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September 21st, 2010, 03:30 PM
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It wasn't nearly as bad as I expected...though it was definitely uncomfortable. The biggest annoyance was that he kept telling me to "relax." Yea, dude, let me do this to you and YOU relax!

I'm still crampy but it's not even as bad as my period cramps. (Disclaimer: AF cramps usually result in me being curled up in a ball with no meds helping!) We even ran errands after the appointment and went to taco bell! Going to MIL's tonight for dinner for BIL's belated bday dinner. (I wouldn't wanna cook anyway.)

As for Femara, I did ask him about that. He didn't seem like he wouldn't but wants me to think on it some and come in to discuss options more thoroughly first. He did tell me that the FDA has required Femara to add a "Black Box Warning" stating that there have been a reported increase of birth abnormalities. BUT there are several things to look at.
  1. Femara was created at a breast cancer drug. Woman reporting this COULD be breast cancer patients who are also on other drugs and are taking Femara for a longer time period. Really, in using Femara for infertility, the drug SHOULD be out of your system by the time the baby is developing. Therefore, this could likely be the case.
  2. The US is the only country to have reported this. (Canada and at least one other--don't remember which--also use Femara for infertility and have not seen this.)
  3. Woman using Femara for infertility could likely have some genetic issues anyway that could cause abnormalities. There's no way of knowing if it's the undetected genetic issue or if it's Femara.
Given this, we are going to research a bit more, but are likely to request the Femara anyway. Oh, and btw, the HSG was normal. No blockages, no scar tissue!

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September 22nd, 2010, 03:10 PM
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The is awsome that your HSG was normal! I had no idea that Femara could be used for fertility.

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September 22nd, 2010, 09:24 PM
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That's good news about your HSG. I've heard of femera for fertility but don't know much about it. I know I've taken a few different drugs with "black box" warnings and never had any problems. Good Luck and let us know how things go.

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September 26th, 2010, 10:59 AM
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yay for no blockage.. however i dont know much about ferility drugs yet.. im sure i will soon enough considering i dont seem to have cycles now. But im glad theres nothing wring with your tubes, lets hope things get rolling and you will have a bfp soon

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