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Old Aug 8th, 2008, 08:31 AM   1
Carlyanne15
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The Sun's Article - Futility Drug (Clomid)


In todays Sun is a article on Clomid, and the headline reads
'Stimulant Lowers Chance of Falling Pregnant'

Do not want to upset you all, but i've read the article and its a load of Rubbish.
We took Clomid and Concieved FIRST ATTEMPT! 17weeks tomorrow, Squiggle Due 17th Jan

Not sure if any of you have seen this but, please dont believe everything you read! It does work for a lot of people!

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Old Aug 8th, 2008, 08:53 AM   2
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i have seen this on the news channels too, just seems like another study to scare monger people of course its not going to work for all the people all the time but i know plenty of people who it has worked for so dont give up!



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Old Aug 8th, 2008, 09:10 AM   3
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Dr's wont stop prescribing it either not only does it work but it's so cheap!
one months' supply costs the nhs under 1.50 they charge us 7.60 so they actually make money giving it to us unlike other drugs!



 
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Old Aug 8th, 2008, 09:28 AM   4
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It was a study about both clomid and IUI - particularly I think on unexplained infertility - so whilst clomid works for those with say PCOS - it is not, it seems, worthwhile for those with no known cause..

There's an article about it on the BBC news website too - I heard them talking about it on the Today program on the radio this morning. They were interviewing Professor Winston who was pretty scathing about both IUI AND clomid. Given that we spent 3K on 2 rounds of medicated IUI (which both failed) - we were kind of interested to hear it.



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Old Aug 8th, 2008, 09:41 AM   5
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I saw this in the metro paper today aswell. great timing since my IUI is tomorrow and were unexplained infertlity.



 
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Old Aug 8th, 2008, 10:14 AM   6
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ArcaneGirl - well - some small words of encouragement then - they had 3 groups - one they gave clomid, one group who did IUI and one group that did IUI - the success rate of the IUI WAS actually the highest - they just didn't think it was high enough to be statistically significant. It was something like IUI 20%, control group, 16% and Clomid group 14%



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Old Aug 8th, 2008, 10:18 AM   7
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Oh - actually IUI was slightly better than I first said - just found the quote:

Quote:
Of those who tried to conceive naturally, 17% became pregnant and gave birth to a live baby.

For clomid, the birth rate was 14%, and insemination 23% - not significantly different from the chances of success with no intervention.



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Old Aug 8th, 2008, 10:37 AM   8
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Was it not IVF rather than IUI they included in the study? Or did I mishear that on BBC this am?



 
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Old Aug 8th, 2008, 10:41 AM   9
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Nope - IUI - here's the link http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7547400.stm



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Old Aug 8th, 2008, 11:08 AM   10
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I have unexplained infertility and mentioned IUI to my consultant a couple of months ago. He basically said I'd be wasting my time and money as the increased chances of conception would be negligible and IVF has a better success rate. I am 31 though and think that if I'd been 21 IUI may well have been a better option. Apparently there is a higher increase of success from IUI whenever you're younger.

But - who really knows? I guess with something like infertility you can never know for sure what the outcome might be.




 
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