July 14th, 2011.  CD6. 

So, from what I’ve heard/read about Femara (letrozole), the side effects are supposed to be less severe than those I experienced with Clomid.

I’ll give them this–the severity may be less, but the side effects are definitely still there.

I can live with the hot flashes.  There have been no night sweats thus far, thankfully.  The blinding headache I’ve had the past two days is starting to make me think it’s more related to Femara than caffeine.  I’ve also been dreadfully thirsty, but then again, it’s been  H O T  out there lately.

Oh, and the fatigue… I am so tired right now, I don’t think I will have the energy to go back and proofread.  Spell check will be getting a workout today, for sure.  I apologize if this post is rambling, but I’m just so darn sleepy!

Anyway, I’m about halfway through the Femara bottle:  two more little yellow pills tonight, and two more tomorrow night.  After that, it’s just a waiting game till my CD13 ultrasound appointment next Thursday.  I hope to be growing some big fat follicles!

I’m still not looking forward to giving myself a shot, but I suppose if the ultimate goal here is to squeeze a baby out of my delicates, I better get used to a little pain.

This kid better be worth it… 🙂

7 comments on “Femara

  1. Joni Fenn
    July 14, 2011 at 6:06 pm #

    Trust me, the first time you hold your child in your arms everything will be worth it! It’s such a special moment. I can’t wait until you can experience it 🙂


  2. zygotta
    July 14, 2011 at 6:29 pm #

    what shot?


    • Tracy
      July 18, 2011 at 7:11 pm #

      I have to trigger ovulation with an injection-delivery drug called Ovidrel. Sounds like fun, huh? 😛


      • zygotta
        July 18, 2011 at 7:41 pm #

        you will be doing it yourself?
        i got it from the nurse in the clinic! i go in, give blood, do they ultrasound – and if the follicle is big enough – bam! – they sting me right there.
        Why do you have to do it yourself???


      • Tracy
        July 18, 2011 at 8:18 pm #

        I’m not sure yet, honestly. They just called in the Rx for it when they called in the Femara, and I was told to keep it at home and refrigerate it. When I go in on Thursday for my CD13 u/s, I will find out if they want to give it to me then, or have me do it at home later…


  3. TurtleMama
    July 14, 2011 at 7:51 pm #

    Isn’t it funny how tiny those pills are floating in the big bottle. Glad you seem to be tolerating them better than clomid. Good luck with your cycle! and take it easy.


    • Tracy
      July 18, 2011 at 7:13 pm #

      They were so tiny! Made the process a little more tolerable. And yes, I had fewer side-effects than with the Clomid, so that was great. I hope the Ovidrel treats me well too, because I have NO IDEA what to expect from that whole experience, LOL.


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