Starting first medicated/monitored cycle.

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Baby boy 12/2015

Peffy:  Hi lady, sounds like you’re in good hands checking all the things that can be preventing you guys from getting pregnant. I am so happy for you. I have no experience with medicated cycles, but I do have longer than average cycles, so I am concerned my eggs are too weak and that I have low progesterone. I won’t be seeing the RE until September.  I am keeping my fingers really crossed for you and that this journey ends up very soon with a successful and healthy pregnancy. 🙂

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Baby boy 12/2015

Peffy:  Yes, it’s time for us to move on to the pregnancy boards! 🙂 I like this!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

Peffy:  No need to be nervous!  I just started my second medicated cycle on Femara and I ovulate on my own each month as well.  DH and I have been able to conceive, but have now had 4 chemical pregnancies, a little different issue than yours, but were put on Femara for the same reasons. My progesterone is low so I was prescribed that and was surprised when my OB suggested Femara each cycle too, 5mg CD3-7.  I didn’t really understand why I’d need assistance ovulating when I already ovulate on my own, but after quite a bit of research I came to understand how important it was to have a “superovulation” for better egg quality.  Once I read the following online I was assured why I need Femara.  Although you don’t have low progesterone, it specifically talks about egg quality too which would apply in your case.

“…evidence suggests that luteal phase defect results from poor follicular development in the first half of the menstral cycle.  So, a follicular phase defect results in low luteal progesterone levels and an egg that is less likely to result in pregnancy and more likely to miscarry if pregnancy occurs. The solution to the problem is not just giving progesterone after the ovary has ovulated an “abnormal egg,” but rather to enhance egg development with ovulation induction medications.”

Hopefully Femara is just what you need for perfect little mature eggs to result in a very healthy pregnancy!  I’ve had no side effects from the medication, other than intense ovulation pain, but I’ve heard that’s normal and that just assured me things are working hard.  I have very regular 29 cycles and ovulate on CD14…Femara made me ovulate just one a day early, but maybe it’ll make your cycles more consistent or not as long?  I’ll be looking for an upate from you!  I’m on CD5 today so you’re right behind me 🙂

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

Peffy:  25mg in 1 dose?!  Wow.  I thought I had searched the internet high and low reading all sorts of stuff on Femara and never heard of it being prescribed like that…always CD3-7 or CD5-9 at either 2.5mg, 5mg or 7.5mg doses.  

Hoping this is the cycle for us both as well!  My OB is not monitoring my cycles on Femara so we’ll see.  Looking forward to your upates!

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Peffy:  wow!  I’ve never heard of taking them all at once either!  My RE started me off with 5mg CD5-9.  My first cycle, I did ovulate until CD21, and it was wonky cause I went from a 9mm follie, to a LH surge in just 3 days, then my LP was only 12 days (i’m normally 14-15).  I tried it again, and this time I had a 17mm follicle by CD11 and triggered to O CD14.  Im 15dpo now and no period and still bfn.

Good luck!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

pinkshoes:  FX for you!  Last cycle (my first cycle on Femara) I was in that same situation…made it to 16dpo, no period, bfn. Previous natural cycles I’ve had CPs but I got my bfps after 15dpo so hang in there!

Peffy:  I trust your RE knows what they’re doing, even if it’s not the norm.  It’s great you’re being monitored on your cycles…I wish I was!  My OB has been great so far (he specializes in recurrent pregnancy loss, high risk, etc.) and I appreciate him being proactive for testing and treatment options so far before needing to see an RE.  It sounds like it was great you moved on from your OB to seeing your RE and now you’re getting the attention and care you deserve!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Peffy:  Wow, 21 is awesome – and by cycle day 10, at that! Fingers crossed that this is your month! Did the doctor say what your lining measurement was?

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

Peffy:  That’s a great follie!!! My cycle is not monitored so I’m not sure how many or how big my follicles are right now, but I’m on CD12 today, my LH is starting to surge and I have EWCM so if I stay on track with how I responded to the Femara last month I should get a positive OPK tomorrow! We’ve been able to BD every day the past 3 days and will continue to do so until at least 1DPO to give it our all. Here’s to hoping this is the cycle for us both!!! Keep me updated!

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