There are a lot of women in the world today that struggle with fertility! Infertility is not an easy thing to face. These people have tired monitoring their cycles, making charts and many other tedious tasks. But what happens when this just is not enough. Well, doctors have moved into prescribing a medication that stimulates ovulation. Then name of this drug is Clomid. It isn’t taken by ingestion but rather orally. Clomid is a not a steroid that stimulates ovulation and works by blocking estrogen receptors at the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus is the control center for the hormones in the body. When the receptors are blocked, the hypothalamus releases FSH and LH. These two hormones are natural ovarian stimuli. When the ovaries are stimulated a ovulation cycle is formed in a normal way.
Like most drugs, there are side effects that may and or may not affect different people. Due to the differences between patients, these side effects may vary in severity. A few of the side effects can be, bloating, cramping, mood swings, sleep pattern changes. There are also a few more severe side effects such as ovarian enlargement presenting as abdominal or pelvic pain, flushing, nausea, abnormal uterine bleeding. If these symptoms should arise it is important that you notify your doctor immediately.
While Clomid will induce ovulation cycles, the likelihood of having multiple births is drastically increased. Multiple births happen when more than one egg is dropped into the uterus and is fertilized. The doses of Clomid are different, depending on the doctor’s recommendations.