Femara for pregnancy
283 Replies
Kate - March 2

I have pcos and want to be pregnant. I've taken both clomid and metaformin, and neither of those helped. My doctor has suggested taking femara. Has anyone else ever taken femara to try to get pregnant?


Cynthia - March 2

I also have PCOS. I took Femara and it did absolutely nothing for me. It did not stimulate my ovaries enough to produce adequate sized eggs. But do know that everyone is different and it my help you. I also take metformin. My doctor is going to try me on Clomid for my next cycle.


T - April 19

I have recently been diagnosed with PCOS and my doctor wants to put me on femara. I am actually trying to get info about it myself. Any help/advice would be great.


Christina - April 19

I was on Clomid for 3 cycles and nothing, then I was put on Femara and got pregant first cycle.


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Cara - April 26

After 7 failed cycles of clomid (including one with IUI) -- my fertility doctor put me on Femara (also with IUI) and I conceived the very first month. I have PCOS - but I am not overweight. My doctor says Femara works better than Clomid for people who are PCOS without the weight problem. It also left me with a much thicker uterine lining than clomid ever did. My little "Femara" baby is now 11 months old -- a happy and healty little girl. Let me know if I can answer any more of your questions...


Jolie - April 26

I have been on Metformin 1500 mg (due to increased insulin levels, PCOS, no weight insues) now for three months with no shortening of my cycles and no pregnancy. I saw my RE today and he has recommended a x-ray to evaluate the patency of my fallopian tubes, a sperm count for my hubby (we had one done last year but apparently this one is more detailed???), I will start on Proinetrium two days after I ovulate (due to a short luteal phase) and if I get my period on May 10 I will begin therapy with Femara. My RE will not put me on Clomid as I am already high risk for a twin pregnancy I naturally conceived my twins in April 2004. But I lost my two beautiful twin baby girls at 24 weeks due to PROM. They both survived for several days but in the end they went to be together in Heaven. Hubby and I have been trying since January 2002. I am also looking for information on Fermara. Best wishes to everyone and I would also like to hear any advise and outcomes.


jennesa - April 28

I too have pcos, and have been on femara for five months. My doctor just started me on ovidrel (a shot) that I have to take on day ten. This actually is the second cycle I will be trying this and if I have any luck I'll let you know.


Nicole - May 2

I was put on Femara and got pregant the first cycle.


gina - May 7

yes, i have tried it. it works wonders.


Kristie - May 9

I was just prescribed Femara today. I hope it works for me. This will be the first time I've tried anything.


Shelly - May 11

MY DH and I have been ttc for almost 2 years now - there is now "scientific" reason why we shouldn't be able to conceive. In november my Dr. put me on Femara - "just to make sure I was ovulating" eventhough the bloodwork reflected that I was ovulating. I got pregnant on the second cycle with Femara and unfortunately ended up miscarrying at 9 weeks - not fun. My body is back to normal again and I'm back on Femara - just finished the last pill on Monday - so my fingers are crossed hoping for a pregnancy - most of all a healthy and successful one! There is not a lot of info. on the internet re: femara - since it's normally prescribed to treat breast cancer. I do know that it doesn't carry the same side effects as clomid and there is a smaller chance of multiple pregnancies - it also help to enrich the lining of the uterus, thus assisting implantation. All the best.


Rachel - May 11

This is my first IUI. I took Femara days 3-7, my u/s on day 10 showed 3 follies Left 17.1 and Right 17.3, 16.4. I had the Ovidrel (trigger shot) on Day 12 after I got my + LH surge. We did the IUI on Sunday. I hope this works.


Sara - May 12

I have just started taking it and it seems to be going fine. This is my second month becuase the first month I did not ovulate. Hopefully this month I will.


Colleen - May 12

After 11 rounds of Clomid and only O'ing 3 of those, we moved to Femara last month. 1st month I O'd wonderfully and we've just started 2nd month. I too hava PCOS. It also does not have the horrible side effects that Clomid does....


AJ - May 15

I was on clomid for 8 months, ovulated 3 times conceived once but miscarried at 6 weeks. I'm on my 2nd cycle of femara as I didn't ovulate in my 1st cycle. I experience some side effects in the 1st cycle with femara (i.e. that pins & needles feeling...in my face). This time around I was completely fine. Now hubby and I are just playing the waiting game. Good luck.


Lorean - May 16

I have PCOS and spent 3 months on Clomid with no response and terrible side effects. Then a failed in vitro due to overhyperstimulation. RE changed me to 2 2.5 Femara and I got pregant first time. My "Femara"baby is now 10 months old-it is a miracle drug!!



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