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    All good how are you going? Feeling ok so far? How's DH?

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    The back aches and crying are the worst symptoms, and the BIG bb's are second. I'm not complaining that's for sure, it's just shocked me how real the symptoms are. I'll be better when I get follow up bloods done tomorrow, every time there's an ache, twinge, cramp or pain, I'm thinking "Is this it again?". It's hard not to think it as much as you convince yourself to be positive.

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    Yup just hold out til tomorrow and the bloods will provide the best update. Just take it easy til then 😊

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    HCG is 297! Now booked in for scan with FS on 10th June

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    Woohoo! That's great growth come on the 10th of June!!!

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    Default TTC #1 with PCOS

    Hi Ladies
    I am new to PCOS, I was diagnosed a couple of months ago after trying to conceive for nearly 12 months.
    I also have a underactive thyroid and B12 deficiency.
    My main question is how will I know when I am pregnant when I dont have a regular cycle to measure off? I havent had a period since October 2013? Ive been getting cramps for the past week so not sure what they are! 'Normally' when I got cramps in the past it was within a couple of days my period arrived
    I have been to my specialist and she has given me my options, first is lose weight and hope it happens naturally, go on clomid, then if that doesnt work after 6 months its IVF.
    How many have been able to conceive naturally without any medication? My other half is very apprehensive about taking any medications, he will support me if I decide that is what I want to do, but first I want to try losing the weight.
    I am feeling so overwhelmed with it all, all I want is to have a baby Now, so trying very hard to be patient!
    So that ended up being two questions really Look forward to hearing back

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm new to all this forum stuff so forgive me in advance if I'm a little slow.

    I was diagnosed with pcos before my fiancé and I started trying to conceive over 12 months ok so we always knew it was going to be a bit harder.

    I has refered to my gyno who gave me the diagnosis and her treatment plan like everyone else on here was to lose at least 10% of the body weight and go from there.

    I was prescribed metformin and folic acid daily which I do without fail. The weight still doesn't seem to lift but I keep trying my best.

    I have done 4 rounds of clomid at 50,100,150 and at my recent appointment last week she said 2 more cycles at 200mg and then we meet to discuss ivf which I'm not apposed to at all but i just honestly never thought it was going to come down to that.

    I just feel so disheartened every month I don't use opk because I know they give false readings to women with pcos so I have a day 21 blood test every cycle only to be disappointed with results like 0.7 and 0.6.

    I'm joining these forums as I need an outlet and women who know what this feels like as on the exact same day I got told that nothing is working for me after all these months my sister and her girlfriend of 4 years came over with 2 positive pregnancy tests and were parading around the house. As you could all imagine I was happy on the outside but on the inside my heart just broke.

    My sister was diagnosed with pcos after me and took one round of clomid and bang worked first time. The odds of a perfectly healthy couple trying to conceive is only 20% a month so with pcos on medication it's still not going to be as high as that but bang it just happens for them.

    I know my time will come eventually but I just feel like a failure I'm the youngest of 5 and 4 of us are ladies and I'm the only one at 26 who doesn't have kids or is expecting and pcos runs from my mother all the way down and none of them have had any of these complications.

    I finally broke down that night after my sister left to my mum and older sister to tell them everything and they have vowed to help me with everything but as they haven't been through what I am going through they don't fully understand what I'm feeling on the inside.

    I know that was quite a long story I tried shortening it lol but I guess like most of us here our stories aren't short.

    Hoping to here from anyone who is in the same sort of positions or has any advice.

    Thanks Tara

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    Sooky I got pregnant without "medication" sort of. First I recommend work on shortening your cycles. I had super long cycles too. My doctor gave me provera to give me a period if my cycle was going too long. I took soy isoflavones to get me to ovulate. It's an ingredient in some menopause tablets that you can get over the counter.

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    Welcome Sooky and Tara, you're in the right place, these women definitely understand.
    I just got my BFP after my 2nd Clomid cycle, but I have been trying for 2yrs 4mths naturally and had 2 x m/c

    It would be scary thinking about IVF, every time my FS brought up the subject - I shot him down. Give yourself a chance first

    Good luck ladies, I hope your stay is a short one!

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    Definitely look at all your options and remember everyone is different and will respond differently to treatments.

    We tried for a yr to fall pregnant before seeking help. I knew I had pcos (had it about 10 yrs) but didn't know how severe - over 40 follicles on each ovary. Clomid or an ovulation induction cycle was recommended for me and we chose OI as you're monitored more closely with injections etc. The OI cycle was cancelled due to the risk of multiple follicles growing at the one time. My only option was IVF in the end. I'm now 20 weeks pregnant from an IVF cycle and it was the best decision we made.


 

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