What are Clomid side effects?
Some women report severe side effects on Clomid, but many women tolerate Clomid side effects well. Clomid side effects can even be relatively mild and generally disappear once Clomid is stopped.
With higher doses of this fertility drug, Clomid side effects are more pronounced.
About 10 percent of women that take Clomid report Clomid side effects such as:
- 1 Hot flashes
- 2 Mood swings
- 3 Depression
- 4 Breast tenderness
- 5 Nausea
- 6 Headaches
- 7 Visual disturbances
Many Clomid side effects are the result of how the drug works. Clomiphene tricks the body into thinking there’s not enough estrogen. It does this by blocking estrogen receptors.
This leads the organization to release more GnRH, a hormone that tells the pituitary to release more FSH and LH. These hormones stimulate the ovaries and boost ovulation.
Because most of the estrogen receptors are blocked, this leads to some of the clomiphene’s side effects like headaches and vaginal dryness. Most of the other side effects are caused by the ovaries becoming slightly enlarged.
Important note! If you are experiencing severe side effects, unusual symptoms, or are concerned for any reason, contact your doctor.