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    Default I can't get pregnant

    Hi Everyone, I am brand new here, so I don't know how things work yet! I was diagnosed with PCOS two years ago, around the same time my husband and I started trying for a baby. The symptoms get so bad when I'm off the pill that I need to go back on the pill after a few months of trying. This on-off thing is hard to cope with and I'm wondering if anyone else is in the same situation. Because my periods are irregular off the pill, I obviously take a pregnancy test when my period is late and then when the result is negative, it's heartbreaking. I feel like I could lose my mind! Any advice on how to deal with this emotionally? Thanks everyone.

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    There are other meds you can take besides the pill to help regulate your period. I would recommend seeing a fertility specialist. There is no point wasting any more time coming on and off the pill. You may need to do IVF or not but first thing is to see a good fertility specialist.

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    I agree with Sandra, there are many more options apart from the pill. Investigate metformin, vitex, clomid and other non meds approaches. I would suggest seeing a FS that is experienced in pcos too to discuss a management plan. Good luck x

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    Hi! I just wanted to scare my story! I tried to conceive for 7 years. I had very irregular periods like you and would be the same with the pregnancy testing! It was a very vicious cycle! I was in denial and refused to see anyone because I was over weight and didn't think they would help me! I did this for four long years! I bit the bullet and saw a fs specialist who diagnosed me with PCOS but didn't really explain it! I did fertility drugs for 18 months but as I hadn't lost weight they didn't work! I moved towns... And found a brilliant fs and he explained PCOS really well and encouraged me to see a dietician to change my eating habits and lose weight! I also did fertility drugs and I'm now feeding my 11 week old son.

    My advice...
    Go and see someone now... Don't wait like I did!

    Find a doctor you like... Don't settle! It's your body and your chance to have a family, be clear about your expectations. Ask lots of questions and get them to outline how long they expect to try different things!

    See a dietician... Even if you are not overweight, changing your eating habits will go along way to helping your eating habits!

    Stay on the hub! There are so many beautiful ladies who offer great support!

    Good luck!

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    I agree with everyone above ..... see a specialist, they're there to help & guide you. They'll do an assessment cycle to check all works physically and checks out OK, including DH. They'll then give you your options and take it forth from there.

    My story is a success one as well. One that we never thought possible either. I have PCOS & don't ovulate, I'm also overweight (goes hand-in-hand doesn't it). I never thought the day would ever come when I fell pregnant. DH haven't been married long so didn't muck around, before even trying (we knew it wasn't going to be easy by ourselves) we saw a specialist. We did a couple of ovulation induction cycles that did next to nothing. Somehow my system has been re-started though and I have fallen pregnant twice naturally (first time ending in m/c but that didn't slow us down). I'm now due in 9wks

    You never know what journey you'll go through but there's definitely a possibility of any outcome. Don't give up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tropical Bub View Post
    I agree with everyone above ..... see a specialist, they're there to help & guide you. They'll do an assessment cycle to check all works physically and checks out OK, including DH. They'll then give you your options and take it forth from there.

    My story is a success one as well. One that we never thought possible either. I have PCOS & don't ovulate, I'm also overweight (goes hand-in-hand doesn't it). I never thought the day would ever come when I fell pregnant. DH haven't been married long so didn't muck around, before even trying (we knew it wasn't going to be easy by ourselves) we saw a specialist. We did a couple of ovulation induction cycles that did next to nothing. Somehow my system has been re-started though and I have fallen pregnant twice naturally (first time ending in m/c but that didn't slow us down). I'm now due in 9wks

    You never know what journey you'll go through but there's definitely a possibility of any outcome. Don't give up.
    Congrats what awesome news!

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    I agree with seeing someone who knows what they are talking about and is willing to listen to you as soon as possible. My DH and I had been ttc for a long time, and I have been experiencing pelvic area pain for even longer. No doctor took what I was saying seriously and I was never tested mfor anything. Recently I decided I had enough of the pain and decided to see a different doctor. I had bloodwork done and a transvaginal ultrasound. As I suspected, I was diagnosed with PCOS and they also found a growth in my uterus which I will be getting surgery to remove. I'm so glad to be at the point I am now where something is actually going to happen, although if I had found a better doctor years ago I could have dealt with this sooner.

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    I waited 2 years to see a specialist because I was still no so not really ready for kids, when i came off the pill the symptom got worst my skin was a mess and I only had 2 periods a year I found I was always bloated to the point it was painful,
    I discovered I was wheat and dairy intolerant, I've always been healthy normal weight and didn't feel myself when I could get rid of my big bloated belly (people asked if I was pregnant all the time) since giving up the wheat and dairy I've never felt better my skin cleared up, my stomachs flat, I have so much energy and headaches and sinus went away and that ripping pain in my low abdomin completely gone
    Its awkward making that first call but doctors kind of like it when you have a diagnoses because they know how to treat you some women have unexplained infertility.

    you could try naturopathy I had a lot of success regulating my period with herbs.
    I go preg twice in a year with OI unfortunately both misscarriges nothing to do with PCOS maybe because my blood clots, so I'm starting IVF now I've had enough of OI!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cand118 View Post
    I waited 2 years to see a specialist because I was still no so not really ready for kids, when i came off the pill the symptom got worst my skin was a mess and I only had 2 periods a year I found I was always bloated to the point it was painful,
    I discovered I was wheat and dairy intolerant, I've always been healthy normal weight and didn't feel myself when I could get rid of my big bloated belly (people asked if I was pregnant all the time) since giving up the wheat and dairy I've never felt better my skin cleared up, my stomachs flat, I have so much energy and headaches and sinus went away and that ripping pain in my low abdomin completely gone
    Its awkward making that first call but doctors kind of like it when you have a diagnoses because they know how to treat you some women have unexplained infertility.

    you could try naturopathy I had a lot of success regulating my period with herbs.
    I go preg twice in a year with OI unfortunately both misscarriges nothing to do with PCOS maybe because my blood clots, so I'm starting IVF now I've had enough of OI!
    I have just started seeing a naturopath too. I'm really hoping that it the change we need to fall pregnant. I'm on metformin too. The naturopath said my issues were from anxiety/stress & weight. Hoping that things change! I'm on 3 different supplements too.

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    Another one here! As above, don't wait see a specialist! I can recommend Lynn Burmeister if you're in Melbourne. But I am sure there are others in other states.

    I am sat here BF my 3 month baby girl after years of trying and a MC.

    As the others said do you research, clomid, exercise, and cutting out sugar worked to get my cycles back. I only lost a small amount if weight to do it to.

    Good luck!

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