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Hi ladies this is my first time on here... the reason i have joined you all is because I stopped taking the pill almost 8 months ago and have had no ovulation since then...
i have been having blood tests and scans which have suggested the possibility of PCOS but nothing is for sure... i have barely any sypmtoms but a few including no ovulation, acne and mood swings...
the Doc suggested i go and see a gyno and was talking about infertility treatment which is going to cos thousands of dollars which my hubby and I really cant afford especially since we are trying to save our pennies for hopefully having a bubby soon!! I feel as though i have hit a brick wall... i am just starting to investigate natural remedies which i am very interested in!!
I dont know what to do next... please help me!! :(
Hello, please don't stress too much. I cant type much now as I'm on my phone so might be able to add more later tonight but I have PCOS and don't generally ovulate on my own. We used Clomid tablets then FSH injections to conceive our DD who is now 4. The clomid isn't that expensive and the FSH isn't too bad, certainly not thousands, of course depends on how long you try and what treatments work but Medicare covers much of it and if you have private health ins they may cover IVF if it gets to that.
In my experience when my DD was 14 months I ovulated on my own - and I was still breastfeeding! 2 months later I did again and we discussed having another baby. I booked in for fertility treatment and 10 days after first discussing it I knew I was ovulating again and we 'did the deed' and ... Yep... I was pregnant, naturally.
After having DS I ovulated a few times pretty much monthly from when he was 13 months but now at 23 months I haven't ovulated for a couple of months and I'm sure the PCOS is taking over again.
Anyway I wanted to say you are not alone and there is plenty of hope. I know it sucks to think that some people get pregnant so easily and others have to struggle with stress and pay money for assistance but it is all worth it in the end. I have also learnt allot about my body and it's signs through TTC with PCOS.
If you have any Qs let me know I'm happy to help. Unfortunately since our fertility treatment was so long ago I don't remember the exact costs but it would have all changed now anyway and most likely depend on the state you live in and where you went for it.
Oh and I was seeing a naturopath taking chinese herbal medicine and also having acupuncture for quite a while before fertility treatment but it didn't help me.
hi op, i could have written your post word for word! i just been told that i am not ovulating either, they are suspecting PCOS for me also. im hoping to get more answers when i get results this week from more blood tests, but i will probably be seeing a gyno.
we also are saving up for a baby, to make it easier for me to take extra time off work. my dh is worried that any extra assistance will cost us loads of money too, and we don't have private health insurance.
i don't really have any advice for you. all i know is that we will just plod along and take it all as it comes.
all the best for the both of us:fingerscrossed:
6 months ago I was in the same boat!
I too have PCOS, and was only diagnosed after we'd be TTC for a year with no luck.
First thing - its not the end of the world!
We saw a fertility specialist, who put me on ovulation induction. You have daily injections to develop a good, strong follicle, and then you have an injection to trigger ovulation and go at it like rabbits!!
Each cycle was $560, which covered all the blood tests, the medication and visits with the clinic. I thought it was very reasonable.
Private health doesnt cover any of the treatment, neither does medicare.
After 2 rounds, we got a BFP, after over 18months of trying. I dont regret seeing the specialist at all. They were incredibly wonderful, knowledgable, and reassuring, and best of all, they know exactly what they are doing, resulting in the positive result for me! I'm now 9.5 weeks pregnant :-)
If I didnt seek help, we could have been trying and trying and trying for years.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask! Good luck :)
kimsally, I wasn't ovulating had some of the symptoms of PCOS, but don't have PCOS. I'm taking Chlomid each cycle (costs about $15/month) and having a trigger injection (about $75/month). All of the blood tests and ultrasounds are done on Medicare. This is my second cycle and it looks like I'm ovulating properly, we'll see how it goes from this point on.
There are a range of different treatments before you have to go down the really expensive route, don't stress too much about it!!
Kimsally do not despair! I have PCOS with minimal symptoms and was told by an endocrinologist (they specialist in hormones) that the only option was IVF. I got a 2nd opinion and saw a great fertility specialist who put me on Metformin, then Clomid. And guess what! My little girl is about to turn 1!
Clomid might be an option for you and it's the cost of regular medicine. Seek out a gyno who specialises in this area. Good luck!
thanks nicole and alykq for the good news - thats very cheap - thank medicare! we're going to try that soon and hope for the best.
I was worried the costs would go into the thousands and you've given me good hope for the future
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