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has anyone taken Clomid - Sanofi Aventis?

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mercer1982 Mon 17-Feb-14 14:28:30

hello

I am new to this site and wondered if anyone could help!!! we are in the process of trying of our first baby. I have been given clomid (sanofi Aventis) from a friend who also took it. Has anyone used this brand before?

AttilaTheMeerkat Mon 17-Feb-14 15:44:03

You should NEVER take medication without it being prescribed directly to you.

Clomid is actually quite powerful stuff so you should be monitored whilst on it with both blood tests and ultrasounds. It certainly should not be prescribed without adequate supervision as clomid resistance is not unknown.

How long have you been ttc?.

FrankelInFoal Mon 17-Feb-14 16:02:14

What Atillla says with bells on. I'm pretty shocked your friend has simply given you Clomid, it's a very powerful drug and could cause all sorts of problems if you don't take it under medical supervision.

mercer1982 Mon 17-Feb-14 16:43:01

we have been ttc for 10 months. my doctor has said that they will not refer for another 2-3 months. On top of that the waiting list to see someone at our local hospital is 3-6 months. The doctor has said the hospital would more than likely start me off with clomid.

to top it off my dad is poorly with cancer at the moment so I want to make sure he doesn't miss out on anything.

FrankelInFoal Mon 17-Feb-14 16:50:30

Yes but as Atilla says! you shouldn't take Clomid without regular ultrasound scans and blood tests to monitor your hormone levels. You will get none of this if you self-medicate.

I'm sorry to hear your dad is ill, but the waiting time you've been told is pretty standard. Clomid is only of use if you have ovulation problems, so you really need to get a diagnosis before you start taking any medication. It took me a year of TTC to get a diagnosis that necessitated Clomid and even then 5 cycles of the drug didn't work for me, so it's not a "fix all" magic pill.

MildDrPepperAddiction Mon 17-Feb-14 16:59:44

Don't take it! I was prescribed clomid and had horrific side effects. If you are not under the care of a doctor what will you do if this happens you? Also, clomid is not always suitable for you and may make it more difficult to conceive.

Please don't be so foolish.

Toptack Mon 17-Feb-14 17:08:50

If you can afford it, you could always self refer to a private specialist. They will see you straight away and everything will move much faster than through the NHS. Please don't take the clomid without supervision. It can have horrible side effects - you also are putting yourself at high risk of a multiple pregnancy, especially if you don't actually need the stuff.

Butler4 Mon 17-Feb-14 18:29:44

I am resisting the urge to tell you to stop being stupid!

As an adult who has been ttc for over a year and is in early stages of being referred for help I find it so annoying to hear people speak like they are any more important or deserve help before others. Taking other people medication is absolutely absurd in any circumstance but in this occasion it is beyond ridiculous and stupid!

Sorry for the angry post but your careless attitude towards this does not merit that of a grown ups!

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