First off, I'm a newbie to the board. I hope I do this posting thing properly. Please forgive me for my newbie-ness.
I'm posting because I'm pretty shaken up and I've found very little information online about my most 1st experience on my clomid/IUI journey.
37yo, unexplained infertility (ttc for 2 years)
current action plan: 1st round of clomid/iui
dose: 50mg/daily days 3-7.
I had blood monitored for ovulation Day 8-13. Due to high levels of estrogen and lack of ovulation, an ultrasound was completed yesterday and 10 mature follicles ranging from 22-30mm in size each were located. IUI cancelled for this month due to high-order multiple risk and health risk. I'm told this is an extremely rare reaction to clomid and I would no longer be eligible for this medication (the dr. at the fertility clinic explained she has only encountered this extreme of a reaction on a low dose of clomid 1 other time in 25years of practice).
Due to the size and amount of mature follicles, the dr. is concerned about damage to my ovaries (torsion) and has recommended I be on light duties for the rest of my cycle (including no exercising...which is pretty much how I keep sane). The dr. also seemed so surprised, that no action plan was recommended any further other than it's a waiting game to see how my body recovers from this.
I feel pretty terrible, physically. The dr. implied I will be feeling worse once I actually ovulate and make my way through the rest of this cycle. I'm trying to learn more about what happened and what to expect - but the only information I can find about this is the term OHSS but I'm really not clear if that is the same thing...and OHSS seems to be extremely rare on clomid.
Just wondering if anyone has had similar experience with this.
Thanks in advance :-)