Re: femara and E2May 26 2012 at 3:23 PM
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|Tripplebe (Login Tripplebe)|
Response to femara and E2
No additional P4 support. The hcg apparently helps the ruptured follicle produce better e2 and p4 on it's own.
I don't know why she has me taking the Femara all at once. I think maybe it has to do with trying to only recruit one mature egg as opposed to trying for two or three but I really don't know. The other reason might be in us older patients our e2 levels don't bounce back as quick from Femara as maybe somebody younger. Since I've been on Femara she hasn't tested my E2 levels near O but I'm pretty sure they are low. CM is next to almost always non-existent. She recently switched me from cd 3 to cd 2 for taking the Femara. Which is another reason I think it has to do with low estrogen.
I forgot to mention this earlier but along with the Femara she has instructed me to take Mucinex cd 6 thru O. She has also prescribed Amoxil which is suppose to help CM but I stopped taking it because I really didn't see an improvement and it was making me feel under the weather.
Spreading the hcg out is just to keep my P4 high enough through implantation. I read in the Napro book that depending on the type of deficiency you have you might only take it on days 3 and 5 dpo. Some start taking it later. My numbers are low to begin with and drop off drastically at 7 dpo.
I did femara with an IVF cycle once. It was a while ago but I think it took 5mg a day over a couple of days and then added in 600iu of follistim. My estrogen stalled at 400 with four folicles. Lowest my estrogen has ever been on a full-stim IVF. Everything ended up being inmature. Not a protocol I would use for IVF again.