Femara endometriosis

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I recentloy found a wonderful endocronilogist I had very severe endometriosis which he took care of this month I am starting on Femara I am so excited that the first day I started my cycle I took 2 pills afterwards I read I am suppose to start taking the meds on day 3 just my luck he (my wonderful dr.) is on vacation out of town until Weds.
so this wasn't a shock) but then the 3rd IUI did femara + injectables and it did work.. i have endometriosis and they really like femara for endo patients as well.. it doesn't thin the lining like clomid.. did your doctor do an ultrasound to check how many follies you had? i normally O around cd17 on a natural cycle. and on femara i think it was more like cd14 or 15 so a little earlier.. then 14 days from O time is when AF would come or I would test.. GOOD LUCK!
I was on Femara for 3 months for the treatment of endometriosis and had alot of side effects from the treatment. I could not function.i have been off of Femara for 1 1/2 years and still experiencing side effects from the drug! My endo is back the pain is worse than ever! Doctors don't know much about effects of the drug in premenopausal women. Terrible side effects from Femara....not worth it!!!!!!!
I am not sure femara is better than clomid, but in theory there are a couple of good reasons for femara in your case. First, there are case reports of endometriosis being treated successfully by aromatase inhibitors, which is the class of drug femara is from. Second, femara results in a thicker, better looking endometrium, than clomid. On the other hand, femara is more likely to result in one egg being released, rather than multiple.
Then, I would see whether you started regular cycles after that. If not, I would suggest something like Clomid or Femara to help you ovulate. By the way, after that much bleeding, you should probably be on some vitamins and iron. A good woman's multivitamin is a great idea--generics are fine. Good luck!
I have tried clomid and metformin and injectibles. I have had all tests except a laproscopy (my doctor doesn't suspect endometriosis). This cycle, my RE put me on the combo of Femara and Avandia. Has anyone heard of this? Has anyone had any success with these meds? DH and I are starting to feel defeated. Any words of encouragement you can offer would be appreciated.
I also have endometriosis and PCOS (my LH is too high as well) they are not putting me on metformin, instead i'm just doing diet modification to help with the insulin effect that can come with PCOS.. so i used to eat a diet of pretty much only carbs! i loved my sugar!!!! and now especially around ovulation i try to eat a very low carb diet, which is SUPER hard! but i'm trying anything I possibly can since we will be moving to IVF soon...
Hi ladies, I just wanted to see if any of you would be willing to share your experiences/successes with taking Femara and doing an IUI. My husband and I have a 4 year old son and have been TTC our last baby for over a year now. I have Endometriosis and Pelvic Congestion Syndrome. I've had some labs done, and the last one I need to have checked is my Prolactin. (My breasts have been leaking for a year now).
yes femara has a short half life, so its out of your system way before conception starts! a lot of people on here have used it to get pregnant.. i used it on many cycles combined with injectables.. it helps with ovulation and endometriosis suppression as well, and has less side effects for most people than clomid! GOOD LUCK!
I had ultrasounds 2 months that showed follicles, but my doctor felt I was ovulating too late. She prescribed Femara for me, and I am now in my first month. I took 5 mg on cycle days 3-7. She told me I should ovulate earlier with the Femara, so I started my OPK's on day 10. On that day, I got a very faint line, but yesterday, day 11, it appears that I got a very positive test. Does this seem reasonable?
Hi there, I was diagnosed with endometriosis at age 24 via laproscopy. I had another lapro three years later at 27. I started trying to conceive at age 32 1/2 and have been trying to concieve for 3 years. (now I'm 35) I did four IUI and four ivf. I got pregnant once with ivf, but miscarried after 8 weeks when the baby stopped growing. We are thinking of trying one last ivf, but this time plan to use lupron for three months prior.
I was on Femara and Necon for 3 months to treat endometriosis. 2 weeks into treatment I started getting side effects like scary muscle pains throughout my body especially in my chest and legs, unable to concentrate and focus, memory loss, joint pain ,anxiety, rage, depression... the list goes on and on. Every time I would call the prescribing dr with a side effect he would tell me it is not from the medication.
I had success my 2nd month on femara. Sadly that pregnancy ended at 11 1/2 weeks. Don't really know why. Before that I had done clomid/iui's, ivf with chemical pregnancy, and failed fet. With the femara we were also trying "naturally", so i do think it can work well. I am now on my third round of it again after my mc. Hoping for a bfp on Christmas, if not then i am moving on to injectables. Good luck with the femara!!
However I dont want to be on it the rest of my life so my doctor was going to put me on breast cancer medication, not sure if its Femara or something like that but I wanted to stop it all but I am worried that would be a mistake. this disease robs you of you life and you would think by now they would have better insight and meds to treat this disease.
I'm 24, will be 25 next month, I was diagnoised with endometriosis when my son was 7 months old in 2009. After he was born I had 2 months of bleeding. Then it went to every other month. Had the lapra done in July 2009 when that was then when I was diagnoised with endometriosis. Afterwards I'd be lucky to have a period once a year. Had to start taking provera every other month just to have a period. My husband and I were trying for baby number 2 in September 2009.
DH and I are doing IVF with ICSI next month- mainly bc of severe mf factor. However- i have stage 2/3 endometriosis. I have been reading that it is less likely an embryo will implant in a uterus of a woman with endo- is this true? I am worried- I could use some positive endo ivf stories!!!
However it was later determined that I was not ovulating on my own and that had nothing to do with my endometriosis. Are u keeping track of your cycles? Charting temps, doing OPKs etc? If so and no luck I would seek out a OBGYN or RE to do some addl testing... Such as blood work.
Hey guys, I am a 27 year old female and have been diagnosed with PCOS and endometriosis. I have taken 4 months of clomid up to 150mg and did not produce one egg. I recently switched doctors and am getting ready to start my first cycle of femara. I am taking 2.5mg two times a day of femara/letrozole and 1500mg a day metformin. I am curious about side effects, advice, success stories, etc. I am anxious and have been TTC for 3 years total, 2 with a doctors assistance. THANK YOU in advance.
I had an HSG to make sure my tubes are open and they are. I had my first round of femara 2.5mg and metformin 500mg last month. Went back to the doc and he said no luck PCOS still in the way. Did a progesterone test and my level was 8.7 some docs say I ovulated some say I didn't I have no clue. AF arrived as to be expected and I did another round at 2.5mg amd metformin 1500mg. Went to the R.E. Specialist yesterday and had a u/s apparenltly femara does not like me at least not 2.5mg.
Hi, I don't know how ivf works, never had one done. I've heard they're expensive though. Femara is the same thing as Letrozole-just a different name, it didn't help me but I know of some people that it did.
Hi, I was able to find this information on MedHelp about Femara in our drug section. Hope it may have some good info for you. http://www.medhelp.
Anyone out there have BOTH pcos AND endometriosis? As I stated in my last post, I just had a lap done last week to remove endometrial tissue, and I'm wondering if anyone out there has both of these problems and had success TTC after a lap? We've been trying on and off for over a year and a half, and I already did 5 unsuccessful rounds of clomid. The clomid made me ovulate (they increased it almost every time so I was upto 250 mg by the end) but I never conceived.
My doctor thought the best thing was the femara treatment. Right now I am on Femara/Aygestin treatment for 3 months. After that he feels either I can opt for surgery (bowel reconstruction, etc) OR TTC again using IUI/femara/injections. He states we can try that for 3 months, after that he'd move on to IVF. I've read some good things about the femara therapy...and would be happy to share my experiences/ etc with anyone if you are interested in it as well.
I now have a NEW doctor, but I'm assuming I'd need the same kind of monitoring on femara. I'm seeing my doc tomorrow for my 2 wk post-op after a lap for endometriosis. I also have PCOS so I need help O'ing even though they removed the endometrial tissue. I just wanted to make sure I ask all the right questions.
Hello! i have severe endometriosis, and had a lap three months ago (6.5cm endometrioma and most of my left ovary removed) otherwise the endo was pretty superficial - all on my bowel, bladder, ureters and some on my "good" ovary..They were unable to clean up most of it due to the location of the implants, and said there were not any adhesions.. We have done two IUI's with femara/novarel and then progesterone without luck..
If you are not planning to do IVF, then immediate ovulation induction/IUI after surgery is probably better before the endometriosis returns. I think Femara is a great choice for ovulation induction for women with endometriosis. Of course, you should discuss this with your own infertility doctor.
If you were my patient, I would consider ovulation induction once we knew whether or not you have endometriosis. Endometriosis can be worsened(or improved) by hormonal manipulation. I would start with a medication such as Clomid or Femara. Good luck!
About 30-40% of women have a retroverted uterus, so this is not going to pose much if any issues for you, unless it has been caused by endometriosis. I do have a lower threshhold to perform laparoscopy for women whose uterus is permanently retroverted, especially if it seems scarred, or excessively tender, or if there are other indications of endometriosis. As for the PCOS, it is best to work with someone who has experience treating patients with that condition.
I was on Femara for 3 months for endometriosis. 2 weeks into treatment I also started having intense constant chest pains amongst other terrible side effects. I've been off the Femara for about 1 1/2 years and still have chest pains and other lingering side effects that my doctors can't explain.
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