Post # 1
Just curious to see if any Canadian Bee’s out there were prescribed Clomid by their doctors, without going through a specialist/RE etc?
I inquired with my doctor when I saw her (very long cycles) and she said that they “don’t really do that anymore”. I know a lot of US bee’s have had it prescribed to take on their own to induce ovulation, but wondering if it’s a Canadian thing, or my doctor is just pushing for me to see a specialist? I’d rather try it on my own first to see how it works, but she hinted that they don’t really prescribe it anymore to take “unsupervised”.
I’m seeing her this afternoon and want to ask for it again w/out seeing an RE if my results come back clear.
Post # 3
I honestly would not wanted to take it without some sort of monitoring. I think her advise to see an RE first is actually really smart. RE’s work with those drugs all the time and they will have a much better idea of what dosage is right for you.
Post # 4
@StaceyA: I don’t live in Canada, but I’m going to agree with @elchalten:. I didn’t get monitored during my Clomid cycles and I really wish I had, just to know what was going on. My last cycle on it I had extreme fear of OHSS due to some mad pains I was having in my right ovary. I even emailed my doctor and she didn’t seem the least bit concerned. So, I think it would be good to have it monitored that way you can get another look at those pretty little ovaries you got in there and see what the follicles are doing and confirm O. Good luck. Please check back and let us know how the appt went.
Post # 5
@StaceyA: I had to see an OB (not a specialist like an RE), but not through my GP. Gp wasn’t knowledgeable enough to know what was going on, but OB was. Turns out I didn’t need it, even though I did get a prescription.
My OB put me on metformin first, and said sometimes that’s enough to get people ovluating. It worked for me. About 1 months after I was on the full dose (1500 mg/day) I started ovulating. I ovulated twice, and caught the egg on the second ovulation. I’m now 11w6d preggers!
I’d suggest that you’d want to see atleaset an ob. If my GP had of given me clomid I wouldn’t have responded to it at all, because my horomones were all messed up and I needed the metformin to get me all back in whack.
Post # 6
Thank you for your responses ladies, makes me feel better knowing she didn’t just give it to me and hope for the best. Will be looking forward to our RE appt in the new year. 🙂