Advice on private treatment

Discussion in 'Long Term TTC & Fertility Issues' started by Marcel, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. Marcel

    Marcel Well-Known Member

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    Hi ladies :wave:

    I hope you don't mind me popping my head in here. I wondered if anyone could give me advice based on their own experiences.

    I was told a few years ago I have PCOS after having scans and not having a period for 18 months. I came off the pill in Sept 2012 so we could start TTC and have had really irregular periods since then. I've only ovulated twice in the last 10 months and have been seeing a gynaecologist at my local hospital who originally prescribed me Provera to try and regulate my periods (didn't work well at all) and I have another appt next week as a follow up.

    I'm nervous about my appt because I think I should get help to ovulate more often however I'm worried they will try and fob me off and say it's too soon.

    I'm considering private treatment instead, has anyone gone down this route in the UK and did they prescribe clomid or other treatments fairly quickly?

    Thanks for reading the long post! xx
     
  2. eclairef

    eclairef Well-Known Member

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    Hi Marcel, I'm the same as you with the pcos. I reckon they'll probably subscribe you clomid to help you ovulate. I wouldn't imagine that they would fob you off. How is your weight (without being rude!)? I think as long as your bmi is ok this might be what they do. I would wait and see what they say at your appt...I'm afraid I have no advice on the private treatment side of things as we are purely nhs for now x
     
  3. Marcel

    Marcel Well-Known Member

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    Hi thanks for the response.
    Not rude at all, I'm ok I'm only a few ppunds over my ideal weight so bmi is about 26 I used to be a lot heavier tho a few years ago so glad I lost it before all this started.
    I hope they will give me some help next week.
    How long have you been ttc?xx
     
  4. eclairef

    eclairef Well-Known Member

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    We've been Ttc around 3 years now. It took a while to persuade the gp to put me forward for tests. I've been on clomid for 8 months now - had a break in the middle to have an HSG test done, which was all clear. Sadly no luck yet for me but I'm still holding out a little bit of hope. My next appt isn't till September. I'm the same - lost quite a bit of weight a couple of years ago so didn't have any problem in that sense. Well done on losing the weight, it's always such a sense of achievement to at least have that bit out of the way. xx
     
  5. Marcel

    Marcel Well-Known Member

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    Did you know you had pcos when you started trying?
    You too! It's definitely good to have that concern out the way. Have they told you what your next step is after clomid?xx
     
  6. Donna32

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    Hi everyone this is all new to me just been trying to find any opinion or information from all sources. My husband and myself have both been sterilized and are looking at private surgery to be reversed and wondered if anybody has been through this as been looking at cost and specialists? Any information would be helpful thanks .:oooo:
     
  7. netty

    netty Well-Known Member

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    Ooo jj mum would be able to help you there she had a reversal and now she is in tri3!! I know it cost her a pretty penny
     
  8. Jacq23

    Jacq23 Well-Known Member

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    Marcel, before you go private, ask to get referred and be put on Clomiphene to stimulate ovulation and Metformin to help regulate and control the PCOS. Clomiphene alone did not work for me but when combined with the Metformin it gave me my first 28 day cycle in years! Then the next cycle I got pregnant. I have PCOS too.

    Good luck xx
     
  9. Blueflower

    Blueflower Well-Known Member

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    We were referred to the Fertility dept of the hospital last Autumn & had the 1st consultation in December. Had various tests and procedures but couldn't get treatment (including clomid) because during the process of TTC I'd reached the age limit. :-(

    We visited a private clinic in June this year, had our first appt with them in July, were sent for more tests and we've got our next appt this month. I'm really hoping that I will start on a course of clomid the next cycle after the appointment. So it hasn't been that quick really! There's just so many hoops to jump through and lots of waiting! Can be really frustrating.

    I would def ask for clomid on the NHS first if I were you, we'll have to pay and even though its only about £15 for the medication, as someone else said, its the follicle tracking scans that cost the money! Good luck! :clover:
     
  10. Marcel

    Marcel Well-Known Member

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    Hi Jacq I ended up doing just that! I told the NHS doc I wanted to go on clomid and they referred me so on my first round now, it is expensive so I'm glad I was able to give this route a try first xxx
     
  11. Jacq23

    Jacq23 Well-Known Member

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    Excellent news! We also used Balance Activ fertility gel - can't do any harm!!
     

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