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First Time Femara

Postby HopePrayBelieve » Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:47 am

Hi there! I will be adding Femara to my IUI this month and I am kind of freaking out over the risk of multiples and side effects. Can anyone please post their experience with the drug to hopefully ease my worries? All stories are welcome...good and bad! :D
Me - 36
DH - 32
Married since 7/26/2008
1st MC 12/2/10
DD Born 9/27/11
TTC #2 Since 6/2013
Unexplained Secondary infertility
1st IUI 6/14/2014 - BFN
2nd IUI 7/11/2014 - BFP, but MC 8/5/2014
3rd IUI 9/19/2014- BFN
4th IUI 10/17/2014 - BFN
5th IUI 1.25mg Femara 11/12/14 - BFN
6th IUI 2.5mg Femara 12/10/14 - BFP!!
Beta #1 28
Beta #2 116
Beta #3 2476!! Ultrasound on 1/9/15!!
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Re: First Time Femara

Postby Lolasworld » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:04 pm

Hi there! I am on my 3rd cycle of Femara (5 mg on CD 3-7) and have had no issues at all! I took clomid previously and experienced some of the worst hot flashes, mood swings and cramps. The only thing I get with Femara is a dull headache on CD 5 and 6. I've learned to take meds that I might have a lot of side effects from at night so you can sleep through most of the crappy feelings.
I can'ts speak to the multiples since I haven't had a BFP with it yet. But, I have only had ONE mature follie with each cycle. I believe Femara has a lower risk of multiples than other drugs but, as with all fertility meds it depends on the dosage and how your body responds.
When did you start Femara?
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Re: First Time Femara

Postby HopePrayBelieve » Sun Dec 21, 2014 5:57 am

Thanks for posting! December was my first round of Femara that actually produced results. I was on 1.25 mg CD3-7 in Nov and just the normal one follicle for me. In Dec I took 2.5mg CD 3-7 and produced 3 follicles (23,15 and 8). I am praying that did the trick for me. Any good news on your end yet?
Me - 36
DH - 32
Married since 7/26/2008
1st MC 12/2/10
DD Born 9/27/11
TTC #2 Since 6/2013
Unexplained Secondary infertility
1st IUI 6/14/2014 - BFN
2nd IUI 7/11/2014 - BFP, but MC 8/5/2014
3rd IUI 9/19/2014- BFN
4th IUI 10/17/2014 - BFN
5th IUI 1.25mg Femara 11/12/14 - BFN
6th IUI 2.5mg Femara 12/10/14 - BFP!!
Beta #1 28
Beta #2 116
Beta #3 2476!! Ultrasound on 1/9/15!!
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Re: First Time Femara

Postby An0514 » Fri Dec 26, 2014 11:49 am

This is also my first cycle, 5mg. Not sure why they started with it that high but I go in for a day 10 u/s tomorrow so hopefully it works! Been trying 7months, I ovulate on my own but periods have been irregular lately. No side effects but only weird thing is it's CD 9 and I still have a light period which is unusual I only usually get it for 7 days. Good luck to you all!!
ME: 29, DH: 29
TTC #1 since May 2014
BFP 2/14/15 (Femara), m/c 3/12/15
CP 8/2015 (Femara)
5 failed IUIs with Femara and Follistim
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Re: First Time Femara

Postby Lolasworld » Fri Dec 26, 2014 12:10 pm

HopePrayBelieve, I haven't had any luck yet. I had a chemical pregnancy with my cycle in October then my November cycle I failed to respond @ 5mg. At that point my RE determined it was time to try something else. We've moved on to a combination cycle of Femara and Letrozole. I'm on CD 11 and go back in tomorrow for an U/S and bloodwork. My CD 8 US showed two follicles @ 10 and 11, so things are progressing well. In looking at your signature it looks like you got your BFP?!?! Is that true? If so, loads of congratulations to you!!!

An0514, best of luck to you! Your doc may not try the lower dose. My doc always starts at the lowest dose to make sure you don't hyper stimulate. I always felt like that is a waste since most have the best response at 5mg but you never know. Good luck at your CD 10 US! I hope you get good news! If you want a cycle buddy, keep me posted! We seem to be close in cycles!
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Re: First Time Femara

Postby An0514 » Fri Dec 26, 2014 1:04 pm

Thanks so much Lola! :)
ME: 29, DH: 29
TTC #1 since May 2014
BFP 2/14/15 (Femara), m/c 3/12/15
CP 8/2015 (Femara)
5 failed IUIs with Femara and Follistim
IVF starting May 2016!
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