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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Femara vs. Clomid

So I think I'm going to change my fertility plan once again. I've been doing a LOT of research about different medications. I recently read a blog about the differences between Clomid and Femara -- There are 3 parts (Part 1, Part 2Last Part). I definitely think Femara is going to be a better choice for me at this point so that is what I will be asking my doctor for. Both medication essentially do the same thing, but in a different way. The main reason Femara will be better for me is that it has a shorter half life than Clomid (half life = the amount of time it stays in your system). Because Clomid stays in your body's system for almost double the time that Femara does, it can affect your uterine lining and make it thinner because it blocks estrogen for longer. Femara leaves your system faster so it has little to no affect on the lining of the uterus. Lately I have been having trouble with my lining being too thin due to my mal-absorbtion issues from gastric bypass. I believe that Clomid would probably only complicate this pre-existing condition. It is something I will definitely discuss with my OB/GYN. Femara is more expensive out-of-pocket than Clomid, but as long as I get it filled before our insurance runs out in September I should be good to go. I'm just hoping my doctor will go for it. Some doctors won't prescribe Femara and make you see an RE for anything more than Clomid. I probably won't do monitored cycles, due to the insurance issues, but I know when I ovulate so it's really not that necessary as long as everything continues to go as it has been.


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  2. I've had more luck with Femara this cycle. Not sure if it is a freak incident or it will continue. And know other PCOSer who have responded to it better also. Worth a shot!


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