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Femera Question

I am on my first round of Femara with IUI after finding out I am resistant to Clomid. They are going at it fairly aggressive with 10mg for 5 days which I finished on the 4th. However is it normal to continue to have the awful headaches and what are some things I could take to get relief?

Re: Femera Question

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    I did get headaches with Femara but thankfully they were more on the side of annoying than migraines.  I just took Tylenol and that helped.  GL!


    Me: 33, DH: 35
    Married 10/13, TTC since 7/13
    Dx: MFI
    IUI #1 7/14: BFN
    IUI #2 8/14: BFN
    IVF #1 11/14: 20R17M15F
    Transferred 1 three day embryo! 7 frosties!
    BFP!  EDD 7/27/15


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    Same with me, and I just took ibuprofen.
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    So sorry about your headaches. Mine weren't bad. I'm only allowed to take Tylenol but never did for that. :(
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    MFI (low everything) | Endo Stage 1 & Stenotic Cervix (treated) | PCO
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    IUI #1 ICI #1 - June | IUI #1.1 Laparoscopy - Aug
    IUIs #1.2, 2, 3 - Sept, Oct, Nov (Letrozole) - BFNs 
    IUI #4 - Dec (Bravelle) | IUI #5 - Dec/Jan (Bravelle) - 5 follies + TI - BFNs
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    This is my first cycle of 5mg Femera after taking 100 mg of clomid and getting terrible mood swings and unbearable headaches. I have had hardly any side effects from the Femera other than very minor headaches first thing in the morning! Hope it gets better for you!


    me: 28 - all test normal
    DH: 33 - SA normal


    TTC since September 2011
    2011-Oct.2013 - trying off and on, ob/gyn, no meds
    November 2013-December-EOD, ob/gyn, no meds

    January 2014- ob/gyn ordered Clomid (50 mg) unmonitored, EOD-BFN
    February-Clomid 50 mg. unmontiored, EOD - BFN
    March-Switched to RE
    April- 100 mg Clomid/Ovidrel-BFN
    May - 100 mg Clomid/Ovidrel-BFN
    June-*BREAK/Switch RE*
    July- 5 mg Femara/Ovidrel + IUI #1- BFN
    August- 5 mg Femara/Ovidrel + IUI #2 - BFP!!!!

    EDD: May 7th, 2015: Team PINK

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    My RE said the headaches/migraines aren't from Letrozole per-say, but from the change in hormones. If your hormones are still moving around, that could cause headaches.

    Since I have a history of migraines, I got permission ahead of time to take Excedrin. Sometimes the effect of the migraine is more of a risk than the medication you take to get rid of it.

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    Me: 29; DH: 53
    TTC since February 2013 --- mild thin PCOS (or not, depending on which RE you ask), MFI

    TI#1: BFN (April 2014; Clomid 50mg x5 days, Estrace x5 days, Clomid 50 mg x4 days)
    IUI#1: c/p (May 2014; Letrozole 2.5 mg x5 days, Estrace x5 days, Bravelle 75 IU x10 days)
    IUI#2: abandoned... O'd early & DH hormone issues (June 2014; Letrozole 2.5 mg x5 days, Bravelle 75 IU x2 days)
    IUI#2.1: BFN (July 2014; Letrozole 2.5 mg x5 days, Bravelle 75 IU x4 days)

    Moving on to IVF. (Why we're moving on to IVF)

    IVF#1 (w/ICSI): BCP 9/9-9/23. Gonal-F, Ganirelix, Low-dose HCG (antagonist protocol). 41R/35M/32F... 2 transferred on 10/14, 14 frosties! On cabergoline to help avoid OHSS. BFN, possibly because of 90% drop in estrogen and progesterone a few days after ET.
    FET#1: Transferring 2 on January 8. BFP! beta#1 (1/17): 408, beta#2 (1/20): 1310, first u/s scheduled 2/5

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