Just starting out and dont know ANYTHING!


#1

Hi i have just been to Gyno and been told that if i dont fall this month i will be started of Femara fro the next to cycles and if no luck we will have to do iui. i dont know what to ask, where to start i just know that my world feels like its been turned upside down, i’m not sure about anyone else but i was hoping that i would go in there and i would be sent away with a “what are you worrying about tou are SUPER fertile” no such luck and bubble has now been burst and i’m feeling a little lost.
i’m from Australia and no one i know has ever had to go through this let alone knows a thing about Femama. please help.


#2

I have those moments too where I feel a little lost. I am starting my first round of Femara tonight (which are my cycle days 3-7). I have PCOS too and when I read on here about all the injectables people are taking I’m even more lost! I always knew I was going to have trouble though since I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 18. I can imagine how upsetting it was to hear you were going to have issues when you didn’t know anything was wrong in the first place. What kind of specific questions do you have? You may get a better response that way. :slight_smile: Good luck!


#3

Sorry you’re feeling so overwhelmed. I too have been there. I’m in the 2WW wait on a femara+injectibles IUI, but I have done many other treatments as well. You are just seeing your regular OB/GYN, correct? Has he/she done any diagnostics or bloodwork on you or your significant other? Are they planning on doing any monitoring with bloodwork or ultrasound while you take the Femara?

Depending on how long you’ve been trying to conceive and whether or not your insure will cover it or you can self pay, you might want to consider scheduling an appointment with a Reproductive Endocrinologist (fertility specialist). In my experience, treating infertility really falls outside the realm of knowledge of OB/GYNs. An RE can really dig deeper into the causes of why you have not conceived and tailor a treatment specific to your needs. They can also really take the time to sit with you and explain things and answer your questions- the good ones anyway. If you don’t know of any, I’m sure your OB/GYN can give you some referrals.

If you can think of any specific questions, please post them. There are lots of knowledgable and supportive ladies on this site!!

Good luck to you-


#4

thankyou both so much!
my husband has been tested and all numbers etc are fantastic so at least it’s a one sided problem; i have blood work done again next week Gyno wants to build up a good picture of what is happening with me. As i ovulated the past two months but “my numbers are out”??? not sure what that means but it’s looking like it could be PCOS but he said he wont say it is as i don’t have alolt of the symptoms and although i had about 10 follies on the u/s he said there has to be around 21 before he would say thats what i have.
so i’m not sure what is going on yet and i think thats harder then knowing.


#5

oh and does anyone know if taking femara will effect using the CLEAR BLUE FERTILITY MONITOR???


#6

[quote=MrsDMP]Hi i have just been to Gyno and been told that if i dont fall this month i will be started of Femara fro the next to cycles and if no luck we will have to do iui. i dont know what to ask, where to start i just know that my world feels like its been turned upside down, i’m not sure about anyone else but i was hoping that i would go in there and i would be sent away with a “what are you worrying about tou are SUPER fertile” no such luck and bubble has now been burst and i’m feeling a little lost.
i’m from Australia and no one i know has ever had to go through this let alone knows a thing about Femama. please help.[/quote]

Just here to say that you are totally not alone after trying on our own for almost 3 years we finally took the step and made the apt with a fertility specialist even though my ob gave me a rererl last year I just felt we should try a bit longer on our own. It seems that while all my test are normal hubby has a possible low count and low motility, so I totally understand the disapointment, and the not knowing what to ask, or where to begin…

Just know that even though it seems like no one you know is having issues conceiveing, or has ever been to a RE this is probably unture many people choose to be more private about their situation, and therefore choose to not even tell their family.