I have a question about bloating and cramping after Clomid. I just finished my first cycle of Clomid (50mg from CD 5-9) and have been feeling some cramps and soreness around my lower back and lower abdomen (definitely my ovaries) since after CD 9. Since then my cramps got stronger and I had bloating and (sorry for tmi) feeling gassy around CD 16-18. It is now CD 19 and I do feel a lot better, though I still feel twinges of pain in my lower back. I called my doc yesterday to ask her about my symptoms and she had me come in this morning to make sure my ovaries weren’t hyperstimulated. Luckily I felt a lot better this morning and my doc gave me a quick quick check and said that she thinks I [I]might [/I]have ovulated and found no symptoms of hyperstimulation (YAY!). So we’re not sure whether I ovulated or not, but I have my CD27 appointment with her on December 9th…hopefully I’ll get some good news? What does everyone else think?
I’ve been testing myself with OPKs (the kind with the pink bands) since CD 12 and I have consistently gotten negative results (faint pink test line). However on CD 17 my test line was stronger than before, though it was still a bit lighter from the control line–so I guess it technically is considered to be a negative. But my cramps have been so strong, maybe I did ovulate, but the OPK just wasn’t picking up on it? So I’m confused on whether I did O or not…I sure hope I did!
What do you think? Has anyone else been having the same results?
I read somewhere that you can still have your LH surge and ovulate but it might not be detected on an OPK because the OPK tests LH levels based on a certain average, and that my own individual LH levels, whether I am surging or not, can be lower than the “average” that can be detected on OPKs. What are other people’s opinions?
Any similar stories, advice, or anything would be super appreciated!
Hugs and Babydust to you all! :grouphug: