You know the quickly spoken blurb of side effects that pharaceutical commericals have to have? I always thought they were the result of an accidental hypochondriac getting thrown into the clinical trials.
I was wrong.
In fact, a small percentage of people just WILL get those effects. I did – all of them – on clomid. Here is a list of Clomid side effects.
Table 2. Incidence of Adverse Events in Clinical Studies (Events Greater than 1%) (n = 8029*)
|Nausea and Vomiting||2.2|
|Blurred vision, lights, floaters, waves, unspecified visual complaints,|
|photophobia, diplopia, scotomata, phosphenes|
|Abnormal Uterine Bleeding||1.3|
|Intermenstrual spotting, menorrhagia|
|*Includes 498 patients whose reports may have been duplicated in the event totals and could not be distinguished as such. Also, excludes 47 patients who did not report symptom data.|
I had the most severe nausea I’ve ever had. Hot flashes that drenched me in sweat followed by chills. Uncontrollable vomiting. It got so bad I had to go to the ER. I couldn’t walk straight because of the blurred vision and dizziness.
The worst part is when you have a bad effect of a drug there isn’t anything the doctors can do but wait out the drug getting out of you system. They gave me some IV anti-nausea meds that helped me open my eyes at least. This started Friday on my last dose of Clomid and just started getting better earlier today (Tuesday). Yuck.
Anyways – Saline ultrasound was perfect and FSH was good (I’ll get numbers next week when hubby and I go in for communicable disease testing for IVF). So, I officially have a clean bill of fertility health so far. That is great news for IVF.
Still waiting on getting that grant.