Has anyone bought clomid online?

(12 Posts)
zippyswife Mon 18-May-15 18:32:46

I'm ttc#3. Didn't have problems conceiving previous dcs but it seems this time I have a short luteal phase (8 days). I've been referred to the fertility clinic by gp. I'm assuming they will say there's nothing that can do for me as I have dcs. I've read (mainly on here) that clomid is used to treat luteal phase defect so if I am unsuccessful at the fertility clinic I'm hoping to source clomid some other way. Is this a stupid idea? Has anyone done this? Was it successful? Where did you get it? Many thanks.

titchy Mon 18-May-15 18:37:30

You'd be mad.... If your GP won't prescribe on the NHS ask for a private prescription or referral.

zippyswife Mon 18-May-15 18:41:11

Can the gp/fertility clinic do a private prescription for me? I have no idea how this works?

Metalhead Mon 18-May-15 18:41:43

I would suggest that unless the fertility specialist says you need clomid it would be a pretty stupid thing to just buy it off the Internet and medicate yourself, as it can have very serious side effects. As far as I know you can get clomid on the NHS even if you already have DC, so why not wait and see what the specialist says? Good luck ttc.

mammabmamma Mon 18-May-15 18:52:16

Perhaps you could read up about Soy Isoflavones for fertility and give those a try? They are like natures Clomid.

All I would say is that IF you do buy them online, at least look up where you got them from research to high heavens, you could be putting ANY drug into your body, and even if it worked, god knows what else it might be filled with and what could be passed onto baby, and maybe ask your GP or pharmacist to have a look at them?

zippyswife Mon 18-May-15 19:19:28

Thanks for the replies. I'll see how it goes at the clinic next week and have a look into the soy isoflavanes in the mean time!

Vap0 Tue 19-May-15 08:43:29

Don't tell your Dr if you take soy! I did and am now delayed by yet another 3 months to get clomid. Waiting for August....
Hoping I ovulate naturally this month!
I did ovulate with soy last month although the Dr said it was most likely just a coincidence and my body is finally rid of the dreaded depo.
Clomid being sold online is pretty risky, there are all sorts of nasties in them as they are basically illegal. I was impatient waiting for clomid and read everything about it online and decided it wasn't worth the risk. I'm now wishing I had just done nothing and waited for my appointment!
Good luck to you, whatever you decide. flowers

Number3cometome Tue 19-May-15 13:03:53

Do not do this. You have no idea what you are buying and you may very well cause over stimulation of the ovaries or even worse complete infertility.

See what the NHS says - some say you can have Chlomid despite having previous DC's, it all depends on local rules.

(I was not allowed, but did fall naturally very quickly which I was not expecting!)

How long have you been trying?

zippyswife Wed 20-May-15 10:55:41

I've only been ttc since just before Christmas which I know isn't that long in the grand scheme of things- but knowing I have a problem with my luteal phase defect I went to the gp to get the ball rolling.

Number3cometome Wed 20-May-15 11:02:29

Unlikely fertility clinic will offer you anything until trying for at least a year.

I'd get on to a private clinic and get some quotes.

zippyswife Wed 20-May-15 12:33:26

Thanks for the advice. Think I might have to.

AttilaTheMeerkat Wed 20-May-15 13:14:54

Sometimes age in itself can make conceiving more difficult; your ovaries do deteriorate in terms of quality of eggs over time.

Do not do this; clomid's main job is actually to make the ovaries work harder (by encouraging more LH to be produced). It does not address any potential luteal phase defects. People who take this should be monitored whilst on it as its actually quite powerful stuff.

LPD is actually quite a controversial area (some gynaes think it is a problem whilst others do not) and you have no way of knowing yourself whether this is the sole area of difficulty or whether there is some other problem like male factor issues as well.

Buying drugs online is fraught with peril; you do not know if its actually genuine or counterfeit so do not purchase. You would not be able to tell if its fake or genuine just by looking at it.

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