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Getting clomid privately

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Londonjam Wed 26-Apr-17 08:38:43

Has anyone done this?

Our consultant refused to prescribe it as I ovulate regularly (we are now unexplained with previous low morphology tests).

I've seen it prescribed here for MFI and unexplained and I want to give it a try.

Has anyone managed to get it prescribed privately and how did they find this? Did you get much monitoring? Was it expensive?

I've contacted a few clinics in London so far.

AttilaTheMeerkat Wed 26-Apr-17 09:21:08

Clomid can have the opposite effect i.e. stops ovulation from happening if you are ovulating regularly. Its main and only job is to make the ovaries work harder. Please do not take or seek to use drug treatments that have not been prescribed for you.

Unexplained is also no diagnosis either; it simply means that they have failed to find out what is wrong. I would argue that you are not in the unexplained category at all; the previous low morphology test results are a factor. Have these been further investigated?.

broodynmoody Wed 26-Apr-17 09:55:13

My private consultant gave me 2 months of clomid for unexplained infertility. It was me that asked just to try it before ivf and he gave me it to shut me up I think lol. It of course didn't work and now I'm just about to start my nhs ivf cycle

BenadrylCucumberpatch Wed 26-Apr-17 10:07:12

Yes I ordered mine online and paid for a private consultation and prescription.
The course plus consultation cost £43 or so.

Londonjam Wed 26-Apr-17 10:25:45

Thanks for your thoughts

Atilla do you have a link to a source about it preventing ovulation? I've never heard or seen this. This type of medication is specifically for making women ovulate more, so I'm not sure how that can be the case. I stand to be corrected!

Broody it's good to explore options before IVF I think. Nothing guaranteed but worth a try I think

Thanks Benadryl did you feel assured it was trustworthy buying online? Did you have any scans? I would feel quite wary of taking it unmonitored

Nan0second Wed 26-Apr-17 10:27:52

It's pointless taking it when you're ovulating. Your consultant is right.
Just because you might be able to find someone dodgy to prescribe, doesn't mean you should...

BenadrylCucumberpatch Wed 26-Apr-17 10:55:36

I only bought online on vouched for recommendation, because the Hospital services here are some of the worst in the country, and appointments are on such long waiting lists that the time between my initial infertility appointment, and having a lap&dye done was 18 months.

The online pharmacy has sent details of my consultation and prescription to my GP so all my paperwork is accurate if they need to review it in person here when they can be bothered.

I'm in my mid 30s, time isn't exactly on my side to wait sad and got sick to death of being put back and cancelled.

I am waiting until AF to start so I can take (hence my resurfacing on these boards!) smile

broodynmoody Wed 26-Apr-17 13:08:44

I was tempted in buying it on Oxford online pharmacy but luckily my consultant (private) gave me it and I was monitored. If your planning on taking it off the Internet -which I wouldn't recommend - then I'd start on a low dose. You run the risk of OHSS which apparently can be very detrimental to your ovaries and your health. Worse cases it can lead to death shock

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