Hey! Thanks so much for thinking of me! Today was pretty rough actually. I didn't sleep at all last night, no clue why, and woke up to have a horrible melt down/freak out that I think was hormone induced. I know it was hormone induced rather because I never act that way otherwise. I threw things all over the place and cried until I couldn't breathe. I'm not even sure what brought it on really. After that I decided to test and got a faint positive on a dollar test, but I've had two false positives recently with them so I got DH to get me a FRER and it was BFN. I'm pretty sure that I'm out this month and also made the decision to stop the Clomid. I gave it three rounds and I just seem to have more and more problems with it each time and I just can't take the emotional strain it puts on me. I think we're going to attempt to go natural for now and maybe switch to Femara after a bit. I appreciate you asking about me so much! This forum has made dealing with all of this so much easier!
Thanks so much Beth! Just waiting for AF to start now I guess. I've been cramping and feeling all over crappy pretty much all day today so I'm hoping I don't have to wait until Tuesday and that AF comes a bit early so I can get on with it. I appreciate so much you thinking of me!
Hey girl! I'm so sorry this has been so hard on you! im thinking of trying femara myself because it looks like I'm not ovulating and I'm afraid to try clomid because I have anxiety and I don't want to bring on the hormones LOL. Good Luck! Maybe we can be Femara buddies together
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I took Femara for several cycles (can't remember exactly how many now) and it wasn't bad. I still had that maddening hope in the tww that I don't have quite as bad when I'm not trying so hard (ie not on fertility drugs), but at least I didn't have physical s/e. Have you heard back from your dr. about switching?
Hey Beth! Sorry it took me so long to respond. I had to teach today and I've been super busy. The kindergartners wore me out and I took a huge nap! Anyway, I haven't heard back for sure yet. I did talk to the nurse on Tuesday and again today. She wasn't familiar with Femara so I'm not sure what's going to end up happening. She said she'd give him the name and let him research it over the weekend. I think he'll probably know what it is even if she didn't. He's been in surgery a lot this week so I don't think she had a chance to talk to him about it yet. They told me they'd call back Monday or Tuesday and let me know. They said they definitely want my levels higher after ovulation than they are without medication. So hopefully they'll do it. They said if they felt it was safe they'd probably let me try it anyway since they want to help me get pregnant. They just want to be 100% sure it's safe first and while I feel that it's safe if they aren't familiar with it I suppose it's necessary for them to do the research. They also said if I continued to have problems they would send me to the RE in the area. I feel like we have a pretty decent plan at least. I'm just going to staying on the Metformin and Actos for now and just try with that this month.
I'm trying to decide if we really want to try like we've been doing BD'ing every other day for two weeks or if we just want to do what we want when the mood strikes us and just go with it. Haha. I definitely am not looking forward to that feeling I got on clomid where I got my hopes up so much during the 2WW. I am ready to do what I can though. I'm just trying to take it one day at a time right now. Thanks so much for all of your support! How are you doing?
My RE is the one who had me on Femara several years ago. He prefers it over clomid because it has fewer s/e. Using Femara to induce ovulation is an "off-label use" and there's a chance an ob/gyn might not prescribe it for that reason. There was a 2005 study in Canada that showed an increase in birth defects in children conceived during cycles when women took Femara. Sounds scary, but the risk is actually higher with clomid than it is with Femara (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16650422). Just providing a reliable citation in case your dr. mentions that scary study.