Clomid, Fertility monitor, and OPK
I am currently on my first cycle of clomid (100 mg days 5-9). I had hypothalamic amenorrhea with multicystic ovaries so in order to induce AF before the clomid, I had to be treated with estrogen + progesterone. Because clomid sometimes doesn't work for women with my condition I am a bit anxious to see if it is going to make me ovulate. I have been using a clearplan fertility monitor and cheapie OPKs. Here's my question.
The fertility monitor said this:
CD6 low fertility
CD7 high fertility
CD8 high fertility
CD9 high fertility
CD10 high fertility
The OPKs only have 1 line (only the control, there is essentially no test line). Is this normal? I'm scared I'm not producing any LH and that makes me worried.
I know the fertility monitor detected an increase in estrogen because it went from low to high fertility so does that mean the clomid is working even if the OPKs give NO test line? I also know it is normal to see many high fertility days with the monitor while on clomid because of increased estrogen. My thought is, if I'm producing estrogen, I'm making eggs, right? Should I rest assured that clomid is doing its job. I had very little side effects. The only other indication I have is some EWCM (which I did not have during my amenorrhea). Thanks.
BTW: my condition was probably caused by an eating disorder which has since been corrected. I increased my BMI from 18.9 to 20.6 (weight from 108 to 120). Maybe it helped?
Last edited by ngolden; 11-22-2006 at 06:58 PM.