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Confusion in TTC
AZshepherdgirl posted:
I am new here and am asking for some advice. I am 28 years old and stopped taking birth control pills at the end of February so that my husband and I could ttc. My period did not return immediately and i went to my doctor who prescribed prometrium to force it, it started on day 67. I then started Clomid on day 5 of my cycle. I went in for an unltrasound on day 18 of my cycle (this monday the 23rd) to find that I had a dominant follicle, but that it was about 1 inch in diameter making it a cyst. My doctor did do blood tests and told me that my hormone levels were normal.

I am wondering why I am even taking this medication in the first place. Is it odd that my period would not just return exactly normally after taking birth control that I would need to be diagnosed with ovulation problems? Also, if I got a cyst the first time I took this medication what are the odds that it's only going to get worse the longer that I take it? I have read many of these discussions and it seems that most posts are from women taking clomid because they have pcos or endometriosis and i do not have either one.

Any advice would be appreciated. My husband and I just want to do the right thing and don't want to have to take any meds that might not be necessary and may ultimately cause more problems than they do help.
FrenchBulldogMom responded:
I think some doctors prescribe Clomid so that you can conceive faster. You're 28 and a lot of doctors panic if a patient is over 30, so he/she is just being a little more aggressive.
KittyKatJenn responded:
I thik your doc was just trying to get your period back on tract and to get you to ovulate after getting off the bcp. It can sometimes take up to a year for your period to return to normal. It doesn't really have anything to do with conceiving faster. It sounds like he is just trying to get your system back on track after the bcp.

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