthly blood tests. I complained of body aches, especially my legs and joints. I put on so much weight, and my body started to swell badly. By December 2006, I struggled to walk, and I even started having blurred vision. My body was extremely swollen.

At every appointment, I pointed out these things to the gynae, and she told me that it was normal, my body would adjust. I finally stopped the Trisequens and clomid, after visiting another gynae. He told me that there was nothing wrong with me, I was just fat.

Other doctors have told me that I have PCOS. This gynae told me that this isn't true. The things is, I put on so much weight when I was on the Trisequens & clomid, that's why I was so fat. I now have about 45kg to lose, to be my usual weight. Yes, even then I was about 10kg overweight, but it wasn't bad.

Now I am struggling. I can't lose the weight. I do't have a cycle, I have abdominal pains, I can't conceive. I am 33yrs old and still have acne, facial hair, and my hair is falling out.

I don't know where to start. I feel like a freak.

Please advise.

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Dear Trying Trying Trying

The symptoms you describe are highly suggestive of advanced metabolic problems which maybe the more dominant problem in your fertility saga. The best method would be a combined approach including control of the metabolic syndrome, dietary advises, possibly the use of glucophage as well as fertility investigation and appropriate treatment. You need to see a fertility specialist with special interest in the metabolic syndrome. Folic reduction is extremely important and may assist correctly and restoring to some extent ovulatory cycles or also improving quality. I am sure that once you are sufficiently

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Posted by: Maya | 2008/01/22

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