IVF Straight After Clomid?

How long would I have to wait after a period of taking clomid before I can start IVF? I have PCOS and my specialist seemed to think I'd need a break so that I wouldn't be at risk of OHSS.

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There isn’t a stipulated time after taking Clomid in relation to OHSS.  If you are having regular periods then, given that Clomid is a form of ovarian stimulation, it is sensible to allow one normal period after stopping medication before starting IVF.