Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Clomid Question

Ok, so I'm totally venturing into the unknown here.  This will be my first cycle with Clo.mid, and I'm pretty nervous, yet excited, yet scared to death.  I called my OB this morning and asked what I should consider CD1, since I started spotting yesterday.  I left a message with his nurse, and she called me back this evening.

Now, I know I should cut them some slack.  She's probably one of those cute Utah gals that got pregnant by sleeping next to her husband.  But do you know what she said to me? "CD1 is when you period starts"  Really?  Huh, gee, I didn't know that.  Thanks for the help.  *rolls eyes*

So then I ask her in a more pointed way "Does spotting count as the first cycle day?  Because the Dr. wants me to start taking clo.mid on CD3, so I need to know what he considers to be CD1."  She gets all quiet and says, "Um, I'm going to have to ask the Dr.  I'm new here, and I don't know all of these things yet"

Sigh.  When I left the message I specifically asked for what the Dr. considers CD1 since I was supposed to start taking the 'mid on CD3.  Granted, I have a cold from hell, and my voice sounds like mickey mouse, but still.  I know I specifically asked that.  So why wouldn't you check before calling me back?  (See this people, this is just plain moodiness, not even drug induced moddiness.  Pray for my hubby if the 'mid affects me badly)

Anyway, she called me back and said that any spotting is considered CD1 according to the Dr.  So my question is this (I know, it took forever to get there. . . ):  Does this sound right to you?  Because from what I read in blogs it doesn't sound the same.  And I know I should go with what my Dr. says, but. . . well, I tend to question everything.


  1. I dunno. Full flow is CD 1, as far as I'm concerned. Some cycles I spot for five days before CD 1. I even spotted when I was taking, and I counted CD 1 as the first full day of flow, started the on CD 3, and the u/s showed I o'ed 13-14 days after CD 1. So, if it were me, I would go with full flow. But, like I said, that's just me. :)

  2. My doctor also says that ANY flow (not mid cycle though), spotting or not, is considered CD1.

  3. My doc says that a full flow, not spotting, is CD1. And pre my doctor telling me that, I always counted the first full flow day, not the spotting day. So I've never really considered spotting day CD1.

    Good luck with the Clomid! I really hope you don't have any of the side effects. Go Clomid!