Thursday, December 30, 2010

Yeah, I Got Them All Covered

By "them" I'm speaking of the side effects from the Femara.  Let me preface this post by saying that I'm pretty sensitive to medications. I rarely take anything and even have to be urged to take Tylenol and Advil when I have a bad headache or cramps.  So, yeah, medicine doesn't agree with me. Yay.

So, I took my first Femara two nights ago and had a fitful night's sleep. I woke up at five with a migraine.  I went back to sleep around 6:30 and then woke up at 8 only to experience the worst hot flash I have ever had, followed by a full day of feeling shaky and queasy.  I started to feel better around evening time, when it was time to........take my next pill. :/

My good friend was on her first day of Femara yesterday, so I was sure to let her know all the side effects I was experiencing. She told me that she wasn't having any, but would let me know when/if she did.  A few hours later, she informed me that she felt the hormonal rage starting to brew inside her and my first thought was, "Well, I can handle the physical side effects, but don't make me hormonal and moody on top of it all."

Fast forward to 11o'clock last night when I was lying on the couch surrounded by tissues watching The Nanny and bawling. At The Nanny.

DH - "Will you please come to bed?"

Me - "No! I hate everything!"

DH - "I'm not going to leave you out here watching Fran Drescher and crying like a loon."

Me - "Go away! I wouldn't expect you to understand!" (Collapses in heap amongst snotty Kleenex).

So, yeah. I got all those side effects listed on the bottle covered. At least it's "better" than Clomid, right?


  1. Right! ;)

    Not to derail here, but wow...I can't believe The Nanny made you cry! It was her voice, wasn't it? Well, that's understandable at least!

    I hope today is side-effect free for you, friend. And if not completely side-effect free, at least migraine free. <3

  2. Oh Goodness I hope your side effects ease up. Next cycle we are trying a medicated cycle.The nurse said most likely clomid,but i thought femera would be better bc supposidly it has less side effects. Now I think both are equally terrible,but if it helps to get our bfp. Im all in:)

  3. I feel that I was a bit misleading about The Nanny. It was on the t.v. and I was crying, but I guess I wasn't crying at The Nanny. But it would definitely be her voice that I would cry over! :)

    Travica, They say it's about the journey, not the destination, but in this case, I'm thinking it's about the destination. The BFP! I will suffer for a few days for it! :) Good luck with your medicated cycle!