In the words of Staind, it’s been a while.
Our last IVF was this past January. This, “break,” has been our longest since we started this process a little over year ago. Last summer, we had struck out with luck in IUI’s & then had two failed IVF’s afterwards.
If you don’t follow this blog, near the end of April I had a laparoscopy & was diagnosed with endo. My new gyno’s plan of attack is to try Femera & see if we’re able to naturally get pregnant.
Since I’m spotting today, I went ahead and made the call for the med….&, friends, I’m a little nervous. Nervous that it may make me as insane as Clomid did (which I told her about and is why we’re going with Femera instead). Nervous that it, like all our other attempts, will fail. It’s a scary thing to move into such a vulnerable place again and get our hopes up….but I feel like we’re ready to do it.
We also have a backup plan in our appt with a new RE in Cincinnati if all else fails.
I did some research (I.E. I did a google search lol) & here are the common side effects of Femera: Hot flashes, hair loss, joint/bone/muscle pain, tiredness, unusual sweating, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, and trouble sleeping.
As long as it doesn’t include pure unadulterated insanity like its friend Clomid, I’m good.
Stay tuned for updates on how I feel about Femera & our continued journey to parenthood!
Have you tried Femera??? What were your side effects?? How did it compare to Clomid???