Clomid stimulates the ovaries, causing them to develop multiple follicles and (hopefully) multiple eggs. Not all follicles contain eggs, however. I did three rounds of Clomid with beautiful results, but I don't ovulate too well on my own, so I did this assisted with the hCG Trigger Injections to force me to ovulate when the follicles became mature enough, which was determined through constant monitoring.
Word of warning: If your doctor gives you Clomid and tells you to "come back in X number of months", find a new doctor. Taking Clomid does run you the risk of hyperstimulation in your ovaries, and you need to be monitored by a specialist.
Side effects are mostly just hormones... hot flashes and headaches. Though normally on 50 mg you don't feel a thing. it's when you bump up that you start feeling side effects.
at 12:33 AM on Feb. 23, 2009