Hello. I'm Dr. Christensen.
I'm sorry you're having difficulty conceiving. As you've discovered, clomiphene
) does help stimulate ovulation. However, clomiphene only induces ovulation in about 3/4 of women who take it, and it won't necessarily trigger ovulation every month you're taking it. Therefore, it's quite possible you didn't ovulate during your last cycle, and this would explain why you haven't had a period.
Women who are under 35 years of age who take clomiphene have about a 15% chance of getting pregnant each month they're using the medication. Unfortunately, the overall pregnancy rate
among clomiphene users is only around 50%.
If your doctor chooses to stop the clomiphene, he/she will no doubt review other options, such as in vitro fertilization
. If you're not currently taking metformin
, this medication might improve your chances of conceiving and carrying a pregnancy to term, too.
I hope that answers your question, and I wish you and your husband good luck!