Letrozole Cycle 2/ How do you stay positive?

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TTCbabyONE Wed 15-Jan-20 10:37:05

Hi everyone,

I’m just about to start taking my next lot of Letrozole which has increased from 5mg to 7.5mg as I didn’t ovulate in my last cycle.

Just wondering is anyone else has had any success on 7.5mg?

Also does anyone have any tips on how to stay positive?

I do speak to my friends/family about my situation as I think it’s important to be open. However I just feel like no one really gets it if that’s makes sense.
I know they are trying to help but saying ‘you will have a baby’ doesn’t make me feel any better, just wondered how you all deal with it?


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Carleyxo Wed 15-Jan-20 15:09:31


I'm also on letrozole and there is a specific thread "anyone on letrozole" we can all relate to each other then :-)

Staying positive is so hard we've all had our own meltdowns but I've found things like yoga and self care has helped massively!! Did they confirm the no ovulation by blood tests x

TTCbabyONE Wed 15-Jan-20 15:48:32

Hi @Carleyxo

Ah brill I’ll have a look on that thread!

Yeah they confirmed it with bloods, my result was 1 mg/mL - I wasn’t sure what this meant but after some reading i realised was really low result. So I’m hoping i’ll ovulate with a higher dose.

Thank you for the advice, I’ll definitely try yoga as need something else to concentrate on! It can be all consuming can’t it 🙈 x

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Sylva123 Wed 15-Jan-20 18:37:13

Yeah @ttcbabyone Come on over to our letrozole thread!

Im just about to head out to my yoga class now..
Also on round 2 of letrozole, on 5mg. So bloody hard to stay positive. Ive definitely made my social circle a lot smaller through all this cos I've found that my friends don't quite get it. Thankfully people on here do!
Come join us on the other thread & we can support each other thru this round. Wishing you all the luck with it. X

Carleyxo Wed 15-Jan-20 20:50:22

Exactly what @Sylva123x said :-)

If you haven't found it already I'll tag you x

MissHoney85 Wed 15-Jan-20 20:53:11

I can't help with the Letrozole side of things, but in terms of staying positive I would say this: I also have a tendency to err towards the negative and recently saw a motivational poster type thing (really not my style usually!) which actually helped. It said something along the lines of "no one ever regrets being hopeful". It made me think how my negative feelings are really an attempt to protect myself from future disappointment. But actually if it does all end in disappointment, it won't actually make me feel any better to look back and see that I was negative the whole time. I just have to take everything one step at a time, celebrate the little victories and milestones, and try and enjoy those moments as they come rather than catastophising about the future. That said, this is very much something I'm still working on myself, but I hope it helps a bit!

Sylva123 Wed 15-Jan-20 20:58:10

I love this - thank you for sharing x

newnamewhosthis Wed 15-Jan-20 21:04:58

Just seen this post and just wanted to jump on, I was on Letrozole for 6 months. 3 months of gradual increased dosage until I ovulated then 3 months of trying whilst ovulating

Fell pregnant on my last cycle before we moved onto IUI. I had all but given up. Now my lovely little bossy 2 years is currently snoring in her bed

Keep going ladies you got this 💪🏻

Sylva123 Wed 15-Jan-20 21:06:14

Thank you thank you thank you for this ray of hope @newnamewhosthis

TTCbabyONE Wed 15-Jan-20 21:33:21

@MissHoney85 love that, it’s so true x

@newnamewhosthis So lovely to read this! Thanks for jumping on 💕 xx

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Carleyxo Wed 15-Jan-20 22:13:47

@newnamewhosthis exactly what we all needed to hear thank you xxx

lilyc88 Sun 08-Mar-20 07:21:53

i'm on my 4th cycle of letrozole 2.5mg and still going. totally know what you mean @TTCbabyONE

it is hard some days and i give myself maybe 30mins or so to obsess google symptoms/forums/etc and then i stop and distract myself with something not baby related. lots of shopping and pinterest board pinning!

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