Post # 1
Ok, bees, I need to be told if Im not thinking logically at this point. I have been TTC for 12 months 2 MC’s. I was approved for IUI last month, but it was cancelled as I was overstimmulated and had several mature follicles by day 10 and I was super bummed. I had taken letrozole 5mg days 3-7. This month, they have prescribed me to take 2.5mg days 3-7, but I’m worried that I could be overstimmulated again. I ovulate on my own. I will be so sad and disappointed if we have to get cancelled again and miss another cycle. This process is slowly wearing my down and I feel like Im just fried at this point. Im thinking of cutting 1 or 2 of my pills in half and just not taking the other half. Am I completley wrong to be considering this?
Post # 2
I mean…your fertility Drs are Drs in fertility for a reason. Because they spent a lot more time learning about all this than a bunch of women on a TTC board. Personally I would go by what they recommend.
Post # 3
MsTrulove22 : I would trust your doctors decision to cut the dose down and NOT modify it by only taking half of what has been prescribed. While I understand your concern for overstimming, your dose is already now 1/2 of what it was last cycle, so the odds of overstimming are much much less this time around. I’ve taken my fair share of letrozole, and honestly, a dose that is any less than 2.5 might not be effective – so cutting down could potentially cause you to begin producing estrogen (which letrozole should stop your body from producing until you’re done with your pills) and potentially ovulate sooner than expected. Of course you don’t want to have another cancelled cycle/delay in TTC, but also there is a purpose for each dose and if your RE was concerned – they would have given you a different protocol.
Post # 4
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If you don’t like what your doctor is saying, find another doctor.
Post # 5
MsTrulove22 : never change the dosage of any medication prescribed by a doctor without their consent.
Post # 6
the diff between 2.5 and 5 mg is pretty big. I ovulate on my own, albeit very late, and I didn’t respond to 2.5 (still ovulated around the same time as normal around day 28)…. but I did respond to 5mg and ovulated around day 17 with only 1 follicle. I would not go chopping pills in half.
Post # 7
Thank you, ladies. I needed someone to talk some sense into me. I will be taking the dose as prescribed