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    Singa I don't think you'd have an LH surge if you don't ovulate (ie if no egg is released). From what I understand, we are born with millions of eggs. Each month, thanks to the right combination of hormones, a few eggs mature, each in their own follicle, until one reaches full maturation and is released from the ovary (ovulation). In women with PCOS, we don't have the right hormone levels to get those eggs to full maturity and release, so the eggs grow a bit and then just sit there in enlarged follicles. These are the 'cysts'.

    I have PCOS (absent periods, acne and cysts). One doctor told me that fertility drugs wouldn't work and said I'd have to have IVF. the next doc put me on Metformin and I started having a 3 monthly cycle. Then I got pregnant after 3 rounds of clomid. So there is hope!

    Here's some info I found helpful

    http://main.posaa.asn.au/files/PCOS%20Guide.pdf

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    Hi all, I am the same sitch. I self diagnosed via google lol. Then I went to drs and demanded tests as it may be common but not normal!!! So I had to do the research my self!! After seeing a FS for 3 years on and off Tests galore ( that I would ask for) I have now changed clinics as we were going no where... We start ivf in march! I have poly ovaries but mild syndrome!! I am a bit too regular and O some times! I think it is a combo of the 2 of us!! But you could have the same sitch as me and fall natural!! At the end of the day u need to make the choice that u feel peace about or u will be too stressed and think to much about it all!! That's my theory anyway!! 3 years ttc and never had any pregnancy I think it is time to be really serious for us. I hope his helps some one, and I hope all of you lovely people find your peace!! Xxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by singa06 View Post
    Lovelymum, I just want to ask, if you 'shot a blank', does your body show signs of O about to happen (lh surge) and actually think it O'ed? Also where did you
    get this info as for 2yrs I can't find that sort of explaination.

    Thanks!

    Also I was on Clomid, but would fall pregnant and miss carry at 4 weeks, my new Ob said I should have been on 100mg not 50mg. Maybe it wan't making the egg strong enough??
    I ended up falling pregnant with better meds (gonal-F/ pregnyl).
    That was ectopic, so then used IVF.
    This was the basic explanation my gyno gave me as I was like well if I have tons of eggs devloping then I should be getting pregnant!!! So he explained that whilst I was ovulating each month (and like you was getting an LH surge on Ovulation kit) I was not developing a hormonally viable egg hence due to low progesterone levels which is what the clomid combats! Ovulation kits are great yes they pick up the LH surge but of course they dont pick up progesterone levels which is where a 21 day blood test comes into play. I also dont think a higher level of clomid would alter the outcome for pregnancy in relation to M/C as I myself have had 2 and after my last one discussed using progesterone gel to help support my next pregnancy (as the progesterone hormone is what helps support the 1st trimester of pregnancy). He was more than happy to prescribe it for me however added that a study had shown that progesterone support really does little to prevent M/C merely delays the inevitable

    Its hugely frustrating and I do feel very blessed every day for the 2 perfect children we have. We have been trying for no 3 for almost 3 years and so far no go, we are starting IVF in April as this time around clomid is not helping etc... but my problems are related to endometriosis although PCO make aggressive IVF treatment really hard as the risks of OHS is quite high, at least this time I am having the meds upped as when we first attemped IVF I had over 50 follies develping but only got 8 eggs (and they were not all that great very low fertilization rate).

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    There's also evidence to suggest that taking metformin in the first trimester of pregnancy reduces the risk of miscarriage. I think that's mentioned in the link I posted in my last post.

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    Question me so curious

    Quote Originally Posted by lemonpancakes View Post
    There's also evidence to suggest that taking metformin in the first trimester of pregnancy reduces the risk of miscarriage. I think that's mentioned in the link I posted in my last post.
    I have been put back on metformin.. so I am taking 500mg metformin at night and I am to increase when I can handle it better to 1500mg... I get blurrey and dizzy spells just from this much.. so might be next week when I up the doseage..
    I dont have very high insulin, i am right bmi, I get AF every 3-4 weeks.. irregular Ov.. I asked him is there any thing else I could take/do before we start IVF and he said take the metformin... so I dont know what specifically I am taking it for... or it maybe just a drud to take in general..or he just gives it to anyone that has lots of follys.. darn it .. I wish I could ask him right now ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sezzle View Post
    From what i understand, you can have PCO without the syndrome, as you need at least 2 out of these 3 symptoms for PCOS to be diagnosed-

    * Irregular or absent periods
    * Polycystic ovaries on ultrasound
    * Excessive male hormones (androgens) which can cause weight gain, hairiness, acne

    I am tall and lean with no hair issues/acne and all my blood tests were normal, but as my period did not return after coming off the pill and an ultrasound showed polycystic ovaries, I was diagnosed with PCOS. The sonographer suggested that I might just have PCO as I don't fit the 'stereotype', but she was unaware of my menstrual history, and I was diagnosed by my gynae. I went to a fertility specialist (though my gynae would have prescribed), and was given provera to induce a period (as it was a no-show) then clomid to get me to ovulate.

    I took 3 cycles of  clomid (did not ovulate til my 3rd round) and had my twins in June last year!
    I was a bit like this too. When I was 25 (I'm now 33) my AF disappeared suddenly for 4 months after having been regular (28 day cycles). An ultrasound found a large 6cm cyst which had to be removed, then a couple of months later I had even more cysts.

    I am slim, so when I had the cysts I suppose I just had PCO, not PCOS. I went on to conceive DS naturally the first time we tried, and of course I am obviously still very fertile, and conceived this surprise baby very easily using the withdrawal method right on ovulation.

    Up to the time I fell pregnant in January my cycles were very regular, every 29 days (occasionally a bit longer but mostly 29 days). Cysts haven't seemed to affect my fertility.


 

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