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    Default TTC #1 With PCOS

    Calling out to all women who have pcos and have conceived or are currently trying.

    Just looking to vent/rant & communicate with people in a similiar situation.
    I have been self diagnosing for about a year & got the news i was not looking forward to about 2 months ago, My ovaries are not polycystic but my hormones are and i am also insulin resistant, Overweight & barely get a period every month. My unterine lining is less then 6mm every month.

    I have now seen a gyno who specialises in pcos and am in the process of getting tested for diabeties, STDS, etc before she will even talk about putting me on meds.
    Anyone got any insight into what meds would be good? what to try and stay away from?

    Me and my partner have wanted a little bundle of joy for so long and it just doesnt seem to be happening, its so hard watching all my friends around me getting pregnant just by accident and then me who cant get pregnant no matter how much i try. Its so disappointing and starting to take its toll.


    Sorry about the long rant and life story, just really needed to vent

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    Hi there..

    I went through the same thing you are for about 9 and a half years. We wanted our lil bundle of joy so bad but had finally gotten to the point where we had given up on the thought that we would ever hold our own bubba!

    Your medical history bit sounds similar to mine. Pcos..overweight...lilttle/no periods. I had seen a few doctors and they all were so vague on anything we wanted to know or just in general knew nothing about PCOS. (I don't think it was as common back then as it is now)

    After changing family GP's (as our was on maternity leave ) we stumbled on a great doctor. He told us loose the stress, have sex less( yes weird i know ) and for me to loose weight and things would change dramatically. At the time i thought he was a nut. But keep in mind we have had unprotected sex for 9 and a half years and nothing, not even a miscarriage. I was at my end and willing to try anything. So i lost weight.

    After me loosing a good 25 - 30 kgs (i swear after bub i put this much back on!!) and hubby stressing less about work etc, we fell pregnant(after weight loss it was about 6 months later!!) I honestly put it down to me loosing the weight and taking Vitex (can be found at the healthfood store, maybe google it first so i dont need to explain it:P) We now have a beautiful lil boy who is 7 months old today! He is a 100% natural bub, no drugs, no specialists, nothing!

    The best advice i can give you is, yes u can take the route of fertility specialists and medication but honestly your best bet is to loose as much weight as you possibly can and go from there. If you don't get pregnant on your own after that then try with FS and medication (your body will also be in prime condition for all of this)

    I'm not even sure much of that made sense, lol. But either way i wish you and partner the best! And loads and loads of baby dust!

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    I too have PCOS and have been trying for two years. Just started IVF for the first time and had an embie implanted last week. Am hoping for a BFP first time - but know that's a bit wishful. Still there is hope. I really thought it would happen easily as theres no history on infertility in my family but alas it has been a journey for us.

    There is always hope - but this months TWW is the longest ever!!

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    I have pcos as well. We have been trying to have a bub for just over 3 years now. It has been a very difficult time, doctors always put the blame on me for pcos and overweight etc, I lost about 20 kgs about a year and a half ago and went and saw a fs. She put me straight onto clomid and metformin, to regulate my cycle and make me ovulate. After about 6 months of this and just refusing to check if there were any problems with my husband, he just told me I was too fat to ever get pregnant. ( I am overweight but not huge) I decided I hated her and left.

    After that we tried an acupuncturist for about 9 months, took all the herbs wet once a week and it was getting expensive. After none of it helped, we decided to see a new fs as we had gotten some good reports about him. He finally told us dh has problems with his sperm so ivf was the only option with my problems. We are now on our third try for the last three months. Had a good bleary transferred on day 5 on Monday, so currently in our 2ww and hoping for a positive.

    Sorry about the long story but my point is, sometimes is can be a good idea for a second or even third opinion if you are not happy with the way one doctor is handling things. I hope you ladies all get your Bfp's soon, in which ever path you take to get there

    Good luck, fingers crossed and lots of baby dust for you all

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    Thank you to all you ladies who have replied to my post, its good to know im not alone in my situation.

    Just thought i would check in and get some replies to my current situation.

    I had my app with my gyno today and all my STD tests and diabeties test came back negative (thank god) but she has now sent me to get a top up of the rubella immunisation and has also said that she will not prescribe me metformin of clomid for another 3 months because thats how long i need to wait after getting the rubella shot.

    That news was devastating to me, ive waited so long already and dont want to wait any longer & what makes it worse is my close friend just found out shes pregnant again, by accident.

    She did prescribe me provera to bring on a period and said to take 1 a day for 7days but i am comfused as im not sure if i do that every month or just for 1 month. i got 30 pills in the packet.

    Does anybody have any success stories with just taking provera or experiences?

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    I was also just recently diagnosed with PCOS due to very short anovulatory (I think- that's the one u don't ovulate??) cycles. I then ha a super long cycle so I guess I'm just all over the shop haha. I am not overweight, according to BMI anyway, but I am a little for 'me'. I have put on 10kg over the last 2 years and I am worried that this is what triggered the PCOS... But no matter what I do (healthy diet and exercise!) I cannot seem to stop that number onthe scales from creeping up- let alone go down!


    Anyway first I saw a GP who told me to just wait it out and hope we fall pregnant, so I went and got a second opinion. New GP made it all about my weight- explained the the insulin resistance prevents my body from using sugars as it should and it stores them instead- and all aroundm y middle. Hence the flabby tyre belly when usually my weight goes on my hips! She also said that due to this extra fat around my middle it starts to affect my internal organs... Such as ovaries/liver etc.. And they don't function properly. First solution- lose weight- which is very hard to do with the insulin resistance= vicious cycle.

    She precribed me metformin and a strict no sugar/carbs diet. This should help me lose the extra weight and as a side effect make me fertile

    No other drugs yet but visitin her again in 6 weeks so we will see where I am at then- I am CD3 today and hoping this diet and drugs and exercise are helping my cycles normalize a little!

    If u have any questions please PM!

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    Try something called Maca i am taking it and it is slowly helping my hormones alone with Metphormin. Maca is also great for males hormones and fertility i would recommend the tablets as the powder is gross.
    Baby dust to you

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    Hi Tiika and others!!

    I was diagnosed with PCOS when i was 16, and have had one attempt to TTC four years ago.
    My partner and I are hoping to start the ball rolling this or next month!! YAY!!

    Provera... My old friend... It is the ONLY thing that will bring on a period for me. I don't ovulate at all. I have had mixed instructions from differing doctors, "You should have a period every 3 months", "you should NOT bring on a period"... So usually I just take it when I feel that i need one. Sometimes i get so bloated that I just want a fresh cycle start... im sure its mostly psychological. Never the less I am now at cycle day 380 or something after finding a lovely GP who is very up to date and doesn't bring on a period but does check my blood every three months.
    Not sure if it actually does anything for ovulation, but provera makes you have a withdrawal bleed once you stop taking it, and you shed the lining. Which is essential if you are doing a fertility treatment cycle. I have heard some stories at which after taking it, people have spontaneously ovulated 2 weeks later and fallen pregnant, but I have a feeling they are mostly coincidences.

    Bummer about the 3 months!!! Pity you wern't warned about it beforehand, but hey, 3 months wait is better than getting german measles, really bad for you especially if you are pregnant at the time! Hopefully it will go quickly for you!

    Cottoncandy - Good luck with your diet! I am struggling myself right now so i know what you are going through!

    Hampton and dreammummy - FINGERS CROSSED FOR YOU!!!!!!!!

    Mam xo

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    Hi everyone
    I too had the same symptoms as OP.

    We went Down the drug route as I've found it hard to loose weight with PCOS, 3 years, 2 failed rounds of , 1 of genox and 4 months of Puregon with pregnyl triggers the last two cycles we got a bfp in oct at 3w and am now expecting our first in June next year
    It really does depend on what you want to do, it's not easy and it's a hard road but the end result is so wonderful
    I wish you all
    Jess


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    [QUOTE=mam83;6199853]Hi Tiika and others!!

    Provera... My old friend... It is the ONLY thing that will bring on a period for me. I don't ovulate at all.

    Same for me....it doesn't make you ovulate as such, just brings on a period for you to hopefully then a) your body follows it's natural course or b) take fertility meds to encourage ovulation.

    My body doesn't ovulate at all due to PCOS (not considered overweight either) so I needed this to kickstart our whole Clomid and then IVF journey. We have a beautiful DS now who is 11wks old, so keep your chin up and stay positive....the drugs do work...hugs....


 

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