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    Default TTC bub #1 but PCOS making it difficult- 1st round of Clomid

    Well my hubby and I have been trying for just over 2yrs now... We are young reasonably healthy and dont drink or smoke... So i thought it'd be a relatively smooth journey...Still no bubs, So when I was diagnosed with PCOS at first I was terrified and overwhelmed...(feb 2012)
    then I was happy I knew why it wasn't happening for us, I wasnt however given any other info except to go home and lose weight. So i went home and for a number of months i read everything i could about it and it didnt take me all that long to realise... That Unfortunately my PCOS doesn't really allow me to lose weight easily....

    After trying dieting and exercise plans and migrating my tissue box to the toilet once per month... I decided enough! So the hubby and I got referrals to a fertility clinic... Oddly enough I was on day four of my cycle, so they were able to start me on Clomid the next day...

    That was yesterday.... So fingers crossed bub will decide its now the right time!

    Clomid is making me very hungry, and a bit dizzy.... Apparently nothing too extreme based of other users reviews.

    Baby dust to all!!!!

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    Hi andirantandrave - I hope clomid works well for you. It's sad to hear you were just told to go home and lose weight - if only it was that simple! Hopefully the fertility clinic is much more helpful.

    Did you get checked out for insulin resistance when you were diagnosed? The only reason I ask is that it came up as a problem for me when I was diagnosed, and once I saw a dietician who took that into account and limited my carbs I lost weight much more easily. I was in the healthy BMI range to start with anyway, but have managed to lose about 10% of my weight in three months just through diet (as opposed to taking over 12 months a few years ago by "healthy" eating and 10 gym sessions a week - if only I had known back then because it all came back on when I couldn't do as much exercise ). Still not utd though so it's certainly not the simple answer some docs make it out to be!

    you get your little bub soon

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    Ive recently found in November that I have PCOS and have been TTC for over a year now was thinking this was the answer and the reason why were having trouble bit still think it will be a long road. Back to get more test results tomorrow hoping that it will be some good news. Have not started on Clomid yet was wondering what the side effects of it are?

    Though I have started on a new diet after I got really good book from the website fishpond.com.au the book is by an Australian Dietician Its called "Professor Jennie Brand-Miller's Low GI Diet for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome" it recommends foods to eat to beat the symptoms of PCOS, Boost Fertility, Balance hormones and reduce insulin resistance.

    Can highly recommend it as ive started to take notes on it and changed my diet somewhat ive noticed I have more energy dont feel so sluggish and have been sleeping better.

    Good luck and baby dust

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    Hi andirantandrave
    I was diagnosed with PCOS in August this year - went home and read all about it and so many things clicked. My GP thankfully passed me on to a Gyno/Fertility Specialist after diagnosis though.

    I agree with MissTrouble - it's sad to hear you were just told to go home and lose weight.
    I've always eaten healthy but even with exercising 5+ times a week; I could never lose any weight over the past few years. However after reading about the link between PCOS and insulin resistance - I cut a few things out of my diet and lost 10kgs in 6 weeks without needing to go crazy exercising.

    I'm on CD14 after taking Clomid for the first time this cycle so it's the right time for both of us!

    The only thing I really noticed while taking the Clomid was crazy hot flushes, mostly during the night but it happened a few times during the day. I think I was a little moody and possibly nauseous .... but then again I was on a road trip around Tassie with DP and I get car sick - so i can't tell which was which! Lol.


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    Thanks for replying guys it's lovely to know there are others out there with similar situations. I did my first round of clomid (managed to take them at the same time everyday...yay) they made me really hungry, I also got bad reflux (which has passed) and I had hot flashes ( those unfortunate still happening a bit)
    Had my first scan after clomid to see about egg being mature etc.
    Little disappointing as my lovely scan tech(correct name?) said that it was too early to tell as the eggs were too small...

    Hopefully we haven't already lost our chance this month... I have another scan tomorrow to see where the eggs are at... After that I believe they either give us the go ahead for TTY this month or we scrap this round and wait for next month. I am feeling quite anxious as each month is costing us a bit of money and to not even get a shot feels really disheartening.

    Anyway how are you guys trekking? Any symptoms?
    Oh also do you guys have any insight into a good eating plan for PCOS? I'm struggling to find something that I will actually stick to

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    I don't think I ended up with ongoing symptoms after taking the Clomid other than the hot flushes which went for the week after then all gone.
    Just had CD21 blood test today so fingers crossed it confirms I ovulated cos DP and were BDing like crazy for a week. I think i may have O'd on CD16 but not too sure.
    Even if I don't get a BFP I'll still be happy to know the Clomid is at least making my ovulate!

    With regards to eating andirantandrave.... I know what has been working for me but it's probably not something I would suggest others to do but it depends on what floats your boat I guess.

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    Hi andirantandrave

    Likewise its good to know others are going thru a similar situation. Im just waiting on my highly irregular period to arrive so I can start the 1st round of Clomid have read some of the symptoms are not so great so not looking forward to that part. Also have to book to have scans done on cd10 to see where eggs are at. Doctor did warn me though due to my high AMH levels that he will probably recommend not to try as risk of multiples would be VERY high. Said will only consider recommending to go ahead with 1 - 3 mature eggs. Otherwise will have to keep changing the dosage of clomid not sure what amount he has given me yet as have to pick up tomorrow what is the normal dosage of it?

    With regards to what to eat i started on a recommendation from a friend who is a nutritionist and some recipes ive found online. I think hardest thing for me was the sudden changing in eating habits but im getting better. They recommend low GI meals with fish, chicken, beef and pork. Lots of fruit and vegetables. Lots of Nuts to snack on. Swap out potato for sweet potato. No White bread change over to wholemeal. This made a huge difference for me i didnt feel as bloated. Recommend to eat at least 6 times a day. 3 main meals and 3 snacks to keep blood sure levels up. I have started to collect some recipes for POCS diet. If your interested send me a private message and I will send you a link to my collection of them to give you an idea where to start.

    Good luck and hope you get your shot this month.

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    Hi everyone, Thought I'd reply to this thread as it seems that I'm in a similar situation to you. I was diagnosed with PCOS last May and have been TTC for about 15mths. I had my first round of clomid last November. I started on 25mg for 5 days, then had to have 2 lots of 50mg for 5 days each to finally get my follicles to develop. Had a trigger shot to make me ovulate but unfortunatley didn't make me.

    I have just started my second clomid cycle. Straight to 50mg so hopefully that works. I have one more tablet to take in about half an hour and then I guess wait and see what happens! More side effects this time, especially really bad indigestion.

    andirantandrave and nirok - How did your first cycles go?

    Twinkley - Have you been able to start your cycle yet? Sounds like we could be having clomid around the same time this month. I also have a really high AMH levels. Last cycle they just told me to wait till the ultrasound to make sure there wasn't too many. I only had one full size and one just a bit smaller, so they said we could get busy. The place I have my ultrasounds tells me straight away whats going on which is really handy. Hopefully they can do the same for you. Being an octomum probably wouldn't be too fun!

    Thanks and good luck for clomid working really well for everyone

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    Hi Sophs

    Thanks for asking yes i started my clomid cycle a few days ago and actually had my first scan today my FS tells me straight away too he is fantastic. Today I had one follicle at 8mm which is a little small but its day 9 so FS said it will most likely catch up but need it to be at 20mm to ovulate. Back on Monday to check on it he said it may stall and do nothing this time or could keep going which is what we want it to do. I took Clomid on day 2 - 6 and 50 mg he said if this doesnt work we will go to 100mg and after that check some options and maybe go to injections if the tablet is not working. I didnt have any bad side effects on clomid other than feeling very sleepy and first day slightly dizzy but sort it out by day 2.

    Good luck with your next round too let me know how it goes.

    And good luck to everyone else too and hope Clomid is working for all of us.

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    Hey Again sorry it takes me so long to respond on here I work shift work so often I'm not home or around pc at a good time. How are you all going? Didn't conceive on first cycle... But didn't really expect to. Onto my second cycle now, because I ovulated last month and grew a healthy follicle I was kept on 50mg Clomid. I have switched to taking this at night however, because it helps with symptoms. I took clomid this month days 5-9 of my cycle. Scan on the 10.01.2013 showed good size follicle. Was told to ttc this weekend. So fingers crossed!

    Wishing you all much baby dust
    sophs- wow it sounds like our first round was quite full on, hopefully this time round it will be a nice one with a little one at the end of it!

    Good luck twinkley I'm holding thumbs for a positive result


 

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