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Old Jan 17th, 2018, 06:48 AM   1
Jillan12
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Femara and progesterone advice please!


Hello everyone,
This is my first cycle on femara and my ob wanted me to get blood drawn around 7dpo. I got mine done at 8dpo and it was 10.93 before I started femara my level was 3.5ish. She said that I did ovulate this month and she wants to keep me on this dosage. Is there a chance that with the same dosage my level will still go up? Is 10.93 a good number? I just want to hear some success stories. What level was your progesterone when yall conceived? I am also on the lowest dosage at 2.5 once a day on days 3-7.



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Old Jan 18th, 2018, 08:41 AM   2
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Hello. With my daughter the fertility doctor put me on high dose of femara. I remember that my progesterone was around 15 with that dose. This time I went through my OBGYN. They started me off at the 2.5 dose and my progesterone came back at 11.3. She told me that was a good number so they kept me at that dose, but unfortunately I didn't ovulate the second cycle. The third cycle they upped my dose. I knew I ovulated before the progesterone results came back as I got a bfp. I did do a beta/progesterone check and a repeat. I haven't received teh results yet, but I'll update you when I do.

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Old Feb 11th, 2018, 03:35 AM   3
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I’m 30, diagnosed with PCOS. I’m currently on my first cycle of femara 2.5mg CD 5-9. I did ovulate on femara and now 3 DPO. I really hope this one works for us.



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Old Feb 16th, 2018, 06:41 AM   4
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I haven't been given femara, I'm not even sure what that is! But I am prescribed Cyclogest pessaries. I don't know what my levels were before starting it as they screwed up my bloods, but I had my levels checked a couple of cycles ago at 9dpo, I'd had a positive HPT, my progesterone levels were 105.7nmol/L or 33.2ng/ml. It resulted in another chemical pregnancy for me, but I believe my oestrogen levels may not be as good as they said (they just said normal, didn't show me the results for that) as a pelvic scan revealed my lining was really thin and I show some of the signs of low oestrogen



 
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Old Feb 16th, 2018, 10:46 AM   5
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Femara is also called letrozole. I was given it as an alternative to clomid as it's known to have less side effects. Basically it works by blocking estrogen receptors, which in turn makes the body produce more FSH and LH to hopefully grow a mature follicle. It's most effective with women who ovulate late or not at all.

If you ovulate, but have any type of hormone imbalance somewhere in your cycle do some research on inositol. I had appt. with my fertility dr. a few days before I got my bfp and he suggested I start taking that immediately. I did a lot of research and it has so many benefits! It's a health supplement so you can get it over the counter.



 
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Old Feb 16th, 2018, 15:35 PM   6
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Ah ok yes. So works like soy does but obviously soy is the natural version.
I read briefly about inositol but I can't remember what I read, so I shall have to reread



 
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