I had an idea of what to expect, however so many months had passed since the last time I took this medication, I kind of forgot the details. The great thing is that I had my last blog post about Clomid, to look back on.
This time I was prescribed the same dosage as I was during last treatment, 100mg of Clomid. I was again told to take it at the same time every day, for five days but this time from cycle day 5 – 9 (last treatment was cycle day 3 – 7). I was also advised that I should take the medication with food as it may upset my stomach.
Based on my experience last time, I decided to telecommute for the three work days I would be taking the medication as I know there were times that I was very uncomfortable when I took it before. The only other thing I did differently this time was that I took the medication around noon instead of in the evening.
This was my experience.
Day 1: This day was by far the worst. I was snappy, emotional, lightheaded, nauseous and had a lot of hot flashes in the evening.
Day 2: This day was less severe but I did experience a few side effects, the worst being the headache. I also had some lightheadedness right after taking the pills and just a few hot flashes.
Day 3: Felt great this day, little to no side effects at all. I also had a lot of energy.
Day 4: Again no serious side effects on this day. Lots of energy in the morning, however in the evening I began to feel a bit sluggish.
Day 5: A little sluggish and a few hot flashes. Besides that, a-okay!
The first day was by far the worst, but besides that, it was much more manageable than the last time. I really think that taking it earlier in the day (10:45 am) helped a lot. The less severe side effects could also be attributed to the fact that I took the medication from cycle day 5 – 9, but I am not certain.