Hi~~ I am 24 years and have been ttc for 3 years now. After many years of c/o of painful periods (and abnormal cells on pap smears) and told nothing was wrong just take IB. Finally after telling doc me and DH were ttc we sent us to OB we had a hsg done, some blockage of left ovary (PAINFUL) Dh s/a done excellent results, and six rounds of unmonitered clomid BFN's. He called us a mystery and sent us to a RE and the first appt. with Re he diag. me PCOS on 3/20/07 and said I was prob. Clomid resistant? but unsure since I was unmonitred. Anywho, sorry to make this a story just wanted to know what are my chances, how much more heartache do I have to go through? Any one else tried Femara? Anyone else is similar situation?
Sorry to hear you had to go through all of that. My OBGYN tried to give me clomid without doing any testing. Instead, I made an appoint ment with an RE and was very glad I did. My diagnosis is unexplained infertility. I had IUI in Jan got BFP the first try, but unfortunatly, it wasn't meant to be. :o( If things go well, I'll try again in May. :o)
Now that you are seeing an RE, I think you are on the right track and your chances are very good. It is good that you are getting help while you are still young also. Another way to look at this is, at least now you know what is wrong with you and can get the proper treatment. Best of luck to you.
Hi!!! Sorry for all you have went threw! :( I have taken two rounds of femara and it was great. No S/E except a slight head ache. I had good quantity and size follicles on femara vs clomid. Good lucl to you!
Hi!!! Sorry for all you have went threw! :( I have taken two rounds of femara and it was great. No S/E except a slight head ache. I had good quantity and size follicles on femara vs clomid. Good luck to you!
Hi -- actually, I think Femara is going to surprise you. I am on it with unexplained infertility (I wasn't ovulating for YEARS). I have used it for 4 cycles (this is my last try on it before I go to injectables, but then, I am much older than you). My first cycle, 1 follicle (which became an egg). My second cycle, 3 follicles. My third cycle, 1 follicle. This cycle, 2 follicles.
Becoming diagnosed with PCOS means you would have those troubles you had. I assume they are doing something about the insulin issue as well (usually metformin or glucophage). Putting you on Femara does the same job as Clomid (without the side effects, interestingly) and also has a slightly better chance of allowing a pregnancy to stick (less chance of miscarriage than Clomid). They operate differently, which is why this doctor put you on another. If Clomid wasn't working (and should have been monitored to know), then Femara stands a good chance.
I took femara this cycle, and it did great for me! (though the trigger didn' t work which sucks) but I had a 22mm follie at cd12 and still had good EWCM and great lining! so less Side effects that clomid from what I hear.. however sounds like people do produce fewer follies on it than clomid, which is good and bad! : ) good luck!
Well I think I am a fan of Femara even though I have not yet gor a BFP. My story is somewhat siilar to you. I have mild PCOS, I ovulate but not regularly on my own. My Gyn had put me on clomid for 3 months, unmonitored...nothing came out. Then I went to a RE which put me on another 3 cycles of clomid, but this time monitored. I did respond to clomid in 2 out of the 3 cycles...my lining got a lil thin, so I was on E2 patches; also my CV was hostile...my follis barely used to reach 18 mm on CD 16 - 17, which is when I got my trigger shot. My RE was about to take me to the next level, when I decided to take a second opinion. Went to another RE, he is a German...he put me on Femara to see how I responded. In my first cycle I had a 32mm folli on CD 14 and got a natural LH surge on CD15, did 2 IUIs back to back...unfortunately was BFN. Next cycle I had a 28 mm folli on CD12, got ovidrel shot and again IUIs...unfortunately came back BFN....but atleast I know my body is responding well, and my cycle is accurately 29 days now. Am on my 3rd cycle now and hopeful that femara will do me magic :)
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