Femara and multiple births

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5mg CD3-7) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Ovidrel? Last cycle was a bust- took 5mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>femara</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> it did not produce good follies (largest was 15.5 on CD16) and I had a positive OPK on CD17. TTC for 18 months. Diagnosis- unexplained infertility with "borderline" uterine lining (trying femara for superovulation). This cycle will be femara, Ovidrel and progesterone suppositories... If you had success- did you combine treatment with IUI? ...When do you time intercourse after the trigger shot?
I have heard it makes you sick. how are the sucess rates? <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> do you know the % rates of having <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>multiple</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>births</span>? I just dont know very much about firtinlity drugs. Can you ladies help me?
HI, Induction of ovulation with the help of drugs like femara, is associated with the risk of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>multiple</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>births</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> twin pregnancy. Once you conceive an ultrasound scan can be done to see whether it is a singleton or twin pregnancy. Consult your Doctor. The answer is based on information provided. Exact advice is not possible without a proper examination and investigations. You are requested to consult your Doctor. Take care and keep us posted.
Hi I did IUI on Saturday <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> am now doing the dreadful 2WW <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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.
i did two clomid cycles <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> then my dr. switched me to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>femara</span> (much better) clomid can dry up your CM, but with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>femara</span> i got lots of CM. I am supposed to be on a break, seeing my RE 5-6, but I had leftover clomid and went ahead with this month on my own. i did get the bad headache. we'll see what happens!
RE wants to put me on a very low dose b/c i have pcos i am at high risk for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>multiple</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>births</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> if i produce more then 4 mature follicles she will want to cancel the cycle due to my young age (26) and triplets or more. I almost want to just say screw it and BD anyway if she cancels my cycle since im paying out of pocket why not go all the way to the end.. if i conceive and its multiple births then so be it.. as long as they are healthy but we'll see.
Has anyone here had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>multiple</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>births</span> with follistim, I have 2 mature eggs <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 5 small ones <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I am really afraid of multiple birth due to high risk, does any one know what are the chances would be for me to have multiple births
My friend used <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>femara</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> on her first round of it she got preggo too. I asked my doc about that stuff <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> he didnt even KNOW WHAT IT WAS. Im doomed, reckon they sell it on ebay!?!?! LOL I guess 5-9 was the charm! thats awesome!
Does anyone know anything more about the Drug, Clomiphene? Do you have a high risk of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>multiple</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>births</span>? Is it safe? Can you just ask your doctor for it? What are some positive and negative things about it. I am 23 years old is this to young for this type of medication? I know nothing about it. The more you tell me the better.
Jon <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Kate did not do IVF. The only thing they did was IUI which is what my sister and bil did and they would have had twins if she was able to carry them to term. They lost them a year ago yesterday. It is less likely with IUI to get multiples than with IVF but it is still possible, especially with clomid like she was on. With my sister's last round of IUI they said she had 3 folicles that were all big enough and 2 more that were slightly smaller than they would want.
i only transfered 1 five day blast <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> im 11weeks preggo! i had some mild cramps about 4 day after the transfer <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> i started doing hpt at 5 dp transfer. it was + and got darker every day! how many days past transfer are you and are you going to test with htp? i could not stand it. a girl that i met at my clinic and she did the same as me on the same days as me did not test + till 2 days before beta. let me know.
If you want to try something natural, Vitex Fruit does help women ovulate who are having difficulty ovulating. Women with PCOS, who don't ovulate consistantly have taken this with success in attaining pregnancy. I have a close friend who wasn't ovulating due to PCOS, took Vitex for 2-3 months and was pregnant. My husband and I also tried Vitex after almost 3 years of infertility and it worked for us. Vitex works by genlty balancing your progesterone levels.
I've done clomid, 50 mg, about six times now, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I've had as many as 8 mature follicles, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> as little as 1, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my doctor has never been concerned. I finally got pregnant on 50 mg clomid and IUI my second try five years ago, and I only had 2 follicles. One of them didn't look very mature, and surprise surprise, I got pregnant with twins! If you're still concerned about it, you should ask your doctor about upping your dosage just a bit.
I have noticed that I've been discharging a clear/white sticky and elatically looking mucus, slight increase in the release of gas, frequent clear urination, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> pelvic pain on my lower left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> sometimes right side. I already saw my GYN <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> she told me that this could be a sign of ovulation. My GYN has withdrawn blood from me to check my Estrogen level and I'm hoping that this means that I'll be able to determine when I'm ovulating.
Hi- Just had a follow up with RE today <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> after no response to clomid or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>femara</span>, i'm moving on to follistim injectables + timed intercourse. I have pcos b/c i dont ovulate or get AF. RE told me she is putting me on very lose dose of follistim due to my young age and i'm at high risk for multiple births. Also, she said pcos woman may or may not respond to injections alone so if thats the case then she will add in metformin on the next cycle.
They actually advised me not to TTC, to avoid <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>multiple</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>births</span>. I too have been trying to conceive for about 13 months now, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> if there are 3 big follicles there, I am not going to let them go to waste in the chance that ONE may be fertilised. Anyone else at the ovulation stage of their cycle and had a scan??? I had a laproscopy in January and everything checked out ok, no trying the Clomid. Would be keen to hear about other people and their scan......good luck to all..
Well I went to my doctors today <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> had an ultrasound (I'm 6 weeks) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> to my surprise (big surprise) the doctor found 4 maybe 5 heartbeats. I was so surprised. I knew I had 6 matured follicles when I did the iui but I didn't think 5 of those would actually implant. Now they are telling me that I have to get a selective reduction and reduce the pregnancy to a twin pregnancy. I am so sad and scared. Has anyone ever been through a selective reduction? What was it like and how painful was it?
My husband and I are trying to get pregnant ... I'm on Metformin, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>femara</span>, vitamins <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> now Prometrium. We tried on all the right days <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my not-so-patient self took 3 pregnancy tests before my period should have started. In two the control box didn't show anything so I assume they didn't work. In the third I accidentally bought the non-early test and it was negative. My period started very light two days ago. Now nothing.
I also had small dizzy spells on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>femara</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> headaches on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> off all week. The headaches were like little twinges here <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> there, just enough to let you know it could come in full blast at any given moment. They were just more annoying side effects than anything. I do go in for my u/s tomorrow.... GROW FOLLIES GROW!!!! LET THIS BE THE MONTH :) I know I'm a dork.... But I can't help it :) Everyone who's testing/getting u/s for follies or baby (leighanne!!!
So I was put on something to start my period <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> clomid I did 3 unsuccessul rounds of clomid <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> was then put on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>femara</span> which I got a BFP the first cycle unfortunatly I concieved in my left uterous so I lost the baby. But not all the "active" tissue dispersed during my m/s so I had to have a methorexate shot to kill the remaining active tissue so my HCG numbers would come down they were fluctuating. that was Sept.
So far, I've done four cycles with femara <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> three cycles with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>femara</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> menopur (but only three shots on days 3, 5 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 7)... all BFNs. We only did IUI with some of these cycles and timed intercourse with the rest. Hmmmmm! Decisions, decisions...
Otherwise, women would be having <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>multiple</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>births</span> every time! It's just hard, when high quality embryos go in, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> it still doesn't work... Again, thanks so much for your participation in this forum. The women are incredible and as you already see are grateful to have you here.
Had to post again--I just started freaking out! Having just started <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>femara</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> follistim, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my HSG being tomorrow, things are moving so fast! I am already worrying: that my ovaries will either over or understimulate; that one or both of my tubes will be blocked; that I will have negative side effects from these new meds; that I will be unsuccessful on this protocol, spend thousands of dollars, and still be childless. . .it goes on and on!
Somthing I wanted to mention because of your comment on being insulin resistant is that I have been diagnosed with PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome) and it has many <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>multiple</span> symptoms, but insulin resistance is one of them <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> sometimes woman have to take Metformin(a form of gluchopage) in order to help conceive. I have not had to go that far yet, but this is my first cycle of Clomid so we are going to see what happens with this first.
I over-responded and had to coast the past few days while my RE monitored my b/w <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> follicles to see if the iui would be canceled. On Monday I had 16 measurable follies <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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.
IS IT ALL IN MY MIND OF BEING PRGNANT OR COULD IT MEAN <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>multiple</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>births</span> THATS WHY EVERYTHING IS SO FAST?
I started lupron 20 units two days ago, and had my trial transfer <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> water sono that same day. I also got my protocol, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I will be on 3 repronex vials <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 1 menopur vial a day once I start the stims. I'm a bit nervous about the whole thing, but also excited. I just REALLY hope it works! OK! Looks like I have a lot of catching up to do....I'll post again later once I've read through the posts on the old thread.
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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> read a lot of good things about the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>femara</span>, 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!!
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