After 2 unsuccessful attempts with Clomid, my Dr wants to put me on Letrozole...
just want to know if anyone has experienced any success with this drug? and how is it different/better than Clomid?
what are the side effects?
I was on Clomid but asked my RE about Letrozole because I have a friend who got pregnant twice on second round of IUI with Letrozole. RE said it was merely doctor preference. My RE has higher success rates with clomid so that's what he prescribes, but his partner in the same clinic uses Letrozole almost exclusively. I'm sure that wasn't very helpful... but thought I'd share.
I used letrozole and on the first round in combo with follistim it worked, I am now 9 weeks pregnant. (we didnt do IUI, we did it the old fashioned way,lol) My RE doesnt use clomid because it thins out the lining too much and has side effects. On the letrazole, I didnt have any side effects at all. I have never used clomid so I cant really compare the two but know a few people who have and they said it was hormone @#$%! Hope this helps. Good luck to you.
I got pregnant on both of them (different cycles). The femara one ended in miscarriage, but it had nothing to do with the medication. I'm now almost 13 weeks pregnant thanks to clomid. I don't have side effects either way, maybe headaches with femara but I can't remember.
It took me a few months to start responding to the femara. Clomid is known to dry out your cervical mucus and make the lining of the uterus too thin for implantation. That was never an issue for me, so I guess it's different for every person.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.