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ButterflyGirls
20-02-2007, 09:58
hi everyone!

I have two DD's (4 & 15mths) and needed chlomid and primulut to fall with both of them as i have PCOS. :thumbsdown:

DH has said on the weekend that I can finish up the pill -which will be in 8wks- and "see what happens" :smiliedance: ( I don't know about my chances as i don't ovulate, and have very irregular periods)

What i was wondering was does anyone know someone who has fallen "naturally" and been in similar circumstances to me? Is there anything such as herbs etc that might regulate my periods in the hope that i might ovulate as well?

Hope this makes sense:o

Kizmet
20-02-2007, 10:01
hey there :wave:

I was trying accupuncture (for one month so not very long) and my accupuncturist gave me herbs to take which were supposed to make my period come, as i said beore i didnt do it for long so am not sure how efective it is as i am now on clomid but its worth a try :thumbsup:

Pebbles
20-02-2007, 22:20
I have PCOS and I fell pregnant with my son naturally (accidently!) - that was a long time ago though and I didnt even know I had PCOS then! Now I cannot ovulate naturally, my FS said there is not much chance I will ever fall pregnant without fertility drugs. My Naturopath disagrees though, she thinks a few vitamins will do the trick! I decided to go for the Fertility drugs though as I had them at the end of last year and fell pregnant first time! Unfortunately we lost the baby but I am willing to give it another shot as soon as my body is back to normal. Maybe see a Naturopath about what they can do to minimise your symptoms of PCOS and things might happen naturally for you! :fingerscrossed:

onabreak
20-02-2007, 23:11
I was diagnosed with PCOS last November. The doctor explained to me how women can have trouble falling pregnant, DH and I weren't trying at the time but within two weeks of being diagnosed I was pregnant.

I also fell pregnant with my first DD accidently after 9 months with no AF back in 2004 before I even knew what PCOS was. I was talking to my OB about this and she said that even though I don't have AF I am lucky that I still ovulate.

mummasbubbas
21-02-2007, 17:04
I have two DD's (4 & 15mths) and needed chlomid and primulut to fall with both of them as i have PCOS.

What i was wondering was does anyone know someone who has fallen "naturally" and been in similar circumstances to me? Is there anything such as herbs etc that might regulate my periods in the hope that i might ovulate as well?

Hope this makes sense

Okay....we are SIMILAR! We will be ttc in June ourselves and I have PCOS and two DD's. I have had heaps of cycles of clomid and injectables etc. The quick story...

DD#1 conceived after 2yrs ttc and 5th attempt at IUI :smiliedance: BUT I also had ovarian drilling done 12mths prior. I was on injectables with the IUI.

DD#2 conceived NATURALLY:yelclap: first TRY!

This is what I did to for DD#2. I was b/fing at the time with dd#1 (but minimal), I weaned her completely at 11mths, I never had AF ever from birth with her and was on the mini pill for six months but we didn't bother to take them once they ran out, DD#1 was about 8mths old at this time. Once I completely stopped b/fing I notice approximately 3-4 weeks or so later that I felt a little tender around ovaries etc. I took a OPK and sure enough it became positive over a few days. Once it was positive we bded like crazy people for about 4 days ( we couldn't do it anymore!!!!) and then two weeks later pregnant! I NEVER HAD AN AF....so watch for symptoms and signs of O incase you O before AF shows up, that is what I am hoping for!

Now...I don't ovulate either on my own, however at that time I picked up on my body's signs and we were lucky. I wasn't taking anything to help me at all. I think that the sudden drop in hormones after b/f triggered it.

When we ttc in June I am going to continue taking my bcp right to the end (not stop taking it half way through) and hope that it will be enough to kick start things off again.

This probably has nothing to do with anything but I believe this is what happened with me. And the only other time I recall ewcm was when I first went off of BCP when ttc DD#1 but didn't have a clue about ttc and missed it. They are they only times that I believe I have O on my own ever!.

Goodluck I if I have confused you I am happy to try and unconfuse you. Also I have read that Vitex is supposed to help regulate irregular cycles...not sure how it will go as I am going to go naturally in case it stuffs up my plan. Then I may try it.

wonkyjoints
19-03-2007, 17:48
Hi,
Just a quick message that I "fell" naturally for both of my pregnancies. I also ovulate quite rarely, but luckily can tell very clearly when it's happening (rang DH from work second time around to tell him to come home early!!!)
Good luck,
Kate

rellebelle
24-03-2007, 19:10
I fell pregnant three months after i was diagnosed with PCOS, with my son in year 2000. He is nearly 6 years old. I fell pregnant on my own again, in November 05 but sadly had a miscarriage. I am now about to start my second round of clomid and metformin and we will see how that goes. They do say that you can be highly fertile just after going off the pill, for the first few months though!!

Bethwyn
03-04-2007, 20:25
The good thing about being on the pill with PCOS is that because the pill controls your hormones it can keep PCOS at bay as well as help control cysts, so coming off it may give you an advantage as your hormone levels could be more stabilised than if you hadn't been taking the pill. It might also really mess you up by throwing your hormones into chaos, but you will have to wait and see as different women react to it in different ways.

I have PCOS and it took us 2 years to concieve DS, and I concieved him 'naturally' to an extent. I was on Metformin, which I believe to be a very important medication to take if you do have PCOS (it regulates the hormones, helping you ovulate better quality eggs as well as decreases your chance of miscarriage, which is higher with PCOS due to poor ovulation as well as unstable hormones), and I also took Soy Isoflavones, which works as a natural Clomid. You take it the same way as clomid as well, but I don't recommend it without doing a lot of research on it first and weighing up the risks, as well as being aware of the possible side-effects.

Another herb that you can try are False Unicorn Root, and it works to help control your hormones. It's hard to buy in Australia though and quite expensive.

If you want more information then I really recommend you check out SoulCysters. (http://www.soulcysters.com/)

Super Trooper
29-05-2007, 20:47
I was diagnosed with PCOS when i was 16 (about 2.5-3 years ago). i have irregular periods, often skipping a month (so getting them once every 2 or 3 months) and went 8 months without getting my period once, thats how i got u/s and diagnosed.

I never got fat (as im told most women with PCOS do), i did put on a bit of weight but i think that was more filling out and becoming a women.

I was told not to eat suger, because the cysts affect hormone production, including insulin, so my body cant process sugar very well. I eat pretty healthy and avoid sugar (except fruit, and the occasional bikki or muffin after dinner) and keep fit. My periods have slowly become more regular (within the pill or intervention)... i get them roughly once every 4-5 weeks, and only occasionaly skip a month. I wouldnt have a clue how often I ovulate... ive never ttc :laughing:

Anyway, my DP went away for 6 weeks... and within my first period (ie 3 weeks) of him being back and one slip up i was pregnant! We were not ttc. Even though it was not planned, i am so happy it has happened :smiliedance:

For some women with PCOS, getting pregnant and ovulating can be achieved through simple lifestyle changes and a sensible diet... and mainly keeping weight under control. I have no idea how big you are but im just throwing it out there. Its good to be healthy anyway :thumbsup:

Sorry for my long ramble... just letting you know that its possible! :)

nicoleE
30-05-2007, 08:07
I think its just going to depend on you.

I have PCOS (as do my 2 older sisters) and none of us seem to Ovulate on our own really, my two sisters (who have been off birth control for years) are lucky if they O once a year. I have never yet Od on my own but was only off for a year while TTC.

Before going on Clomid and then FSH injections to conceive our current little bun in the oven I tried months of accupuncture (once a week) and chinese herbal medicine every day to try and bring on a cycle. It did nothing.

I am not IR, am a vegetarian of average weight and go to the gym 4 times a week.
For some women, depending again on your circumstances a healthy lifestyle with or without alternative/natural therapies just dont work.

I know there are plenty out there that conceive naturally, it all depends on your Ovualtion really.

Good luck :wizard:

becstar
13-06-2007, 18:13
I have PCOS and irregular periods (my cycle is anywhere between 30-45 days).

It took almost 3 years but in the end I did fall pregnant naturally. My little boy is about to turn 4. We started trying again straight away but it took less time (18 months) but I then had a miscarriage. But a few months later we conceived again. It was a miracle!!!! I now feel very lucky to have two gorgeous sons and hope that everyone else is as blessed as we are.

Bec
xx

Hollywood
22-06-2007, 21:19
I don't know what herbs as such, but I noticed that my PCOS symptoms and my cycle improved when I stopped having soy products (I went a bit stupid with soy/tofu/etc, had it several times a day). I have a theory that the phytoestrogens in soy have a detrimental effect on women's hormones. Well, who knows, but I noticed an improvement and I now avoid too much soy.

bec21
09-12-2008, 21:49
I was taken to hospital yesterday for severe lower abdominal pains and docs at the Redcliffe hospital couldnt figure out what was wrong...went to my GP today and found out the i am 6 weeks pregnant. I have PCOS and have never taken anything for it. Extremely surprised to concieve naturally!

Blueberry Crumble
09-12-2008, 21:51
I fell pregnant completely naturally about 2 weeks after being diagnosed with PCOS LOL

tyler's mum
09-12-2008, 21:58
I fell pg with tyler with out trying and on the pill. It was'nt untill after having tyler that i found out i have pcos:yes:

chel070580
10-12-2008, 16:29
BEC21 - I grew up in Kallangur and still work here. Small world hey - Congratulations.

I fell pregnant in October - we were "seeing what happened" when the Dr told me I didn't ovulate. I was on metformin but I fell pregnant straight away with Non identical twins which I unfortunately miscarried.

Trace123
11-12-2008, 20:03
Hi all, hope that everyone is okay today?
Last night I finished the my first cycle of Clomid - no side effects really, maybe a headache or two but that's it..So that was good.
Today is the 10th day since I got AF (first one since D & C, after bleeding for 5 months straight). The first 3 days of AF were very light, but I am thinking it is still too long....
Any ideas??
This Saturday is the first day for baby making...but?? now I am not sure if i still have AF....
HELP PLEASE...

Thanks everyone....
Tracey

BellyBean
04-01-2009, 18:07
Hi hun,

I just thought i would tell you my story.
I also have PCOS, i have two sons and have been trying for my 3rd for 2 years with out any luck, i too went on Clomid and that didn't even work, i was also given Metformin and i took that for about 6 mths before i "gave" up and stopped taking it. Just out on a whim 3 mths ago i started seeing a chinese doc that started giving me acupunture and i started taking these raw herbs that he would have me cook up and drink twice a day, they were horrible but at this stage i was willing to eat dog **** to get a baby lol. Anyways, after 2 years of ttc with out any luck and was actually contemplating IUI i got pregnant after 3 mths of taking these raw herbs and seeing my acupunture dude every week, I am now 6.5 wks along and have had no trouble at all, i will be continuing seeing my chinese doc up until i am 12wks. So i would highly suggest a chinese doc that practise's in fertility... I wish you all the luck in the world.

Trace123
08-01-2009, 18:10
Hi,

Thanks for your message...
I am in Melbourne, not sure where you are..You wouldn't by any chance know of a good one to see in Melbourne? Also, i was thinking about maybe having some reflexology done..I hear this is really good for fertility?

Thanks,

Tracey


Hi hun,

I just thought i would tell you my story.
I also have PCOS, i have two sons and have been trying for my 3rd for 2 years with out any luck, i too went on Clomid and that didn't even work, i was also given Metformin and i took that for about 6 mths before i "gave" up and stopped taking it. Just out on a whim 3 mths ago i started seeing a chinese doc that started giving me acupunture and i started taking these raw herbs that he would have me cook up and drink twice a day, they were horrible but at this stage i was willing to eat dog **** to get a baby lol. Anyways, after 2 years of ttc with out any luck and was actually contemplating IUI i got pregnant after 3 mths of taking these raw herbs and seeing my acupunture dude every week, I am now 6.5 wks along and have had no trouble at all, i will be continuing seeing my chinese doc up until i am 12wks. So i would highly suggest a chinese doc that practise's in fertility... I wish you all the luck in the world.

billykat
08-01-2009, 22:55
Trace123

Hi, I am having reflexology done every week by a lady who specialises in fertility. I find that through my IUI she helped alot with helping me deal with the stress and the cramps I got. Unfortunatelty, I am living OS so I am not sure of one I could recommend in Oz. I would suggest seeing a herbalist or looking for reflexology associations in your area and go from there.

My reflexologist is so accurate she can tell me where I am feeling cramps and when I am ovulating...with has been spot on with OPK!

Good luck

kate1990
01-02-2011, 18:22
I am 21 and have known about my PCOS for 5 years. I have been told by several doctors I wouldn't be able to conceive and was put on BCP at 16. I am borderline underweight so that is not an issue. I have bad acne for my age and my blood sugar isnt the best. My last ultrasound in August showed i had 11 cysts on one ovary and 14 on the other.

I am now 6 weeks pregnant which i conceived somehow on BCP (yaz) The question is now do we keep it? I want this baby more than anything as it is a miracle and I am concerned with the high rate of miscarriage and the unknown certainty that an abortion may make me infertile when TTC in the future.

This is an example you can fall pregnant naturally with PCOS

Ellymoe
05-02-2011, 18:00
My mum had PCOS, needed clomid for all her 10 children (yes, she is that batty), then decided no more kids. Fell pregnant for the first time naturally with my sister, and from then on until she went through menapause, ovulated every month like clockwork and had to get her tubes tied! So it is certainly possible but like others have said, everyone is different.

Armywife05
08-02-2011, 13:52
:wave:
I have recently found out that I'm expecting my 1st baby after 2 years ttc.
I was told that I had PCOS and we tried 5 cycles on clomid which were all unsuccessful. Decided to start seeing a chinese herbalist/acupuncturist around October last year which seemed to fix my cycles. We were booked in to start IUI 2 weeks ago because as well as my PCOS DH was told he had 0% sperm morphology.
2 days before our appointment we had our first BFP!!
I am a true believer in herbs and acupuncture now (wasn't before)! The guy that I see specialises in PCOS & fertility and his success rate is really high.

If any ladies out there live in Sydney I recommend you go see Luke Preston at Northern Phoenix at Dee Why.

I hope this helps. :babydust1: to all!!

chel070580
16-02-2011, 09:59
Kate1990 this may be a bit late for you but my naturopath gave me some products to take while pregnant to help support the pregnancy. I can't remember what it was now though.

I also took metformin the second time around which I believe helped. The first time I was taken off it as soon as I fell pregnant and I miscarried, the second time I was left on it and I went full term.

kate1990
17-03-2011, 16:07
Hi Ladies,

so far so good! currently 13.4 days :)
my partner is coming to terms with being a dad and we are both excited!
I have just had my NT scan on tuesday with a 1:21,000 down syndrome and trisomies 18/ 13 Low which was such a relief being young.
had a scare today with leaking fluid but ultrasound at hosp confirmed bub is ok :fingerscrossed:

wannaBamumma
24-03-2011, 22:51
We were ttc for 7 months before I was diagnosed with pcos! Our fs told us we pretty much had no chance of conceiving naturally! I was just about to go on clomid and fs was on holidays.... All of our dates got messed up so I was going to have to wait another cycle which was about 2 months! I went to fs to beg him to induce ovulation but I'd already ovulated!! For the first time by myself probably EVER!! 2 weeks later I got the POSITiVe and I now have a 5 month old beautiful baby girl! I'm thinking about trying for the next one sooner rather than later as I don't want to go through that again!