Aa
Aa
A
A
A
Close
Avatar universal

Ovidrel and femara - do they work?

Has anyone had success with these 2 drugs together? I am losing hope. This was my first cycle using both after everything else has checked put great- unexplained infertility, I guess. I am currently 14dpo, 15 dpshot. I tested on 11dpo with a bfn. I assume this means I am out. I have felt cramps on and off for about 1 week now too. Anyone else similar or have a good story? Thanks
5 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
1346146 tn?1299360497
I did femara, follistim, novarel(trigger shot) estrace for lining, progesterone(to support pregnancy) with timed intercourse.  Worked first cycle for me.  I didnt even feel like I was pg. at all so I was quite surprised when the test was positive.  Only symptoms I had were really tired(chalked that up to all the stress I had been under) and a little cramping here and there.(thought I was going to start AF) So dont count yourself out yet.  I had 2 m,cs before I had my two sons and the only thing they found was low progesterone. We tried with this one for a little over a year.   Good luck to you.
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
Bump
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
Thank you for your response, I am new to the site and still learning!
I am 29 and df is 32.
We have been trying for almost 2 years now. His sperm analysis was normal. I have been off bc for 7 years and have an average cycle length of 28-29 days. I had a hsg test done and that was clear and good. I was on clomid for 3 months and had u/s that showed good size follicles and had a progesterone test done along with opk tests for months that all pointed to me ovulating.
I am now going to an re who had me start femara with ovidril cd 3-5. I got the 250mg shot on cd 15 with 2 mature follicles and thick lining. RE was happy with the u/s. We did not have ivf or iui- all natural, besides the drugs.
I was looking for anyone how has had success and/or is in the same boat.
Helpful - 0
1419915 tn?1289257100
hi-
femara is used to stimulate your ovaries in producing follicles/eggs and ovidrel is used to help follicles mature and trigger the release of mature eggs from your ovaries.  first, i am not clear if you are doing ivf, iui or doing natural...  if you specify which of these three you are doing maybe other people can weigh in on this.

second, there is no reason why both drugs should not work... but you didn't give enough info about yourself.  if you are older... any assisted reproductive technology drugs/medications may be a challenge in terms of working and this is manipulated by the dose and timing of the drug and how your hormone levels are.

try to provide more info... hormone levels, type of art procedure, age, how long have you been ttc, how many eggs/follicles were seen during u/s if you ever did one... etc.

cramping may mean you are having your period or the embryo is implanting.  hope this helps.  good luck and wishing you a bfp when you do your blood test. :)
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
Bump
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Fertility and Trying to Conceive Community

Top Trying to Conceive Answerers
5875562 tn?1410898886
miami, FL
4769306 tn?1568490209
NC
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Many couples are turning to acupuncture to treat infertility. But does it work? We take a closer look.
Does exercise really lower fertility? We take a look at 8 common myths about fertility.
Your guide to safely exercising throughout your 40 weeks.
Learn which foods aren't safe to eat when you're eating for two.
Is your biological clock sounding the alarm? Dr. Elaine Brown explains new advances in egg freezing.
Herpes sores blister, then burst, scab and heal.