In retrospect, I feel I was a bit cavalier in my attitude when I first started taking it. I only took in the positive benefits I was reading and didn't look deeply enough at the potential side effects.
For me, I believe 75 mg is too high a dosage. I started at 50 and went up to 75 about a month ago because this was the dose used in the successful oft-quoted fertility study (the only major study done so far, I believe, so it's not been shown that high of dose is needed). And part of me was also probably just wanting to increase my chances any way I could, after several months of BFNs.
But my body did not like the higher level. This was the worst month of PMS I've ever had, and I've definitely been more tired and irritable even outside of that. Acne, yep, increase in that too.
So, I'm lowering back down to 50 and plan to talk to the doctor about it as soon as possible. I don't want to stop and lose the gains I've built up the past three months, but I want to respect the impact it has on my body. The higher pregnancy/lower miscarriage rates are nothing to sneeze at but neither are the side effects: