Monday, March 13, 2006


"Clomiphene citrate is frequently referred to by its brand names, Clomid and Serophene. Clomiphene is used to induce ovulation, to correct irregular ovulation, to help increase egg production and to correct luteal phase deficiency. It is one of the selective estrogen receptor modulators that acts as an anti-estrogen and tricks the pituitary gland into producing more FSH and LH, which, in turn, stimulates the ovary into producing more eggs and follicles. Generally, Clomid follicles are larger than injectible follicles right before ovulation."

clomid... that is what my ob prescribed to me last saturday. i've heard of this medicine before and i know of some friends who have actually taken it. but i didn't pay much attention to its details. all i know is that, if you have fertility concerns, this medicine is part of their initial work-up.

so when she prescribed me clomid and advised me take it for 5 days before bedtime starting saturday, i was a bit apprehensive. actually, i wasn't even able to ask her the details as to why i should take clomid. but, i trust that my ob knows what she's doing.

despite that initial apprehension, i do understand that i have to go through this process if i want to get pregnant again sooner. and it really is my (our) priority right now.

on another note, my ob checked whether i still have that cyst in my right ovary. thankfully, it was no longer there! it was just physiological in nature and i need not worry about it anymore.

we just pray that all will be well in this new chapter in our lives. i have to take another turn in our life journey and we haven't even recovered fully from our first turn. and yet, i hope and pray that we will be able to go through this with continued faith and belief that everything is possible. we simply have to believe.


  1. hi liza! i pray that everything will be ok in terms of your fertility check ups. :)

    Take care.

  2. basta stay healthy lang din po :) *fingers-crossed* goodluck ha! ;)