I'm an RN (although I didn't learn anything about fertility in school, it was all obstetrics - not infertility) anyways, I give steriods usually to decrease inflammation in various parts of the body - alot of times the lungs. So I know this doesn't help you probably - I'm curious to know why Clomid would be taken with a steriod as well.
Me(26)DH(29)DD(3.5) TTC 2nd- 13 mos, 1st round of clomid 50mg - BFN, 2nd - MC, 3rd- BFN. Been trying naturally 6mos, on 2WW from Sep cycle of 100mg of Clomid days 3-7.
THIS IS THE STEROID THAT THEY ARE GIVING ME Steroids - Dexamethasone, is often use as an adjunct to ovulation induction treatment, especially in patients with hirsutism who have high levels of androgens. It helps by suppressing the production of androgens by the adrenal glands. The dose is usually a 0.5 mg tablet, taken daily at bedtime. Side-effects at such a low dose are unusual. Some IVF clinics also use steroids after embryo transfer, because they believe this helps to improve pregnancy rates by inducing immune suppression and enhancing embryo implantation rates.
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