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Any BFPs when taking a break from Clomid/Femara, etc.?

Postby mongoopie » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:10 am

Hi ladies,

Finally chiming in after a couple of years of lurking and being helped so much by this community! We had our 1st (girl) in June14, miscarried our 2nd in January16, and have been TTC ever since. In the last 5 months, I've undergone 3 rounds of Clomid (50mg, 50mg, 100mg + IUI), and 1 round of Femara (7.5mgwith IUI); BFNs all around!

We are taking a break this month, for emotional & practical reasons. And I was just curious if anyone got their BFPs while taking a break from all the meds and IUIs and all that stuff?

FWIW, I'm taking: prenatals, DHA, VitB6, CoQ10, VitE, VitD, folic + baby aspirin. Drinking raspberry red leaf tea through ovulation, eating pineapple and all that jazz. DH is on: Fertility Blend, pycnogenol, VitD, CoQ10 + VitB6. No sperm issues, and other than elevated prolactin (which is now under control with cabergoline), I'm healthy too, and we've been diagnosed with "unexplained secondary infertility."

Would love to hear any encouraging stories from taking-a-break BFPs!

Thanks!
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Re: Any BFPs when taking a break from Clomid/Femara, etc.?

Postby Tinleykayewash » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:13 am

Hi! I never got my positive on a break, but it did take me 7 cycles within 9 months to finally get my BFP and my daughter. Are you being monitored with the Clomid and Femara to see if you're for sure ovulating??
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BFP 1st cycle Clomid 8/13 BFP
MC 10/13 @ 8 weeks
12/14 2nd Clomid Cycle: BFN
5/15-1/16 50 MG CLOMID....ALL BFN cd 21 progesterone 34
1/16 100 MG CLOMID- BFP 10DPO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! progesterone @ 4dpo=43
Beta # 1 22dpo= 5600 HCG 50 Prog.
DD born: 10/13/16 7 lbs. 14 oz.!!!!
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Re: Any BFPs when taking a break from Clomid/Femara, etc.?

Postby mongoopie » Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:22 pm

Hi Tinleykayewash - thanks for responding!

I have been monitored for the last 3 cycles, and have ovulated for sure each time. (And, based on temping, I believe I've been ovulating consistently since being put on the cabergoline in late April.) Just ... nothing's taking yet.

We are patient and hopeful, though ...

Did you get your BFP while on meds/monitoring, etc.?
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Re: Any BFPs when taking a break from Clomid/Femara, etc.?

Postby MrsRoulette » Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:45 pm

Hey guys!!! Thought I would check in and found this thread. I was on femara in feb, added ovidrel in march and April then may did injectables (follistim). Cost me an arm and a leg. Poor stimulation even on that so I was bummed. Financially we were strained so we took a break after that cycle. June we stuck to Fertility blend, cervical CM and a traditional tea from Kenya. BFP first week of July!!! God's miracle. We are 26 weeks and 4 days preggo today and smooth sailing. Praying for a blessed and fruitful 9 months.
God bless you all and may He grant you the desires of your hearts according to His will. Almost 5 years of trying, I know the pain of the disappointing cycles each and every month!!!
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Been TTC Since Dec 2011
Hubby's SA: motile density. 10% (60% or greater is good) My Cycles: 32 days. 29 with femara
1st round of Clomid June 2013 (cd5-9). On cd 21, prog level 26.1 BFN
2nd round of Clomid July 2013 (cd5-9). On cd 21, prog level 29.1 BFN
April 14, 2016 IUI - BFN (Femara 5 mg day 3-7), Ovidrel Trigger) 1 follie.
May 1-6, 216 Femara 7.5 mg (day 3-7). One small follicle. Cancelled cycle
May 30th, 2016 - Femara 7.5 mg (day 3-7). + Gonal F Injections 150 iu (day 7-12)- 22.5,16.7, 9 mm follies
Ovidrel day 12, IUI day 13 06/09/2016 BFN
FertileCM, Fertility Blend, herbal fertility tea from Kenya - BFP!!!!!!
We prayed, hoped, waited for our little miracle. Now God has started in me the miracle of creation. So blessed!!
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Re: Any BFPs when taking a break from Clomid/Femara, etc.?

Postby Tinleykayewash » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:17 am

I got my BFP after 7 clomid cycles sorry! I did 50mg for 6 cycles, then 100 mg the month I got pregnant. I was completely ready to give up and bam, BFP. I was definently ovulating on the 50 mg too and it wasnt working. Makes you wonder if you just have really bad BD timing or what? I'd say just hang in there and don't give up. Lord knows I wanted to after 5 years of us trying. Are they planning on changing/adding anything when you come back from the break?
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BFP 1st cycle Clomid 8/13 BFP
MC 10/13 @ 8 weeks
12/14 2nd Clomid Cycle: BFN
5/15-1/16 50 MG CLOMID....ALL BFN cd 21 progesterone 34
1/16 100 MG CLOMID- BFP 10DPO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! progesterone @ 4dpo=43
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DD born: 10/13/16 7 lbs. 14 oz.!!!!
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Re: Any BFPs when taking a break from Clomid/Femara, etc.?

Postby Ckatta14 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:56 am

Hi!!

We tried for 4.5 years starting with clomid/femara then we moved to injectibles (gonal-f) with trigger and iui. After the 4th cycle of that we decided to take a break from it all, it was expensive, we were overwhelmed with the disappointment of constant negatives month after month and after 4 years of lots of tests and appointments we just needed to step away from it all. 4 months after walking away and not trying I got a bfp on Christmas Eve , it can definitely happen!!
Good luck!!
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Re: Any BFPs when taking a break from Clomid/Femara, etc.?

Postby Momma-of4 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:57 am

Congrats ckatta. I've seen you on here and have read some of your threads and I'm very excited for you!!
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Dec 2016 first round of clomid 50mg - bfn
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Re: Any BFPs when taking a break from Clomid/Femara, etc.?

Postby Ckatta14 » Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:28 am

Thank you very much!! After so much disappointment I kind of find it hard to believe lol.

Where are you at in your cycle?? How are you doing?
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Re: Any BFPs when taking a break from Clomid/Femara, etc.?

Postby Momma-of4 » Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:49 am

I'm 5 dpo first round of clomid 16 month ttc. I didn't ovulate till cd 25/26 though so I don't really think I responded well to the meds. Still trying to dig out a little hopefulness!! Thanks for asking!!
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DD 2
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