I need ta ask you ladies something, but i don't want to be judged :s

Discussion in 'Trying to Conceive' started by Elen123, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. Elen123

    Elen123 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Ladies
    I'm a bit worried writing this as im scared i'll get shouted at ha!

    As some of you know, me and dh have been trying for way over 18 months now, got a bfp in October but miscarried.

    They found a polyp on my cervix which was removed, got told I possibly have pcos, have had bloods done for day 21 and day 3, having the same done again this month, hubby handed in his sa sample in this month also. Got told I didn't ovulate last month.

    Anyways last week through bawling my eyes out to the doctor I asked if I could be put on clomid, the doctor said that 18months is not that long trying and that I might eventually be allowed clomid, gggrrrrrr!!!

    a close friend of mine, got given clomid by her doctor but fell regnant before taking it, she told me she kept it so she can give it to someone who has been struggling, well as you've probably guessed im the struggling person!! she has offered me her clomid, I've read up so much about it but im in two minds, would you ladies take it if you got offered it??? obviously I know it's her prescribed drug and all that is dangerous, but i'm at the stage where i'll do anything! xxx
     
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    iWitch Well-Known Member

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    I know very little about clomid but I do do this with my nan's strong cocodamols for my migraines! You're a capacitated adults, if you understand the risks/consequences then make the decision :) xx

    And I think 18mnths is plenty long enough to expect some sort of treatment. Nhs postcode lottery AGAIN!
     
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    Elen123 Well-Known Member

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    it really is hun and also because i'm 25 they keep saying you have plenty of time! blah blah blah!! the only thing that's stopping me taking it is that I might jeopardise something in the long run xx
     
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    Hi hun, I'm on the lowest dose of clomid, which is 50mg, however if I hadn't been offered it by the clinic and had the chance of a friend giving me it then I would take it. But only at the lowest dose of 50mg to lessen the chances of over stimulation, as obv taking it unprescribed you won't be getting scanned to check. Xx
     
  5. Elen123

    Elen123 Well-Known Member

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    How long have you been on clomid hun? yeah I know I obviously wouldn't want to take it and then lie to my doctor. I really do hope that my eggs just need a kick up the butt lol!! how do you take it hun? is it during your period? xx
     
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    Next cycle will be my last, 6 cycles in total! Its shocking you've been told that 18 months isn't long enough, can you see a different Dr? I was referred to fertility clinic at 18 months and within two month of referral, I had pcos confirmed, a lap, dye and hysteroscopy and a prescription for clomid!

    I take it cycle days 2-6, and ovulate anywhere between CD14-19 xxx
     
  7. Elen123

    Elen123 Well-Known Member

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    This is the 2nd doctor I've seen the first one was even worse!! wow that's all been done quickly for u hun, I've got a doctors appointment on the 18th and then 21day bloods on the 21st i'm really going to push to be referred, I've got a sneaky feeling I might have endo (strange thing 2 say I know) xx
     
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    I did once google the cost of an online prescription......x
     
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    Hi elen I took clomid from a friend cos the docs wouldn't give me it cos I already ovulated. It raised my level from 50 odd to 70 odd. I didn't get pregnant though. I was lucky not to have any symptoms whatsoever but I know some girls get night sweats etc that's not very nice. If it's just one month I don't think there will be any long term effects.

    Can I ask do you have a 28 day cycle? Do you use opks? Just wondering if maybe your blood was drawn on the wrong day? It should be about 7 days after you ovulate if I remember rightly and that's not necessarily day 21 for a lot of people (wasn't for me). Anyway I wish you lotsa luck for your sticky bean xxx
     
  10. Elen123

    Elen123 Well-Known Member

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    She says she has 3 packs so I think that's 3 months isn't it??

    I have a 28-30 day cycle every month, I do opk and get a good 3 days of positive opk. I had the 21 day bloods done and then came on 8 days later so I think the timing of it was ok. I just got told I didn't ovulate but not my levels.

    Think im going to take them, nothing venture nothing gained and all that xxxx
     
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    I've heard that you need to be scanned whilst taking them in case you end up with octuplets or something!
    My bloods were taken on day 21 but I ovulate on day 12 or 13 so it looked as if my progesterone was borderline when it was probably just on the way down again.
    Good luck, whatever you decide.
     
  12. Tiny2012x

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    Not strange at all hun, I was 98% positive I had pcos and endo before I was diagnosed and turned out to be right!

    As the others have said there can be some side effects to clomid but I haven't had it too bad, just sweats and the odd headache. Its really a personal decision whether you chose to take it or not, just be aware of the risks xx
     
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    Hiya Hun, god that's terrible of your doctor! Why do they think they can play god deciding when you've been trying long enough? I would be wary taking something that hasn't been prescribed just incase of any complications. When my doc said she might put me on it she said I would have to come in for a scan on cd 13. She also said there are 10 tablets in a box, which means you should have enough for 6 months. Could you try to see another doctor and if that doesn't work then take it?

    I was also told that had pcos by one gyny. However the next gyny totally refuted this, saying she could see on the scan that I had ov'd also that my ovaries didn't look polycystic at all. I also get positive opks and have regular cycles like you. So maybe there's hope that you don't have pcos?

    What ever you decide to do Hun, good luck x x x
     
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    Mummy2toddler Well-Known Member

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    That's disgusting of your doctor. I don't know the side effects etc of clomid etc but I would definitely have it personally. Xx
     
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    i would be very careful hun. i would go in and ask for a referral at the end of the day they are supposed to be there to support not make it difficult. just tell them its a referral or you will go see another doctor. since this new GP run NHS came in its been harder and harder to get an appointment or anything
     
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    I'm 26 and I was referred by my doctor to a fertility specialist after trying for 18 months when I was 25. I had lots of tests done and started clomid 2 months ago. I'm on the lowest dose of 50mg. I have to have checks every month because they can cause large cysts on your ovaries that can burst. I also have to have bloods done each month. I'm cd1 now and going into my 3rd clomid cycle. Losing hope now tho.

    I would push your dr as you only have to be ttc for 12 months to be referred. Xx
     
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    if they can cause cysts and you have to b montiored ,might be a bit risky x
     
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    hell yes!!! especially as the Doc said you might get it eventually.

    I would speak to all the girl on here and work out what the doseage would be, and start low.

    good luck! x
     
  19. Cosmogirl7

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    Oohhh such a tricky one. Firstly think its ridiculous they won't give you it after 18 months!!! I thought they were supposed to give you a helping hand after trying for 12 months?! Could you try another doctor and say you've been trying for 2 years??

    I'm a big scaredy cat and would just be apprehensive about the doc finding out afterwards, I don't know how they would know or anything mind you. Plus heaven forbid what if something happened, some weird side effect and you had to admit to taking it, would your friend get into trouble? I'd say fully research on the net and speak to all the clomid girls on here and be 100% sure. What does oh say? I know how desperate I am so I know how much you would want to do it. Anyway you could get it prescribed privately?

    Good luck whatever you decide xxx
     
  20. Blueflower

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    I asked for Clomid but was told I was too old so it wasn't worth it! She said if I was ovulating on my own there was no point, but I thought if it increased the number of eggs that mature it will give us more of a chance. I'm sure the NHS just don't want to pay for it and when we go to the private clinic they will let us pay for it with no problems!
     

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