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Old Jul 9th, 2018, 08:42 AM   1
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Letrozole (Femara) 2.5mg


Hi Guys,

I'm just wondering how many and if you remember what size follies you've got from taking 2.5mg Letrozole or Femara.

It's my first cycle taking it. (CD3-7). I ovulate just fine on my own but my RE put me on it to give us an extra target or 2.



 
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Old Jul 11th, 2018, 10:04 AM   2
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I've been taking Femara since February. Here were mine:

Feb - Left 19mm, 17mm. Nothing on right.
Mar - Left 24mm, 19mm. Nothing on right.
Apr - Left 17mm, 19mm. Nothing on right.
May - D & C
June - 16mm, 14mm. 5 immature on right.

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Old Jul 11th, 2018, 10:43 AM   3
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Hi Amanda! I haven't crossed paths with you in a bit. Sorry to see like me you're still TTC, argh!

Thanks so much for sharing. Those are great size follies you're getting and consistently 2 mature. I'm hoping I get 2 mature this cycle for my IUI. I think my odds are better since I already O on my own.

Are you guys just doing TI?



 
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Old Jul 11th, 2018, 11:07 AM   4
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I know, I had to take a break for awhile. I think I was stressing myself out! I was so bummed to see that you were still TTC also. I was hoping I'd come back to lots of BFPs.

Yep, just doing TI since February. I'm 13dpo today and got a BFN. My "official" test date is Friday (15dpo), but my BFN is not making me hopeful. I ended up having a D&C in May due to lots of fibroids in my uterus. We got everything cleaned out and this is our first cycle post D&C.

Is this your first IUI cycle? Fingers crossed for you!



 
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Old Jul 11th, 2018, 13:17 PM   5
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It's my 2nd IUI, but the 1st one was unmedicated. My RE just wanted us to go through the monitoring to make sure everything was working as it should, and it was.

So the low dose letrozole he said was to hopefully just give us a boost. FX for an extra mature follicle.

On my first IUI cycle I had one 18mm follicle before the trigger which I thought was pretty good. I think they want anything over 16mm. DH count was 34.5 million after the sperm wash.

Seems like everything lines up perfectly, but still no baby.

FX you're HCG is just building slowly and you will get your BFP! Have you considered IUI? I'm not advocating (since it hasn't worked for me yet), just curious.



 
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Old Jul 11th, 2018, 14:00 PM   6
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Yes, they said 16mm and over was what they were looking for. I feel you on things lining up but no baby. It's super frustrating. When are you doing the IUI? Hopefully it works out for you and you finally get a BFP. My first round on the letrozole was rough. I was super hormonal and towards the end I was crying about EVERYTHING. The second time it didn't bother me. Have you had any side effects?

I hope so! No, that's probably next. We decided to do another couple of rounds of the TI with drugs after my D&C to see if if we could catch the egg that way. They also tested DH's sperm and his count was great, so it is definitely not him.



 
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Old Jul 12th, 2018, 08:42 AM   7
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My next monitoring appointment is Saturday (CD10) we'll see how the follicles are maturing and they will let me know after that either when to come in for my next monitor or when to do the trigger and schedule the IUI. My first IUI was done on CD15 of that cycle. We'll see.

It's CD8 today, so I took my last letrozole dose yesterday afternoon. Honestly, no symptoms really. Which is good I guess, I just hope it's working. Oddly we connect symptoms with the effectiveness of something, even pregnancy but that's really not scientific.

Sounds like we're in the same boat with no clear issues. Sigh. I hope you catch it before having to do an IUI. It's simple and painless but obviously just getting pregnant the old fashioned way is preferred. It's much more simple for me though, DH hates going in the cup. womp womp.

AF hasn't arrived for you yet, has she? FX



 
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Old Jul 12th, 2018, 09:24 AM   8
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FX for you. Let me know how the appointment goes on Saturday. Good that you're having no side effects. I was not expecting to have any, but wowza! I was an emotional mess. I had some side effects from the progesterone. Decreased appetite, upset tummy. The first time I took it I lost like 5 pounds because I couldn't hardly eat anything.

No, no clear issues which is really frustrating. I was hoping that the fibroids would be what was keeping anything from sticking and that this first month post D&C would be the one. My DH is not looking forward to participating in IUI. Nope. No AF today. I skipped testing today and just texted my DH and told him that I didn't even want to test tomorrow because I know it's going to be negative. I'm just ready for her to show up so we can get the next cycle under way. The progesterone keeps her from showing though so if my HPT is BFN in the morning I stop taking it so she can show.

Three other couples I know have seen the same doctor I'm seeing and now 2 of them have kids and another is expecting. That makes me hopeful.



 
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Old Jul 13th, 2018, 12:46 PM   9
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My HPT was a BFN. Called the REs office to report in, now just waiting to hear back after the doctor reviews. The nurse called me and said that he might want to try some FSH with the next round to try and give me a few more follicles. What a bummer.

Hope things are going well with you!



 
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Old Jul 13th, 2018, 12:54 PM   10
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Ah Shucks! It's so confusing when you're on the progesterone. I was only on it 1 cycle and I stopped taking it at 13DPO cause in my heart I just knew I wasn't preggo.

I hope the FSH is what does the magic trick for you.

Anxious to see how my follicles are doing. My appt is at 8:45am tomorrow. I'll def let you know. I've been have super mild cramping this afternoon, hopefully means they're getting big and juicy.



 
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