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Femara side effects

Postby goody5 » Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:32 am

First month on doing femara 2.5 mg. I'm doing it cycle days 3-7, today is CD 7. I'm just wondering what other people's side effects were. They say femara has less side effects than Clomid, but I'm having way more. Here are my side effects so far: nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, chest/back pain, extreme fatigue, and muscle weakness.
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November- 5mg Femara CD 3-7, Ovidrel Trigger @ CD14
IUI #1 - Nov. 16- BFN
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Re: Femara side effects

Postby goody5 » Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:35 am

Anyone? 55 views and no responce? :cry:
Me (Sarah): 26 DH: 29
Trying for #1 since February 2012
October 2013 Diagnosed with PCOS
6 failed Clomid cycles
Metformin 2000mg
August 2014- HSG- tubes are clear!
October- 2.5mg femara CD 3-7 = no response, bumped up to 5mg CD 15-19. Trigger Shot on CD 22- BFN. IUI cancelled.
November- 5mg Femara CD 3-7, Ovidrel Trigger @ CD14
IUI #1 - Nov. 16- BFN
December- 5 mg Femara CD 3-7, 81 mg Baby Asprin CD 1-CD12, Ovidrel trigger CD 12
IUI #2- Dec. 14- 12/25 BFP!!!! Christmas Miracle!!!
Beta #1- 118
Beta #2- 246
Beta #3- 4,659!!


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Re: Femara side effects

Postby Ckatta14 » Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:41 am

I'm on 2.5 mg femara cd 4-8 and so far I found that it has increased my appetite tremendously and I've been getting hot flashes but that's really about it for me. I was on clomid for 4 rounds and had awful side effects so femara has been so much better for side effects, for me anyways. Good luck!!!
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Re: Femara side effects

Postby cbusch87 » Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:25 am

I'm sorry you've been feeling so crappy on Femara. :( I was on 2.5 mg for 1 cycle, then 5mg for 2 cycles. I had hot flashes and headaches.
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Re: Femara side effects

Postby Myshelsong » Mon Nov 24, 2014 3:32 pm

Those side effects sound pretty serious, have you spoken to your Dr about them?

I have finished taking them this cycle and had a few nights were I felt warm, but that was the extent of my symptoms.

Good luck!
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Re: Femara side effects

Postby Alyssa30 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:44 am

Hi Ladies! I know this post is older. I was on Femara for the first time this cycle. Has anyone had any spotting while taking Femara? I took 2.5 mg on cd3-7. I ovulated on cd 14,15 or 16. I had spotting on cd 18, 19, and 20. I NEVER spot! Thanks for the replies.
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Re: Femara side effects

Postby An0514 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:23 pm

I had some spotting but it was before O not after. Just some headaches. Definitely tell your doc but may be harmless.
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Re: Femara side effects

Postby MrsA14 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:26 pm

@Alyssa30: I was on Femara 5mg CD 3-7, no spotting at all and none when I was on 2.5mg back in Feb. Only side effects were mild headaches, a few hot flashes at night and a little bit of fatigue. Def talk to your doc.
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Re: Femara side effects

Postby mothersluv » Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:27 pm

Hi Ladies,

I took femara starting 4/18 cycle days 3-7. My symptoms include:
headache 2-3 days straight
sharp pain in right breast mostly
dull ache in what feels like both areas were my ovaries should be
sharp pains down in my area (tmi I know but may help someone else)
get mad easier (scared my mom b/c I got an advertisement I was happy about getting) lol
had a little discharge on 4/22 not sure what it was because I have no signs of any problems
feeling nauseous

So far that's about it will update when I feel anything out of the normal. If you have any questions you can message me if you like. Baby sprinkles to all :)
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