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Thread: Pcos sufferers using clomid

  1. #19
    SISHA Guest

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    Hi Girls,

    I currently have PCOS, my doc put me on glucophage and clomid 50mg. I finished my third cycle on clomid and just started my period today. My question is, my insurance only covers genarics does it matter that the clomid I'm taking is an off brand? This is so frustrating! I have two more refills left should I finish those and request my doc for 100mg?

    Sincerelly,
    Alisha


  2. #20
    Sal Guest

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    Hi Alisha, this is an Australian site, so I can't respond to your question.

    All the best.

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    Hi Alisha,

    I don't think it would make a difference if you're taking a generic brand. They should all do the same thing. I was on serophene, it's clomiphene citrate the same as clomid, just another brand. As you can see by my ticker it still did the job

    Is your doc monitoring you in regards to ovulation and how many follicles you're producing? If you're not ovulating on the 50mg then your doc might increase your dosage and/or get you to start taking the clomid earlier in your cycle.

    Good luck!

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    Hi Alisha,

    Just wanted to say, welcome to bellybelly!

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    Hi everyone! Since I can't seem to get my dr. to give me any information ](*,) , I'll ask about it here. It's in regards to taking Clomid.

    When your dr decides to put you on clomid, when do you start taking it? Do you have to have a period before hand, and does it have to be a real one, not an induced bleed? Do you only take it for so many days? When do they do an ultrasound to check the follicles?

    My GP won't tell me anything about it, and he's not following through with his referral to a specialist, I don't know why, he's just dragging his heels. I'm really displeased with him. :evil:

    So who can tell me about this? What is the go from first to last step?

    Thanks in advance, and kind regards! \/

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    Hey Tigerlilly,

    Grr @ your GP dragging his heels! Fingers crossed you get that referral soon.

    With the clomid you'll take it over 5 days early on in your cycle. What days you take the clomid can vary as can the dosage. My OB had me on 50mg from CD5-9. Some girls take it even earlier in their cycles. Apparently the earlier you take it the strong it's effects are.

    I'm pretty sure you do have to have a period before you start taking it, but it doesn't matter if it's a real one or induced.

    My OB started tracking my follies from around CD14, but I think this can vary depending on your specialist and perhaps the dosage you're on.

    Your best bet would be to get that referral and have a good chat to the specialist about it. Good luck with everything!!

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    *Rachel* Guest

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    Hi TigerLilly,

    welcome to BB, hope the other peeps on this part of the forum can help with your Clomid question.

    You'll get a better reception here than you did at your GP's!!! I believe that by law, he has to give you correct and appropriate information if you request it, especailly if he has put you on it!

    Perhaps you could go to another GP and request your 'notes/records' be sent forward to them. (Are there any others you'd trust to go to in your area?) as they may be more forthcoming with the information.

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    As for the posting about generic meds, I used two different brand clomids when I was on it, and bizarely enough, one gave me much worse side effects than the other! So guys if you're finding the effects to be too much to bare, next time see about getting the other brand...

    I told my dr about this because naturally I figured they must both be identical, to which he agreed. So dont know the explanation for it but definitely each affected me differently, so I figure its worth a shot!

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