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    Question Can a regular gp prescribe Clomid?

    Hi again all,
    Firstly i have to apologise for going underground for so long.I made a lot of friends last time when i was here ;a few months ago and most of them are now pregnant. But aaagghhh - not me! So my boyfriend and i have been trying now for about 8 months and still nothing. i'm charting and temping and using maybe baby. i'm also starting on agnus castus next cycle. I still havent discussed this situation with my gp. I already have a boy 9 abd a girl 7 and i'm 36 in December,very frightened that i've already missed the window;and my shop has shut.
    Can you girls tell me what clomid does and can a regular gp prescribe it?And how down did it make you?And also how long women are usually on it b4 results? I already suffer from depression and am on a low dose antidepressant;so i dont want to revert back to a bumbling mess!!!
    Any help will be greatly appreciated. So that i know which avenue to pursue next. Waiting for af to rock up now;so any info i can use for the upcoming ovulation would be good.


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    Hi Pollyanna, No GP's cannot prescribe clomid. You will need to see an obstetrician, gynaecologist or a fertility specialist for the prescription.

    Clomid is used to ensure ovulation. It can also help to shorten long and irregular cycles. It can also cause multiple eggs to be released, hence a rise in the risk of multiple pregnancy.

    I feel pregnant on my 5th clomid cycle. Clomid has also helped many women on this site conceive.

    Although you cannot take Agnus Castus with Clomid....definitely do not mix the two.

    Let me know if you have any more questions

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    Hi there,

    No GP's cannot prescribe clomid only OB/GYN or Fertility specialists can.

    I was on 50g of Clomid and fell pregnant first cycle but miscarried. Had 2 months break and 4 months after that fell pregnant when taking 50g of Clomid again and Metformin.

    Best wishes with TTC, If you have any questions about Clomid and Metformin let me know I am happy to help. We now have a beautiful little girl.

    Bel
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    Hi Pollyanna,
    Only Ob/Gyn or fertility Specialists can prescribe Clomid.You must tell dr what other medications you are taking as some medications don't work together. Good luck on your ttc journey.Hope to see a BFP from you soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danni View Post
    Although you cannot take Agnus Castus with Clomid....definitely do not mix the two.
    Danni - just wondering why this is? Is this the same thing as Vitex?

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    Agnus Castus is the same thing as vitex. I'm not sure why they can't be mixed, but I have heard this from multiple sources now.

    Although... my acupuncturist who is also a traditional chinese herbalist said there were no clomid/herb interactions...

    BW

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    Crap, guys, I took it last cycle and this cycle too but gave up around o time cause I figured it did nothing last cycle and haven't taken it since.

    Bugger, now I'm worried. Why do they say this - what can combining the two do?

    Help!!!
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    Willow, I've been googling... I can find plenty of statements that say clomid and vitex should not be taken together. Yet, I found a site which allows you to enter different drugs, herbs, etc and check for interactions. Putting in clomid and vitex gave me no interactions, putting in every possible brand name of clomid (clomiphene and serophene that I know of) and different names for vitex (vitex and agnus castus) I still got no interactions.

    I simply cannot find a definitive answer on this one at all!

    BW
    Last edited by butterfly_warrior; October 11th, 2006 at 03:49 PM.

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    Isnt Vitex the herbal version of Clomid? Personally I wouldnt mix them together, but I dont know the reason why people say not to. I know Clomid works for me on its own. I guess its a personal preference?

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    BW, I googled it too and could only come up with stuff in other forums (and on BB!) saying you shouldn't take it but never why.

    Oh well, not much I can do now. I was pretty sure that Deb was taking them together, maybe not???

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    yep basically vitex is the herbal equivalent to clomid. However vitex can do more harm than good sometimes.

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    hi girls,
    just wondering if any of you know why agnus castus or vitex-can do more harm than good sometimes. just want to know the pros and cons before i start taking anything. If i go and see my obgyn do you think that he would be likely or unlikely(given my age 36) to prescribe it given we've only been trying about 8 months,or would he want to do something else first. i had dye studies done back in 95 and everything was ok then, but maybe a blockage can occur? Any idea how much clomid is?
    Last edited by pollyanna; October 12th, 2006 at 04:11 PM. Reason: left out info. i'm a knucklehead

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    Sure, clomid is $30 for 2 months supply. Providing you take the normal dose of one tablet for 5 days.

    Vitex can actually elongate some peoples cycles, it can also cause ovulation to happen later in the cycle, and in some people it has been known to stop ovulation alltogether.

    Given your age, I think your doctor would be happy to give you clomid after 8 months. Let us know how you go

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    Was going to say the same thing what Danni said. It sometimes makes cycles longer and also you may spot too. Im 34 and was given Clomid, I guess its personal preference in how long you want to wait to become pregnant. Clomid raises your chances by 20% alone.

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    Thankyou so much girls,
    you have been such a wealth of information. I feel very well informed now and will go and get a referal for my gynnee. see what he's got to say. Will keep you all posted. thanks so very very much.

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    Great to have helped polly! Heres hoping you get a bfp in a couple of days and dont need any more help !

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    Hi, guys what testing has you doctor done before giving you clomid?

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    you would need to get ovulation testing to make sure you are not ovulating, or need assistance to do so.

    They can do this by progesterone blood tests, as well as follicole ultrasounds.

    Hope this helps

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