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Femara..7 days?

Postby ead81 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:55 pm

So I started my 2nd time using femara today. I used it back in Dec/Jan and concevied but sadly I lost it around 7 weeks. But I am back and trying again, and the doctor wants me to use it for 7 days this time (day 3 to 9). Has anyone elses doctor ever had them take this or even clomid for longer than the normal 5 days? Just wondering what the reasoning could be for this?
Me 31 DH 32 DD 5
Nov 2011 1st Clomid Cycle-No response-Progest. 14- BFN
Dec 2011 1st Femara Cycle 5mg for 5 days-folic lies 24 and 21-Prog. 12.6 BFP- miscarriage at 7 wks
June 2012 2nd Femara Cycle-5 mg for 7 days &trigger-2 follies 17 and 21-Prog. 67.9-BFN
July 2012-3rd Femara Cycle-5mg-7 Days & Trigger-1 Follie 23.5-Prog. 60.93- BFN
Aug. 2012-4th Femara Cycle-7.5mg for 5 days & Trigger & Booster. 2 Follies 23 and 21-Prog. 18.6-BFN
Oct 12, 2012-Lap Surgery. Endo found on both ovaries,the outside & inside of uterus. Tubes clear. Mesh lining put on the outside of uterus to prevent scaring in the future.
Nov. 2012- 5mg femara cd 4 thru 9. One follie 26mm right side. Hcg trigger & Booster 4 dpo. BFN
Dec.-now...Just going all natural for a while
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Postby Alliee » Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:51 pm

Hi...I am starting femara in a week. I think I am taking it for 5 days? Did you use clomid first? I was on clomid for two cycles and never ovulated- an ultasound showed too many small follicles :cry:

Good luck...let me know how it goes!

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Postby ead81 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:47 am

Yes I had one round of Clomid in Nov. last year with hardly any response and my doctor just went ahead and switched me over to Femera the next one, and it worked, I got pregnant the 1st round with it. I hope it works fast for you! Good luck. Also Femara didn't give me all the crazy side effects that the Clomid did so that part was wonderful.
Me 31 DH 32 DD 5
Nov 2011 1st Clomid Cycle-No response-Progest. 14- BFN
Dec 2011 1st Femara Cycle 5mg for 5 days-folic lies 24 and 21-Prog. 12.6 BFP- miscarriage at 7 wks
June 2012 2nd Femara Cycle-5 mg for 7 days &trigger-2 follies 17 and 21-Prog. 67.9-BFN
July 2012-3rd Femara Cycle-5mg-7 Days & Trigger-1 Follie 23.5-Prog. 60.93- BFN
Aug. 2012-4th Femara Cycle-7.5mg for 5 days & Trigger & Booster. 2 Follies 23 and 21-Prog. 18.6-BFN
Oct 12, 2012-Lap Surgery. Endo found on both ovaries,the outside & inside of uterus. Tubes clear. Mesh lining put on the outside of uterus to prevent scaring in the future.
Nov. 2012- 5mg femara cd 4 thru 9. One follie 26mm right side. Hcg trigger & Booster 4 dpo. BFN
Dec.-now...Just going all natural for a while
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Postby Alliee » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:55 pm

I hope so...I have been feeling really discouraged after two failed clomid cycles (with no ovulation). Do you have pcos? Also wondering if you take metformin? I have heard it is often taken with femara
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Postby ead81 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:09 am

Yes I have pcos but my Dr. has never mentioned trying metformin. I was going to ask about that next time if this round doesn't work.
Me 31 DH 32 DD 5
Nov 2011 1st Clomid Cycle-No response-Progest. 14- BFN
Dec 2011 1st Femara Cycle 5mg for 5 days-folic lies 24 and 21-Prog. 12.6 BFP- miscarriage at 7 wks
June 2012 2nd Femara Cycle-5 mg for 7 days &trigger-2 follies 17 and 21-Prog. 67.9-BFN
July 2012-3rd Femara Cycle-5mg-7 Days & Trigger-1 Follie 23.5-Prog. 60.93- BFN
Aug. 2012-4th Femara Cycle-7.5mg for 5 days & Trigger & Booster. 2 Follies 23 and 21-Prog. 18.6-BFN
Oct 12, 2012-Lap Surgery. Endo found on both ovaries,the outside & inside of uterus. Tubes clear. Mesh lining put on the outside of uterus to prevent scaring in the future.
Nov. 2012- 5mg femara cd 4 thru 9. One follie 26mm right side. Hcg trigger & Booster 4 dpo. BFN
Dec.-now...Just going all natural for a while
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Postby Alliee » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:32 pm

I start taking the letrozole tomorrow...my FS is having me start it without starting my period first (using prevara). She is having me take two pills for seven days, then I go in for an US on the 26th of June.

Sorry to hear about your MC...fx that this round works for you!
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Postby ead81 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:21 pm

Ha. That's so odd...the seven day thing, I guess it's not so uncommon after all. Good luck! I have my ultrasound and trigger shot on Friday.
Me 31 DH 32 DD 5
Nov 2011 1st Clomid Cycle-No response-Progest. 14- BFN
Dec 2011 1st Femara Cycle 5mg for 5 days-folic lies 24 and 21-Prog. 12.6 BFP- miscarriage at 7 wks
June 2012 2nd Femara Cycle-5 mg for 7 days &trigger-2 follies 17 and 21-Prog. 67.9-BFN
July 2012-3rd Femara Cycle-5mg-7 Days & Trigger-1 Follie 23.5-Prog. 60.93- BFN
Aug. 2012-4th Femara Cycle-7.5mg for 5 days & Trigger & Booster. 2 Follies 23 and 21-Prog. 18.6-BFN
Oct 12, 2012-Lap Surgery. Endo found on both ovaries,the outside & inside of uterus. Tubes clear. Mesh lining put on the outside of uterus to prevent scaring in the future.
Nov. 2012- 5mg femara cd 4 thru 9. One follie 26mm right side. Hcg trigger & Booster 4 dpo. BFN
Dec.-now...Just going all natural for a while
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Postby MakAttacksMomma » Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:47 pm

My last cycle i was told to take clomid for 10 days! It worked though, good luck and I hope it works for you this time.
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Postby ead81 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:51 pm

Thank you. my progesterone came back at 67.9 yesterday so I know I had a nice strong O! Highest ever! Yay! 6dpo and waiting....
Me 31 DH 32 DD 5
Nov 2011 1st Clomid Cycle-No response-Progest. 14- BFN
Dec 2011 1st Femara Cycle 5mg for 5 days-folic lies 24 and 21-Prog. 12.6 BFP- miscarriage at 7 wks
June 2012 2nd Femara Cycle-5 mg for 7 days &trigger-2 follies 17 and 21-Prog. 67.9-BFN
July 2012-3rd Femara Cycle-5mg-7 Days & Trigger-1 Follie 23.5-Prog. 60.93- BFN
Aug. 2012-4th Femara Cycle-7.5mg for 5 days & Trigger & Booster. 2 Follies 23 and 21-Prog. 18.6-BFN
Oct 12, 2012-Lap Surgery. Endo found on both ovaries,the outside & inside of uterus. Tubes clear. Mesh lining put on the outside of uterus to prevent scaring in the future.
Nov. 2012- 5mg femara cd 4 thru 9. One follie 26mm right side. Hcg trigger & Booster 4 dpo. BFN
Dec.-now...Just going all natural for a while
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Postby Alliee » Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:11 am

Hi! Just wanted to check and see how the femara worked? Did you have any side effects?
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Postby ead81 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:13 pm

No, this is my 2nd round and I have never had side effects. Much much better than Clomid.

I am 11 dpo and waiting...I don't feel very good about this cycle.
Me 31 DH 32 DD 5
Nov 2011 1st Clomid Cycle-No response-Progest. 14- BFN
Dec 2011 1st Femara Cycle 5mg for 5 days-folic lies 24 and 21-Prog. 12.6 BFP- miscarriage at 7 wks
June 2012 2nd Femara Cycle-5 mg for 7 days &trigger-2 follies 17 and 21-Prog. 67.9-BFN
July 2012-3rd Femara Cycle-5mg-7 Days & Trigger-1 Follie 23.5-Prog. 60.93- BFN
Aug. 2012-4th Femara Cycle-7.5mg for 5 days & Trigger & Booster. 2 Follies 23 and 21-Prog. 18.6-BFN
Oct 12, 2012-Lap Surgery. Endo found on both ovaries,the outside & inside of uterus. Tubes clear. Mesh lining put on the outside of uterus to prevent scaring in the future.
Nov. 2012- 5mg femara cd 4 thru 9. One follie 26mm right side. Hcg trigger & Booster 4 dpo. BFN
Dec.-now...Just going all natural for a while
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Re: Femara..7 days?

Postby sjg2912 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:49 am

Hi, I'm new to all this so pardon my lack of understanding for all the abbreviations. I was prescribed Letrozole (Femara) and since I dont get my periods regularly or often my doctor told me to take one pill daily for 7 days. I started on Sunday and last night (day 2) I got my period. Today its actually heavy. So I'm wondering if this is normal? I have contacted my doctor to ask and the receptionist is going to have her get back to me but I'm very curious if this is normal and if anyone else has experienced it. As I research I find that a lot of women do the 5 day cycle (days 3-7) so I have been unable to find an answer to my question! Help!!
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