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23 Feb 2004

Fertility Drugs
My Fiance and I have decided that we would like to start a family after we get married in March, now in the past we have never used contraceptives - I did however take the morning after pill twice just to be sure and for the last month have used absolutely nothing and we have already been trying, I did a test, it was negative and I got my period a day or two later. We would really like to have a family and now we think that maybe we can't - we aren't on medical aid so we can't afford to just go running off to the doctors for all these expensive tests to test whether or not we are both fertile, especially not if we are fertile and then we still have to fork out the costs for birth and baby, that we can afford but not all these tests. I spoke to my pharmacist and he suggested I get Clomihexal - Would I have to see a gynaceologist to get a script or could my GP give it to me? Does this drug work, are there side effects and what can men take to increase their fertility? Please help
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

I take it that you have used some or other way of avoiding pregnancy - rhythm method, condoms, withdrawal, etc. All these may have resulted in your not falling pregant. It can take up to a year of unprotected intercourse before a normal healthy couple fall pregnant. So one month of trying is far from enough. You could try working out your fertile period and having intrercourse at that time. I would not recommend Clomid at this stage. It should only be prescribed by a gynaecologist and used under strict supervision. It has a number of potential side effects, including mulitple pregnancy and swollen ovaries.

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