Monday, October 15, 2012

Femara Cycle 2 - Ovulation Achieved!

Since I got my :) on the digital opk yesterday morning...I didn't expect to ovulate until today. However, I'm 99% sure it happened last night. I started feeling bad around 5:00pm...had diarrhea, then shortly after that, the lower abdominal achiness began! My ovaries started to feel really, really heavy and large. It was just achiness at first but turned into pain pretty quickly. I didn't take any pain medication at first...I was hoping it would pass. And after last cycle's CD17 aches, I figured this CD17 would be the same. Wrong. I curled up into a ball and cried. My hot water bottle had a small leak in it, but I couldn't stand the pain, so I filled it and used a towel to cover the hole. I tried that for a while; but it didn't work. It got the point where I tried half a muscle relaxer and a Vicodin. By the time the muscle relaxer started to work, the pain had settled down. At this point, it was 10:00pm and I had been miserable for 5 hours. At the time, I still didn't realize that what I was feeling was actual ovulation. I thought it was just the follicles still growing. But I woke up this morning to a temp rise, so I'm certain it was ovulation. Only about 12 hours earlier this cycle than last.

I was in so much pain last night that I told DH I didn't know if I could keep doing this. But now, in the light of morning, I realize I don't have much choice. I will bring it up to my OB. Maybe the smaller dose of 2.5mg will work just fine or maybe I'll still feel the O pains. Or maybe I'll just get lucky and won't need to do another round!


  1. I'm sorry you were in so much pain!! I hope you don't have to think about going through another cycle. :) wonderful news that you O'ed!!
    I am hoping and praying that this 2ww goes by faster than slower!! (And that the egg(s) were painful bc they were big, beautiful perfect baby makin' eggs :)
    Sending love!!

  2. Yikes, that does not sound like fun! I'm hoping that the doctor can shed some light on what's going on and adjust your dose if necessary. I just started my 2WW yesterday, so it looks like we'll be sweating it out as we wait for the next two weeks. Hopefully it passes quickly! :-)

  3. I am so sorry to hear you are having such a rough time. Poor baby! Hope you are feeling better now. So hoping this is your cycle, so you don't have to go through that again. I agree with Maria and hope they were just super follies bursting their way through to meet the perfect sperm!