Annoyed with the doctor…

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@MrsPaperFlowers:  I don’t see anything in this post that has to do with money or why you shouldn’t TTC. I’m sorry if people said that before.

Of course you should ask the doctor for other options. Never hurts to have options, right?

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MrsPaperFlowers:  Could you guys get a second opinion from a different doctor?  If not, definitely try to ask as many questions as you need to.  You can also consult with a pharmacist regarding side effects, drug interactions, etc…

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@MrsPaperFlowers:  Weird. I don’t know why anyone would think they know about your finances.

If his first medication is working, why does he need the other one anyway?

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@MrsPaperFlowers:  Absolutely call the doctor.  Maybe the doctor simply forgot you’re TTC when he prescribed it.  Does it cause birth defects in pregnant women but not men?  Definitely call and ask for an explanation and alternative if it’s not safe to take while TTC.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Double post

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I would suggest talking to your pharmacist, see what they have to say about the drugs and the risks involved with TTC. Then depending on what he/she says, I would ask the MD to switch meds.   

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@MrsPaperFlowers:  Why would they ask him if you’re trying to get pregnant and then prescribe something when not only were his other meds fine but that may cause birth defects in your baby?

I would most definitely go in for a second opinion and not fill that prescription until you do.

By the way where do your husband’s loyalties lie? With his doctor or with his wife and their future baby?

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Talk to the doctor. It may be that this drug provided the least risk to your husband in his specific situation, just havehim ask the doctor the reasoning behind the new meds and discuss his concerns with infertility (uyou dont know, maybe your husband didnt actually discuss you guys ttc with the doctor) alot of timeswhatmy Fi tells me the doctor said, and what the doctor actaully said are two completely different things… Its like the telephone game we played when we were little lol

 

Also the birth defects would only be in a woman taking the med. unless the man is carrying the baby, there is no way you could get a defromity unless it was some sort of nondisjunction or other chromosomal abnormality causing an underlying condition which may present as physical deformities..

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I wonder if it only causes birth defects if the woman is taking it?  If he won’t see another doctor, ask for a pharmacist consult when you fill the prescription.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@MrsPaperFlowers:  No worries! I work at a pharmacy, so I see this happen all the time.  I hope you guys can find a solution and have lots of fun baby dancing! 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

@MrsPaperFlowers:  You should definitely feel free to talk to the doctor about other options.

He also might be able to clarify these side effects.  The doctor may have prescribed this full well knowing that the side effects are rare- they can still happen, that’s why it has to be labeled.  But maybe the possibility of infertility only goes up by a quarter of a percent.

Everything is very relative.  If this new medication is to prevent him from becoming immune to the stuff he’s on now, that’s something to take very seriously.  There’s definitely a balance to maintain between your husband’s current health and your potential future baby.

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