Post # 1
Just venting here bc I know some others are going through trouble too and my sweet, sweet husband is trying to find the right thing to say, I am just at a loss for words. Just a craptacular day!
We found out today after yet another month of bloodwork, that I don’t seem to be ovulating whatsoever. My progesterone levels are too low, way too low in fact. So, next step of course that my OBGYN and I discussed was Clomid. Fine, I accepted that but guess what? They can’t get me in for a freaking appointment until after Christmas! WTH?! I gently tried to explain through tears, that she wanted me to start the medicine on my next cycle which is suppose to start this weekend. But sorry they’re booked, keep trying. After 8 yrs, thanks for caring I guess. That means I would be going 2 cycles without any help! I went through the horror of the HSG, my endometriosis is making me so uncomfortable and now I am suppose to sit and let time pass by when I feel we should be doing something. I am calling in the morning to ask to be worked in, but I know how schedules are. I just don’t know what else to do anymore. My cousin is being induced tomorrow and while I am so beyond happy for her I am also so sad and thats a horrible feeling to admit.
Who knew things could be so difficult?! Do you ever feel like just giving up the fight? Maybe this just isn’t a battle I am meant to win….
Post # 3
What about another obgyn that can get you in asap and get you started? or an infertility clinic? In my experience, when you need an appointment, they are damn good about it.
Offer to take ANY cancelled appointments!!!
I don’t understand how, if your doctor sees you regularly, she can’t prescribe you clomid without you having to come in?
Post # 4
@ejs4y8: Me too! Especially since we’ve already discussed it and she has gone over the risks etc. I am guessing it is just protocol. When I am upset, my mind is not clear, hence why I did not bring it up today and when I call tomorrow I am going to discuss that with them. Maybe they really did not know she had already discussed this with me.
I did for a second think of getting another OBGYN, but then I am fearful of yet another wait or maybe they want to do their own workup. For the infertility clinic, I would need a referral for my insurance and she said she would not give one until I’ve tried Clomid for 3 cycles. UGH. She is the best and I trust her so much. This is the first negative experience I’ve had in 8 yrs with her.
Post # 5
Hmmm….well, i think you should call back when you are clear tomorrow and stress that you are supposed to see her earlier than that–and that she’s fully aware that Clomid is the next step. If anything, ask if she can write you a script. My doctors frequently write a script after I’ve seen them for stuff and fax it to my local Walgreens. Sometimes what they initially gave me didn’t work. I don’t know how Clomid is for that, but I didn’t think a big to-do was involved if you’d already had this conversation multiple times. If this is the first issue you’ve had in 8 months, i really think they’ll be able to fit you in SOMEWHERE. If anything, SOMEBODY will freakin’ cancel on them.
ahh gotcha–well i thought if you could get started on the meds it’d be one thing but if you need a referral and all that, it’s not worth it.
GOod luck! The best doctors i’ve had are the ones who fit me in when I reeeeeaaaally need it and help me out so hopefully yours can do the same for you =]
Post # 6
I’d definitely keep calling them. No one is going to make it a priority like you will and sometimes persistance pays off…even if you have to annoy them to the point of giving you what you want.
Post # 7
Definitely try calling them back today and see if there’s some way that they can work you in. This is something she discussed with you about starting with your next cycle. Maybe even asking to speak with her directly would help? And taking any cancellation is definitely something you could offer as well.
Post # 8
It’s hard. We’re trying again after an Angel Baby (stillbirth) and according to Fertility Friend, I haven’t ovulated since we started trying. All I want is to get the show on the road. As far as my doctor goes, well he didn’t remember that our baby died at 34 weeks and 2 days not even a year ago when I last saw him. It’s like sheck your chart before coming in and asking about my baby.
Post # 9
I am broken too! I know how that feels. And Clomid isn’t terrible, I promise.
But they can’t get you in until after Christmas??? That is insane. Seriously. Make sure you ask to get called for any cancellations. Or consider another doctor. For Clomid, I didn’t even need to see the doctor. I took my pills, then went to the local hospital for ultrasound and bloodwork. So this just sounds crazy to me.
Don’t give up the fight. Someday you will have your baby in your arms no matter what it takes.
Post # 10
I had a similar thing happen to me… I couldn’t get into a dr. for three weeks and i had severe abdominal pain … I went to urgent care and they dx me with ANOTHER cyst (the last cyst i had was five pounds and when they removed it they took my R. Ovary with it). I went online to my carrier and looked thru who was in my area and just started calling. I got an appointment with an Endrocronologist (sp) the very next day and he diagnosed me with PCOS. Four years with the other dr. and NOTHING about PCOS ever came up. He was amazing and i immediately started on metformin and will start TTC early Jan. Maybe this is a sign to look around for more or different help. Don’t give up!!
Post # 11
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Try to see a reproductive endocrinologist. I sometimes think ob/gyne’s are useless for anything but delivering babies..
Post # 12
@MissGreen: No! Don’t give up. All of this fighting is so worth it when you hold your baby in your arms, and you couldn’t imagine possibly ever loving anyone so much. My family has said it with their children, and I know I’ll feel it with mine someday. All of this bad will make the good so much better. Hang in there.
Post # 13
I’m broken too! I have never had a period on my own let alone ovulate.
I would really try and get a referral to a reproductive endocrinologist. I am really suprised that she wants you to try Clomid for three cycles before giving you a referral. In my experience it is better to have someone who is more knowledgeable about infertility. My OB gave me a recommendation as soon as I told her we wanted to TTC because of my history of no period.I would try talking to her again.
I know it is frustrating and you want to start right away, we wanted to start right away too but I couldn’t get an appointment for a month, so I know how you feel.
Post # 14
I’m also broken too! YOu’re not alone.
I’m surprised that your doctor scheduled you an appointment for Chlomid. If that’s what they’re going to prescribe you, they should just be able to call it in. My doctor does that for me with my Femara (just like Chlomid). I take it and then go in for blood work. If it doesn’t work, they just call it in again.
However, my GYN did want to try 3 or 4 rounds of Femara before referring me to a RE.
Post # 15
So sorry about the news you received. 🙁 I don’t see why you have to wait so long to get in there. Be persistant and I hope you get an appt. very soon! And from what other posters just wrote, it looks like you may not need to see the dr. in order to take the clomid? Good luck trying to get an earlier appt. and hang in there!! 🙂
Post # 16
Have you considered naturopathic alternatives? I know they aren’t as speedy as clomid. I had low progesterone levels, delayed ovulation, and short leutal phase. The herb chaseberry (vitex) in liquid tincture can restore hormornal balance to the pituitary and hypothalumus glands (which produce all your reproductive hormones).
Of course you should talk to your doctor about using herbal supplements, but after a month of using vitex, my cycle stabilized, I ovulated earlier and my leutal phase was long enough to support implantation. I got pregnant right away…I don’t know if it’s 100% due to the vitex, but I didn’t change anything else. Who knows, take this with a grain of salt…it’s just my experience.