Many women with PCOS go to Clomid in order to get pregnant. However, in cases like mine, not only did the drug not work. I think it made the issues I had been having worse. I gained weight while I was on this drug and had such large hormonal swings that I thought I was going to lose those close to me. This was personally one of the worst drugs that I have ever tried.
My issue is not that I have PCOS, which is an issue that many women have. I however, have severe PCOS and Clomid was simply not made for that level. While I have seen others with Severe PCOS manage to get pregnant on this drug. I was told that it was not very likely for me. They were right. During the entire time I was on Clomid, I didn’t even ovulate. I went from the starting dose the the maximum dose within four months with no result. However, what I did get was every single side effect.
I remember gaining weight, having headaches, my breasts were swollen and very tender, I was dizzy, and with the dizzy came nausea. I was told that all of this will pass as I got used to the medication. Since I showed no sign of the severe side effects that I would be fine. It was four months of this. Finally the doctor and I had to call it quits. The reason for this was that even with everything I had been going through. I was not ovulating. I still had to take pills to make my period start.
I remember at one point on the medication I really wanted to hit my husband. Who hadn’t done anything! He had walked in after a long day of work and I started in on him for no reason. All he asked was that I give him about twenty minutes to unwind from work so that he could handle everything. I went ballistic and really wanted to hurt him. At that point I went outside and took a walk. What he had asked was more than reasonable. This point was the beginning of month four. At this point I talked to my doctor and decided that if I didn’t ovulate after this I was going to try something else. I couldn’t handle this anymore.
This was brought up yesterday on Facebook. A friend of mine was asking some questions about Clomid on PCOS Woman. I really had to think about it. I decided to share my experience. Even though I had a very negative experience with the drug. This is for all of those women who didn’t get that miracle that they were hoping for from this drug.