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    Hi,

    Nando, the naturopath is going well. She's wanting my DH to get tested again at the end of the month to see if there's been any improvement for him. I'm excited and scared about that. The good news for me is that I've had a 29 day cycle for the first time since gonig off the pill. Yay!

    I went to a GP the other day for something unrelated and he spent the whole time bagging out naturopaths. I was so angry. My naturopath has been the only person willing to do the testing needed to fix the problems. Grrr! Oh well, I won't be going back to him anytime soon.

    Good luck with the Klomid Nando... I'm really interested to hear how it goes.

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    Day 3 of clomid for me - so far no noticable side effects, so I hope that means I am just very lucky and doens't mean the dose is too low to work!!
    Although after I started (CD 5) i stopped all bleeding, but normally I am 7 -8 days. Anyone who has taken clomid, have you noticed this?

    Worknhard - Good luck for your husbands test! Let me know if he's improved! My husbands SA isn't until Monday, so at this point I am just 'assuming' he is all good - fingers crossed they both get good results! And thats great news about a regular cycle! I hope that also means you have ovulated!

    Familyplanner - Good luck for your SA results too!! If AF happens to come along before your appointment, are you going to start on the clomid? Or still wait for your results? I have started without the SA results, so I am just curious on others thoughts. I also wouldn't mind twins, but I am being monitored so if there are too many ripe follies they will advise me not to BD!

    Kimnus - Interested to hear how you are getting on??

    KNTTC - how are you going? Did you find a new FS?

    Trubeliever - I hope everything is behaving normally for you, so as soon as your immunities are up to date you can hit the bedroom straight away!!

    I hope I haven't forgotten anyone...

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    Hi Ladies
    I was diagnosed with PCOS last week. Im 25 and have only had four periods in 14 months, hence getting checked up! My fiancé and I are desperate for kids. We were going to wait till after our wedding in October next year, but circumstances have now changed and we're thinking we'll let nature take its course and see if anything happens. We're in a good place financially so it wouldn't be the end of the world.

    My issue is though, my GP was a bit of a knob, and basically said "you have PCOS. have a blood test in a few months time. see ya". This, to me, is completely unacceptable. I tried to ask more questions, but he knew bugger all. I think he thought that because I'm a nurse I should know everything. But I'm not a midwife. I have no idea about PCOS! Should I go back and ask for insulin resistance testing, or suggest metformin to him? Or should I get a referral to a gynae?

    Im sorry for all the questions, but the diagnosis has come as a shock and I'm so worried that my dream of being a mum is either going to be non-existent or extremely difficult if I leave it much longer.

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    Welcome pilbarablossom I seriously suggest that you book in to see a gynaecologist because your GP sounds like a complete knob!!! PCOS can lead to other problems so it needs to be monitored. Clearly you're not ovulating regularly so getting preggers naturally is going to be hard for you (sorry to be blunt). Besides you deserve to get some answers and without them you will drive yourself crazy.

    Nando- If AF miraculously materialises before we get the results, I have decided that I will do the first round of clomid on my own and just monitor myself with OPKs and temping. I don't think there's much of a chance of getting any more than twins on 50mg but I'm no doctor.

    to all of you lovely ladies.

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    Thanks Yep, definitely going to see a gynae. Working as a nurse at a small country hospital definitely has its perks...an on call gynae 24/7 at my disposal! And yes, it's definitely going to be hard to conceive naturally, which is why we've decided to at least give it a go. If it works, it works and we'll be stoked. If it doesn't, then at least we've tried and we know we have to take it a step further.

    So glad I've found a group of girls who know exactly what I'm going through!
    xxx

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    Well AF arrived today which means my last cycle was 34 days which was normal for me before I had Lachlan so the metformin is working on the cycle front. Now to find out when I am Oing.

    Hope everyone is doing well

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    Think I'm going to have to find out about Metformin. Id must rather give that a go than Clomid. You girls have been lifesavers. I now know what to ask when I see the gynaecologist!

    Kimnus: Good news on the AF front. Means everything is working nicely. Hopefully you'll soon miss AF - for the right reasons!

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    Metformin is designed to help stabilise insulin levels which can also help with your other hormones. So it helps fertility indirectly. I've been on it for 2.5 months and I still haven't had AF (Its been 9 months!!)

    I've definitely heard good things from others about it helping to regulate cycles, however most people I've talked to still have long cycles on it and obviously there is a great deal more success with the combination of met and clomid together.

    I think you continue to take met throughout the first trimester of pregnancy as well but not sure.

    I hope this gyno can give you some more support and info cos it's a nightmare not knowing what's going on.

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    Hello Pilbarablossom!!! Welcome to the group!!

    With regards to metformin - i have no idea!!
    My personal experience was original blood tests (before I as dx) showed an elevated fasting blood sugar level (as well as a bunch of weird hormones etc). Because of the blood sugar thing, I was given a glucose tolerance test, which proved fine. I have had my blood sugar levels tested every 3 - 6 months since and they have remained pretty good. So metformin was not considered useful to me.
    The other explanation I was given for not needing metformin was that I am not overweight??
    I know insulin resistance can make loosing weight hard, but the rest of it is a bit lost on me....
    I am trusting my FS on this one - besides beign a gyn and RE he also runs a specialist clinic for PCOS management (non fertility related) so hopefully he knows what he is doing!!

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    Kimnus - Sorry to hear last month wasn't the one for you ... but good to hear your cycle is becoming a bit more regular! Hopefulyl with you charting obsession you'll be able to pick the best time to BD very soon!!

    But - more of a random question to everyone with regards to timing... why not just have sex every day, or every other day?? That way it doesn't matter too much when you ovulate?


 

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