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February 12th, 2013, 05:06 PM
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im starting letrozole my next cycle. this is my first time starting meds i have no idea what i will feel like once i start it or how fast i will get that bfp.

need advise and opinions about the process!!
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February 12th, 2013, 05:40 PM
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Hello, I have done letrizole for two cycles and two IUIs. No success yet, but my body responds well to letrizole. I didn't experience any side effects with the drug.
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February 12th, 2013, 08:52 PM
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I have no experience with that medicine. Good luck to you.
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February 12th, 2013, 10:58 PM
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This will be my second cycle on it (started tonight).
I got pg but lost it.
I had very little side effects but it's different for everyone.

I am not sure of the success rate on it... But i believe most people who get pg on it get pg within 4 tries.

Much luck to you!
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February 13th, 2013, 06:35 AM
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This is my second cycle on it. First cycle was 5 mg and I had slight headaches every day but it didn't produce large enough follies so my trigger/IUI was cancelled. I just started my second cycle and I havn't had any headaches and my dose was upped to 7 mg. I go in for a scan next week to see if its working.

Good luck, I hope the meds help you!
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February 13th, 2013, 08:34 AM
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I've done a cycle of it. the side effects were minor and it worked for me. good luck
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February 13th, 2013, 12:14 PM
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that's all great news. not much for side effects sounds good! i am starting with two pills a day on day 5-9. what is the difference with starting on day 5 not 3 as i have read?
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February 13th, 2013, 05:20 PM
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I just took it for the first time this cycle. It gave me persistant headaches, like really bad ones, and it made me really sleepy and I got joint pain. It wasn't as bad as Clomid though...that made me kinda crazy/moody, in addition to headaches, nausea and sleepiness. I'm about to ovulate soon, so I won't know if it'll result i a BFP for a good ten days or so.
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February 13th, 2013, 06:11 PM
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please keep me up to date! good luck to you!!!! i can deal with headaches if i get a bfp
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February 13th, 2013, 07:09 PM
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I did 2 cycles, 5mg cd 3-7. First cycle, i triggered on cd 11 and IUI cycle day 13. I had 3 mature follicles and 2 that were real close and could have caught up, on cycle day 10 they were all between 12 and 17mm, and the IUI was 3 days later, so if the grew 2 mm a day, then even the 12 and 13 could have caught up. BFN.

Next cycle, i went in on CD 11 and had 2 follies, they were only like 12-13mm, two days later they had not grown, then 2 days later they had started to shrink

I had mild side effects, a couple mood swings, but that could have been just the emotional rollercoaster of it all.

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February 14th, 2013, 05:51 AM
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oh no im sorry, i hope you get your bfp soon!!
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February 14th, 2013, 06:54 AM
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Im curious about why you are starting on day 5 too. Did you ever find out the difference between starting day 5 and day 3? Im doing day 3-7
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February 14th, 2013, 12:44 PM
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no idea. i tried to look on other posts but didn't see anything.

before i start i have to take a medication so i get AF. last cycle was 64 days my doctor said by march 4 i will start that. i don't know what that is either or how long it takes to work. have you heard of that?
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February 14th, 2013, 12:52 PM
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no idea. i tried to look on other posts but didn't see anything.

before i start i have to take a medication so i get AF. last cycle was 64 days my doctor said by march 4 i will start that. i don't know what that is either or how long it takes to work. have you heard of that?
Provera probably? It depends on the person taking it. Some people get AF before they're finished taking the pills, for others it can take up to 10 days (I think?) after stopping.

Good luck with the Letrozole! I'm one of the lucky ones without side effects, but I also didn't respond as well as we hoped. (We did it combined with an injects cycle.)
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February 14th, 2013, 12:54 PM
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Maybe your doctor is putting you on Provera to start AF? I had to have a progesterone shot to jump start this period but i was given the choice of an oral progesterone (Provera) or the shot. My shot took around 7 days to make AF show. Good luck!
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February 14th, 2013, 03:37 PM
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Usually with Clomid at least the cd3-7 gives you more follices, but CD5-9 gives you better quality follicles...so I guess it depends on what your Dr. thinks will help you best.

I had less s/e with Femara than Clomid. Best of luck to you!
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February 14th, 2013, 06:57 PM
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that all great information thanks ladies. i didn't realize it would take so long for af to start after taking something. hoping this works for me
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