(Updated M/C)1st Cycle of Femara(Letrozole), Now we wait...

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(Updated M/C)1st Cycle of Femara(Letrozole), Now we wait...

Postby mio2787 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:08 am

Good Morning Ladies,

I noticed that this forum could use more activity so I thought I would share my story and see if I have any cycle buddies out there, and to maybe help someone who is dealing with similar hardships in their lives. I apologize ahead of time for the last post :)

My husband and I have been TTC for about 2 years now, and in this time we have had 4 early losses, all around 6 or 7 weeks. I was diagnosed with PCOS about 9 years ago, so I knew that we would have trouble- but man, it gets old never seeing that 2nd line except for a brief few days doesn't it? This past year was especially hard for us- we were married in May 2016, lost my mother in June, and our 3rd MC a week later. Then in January, we lost my Grandmother and had our 4th MC, again a week later. I have only a small handful of family, and losing them left me with no other close female family members. Needless to say depression hit me hard. I thought that this was a sign that I would never conceive. That it was somehow my fault for not being able to stay pregnant.

Thankfully, my OB-Gyn is amazing, and brought me in for a personal heart to heart after my annual exam because she said she could sense my defeat. She recommended that I go to a RE (reproductive endocrinologist) and gave me a big hug and told me that it would all work out and that she WILL deliver a healthy child for me one day. Now I don't know why this moved me so much, but I agreed and 1 month later I was sitting in my RE office with renewed hope. He started me on 7.5mg of Letrozole for 6 days after an ultrasound showed that my body had not yet started to grow follicles even though ovulation was supposed to be around the corner. He did warn me that the 1st round was a guessing game of how my body would respond, so mentally I had already accepted that we may be out for the month.

Well, imagine my surprise that 2 days after finishing the Letrozole I suddenly felt like my ovaries were exploding. I've never felt ovulation-like pains in the past, so it was very odd to say the least. The nurse told me that it was more than likely follicle growing pains I was feeling, and boy was she right. My next ultrasound showed not one, but THREE mature follicles (19mm, 18mm, and 23mm) and my lining at 12mm. I decided to forgo the trigger shot this round since the pharmacy forgot to send it and lets be honest, fertility treatments are expensive when insurance barely covers anything. We made sure to BD every day in our window, and now we wait to see if maybe, just maybe this is our month.

I am cautiously optimistic, as I am sure most women who have had repeated losses are, but the fact that I am actually hopeful after being jaded for so long is a blessing in itself. It does help that PREG's success rates and staff are well established and very compassionate. I apologize again for the long post, but if these past few months have taught me anything, its that sometimes just knowing that you are not alone in your struggle can mean the world, and hopefully my story can do that for someone else. Wish me lots of luck and baby dust!

My Chart:

LMP 3/15-3/19
U/S on 3/23 showed no follicle growth
Letrozole (Femara Generic) started 3/24: 7.5mg Q6 days. Ended 3/29
U/S on 4/3 showed 3 mature follies (19mm, 18mm,23mm) Lining at 12mm. Positive OPK
BD'd 4/2-4/5
Testing on 4/16- Hoping for BFP!
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Me: Mio 29
DH: 30
Actively TTC since January 2015
5 early MC's (07/2014, Feb 2015, June 2016, Jan 2017, April 2017)
Diagnosed with PCOS. Metformin 1000mg for 5 years
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Re: 1st Cycle of Femara(Letrozole), Now we wait...

Postby scarletWillow3086 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:03 pm

Good luck mio!

Letrazole did wonders for me, so I hope you get your sticky bean.

I'm not taking it now, I'm hoping for a baby without it this time. We will see what happens.
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Re: 1st Cycle of Femara(Letrozole), Now we wait...

Postby mio2787 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:30 pm

Thanks for your kind words Scarlet, it is nice to hear success stories. I wish you luck on conceiving again!
Me: Mio 29
DH: 30
Actively TTC since January 2015
5 early MC's (07/2014, Feb 2015, June 2016, Jan 2017, April 2017)
Diagnosed with PCOS. Metformin 1000mg for 5 years
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Re: 1st Cycle of Femara(Letrozole), Now we wait...

Postby KittyKat414 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:37 pm

Hi there!

I just wanted to wish you luck!! I have done 3 round of Femara with no luck. I'm not being seen by an RE though. Just my OB/GYN who is awesome. I'm currently on a break this cycle but will resume next month if needed! FX'd for your BFP!! :mrgreen:
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Re: 1st Cycle of Femara(Letrozole), Now we wait...

Postby mio2787 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:21 pm

KittyKat- thanks for your encouragement. It has been so nerve-racking just admitting that we needed a little help in the first place. I'm optimistic about our chances this month, and we are beyond ready a mini-him (hoping for boys lol). Maybe we will both see that 2nd line this round!

My RE is great at what he does, but thankfully they send you back to your OB/Gyn once you get the all clear at 8 weeks. My OB is the only doctor I think I've ever actually liked- and thats saying a lot for someone who spent 8 years in healthcare! :D
Me: Mio 29
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5 early MC's (07/2014, Feb 2015, June 2016, Jan 2017, April 2017)
Diagnosed with PCOS. Metformin 1000mg for 5 years
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Re: 1st Cycle of Femara(Letrozole), Now we wait...

Postby Happinessissimple » Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:31 am

Wishing you the best of luck!
I, too, did my first round of letrozole this month. My
Dh and I have been ttc since marriage July 2015 so we are creeping up on the 2 year mark. I have never had a bfp. Hoping for your sticky bean ❤️❤️
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Re: 1st Cycle of Femara(Letrozole), Now we wait...

Postby mio2787 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:30 pm

Happiness- It looks like we are buddies this cycle then! When did you start Letrozole this month? I am supposed to wait until the 16th to test, but I have all of these Wondfo preg. tests and will probably attempt to test earlier :shh:

I was worried about side effects, but honestly the only things I noticed where some dizzy spells and feeling much frisky than usual especially around O time. DH said he thinks its because I "popped out so many egglets" this round. Future father of my children ladies and gentleman :rofl:
Me: Mio 29
DH: 30
Actively TTC since January 2015
5 early MC's (07/2014, Feb 2015, June 2016, Jan 2017, April 2017)
Diagnosed with PCOS. Metformin 1000mg for 5 years
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Re: 1st Cycle of Femara(Letrozole), Now we wait...

Postby Happinessissimple » Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:57 pm

I actually started my Femara 7.5 mg daily cycle day four through eight The day after my HSG. I didn't seem to have side effects either besides A day or so of light spotting after completing the five days. And I still only produced one good follicle. I'm thinking about trying to trigger with it next month and maybe eventually moving to iui. I'm feeling like I'm out this month considering today is cycle day 14 and I'm due for AF tomorrow still getting a BFN. I'm addicted to POAS though so I'm not going to pretend like I'm not going to be testing tomorrow as well . Hopefully we both get lucky this month !! I'll definitely be watching for an update !!
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Re: 1st Cycle of Femara(Letrozole), Now we wait...

Postby mio2787 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:06 pm

Happiness remember that you are never out until the witch shows her face! What kind of tests are you using? I was tempted to pick up some FR but I've gotten some nasty evaps from the new ones
Me: Mio 29
DH: 30
Actively TTC since January 2015
5 early MC's (07/2014, Feb 2015, June 2016, Jan 2017, April 2017)
Diagnosed with PCOS. Metformin 1000mg for 5 years
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Re: 1st Cycle of Femara(Letrozole), Now we wait...

Postby Happinessissimple » Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:32 pm

I usually use frer or just internet cheapies but af came for me again this month- so on to the next cycle. I hope it's a different outcome for you!!
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Re: 1st Cycle of Femara(Letrozole), Now we wait...

Postby mio2787 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:57 am

Happiness- Im sorry the witch got you this month, but at least she didn't make you wait in suspense! I'm definitely feeling a bit off for sure. Today I inhaled McDonalds for lunch and didn't immediately hate myself aterwards, all I want is Chinese food, and I actually dreamed that I got a positive test. I haven't really dreamed in months, so I'm wondering if I am preggers or if my mind is playing tricks on me. I'm trying my best to hold off on testing as long as I can since I know it would probably be a BFN this early. My husband and cousin are convinced I am, but we will see!
Me: Mio 29
DH: 30
Actively TTC since January 2015
5 early MC's (07/2014, Feb 2015, June 2016, Jan 2017, April 2017)
Diagnosed with PCOS. Metformin 1000mg for 5 years
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Re: 1st Cycle of Femara(Letrozole), Now we wait...

Postby Happinessissimple » Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:22 pm

That sounds promising !! I've heard a lot of people talk about dreams of positive tests /pregnancy and were indeed pregnant! Sounds like it could be your lucky
Month!!
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Re: 1st Cycle of Femara(Letrozole), Now we wait...

Postby mio2787 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:34 am

God I hope so, because if not all these symptoms im having would be worrying. Last night I HAD to have Chinese food, and have been naseous on and off depending on the smell. Add breast pain and some of the strangest pains in my Ho-ha I've experienced in my life and I'm feeling pretty certain sometging is going on in there. Normally I have no PMS symptoms at all, prior to AF so this is all new to me. The craziest thing is my cousin who has also had fertility issues may be expecting as well! We would have the exact same due date if so. Crazy!

Happiness: Have you considered asking your doctor to take it a little longer this round? My doc had me take it for longer most women to try to improve both egg quality and quanity.
Me: Mio 29
DH: 30
Actively TTC since January 2015
5 early MC's (07/2014, Feb 2015, June 2016, Jan 2017, April 2017)
Diagnosed with PCOS. Metformin 1000mg for 5 years
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Re: 1st Cycle of Femara(Letrozole), Now we wait...

Postby mio2787 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:24 am

Well, I got a super, super faint positive on a Wondfo this morning and woke up to much bigger BB's, so its looking like we did conceive. Im just so hesitant to get excited until I see that beautiful dark 2nd line :(
Me: Mio 29
DH: 30
Actively TTC since January 2015
5 early MC's (07/2014, Feb 2015, June 2016, Jan 2017, April 2017)
Diagnosed with PCOS. Metformin 1000mg for 5 years
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Re: (Updated BFP!)1st Cycle of Femara(Letrozole), Now we wai

Postby mio2787 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:51 pm

Well, after a day full of nausea I finally tested again and, athough faint, I got a definite 2nd line tonight! I'm of course still nervous since I have been here before, but I'm feeling positive!
Me: Mio 29
DH: 30
Actively TTC since January 2015
5 early MC's (07/2014, Feb 2015, June 2016, Jan 2017, April 2017)
Diagnosed with PCOS. Metformin 1000mg for 5 years
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