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Femara?? Anyone??

Hi ladies,

 I am on my first medicated cycle and it's Femara cd3-7 and ovidrel shot when RE tells me to.  My question is this, Did you start feeling a kind of "heaviness" or achiness in your lower abdomen around cd10-11?  I don't go in to my RE until Saturday for an u/s and my OPK's haven't given me a positive yet, but I'm really uncomfortable and am wondering if this is from the Femara? I'm on pins and needles waiting for Saturday to see if this is working so I know I'm looking for any sign right now that it is.  I just have never felt like this before and the only thing different in my life right now is that I took the Femara.

TIA for listening (reading?) and any thoughts you may have.

I hope everyone's doing well.


Re: Femara?? Anyone??

  • Maybe you have a couple of good sized follies in there and that is causing the heaviness!

    TTC #1 since 8/1/10; Me:41 and BRCA1+, DH:46
    DOR (FSH 24.3)/ terrible egg quality ; homozygous MTHFR c677t
    5 IUI's: 2/11 to 6/11 and 1/12= BFN
    OE IVF#1-4 8/11-6/12= all BFN
    DE IVF#1 11/12 bad embryos= BFN
    DE IVF #2 2/13 BFP/Beta hell: m/c 5w6d
    CFNBC 7 months, not doing well; decided on guarantee program at RBA w/frozen DE
    DE IVF #3 1/14  ET 4BB; BFP;M/C 5w1d, incomplete m/c; MVA extraction in ER 7w1d

    DE FET#1 ET 3/1714; BFP, beta 1 3/27= 197, beta 2 3/31= 1586, beta 3 4/7= 13879!!
    First u/s= Twins with HBs at 6w2d! We are Team Pink x 2!!

    K & K born 11/21/14 at 38wks 4 days


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  • Yes, I think I did, a little bit.  I had very few reactions to the Femara but when I stopped taking it (i.e. for this last cycle) I did notice that I felt "lighter" in the general area, so I think I was probably feeling what you are without quite knowing it.  Certainly I was aware that I didn't really feel like doing twists in yoga (which you're not supposed to do in any case).


    me - 41 (dx: DOR); DH - 53 (no problems); 7/18/09 - married!; 8/4/09 - BFP on first (real)try; 9/14/09 - missed m/c; 9/15/09 - d&c; 11/09 - 3/10 - 4 natural cycles = BFN; 4/10 - dx hyperthyroidism caused by Graves' disease; 6/10 - thyroidectomy; 7/10 - 12/10 - 1 natural and 5 medicated IUI cycles = BFN; 1/11 - new RE; dx low ovarian reserve (AMH .42; 1/26/11 -- BFP (ectopic) from IUI #6; methotrexate 2/10/11; 6/2/11 - IVF #1 = BFN; 9/12/11 - prescreening for DE; 9/15/11 - IUI #7 (unmedicated)= BFN; 11/8 - begin DE cycle (shared risk program); 12/5 - ER (5 eggs/4 mature/3 fertilized/2 left by day 5) 12/10 - ET of one 1BB blast (expanded, "fair" quality), none to freeze; 12/22 - totally shocked by +hpt; beta #1 = 413; #2 = 3952 2/14 - CVS reveals a healthy baby girl! EDD: 8/27/12 DD born 8/31/12, 10 lbs 10 oz and perfect in every way. 
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  • MrsMcIrish, that is absolutely what I'm hoping is going on!!

    lhcooper, thank you!  I was almost starting to wonder if I was going crazy.  I haven't had any other side effects that I've noticed.  Just this heaviness.  And, I definitely do not feel like getting on the treadmill.

    I can't wait until Saturday to see if it's actually working or just making me feel weird. lol

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