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    Leeesa
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    Femara and IUI

    Can anyone who has been there please share their experiences with Femara.
    I've tried two IUIs no meds, two BFN. One more month with no meds and then I've decided to move to hormones.
    I'd like to go with Femara over Clomid.
    Anyone have some advice?
    L
    Me (32) Husband (33)
    Trying to conceive since 11/2007

    IUI #1-#2- Natural cycle- BFN
    (June-July 2009)
    BMS- BFP/BFN- Chemical
    (December 2009)
    IUI #3- Femara 5mg- BFN
    (January 2010)
    IUI #4- Femara 5mg- BFN
    (February 2010)
    IUI #5- Femara 5mg- BFP/ BFN- Chemical
    (March 2010)
    IUI #6- Femara 5mg + Puregon - BFP/BFN- Chemical
    (April 2010)


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    sandy1227
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    Leesa- Hi, I did my past 3 IUI's with femara and for us we did not get any positives. I am going in tomorrow for my 4th iui and this time I did do clomid 100mg so I know this time I have many more follicles than I did with the femara. You may react differently and have a better response everyone is different. Good luck to you and keep me posted.


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    Leeesa
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    Hi Sandy,

    I never did go back to do a third IUI as my file expired and I had to re-do some std tests. So we took a break. Tomorrow morning (Sunday) I have my IUI- this is the first one with Femara, 5mgs.
    I have one good follicle on the right side, which at 10 days was 21mm. Pretty different as compared to my other two cycles without drugs.
    What ended up happening with you? Did the Clomid do the trick?

    Leeesa.
    Me (32) Husband (33)
    Trying to conceive since 11/2007

    IUI #1-#2- Natural cycle- BFN
    (June-July 2009)
    BMS- BFP/BFN- Chemical
    (December 2009)
    IUI #3- Femara 5mg- BFN
    (January 2010)
    IUI #4- Femara 5mg- BFN
    (February 2010)
    IUI #5- Femara 5mg- BFP/ BFN- Chemical
    (March 2010)
    IUI #6- Femara 5mg + Puregon - BFP/BFN- Chemical
    (April 2010)


    Blog:
    http://wishingforabean.wordpress.com


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    Hi Leeesa - I just did an IUI with Femara (5mg CD 3-7). I tried Clomid the previous four cycles (without IUI) and it made me crazy. But the real reason I switched to Femara was b/c I didn't get good follicle growth with Clomid -- I have PCOS and I think I am clomid resistant. My RE thinks Femara is a great drug - produces good quality follicles but less (in number) than Clomid. The success rate with both drugs is 15-20% for IUI - each drug works differently depending upon the person.

    Let me know how it goes
    Me (33) DH (31) - Married since 2006
    TTC since 2008 -Diagnosed with PCOS
    July-Nov 2009 - four rounds clomid, no follicle dvlp
    IUI #1 - 12/31/09 (Femara 5mg) = BFN
    Feb 2010 (Femara + Bravelle + Menopur) = canceled no follies
    IUI #2 - 4/3/10 - Follistim & egg aspiration - BFN
    May 2010 - Follistim (150iu);Canceled - too many follies!
    June 2010 - lap and ovarian drilling


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    molliea
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    I got a BFP on femara first try with donor IUI. But that ended in m/c. But it did work - I was on 2.5 mg and got 2 follies. I also did ovidrel shot.

    I will be trying again in late Feb - but doing 50 mg of clomid this time with ovidrel shot.

    Good luck! Mollie
    Me(32) nothing that we know of
    Hubbie(34) azospermia

    August 2007 - IVF/TESE (transferred 1 5-cell embryo)
    June 2008 - had healthy baby boy
    May 2009 - IvF/TESE - no sperm found - used donor sperm - transferred 2 8-cell embies
    June 2009 - negative beta
    August 2009 - first donor IUI (2.5 mg Femara)
    September 2009 - first beta positive
    December 2009 - late miscarraige at 18 weeks (very sad)


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