Thank you! And I hope everything works out for you too! Yes, I will try and keep you posted. According to my calendar, AF will start Sunday. I'm feeling all the signs of typical AF, so I would not be surprised if not pregnant this time around. I've just noticed a lot of things going on and have tons of questions for my doctor. Like, my left ovaries were killing me this past month after my first round of Femara. But then again, the month before that the left side was hurting. So, it's strange that it's happened two months in a row. I don't always hurt like that during ovulation. And I'm just assuming it's ovulation and not a cyst or something completely different. And as for the pill, I hate it! I will never use it again, b/c it's so easy to determine when fertile! I would never tell someone to use the pill or patch or anything b/c it might cause issues down the road. That might be a little crazy, but I've just heard too many women having issues TTC. I know it's not all women of course, but there are too many issues to deny it might be an issue for some women. I think the BC companies have too much at stake to warn women they might have a conception problem down the road, if they where to put a warning on the label. So my therory is: they're making a killing off of BC prescriptions and making a tons off of women's infertility issues. Sorry for my rant. I took at early pregnancy test this morning and it came back negative so I am a little discouraged this AM. Keep me posted on the latest! View Thread
I understand how you feel. My husband and I have been trying a year this March. And it's so hard being around others who are expecting and with new little ones. I too was put on Femara earlier this month and it was my first time. My Dr. had us try for almost 9 months without success before he would be discuss putting me on meds to help me ovulate. I can't read my body either while taking Femara. Nothing about it feels 'normal' to me and all I can say is that I feel different. I've noticed some small changes, enough to make me suspect I might be pregnant, but just not sure. My new cycle might start on Sunday and it's such a long wait to see what happens. My Dr. says we'll do 3 months of Femara and if no luck, he'll check my tubes and my husbands SC. If we're all clear there, he'll put me on 3 more months of Femara. If not luck then, he says we'll have to see as specialist. We've decided if it comes to that, I won't see specialist. I cannot and will not put myself, my body, or my husband through all of that. The thought of adoption has weighed on my heart very heavily the last couple of months and I know if it's not meant to be for us to concieve our own precious child, that there is a precious baby somewhere waiting for a loving home. I try to keep my heart and mind open to whatever possibility life might bring. As I'm writing this response, I've said a prayer for you guys. Stay positive and blessings to you two! View Thread
I will be 31 in Sept. and have been trying since last Spring. I've been married over 7 years and have been on the pill ever since. I got off the pill last March and haven't had any luck as of yet. I went to my gyno earlier this month and he put me on Femara to help me ovulate. He said he didn't want to wait any longer since I'm 30. He felt very positive that this would give us positive results the first month. But then again, he felt sure I would be pregnant by now because I have a history of normal periods that came like clockwork (before I started the pill and after being on the pill several years). My first period after I quit taking the pill was pretty rough, but everyone after that has been "normal", meaning I have been on a 28-32 day cycle. But some months I was so sick, I could hardly function and other months I wouldn't feel like I was even on my period. It was weird. I don't remember ever feeling that way before I got on the pill. And last month, my period came 5 days early! Which is very odd. I think I can remember that only happening once about 10 years ago. I say all of that to make a point. I know all the doctors I've talked to say that conception issues aren't caused by taking birth control in the past. But my problem is, I've heard so many stories about women having issues TTC after getting off the pill. I understand you have a different level to your issue since you have had dramatic weight loss. But if I were you, I would try and get a 2nd opinion. You having to gain 30 lbs is a ridiculous answer from your doctor. I mean, go from being healthy to being borderline unhealthy (in the eyes of a doctor) just to have a baby? A Dr. can make a mistake and sometimes their "professional opinions" aren't alway correct. Best of luck to you!View Thread
That's awful. I cannot imagine what you're going through right now because I too have been trying for quite some time without success. I know we all have our weak moments when seeing others around us get pregnant, but definately need to be there for our loved ones no matter what! We need to be slow to speak and quick to listen to one another. As I'm writing this post, I'm saying a prayer for you and your precious baby. View Thread
Femara is actually a drug used for postmenopausal, breast cancer patients. My OBGYN told me it would help me to ovulate. A few years ago, my Dermatologist told me I have cystic rosacea ( a form of acne). He explained it is caused b/c I have too much testosterone in my system. I was just thinking that if I have too much testosterone in my system, would that mean my female horomones are all out of wack?? I didn't think about this while talking to my Dr. earlier this week, but if I'm not pregnant after this next cycle, I'll be speaking with him again. Having problems TTC causes you to think about a lot of causes that your normally wouldn't have considered. I know what you mean about being depressed. I blame myself and that doesn't help anything. I need to keep faith that it will happen whenever it's suppose to and try not to worry so much.View Thread
My husband and I have been TTC for almost a year now. I'm 30 and the clock is ticking! We went to our Dr. yesterday and he prescribed Femara 2.5 mg. He said we'll try this for 3 months. If not pregnant after that, he said we'll test hubbies SC and check my tubes. Then if that doesn't work, 3 more months of Femara. I'm so worried. I never in a million years would have thought I would have to take meds to get pregnant. Just super nervous!View Thread
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