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* Back pain** * Cough * Difficulty breathing** * Osteoporosis [ I already have it]** * Accidental injury * Broken bones** * Insomnia (see Arimidex and Insomnia) * Swelling or water retention in the arms or legs [Lymphedema type]** * Abdominal pain (stomach pain) * Constipation * Diarrhea * High cholesterol (see Arimidex and High Cholesterol) * Infections * Weight gain (see Arimidex and Weight Gain) * Breast pain * Dizziness** *
DH had low volume with his SA so we are gonna try every other this cycle (yeah come to find out insomnia is a big factor for men and he is a fire fighter and every 3rd day doesnt get much sleep and is then all messed up the next day as well) probably me just over reacting again. Thanks for the BD schedule my DR was busy when I got the RX so I'm a little lost right now..I hope it workd for you this cycle.
Hi I did IUI on Saturday and am now doing the dreadful 2WW and I am already feeling discouraged but not defeated. I have PMS signs and it sucks cuz IF and WHEN AF shows up I'm gonna feel like burying my self under my sheets and never waking up. Don't mean to seem negative but today I am feeling prety down. Anyhow good luck to both of us.
hi i finished 5 yrs on tamoxifen with minimal side effects. i did gain about 8 lbs and had hot flashes and insomnia. thats it. i took a 5 week break where my "thermostat" started to cool down and i slept better. did not lose any weight and ive alway been thin. i am now on femara. i was wondering if you are going on it. im on femara for about 2 1/2 months and not that happy on it. i was wondering if your dr. prescribed it for you and if not why.
50am and I've been up since 4:30, a little insomnia this am. I won't go in for b/w until Wed. if no AF. I'm not sure I'll even be POAS this cycle. I am just so sure AF will be here Tuesday that I'm geared up and looking ahead to the next cycle. Although I had a dream last night that I was pregnant along with my neice and she and I were due on the same day. (-: I'm glad your doing acupuncture! Research really supports the idea that it enhances fertility.
Hi Guys Day 6 on my nasal spray and I am struggling a little. I am suffering from insomnia and every little bit of housework i do, makes me tired and hot. Other than that 2 more days for my injections lesson so I am pretty happy. Lisa - how exciting!!!!! Its done - now you need to take it easy ok! And make sure you tel us how youre feeling dow there. Wow your donor must be a super stud - is that why he is grinning so much in that picture!!!
have a stress test also, and will ask him about the safety of Femara. I don't know why some MD's choose Femara over Arimidex because they are the same class of medication with mostly same side effects. I am also thinking it may be better to take a Estrogen receptor blocker like Tamoxifen than Femara because it is not good to have Estrogen reduced to zero. What are your thoughts?
(the last few months have all been exactly the same) This cycle, I took Femara on CD3 (10 tablets of 2.5 mg) and had an u/s on CD13 - RE said uterine lining was beautiful and sent me home to bd the night away :) We expected that I would O anytime between CD14 and CD15. I took an HCG booster on CD18 and CD21 (.35 cc each time) I have been constipated, had sore bbs, heartburn and some restless nights (waking to pee, vivid dreams, night sweats, mild insomnia) and very mild cramping.
At The Mayo Clinic I asked about switching to another aromatase inhibitor should the Femara stop working and they said that Femara is one of the stronger aromatase inhibitors so if it stopped working they would try another theraputic approach because they didn't think switching to another aromatase inhibitor would help much.
My symptoms are, mood swings, water retention, bloating, headaches, food cravings for sweets/carbs, joint pains, back pain, fat gain around abdomen, hips and thighs, very sensitive to the cold, low blood sugar, decreased sex drive, insomnia, anxiety, irritability, short periods (only 3 days from start to end) with clots, breast pains, growing long dark hair (I'm a blond) in odd places like the chin and breasts as well as random hair growth (one or two very long hairs) on arms, eyebrows and ch
I am on cd8 today and starting Follistim (150iu) tonight and Monday and Tuesday. Just finished round 4 of Femara cd3-7(2 a day), and will have u/s and Novarel shot (10,000 unit) this Thursday (cd12).
Actually the aromatase drugs include both aromatase inhibitors (such af Femara and Arimidex) and aromatose inactivators (such as Aromasin). The difference is that the inactivators permanently stop the aromatase emzyme's production. Women on Aromasin were more likely to have fractures, joint pain, osteoporosis, visual disturbances, and diarrhea, while women on tamoxifen were more likely to report vaginal bleeding, muscle cramps, and blood clots.
My surgery is scheduled for June 24th. I just had another ca125 and it's 23. So it's hovering....and the femara seems to be stabilizing it...but the gyn/onc and surgeon feel that surgery is the best option....they plan on resecting that portion of colon...which they believe should have definitely been removed back in December 08...or possibly even June 2001 with the original colonic implant.
3 after clomid challenging test, the rest of the hormone values were fine. I got pregnant in the first cycle of femara and gonal f and timed intercourse. Don't lose your hope and faith.
) I'm still praying for you girl!! Debs - I've been PIAC and BFN's . . .the last couple of cycles on Femara have extended my LP. I started spotting today, so I expect AF in full force by the morning. Sending loads of SSBD all around!!
Had some weird cramps today thought AF was coming but, NOPE! So, I am just patientlly waiting on her so I can get started on Femara agin and we will be trying the Follistim shots this time so.....Just hanging out I guess!! luvkayln~~~Welcome back!!! I was not the same with ya gone!!! Hope you are doing well!!! :) dnikki0928~~~Hi there!!! How are you??? Well, I have Mason 99.9% potty trained!! WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He still has a #2 accident every once in a while but other than that...
I over-responded and had to coast the past few days while my RE monitored my b/w and follicles to see if the iui would be canceled. On Monday I had 16 measurable follies and the biggest 8 were all within 2 mm of each other. After coasting for a few days, it looks like I will release 2 maybe 3. Hopefully this is our lucky cycle! Me and my DH are blessed to have a beautiful baby boy and we would love to give him a baby brother or sister.
AF FINALLY showed this morning!! I was begining to wonder too!! So, that means I will start Femara again and Follistim shots on Wednesday! Talk to ya'll soon!! Have a great Sunday!!!
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My clothes were already getting tight becuase I had gained 6 pounds after I started taking Femara. I am a mess. My HGC numbers are high, still wondering about twins..... and I think I am tired now, haha!
i have had 3 iuis and going for my 4 today, with the other 3 even though i wasnt pregnant i had very sore breasts and felt very bloted i learned after having so many iuis to expect that i guess that comes from the hcg shot, i never was nausiuos though,that could be a good sign some woman know it the minute they become pregnant,and you could be one of them,i know the two week wait can be unbearable,but try and hang in there and try not to take a hpt test for a few more days,unlike i did and get a
Have had swollen gums, sore throats that go as quick as they come, boobs no longer as swollen just have the montgomery tubercles and the last 5 nights insomnia (falling to sleep but getting up at 4am- could be worry) but i tested yesterday afternoon (silly but still it would have shown something if I was) 12dp with a clear blue and it was a negative so tomorrow is 14dp3dt and I am trying to muster all the positivism and hope that I can but its hard.
I'm also on my 2nd cycle with Letrozole (also known by the brand name Femara). Clomid didn't work for me, but I've heard and read a lot of good things about the Femara, so here's hoping it's the answer for us! If you are interested, there is a separate post out there called "Femara Info" where there is a link to a really good resource about the drug related to infertility. A bunch of us on Femara have been sharing some of our stories. Good luck to you!!
This is my first round using the FSH (Gonal-f pen) and trigger shot (Ovidrel). I have had two rounds of just clomid, one round of just femara, and this round started with 5 days of Femara followed by 11 days, followed by the trigger shot. I had three eggs this time. I have not really had any for the last 3 cycles. That is why they decided to go to the FSH and put me on a pretty hefty dose. I do not have the sore bbs yet, a little bit tender today, but not bad.
Also, for the last 2 months my periods have been at least 4 days late and really light, and I am having discharge throughout the month. I was diagnosed with endometriosis about 3 years ago, but since my surgery none of the dr's have been concerned. I did have abnormal cells show up on a pap, but the biopsy turned out ok. I'm not sure what the problem is, and I have sceduled an appt, but is there anything I can do until then?
Anyone starting IVF November 2011? This will be our third fresh cycle and this site has really kept me sane through it all. Tommorow, I report for pre-IVF labs, start BCP and will pick up the full IVF schedule as well. I'm so excited !!!!!! SSBD TO ALL !!!!!
As for side effects on 50mg I had mood swings and hot flashes and the wonderful headaches... On 100mg I thank god I did not have any but did have crazy dreams with them. And with 150mg I had the vision problems. I just hope that this time works. Would love to hear your stories on Clomid and hear how long before you got your BFP on Clomid...
I decided to continue eating the same and stop getting B12 injections and my weight loss slowed considerably and my energy levels decreased. I have been told there is no medical reason why B12 helps weight loss but for me it really worked well and I am about to go back on it again. After 4 kids and one set of twins I have had difficulty getting the weight off and B12 is the ONLY thing that worked for me so far.
Hi all, I'm in the 2ww also. Had my trigger on 10/14 and 2 IUIs on 10/15 and 10/16. Feel casual, apathetic and indifferent, as if I know its not going to work. Had 3 failed IUIs and 2 failed IVFs in this past year. Good luck and SSBD to all of you...
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