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March 6th, 2013 11:09 PM #291
You absolutely don't need an REI for Clomid-- all general ob/gyn prescribes it. Since family docs have training in obstetrics and since primary care FPs and internists do basic outpatient women's health, many of them do feel comfortable prescribing it, but personally I would prefer to have it come from someone formally trained in infertility (i.e. an OB) as they have a better perspective on how it fits in to the entire workup and spectrum of disorders.Blade, MD
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March 7th, 2013 11:54 AM #293Senior Member
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@alzora, the kind I use is called Answer. There are 20 strips that come in the bottle and I normally start on day 9. My LH surge has been lasting 5 days, which is unusual but I do not think that it is the strips, I think it is just me and my body struggling to ovulate.
Also, when my cervical mucous is "ready", for lack of a better word, I start timed sex even without the positive test. I figure it doesn't hurt. I just use the strips as peace of mind so that I know I'm actually ovulating
I heard that these strips can also detect pregnancy so if I don't use all of them, they are saved through the two week wait and I start again when I think I would have a positive pregnancy test. I don't rely on this method, and it may not be healthy for my mental well being, but there ya go"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible."
March 7th, 2013 04:59 PM #295Senior Member
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March 7th, 2013 06:26 PM #297
Blade, think you for your info, again and again. Good to know that at least some internists prescribe Clomid and do at least the initial legwork of diagnosis/treatment. My previous dr refused to treat me for anything, any mild condition was just passed to another medical team. I'll start looking around one of these days but hold out a few months for now.
Alzora, I like Clearblue One–Month Digital Ovulation Kit (20 ct). The happy face is great too, no guessing. I think it cost about $35 at Target. They have a new ADVANCED version, which I have not seen sold in stores, but it tests for estrogen & LH to target 4 fertility days vs. 2, and those are pee sticks like a pg test. There's also the Ovulation Monitor which is a ridiculous contraption larger than a clock radio and costs $200, but it says it gives you 6 days notice.
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March 7th, 2013 07:11 PM #299Senior Member
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Thank you, @whit32! I really appreciate your feedback. I may come back to you for some more questions later! I feel like I always have so many but now that you have offered to answer them I cannot think of any"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible."