I saw some information on your website but none directly relating to the question I have and was hoping you may be kind enough to help.
My question is: How does clomid use help PCOS patients conceive a healthy pregnancy? And, more specifically, how does clomid affect progesterone levels?
My background: I have PCOS and had four early term (eight week or less) confirmed miscarriages. First three micarriages were without assistance, 4th was on month three of clomid through intercourse w/ my husband. After the 4th miscarriage I was found to have PCOS due to my AMH levels and number of follicles on each ovary.
Infertility dr’s have tested me for hormone abnormalities, AMH levels, lupus, antibodies, etc. All normal tests with exception to AMH levels that are always between 6.9-13.6 and ultrasounds indicated extra follicles (10 on one side, 12 on the other).
I am a 29 year old, 5’9″ and 140lb female who is considered a ‘thin’ a-typical PCOS patient. I have had chromosome checks on both myself and husband and husband has undergone comprehensive chromosome analysis, all normal. We have even had pre-IVF testing for Hep, HIV, etc. all as you would want to find, negative.
My dr. is now recommending clomid (original dr. to prescribe w/ an obgyn).
The endocrinologist suggests that I probably have a progesterone issue where my eggs are not maturing properly and my progesterone levels are not going where they need to go. He is suggesting I do 50mg of clomid, IUI, and check progesterone on day 21 to determine if the dose needs increased.
I will say my progesterone level, even while on clomid previously was never above 15.
I just didn’t grasp how clomid correlates to increased progesterone and more successful pregnancy rates in females in situations like mine. Your website was easy to read so I was hoping your answer may clarify. Thanks.