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    How are you doing today?

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    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!
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    Just posted on the other thread, but wanted to let you know that I'm still thinking about you and hoping that you get your bfp soon!

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    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!
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    Got our first placement at 2 days old 11/19 and hoping she is our forever daughter


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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by glwolf View Post
    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
    I hope we can be Femara buddies together. I'm trying to get ahold of my doc now to see if he'll let me take it next month. AF just started so I'm definitely out for this cycle. I just hope it's not too much longer! Stupid confusing female body! Also, I was nervous about the Clomid for the same reason and the first two cycles weren't so bad but toward the end of the second I could REALLY see a difference in my mood. I was getting so depressed I couldn't snap out of it over everything. I already feel a little better just knowing I won't be on it this time. I'd recommend either Femara (though I haven't taken it yet), or only doing a cycle or two of Clomid at a time. I think doing too many in a row is what makes it so hard. Ugh!
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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?

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    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?
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    Diagnosed PCOS 2009 and Endometriosis May 2013
    Currently foster parents hoping to adopt
    Got our first placement at 2 days old 11/19 and hoping she is our forever daughter


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    Quote Originally Posted by Leah261 View Post
    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?
    Bless you for teaching young children! I'm not fond of "classroom management." I'm a college instructor and get a small taste of this when I teach non-majors biology courses (which is infrequent because administration knows I don't like dealing with students who don't want to be there).

    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.

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