Last cycle, before I knew I’d be going on Clomid, I tried Soy Isoflavones (nature’s Clomid) and took it in the same way as the Clomid (for 5 days, and I chose cycle days 3-7). The positives were, I slept really well the nights I took it, it brought OV forward a couple of days and I had much stronger OV pains. The negative was I had diarrhoea each morning after taking it the night before. Also, my CBFM didn’t work with it and I never saw a peak even though a CB digi OPK and my body told me I’d ovulated. Whether we’d have got a BFP if I’d taken it for 3 cycles like the Clomid I don’t know, but it was worth a shot.
The Clomid I was to take cycle days 2-6, and I took my first Clomid tablet on the 5th December 2011. I decided to take it at night to minimise the side effects I’d read about and thankfully I had none. It’s now 4 days since I took the last tablet and I’m waiting to ovulate, really hoping it works and brings it forward to cycle day 14 (or somewhere close). All those years when I was younger and glad to have that extra week before AF turned up, thinking, that even though it was only a difference of a week, how lucky I was to not come on every 28 days. Now, I’d give anything to have a 28 day cycle and more chances each year to conceive our baby.
Based on the results of taking Soy and using the CBFM last cycle I’ve decided to give that a miss this time and stick to OPKs. Used my first one this evening and hoping I get that smiley face soon, judging by the “niggles” I’m having it shouldn’t be too far away, I hope.