Any Femara Success Stories...

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  1. HockeyMom

    HockeyMom Well-Known Member

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    Congrats Mama's!:yipee:

    I wanted to ask a question and see if anyone out there had any success stories that they could attribute to taking Femara.

    My Fert Dr said that it is probably a course of action that we'll be taking & I don't know a lot about it (doing some research).

    I thank you for your help--all advise is good!

    Best of luck to you and your lil bundles of joy!:crib:
     
  2. greeneyes0279

    greeneyes0279 Mom to 2 Girls & Boy!

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    Hi! I got a :bfp: with Femara along with IUI back in January. Sadly my baby passed at 9wks. I am about to start back ttc again and will be using Femara again.
     
  3. HockeyMom

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    Greeney Thanks so much for your input. I am so very sorry for your loss. Yeah I am new to this whole thingy (Femara/IUI-stuff) so I am hoping for the best. Lots of Luck and Love!
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  4. courtw

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    greeneyes were there any side effects? i go back to the fertility specialist on friday cause clomid did not work for me. i took the 50mg, 100mg, and 150 with no ovulation. they said i could try the femara.
     
  5. PCOSMomToTwo

    PCOSMomToTwo Mommy to girl and boy

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    I used Femara and got pregnant twice, once with my daughter who is now 2, and again in February this year but ended in M/C.

    I love Femara when compared to Clomid. The only side effect Femara presented was headaches, but they weren't that bad just annoying.

    Femara is prescribed in the following doses .. 2.5mg, 5mg, 7.5mg or 12.5mg. I was taking 5mg CD3-CD7.

    Good luck :)
     
  6. courtw

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    PCOSmom what was the cost like?
     
  7. PCOSMomToTwo

    PCOSMomToTwo Mommy to girl and boy

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    It all depends on if your Femara is covered under your insurance. Mine was not covered and was about $90. I did go to Femara.com and printed a prescription card that says you can get Femara for $10 with this card. I was going to try to use it this month but my fertility doctor said I could not ttc this month due to a large cyst. Maybe it'll work for you? worth a shot?
     
  8. kat2782

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    after 9 cycles of clomid all bfn, we tried femara and got pregnant on the 4th cycle which ended in a mc. but we got pregnant again 2 cycles later. so femara worked much better than clomid for me (pcos). and the only side effect i had was headaches but i found if i took it in the afternoon (2pm) i didnt get the headache. i took 5mg on days 5-9 as for cost, my insurance covered it because femara is used primarily as a breast cancer drug. i only paid $35 per cycle
     
  9. HockeyMom

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    Thanks for all of the information ladies. Qustion...do you think that the MC's were result of taking the Femara. I know that it is very normal to have them it happens to a lot of women. But do you think it was result of your body taking it--I got a little freaked out when I heard that it can cause birth defects? I keep telling myself that it has worked for many if it did then they wouldn't prescribe it.:winkwink:

    We'll see. I got to Dr on Tuesday. I just want enough info to throw at him while I am sitting there and not like :dohh: i forgot what I was going to ask (which happens alot--I remember after I leave).

    :hug:
     
  10. kat2782

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    i wondered the same thing about femara causing the mc. i asked the dr and he told me that because i have pcos im more likely to have a mc. so he seemed to think it was the pcos and not the femara. good luck! im really happy that i took the femara. like i said before, it worked soooo much better than the clomid for me.
     
  11. PCOSMomToTwo

    PCOSMomToTwo Mommy to girl and boy

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    I think you have the same odd's of having a m/c with or without the use of Femara. My RE informed me that statistics say that 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage (25%)!!! But you don't hear about it as much in the "real" world because most terminate early before a woman even knows she's pregnant.

    The risk of birth defects on Femara are so minimal. The reason why it is said to cause birth defects is because "it can" cause birth defects if you are taking the pill and are pregnant. Femara is a short acting drug and stays in your system for a VERY short period of time (unlike Clomid). When taking Femara at the beginning of your cycle, there is no way the Femara is still in your system by the time conception occurs (once again unlike Clomid).

    I hope this info helps a little! :) Best wishes!!!
     
  12. HockeyMom

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    Thank you so much for all of the information ladies. I really appreciate it. :thumbup:

    I'll be happy when I can find out what is going on, and where fate lies. It is floating up in the air right now. I am a person that likes to have a handle on things but w/ all of our issues, options etc it gets overwhelming. I'm also thinking of acupuncture. I have read a lot and it seems that people respond well to it. I think i could use it for other things too--RELAXATION being one of them LOL. :haha:

    Again, Thanks so much. I'd be lost w/o the internet ya know?!:haha:
     
  13. hollyw79

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    I just started Femara the other day.. and my FS says he actually sees less mc with Femara than with Clomid- WISH I had known this earlier. I was given Clomid in Jan and DID miscarry :cry: Apparently Clomid can linger in your body for 6-8 WEEKS whereas the Femara would be gone before the baby ever even implanted and possibly even before conception... I researched the birth defects bit too- and it's for women who took it while pregnant already- so it's under different circumstances.

    best of luck my dear! I hope femara works!!! :hugs:
     
  14. MrsCompass

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    Thanks for your posts!!! I will be on Femara soon. I'm currently on Day #4 of Provera to induce my period and then I will start Femara. *fingerscrossed*
     
  15. HockeyMom

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    Good Luck Mrs Compass!!! I hope that we are all able to achieve our lil bundles of joy! Anyone think it is funny how in depth things are when trying to conceive. Who knew? Because I will tell you this girl sure as hell didn't! HAHA! When I think back to when I was younger and when I got PG w/ my 1st son (ages ago) I had no clue about any of this stuff! I feel slightly educated that I know more about my body now than I ever did!
     
  16. hollyw79

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    I definitely agree- I got preggo 9 years ago with my son and didn't even TRY- and now it seems like the most difficult challenge in the world!
     
  17. greeneyes0279

    greeneyes0279 Mom to 2 Girls & Boy!

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    The only side effects I had was a little moodiness.
     
  18. HockeyMom

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    Eh moodieness...nothing that I don't have already! HAHA! JK! Thanks again!
     
  19. courtw

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    i am to start femara on 5/6. i went to my FS on last friday but i had my gallbladder out on thursday so he wants me to wait untill i heal to start the femara
     
  20. greeneyes0279

    greeneyes0279 Mom to 2 Girls & Boy!

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    Good Luck to you!
     

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