I'm going to bore you all now with clomid questions

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  1. cosmicgirl

    cosmicgirl Well-Known Member

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    Do you need investigations before you are given clomid?
    Ive been ttc for 13 months now.
    I've had a load of bloods done, all normal, will gp give me clomid next?

    Thanks girls xxxx
     
  2. blondy13

    blondy13 Well-Known Member

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    I think generally GP's won't prescribe clomid to begin with, it has to be a fertility specialist/ gynae so they can monitor the first cycle to check it's not over stimulating you. I bet your gp would refer you and then you could get it though?! Xxx
     
  3. Jacq23

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    My GP could not prescribe it so had to refer me to a gynae consultant. It is generally prescribed for women who do not ovulate on their own especially those with PCOS. This will normally be determined by blood tests that check hormone levels.

    I am on my second round of Clomid 100mg. I've been ttc since May but have known I have PCOS for years, am 34 and have had very few periods since May. I have a son who was conceived naturally. So my age, prior diagnosis of PCOS and lack of periods and ovulation meant I was referred pretty quickly and given Clomid.
     
  4. cosmicgirl

    cosmicgirl Well-Known Member

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    Thanks girls. I just thought the gp could prescribe it :(
    I've got a GP appointment on Wednesday. It's been 12 months since mc and since then my cycle has ranged between 32-61 days (I was always 28 days like clockwork)
    All my bloods came back normal, I guess that means they won't give clomid? x
     
  5. Jacq23

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    Not necessarily as it can be used to help regulate cycles. When my GP referred me I only had to wait 2 weeks to see a consultant. But you have to push. Previously I lived in a different county and health trust and was fobbed off for months, with docs telling me to go away and wait for my periods to return.

    Good luck and keep us informed xx
     
  6. cosmicgirl

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    Thanks hun, will do xx
     
  7. Jacq23

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    I'm actually going back to my GP on Saturday to hopefully get the next increased dose of Clomid as the consultant gave me two rounds of 100mg and then said I need to go to my GP to get more and at the 150mg dose. I hope my doc has all the paperwork to that effect! I think the doc can prescribe it once the consultant has given the initial prescription.
     
  8. cosmicgirl

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    Oh cool, that's good xx
     
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    So far I'll be having clomid even though bloods show normal (well apart from a funny AMH reading :wall2:)
    Just waiting for HSG before starting it.

    GP should refer you on and it shouldnt take too long, have you had all of the indepth bloods done? AMH, LH, FSH etc, I only ask as I thought my GP had done them and she hadnt :roll: It speeds the process up a bit.x
     
  10. cosmicgirl

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    Yeah hun, I had all of those done and more, they where all normal. I don't really want any more in depth investigation though, will they give me clomid without any further investigation? xxx
     
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    I was offered 3 months before the HSG but decided to do that first. That was my second appointment :)
    Once your referred, I dont think it'll take too long if you've had all the tests. (I'm no expert just going on personal experience) x
     
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    I've only had bloods done, nothing else. Will they prescribe on just bloods? x
     
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    Dont want to get your hopes up as its different all over the country but they were going to with me.
    I'd had all the bloods done inc 21day bloods and OH had a sperm test too. x
     
  14. maybe baby

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    Hi Hun, :)

    My friend is a gp and they aren't allowed to prescribe clomid without a specialist consultants permission in writing.

    When I was with the nhs the fertility docs they were going to put me on clomid when I had been ttc a year, my cycles were 35-38 days back then and they weren't really arsed about that although I had had bloods and a scan to rule out pcos.

    Your doc has to have done certain bloods before he or she can referr you, you need to ask for- LH, FSH, a thyroid profile, a full blood count, progesterone also maybe order an ultrasound appointment as that's usually separate to the fertility docs.

    Is this your first ttc since the twins?? Could that be anything to do with things not happening for you?

    Xx
     
  15. cosmicgirl

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    Thanks lovely.
    This is first ttc post twins, miscarriage in January 2011, ttc since Dec 2010
    I don't think the twins could have anything to do with it but obviously not sure (I hope not) I did have a horrific crash section with twin 2 so god knows what they did to my insides :(

    I have had all of those bloods done that you have described, they were all normal. Haven't had anything else done and don't really want any further investigation if I can get away with it.
    Cycles range from 32-61 days but this is only since mc, was previously regular 28/29 days :( xx
     
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    Did you have any sort of infection after the twins? They asked me this as infection could = damage to tubes. They may want to check tubes aren't damaged/blocked due to section. x
     
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    No, no infection, massive blood loss but no infection xx
     
  18. cosmicgirl

    cosmicgirl Well-Known Member

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    I got a bfp in January 2011 so tubes must be ok???? x
     
  19. cosmicgirl

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    Anyone know the average wait from GP to fertility peeps on NHS? x
     
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    Just been through my journal for dates....We were referred Nov 18th and 1st appointment was 8th Dec! Very quick for us. x
     

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