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Old Oct 28th, 2010, 09:03 AM   1
rosebaby
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Doctor gave me clomid for only 3 days...that make sense?


So I went to the doc a few weeks ago and he decided I could start Clomid..telling me he doubts its going to work. HE then told me to take it for cycle days 3,4 and 5. I was just researching it and Clomid is supposed to be taken for 5 days...so why did he tell me 3? I was tempted to just take it for the 5 days but I only have one refill..plus you aren't supposed to go against the doctor right?

Ugh I just want to cry. He wasn't being mean when he said he didnt think it would work..it was just a rather side thought, but he could have left that out. He is supposed to be a specialist and people come from long distances to see him..but I only see him every 3 months...

So I am soo worried cause you are only supposed to take clomid for 6 cycles..and taking it for 3 days at 50 mg just seems like a waste of 3 cycles! I am literally in tears right now cause Clomid feels like my only hope right now...

I take Actos as well ( which works like Metformin) and I think he is more concerned about the type of treatment working..but I dont care what works..I just want it to work..and I have been on the Actos for almost 2 months and its not working...

Idk what to do... I dont want to change doctors cause I like this one, and he is super smart..but I dont get why he did this..and I hate calling and bugging them...I am to much of a softy...



 
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Old Oct 28th, 2010, 09:14 AM   2
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Im really sorry your feeling like this, i really wish there was something i could say to make you feel better but i have no experience with clomid, as you said i also thought it was taken for 5 days not 3, could you phone him or his sec and just double check that he deffo ment 3 not 5?

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Old Oct 28th, 2010, 11:25 AM   3
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I took my last dose of clomid today and i was on it for 5 days...it doesnt make any sense to me either why he would only give it to you for 3 days....doesnt sound like enough time for it to work...have you filled the prescription yet?



 
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Old Oct 28th, 2010, 11:39 AM   4
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I think you can call the doctor to ask him about this - you are his patient and you have the right to ask questions about prescriptions and so on.
I hate calling doctors, so I would suggest a nice reward after you have made the phone call (chocolate works for me!!!)



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Old Nov 8th, 2010, 07:33 AM   5
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I called..and the sec. just looked at my file and said that he wrote I should take it for the three days...I am on day 3 today. I am tempted to take it for 5 ..but Idk..I have to read mmore...



 
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Old Nov 8th, 2010, 11:28 AM   6
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3 looks a lot like 5 -- ask the secretary to verify your prescription with the doctor. But to give her the benefit of the doubt, it's normal to start at the smallest dose possible before increasing the dose. That may be his plan.



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Old Nov 18th, 2010, 13:15 PM   7
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Yeah, well the way he wrote it is " Take days 3,4,5 to help ovulation rates" ...so there is no mistaking that...Idk what to do! I see him every 3 months and then he kinda just sends my on my way..no checking up in between, just tells me to call if I need anything at all...idk..I am thinking of changing docs cause I want more than that! I want them to like check and see what is going on ...Esp cause the clomid didnt work this cycle and I had some pain like maybe a new cyst forming or something... He is supposed to be really good..but I am just not sure this is working..



 
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Old Nov 18th, 2010, 13:26 PM   8
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Might just be upping it hun, he might be starting it low and seeing what works for you.
Are you having a scan around day 11?
Are you temping and using opks?

I know its frustrating but he will know what he is doing so try to trust him. You can always book another appointment tomorrow to speak to him about it. Get him to explain to you why he's only put you on 3 days

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Old Nov 18th, 2010, 13:37 PM   9
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I am temping but OPKs didnt work last I tried...I might try again..they give me false positive because of PCOS. He isn't doing scans but I really wish he was cause I want to know whats going on down there!

I guess I will get this all out on the next appointment and find out what his plan is. I am supposed to be using a new charing method and then he wants to see the charts but I haven't gotten to learn it yet. I have been sorta dreading it cause I hate charting..it just makes me frustrated..but I do it anyway cause I would go crazy without it too!

Thanks for the encouragement! I am sure you are right and he is just working it up slowly... I am just tired.



 
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Old Nov 18th, 2010, 15:01 PM   10
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Rosebaby, I am currently taking my second round of clomid. My dr. put me on 100 mg. and told me to take days 4-8. Is it possible that he meant to "start" it on days 3, 4, 5 rather than take it on days 3, 4, 5....because I know some people start clomid on days 3, some on day 4, and some on day 5. Just thinking....I know that's not likely, but I've just never heard of someone taking it for 3 days. I didn't get pregnant first round of clomid, but I did ovulate within a normal time frame, so I am a happy camper. I am on CD5, so finished my second day of clomid. Sounds like we're operating on a similar schedule, so if you want to buddy up, let me know. I'm new here. Good luck 2 u.



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