Clomid is a medication that is used to help women achieve pregnancy. It works by helping your body to ovulate or release an egg which is necessary to achieve pregnancy. More specifically Clomid blocks estrogen receptors which trigger a woman’s body to release Luteinizing Hormone and Follicle Stimulating Hormone (LH and FSH) which are the two hormones that are responsible for triggering ovulation in a normal menstrual cycle. These hormones can decrease with age making Clomid use common among older woman trying to achieve pregnancy. Clomid is often the first treatment recommended for woman who have been unsuccessful in achieving pregnancy on their own.
This medication is also often used in women who have medical conditions that cause them not to ovulate or to ovulate irregularly such as Polycystic Ovarian Disease.
Clomid is typically taken for five days in the beginning of a woman’s menstrual cycle and can be used on it’s own or in combination with monitoring by a doctor via ultrasound to check for effectiveness and predict when ovulation might occur.
In Australia Clomid is available online without a prescription. The price ranges from about thirty dollars for a twenty five milligram pill which is the lowest typical dose prescribed, to about seventy five dollars for one hundred milligram pills. This is for a quantity of thirty pills which would last for several months since it is typically only taken for five days of each cycle.
Woman who are having difficulty achieving pregnancy due to ovulation problems will typically have an eighty percent chance of ovulating within the first three months of treatment and a fifty percent chance of achieving pregnancy within six months of treatment.
Clomid in online pharmacy
There are multiple online pharmacies in Australia that will ship this medication to other countries, including the United States, without a prescription however there is always a risk that it may be intercepted by customs and you will not receive it.
Side effects to be aware of include abnormal vaginal bleeding, breast tenderness, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, flushing, blurred vision, ovarian enlargement causing tenderness in the abdomen with tenderness, swelling and pressure. Use of Clomid may also cause Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome in which the ovaries produce multiple eggs causing them to become very heavy and increasing the risk of ovarian torsion which can be life threatening. Finally there is an increased risk of multiples (twins, triplets, etc) with the use of Clomid. In fact some women have been known to use Clomid despite not having difficulty with ovulation with the goal of becoming pregnant with multiples. Multiples are also more common in woman under the age of twenty five who use Clomid.
Clomid for men
Clomid is also used in men to help indirectly increase testosterone levels which may help with male infertility if the cause is related to low sperm count.
In the very expensive world of fertility treatments, Clomid can offer a relatively safe and effective first option that can be helpful to many couples trying to get pregnant.