I'm reaching out to the ladies with pcos in this group (or whoever if it's happened to you). I'm cd71 today, I didn't ovulate with 100 mg of clomid this cycle and for the past couple of weeks I've been getting weird once a day spotting. Sometimes it's got ewcm mixed in, some days I'll spot and then later it will turn into ewcm.
Has anyone else experienced this and can give me some kind of an idea of why it happens? Could it just be cos my lining is crap or because I didn't ovulate my lining didn't get thick so I'm not going to get a proper period? It's frustrating the hell out of me, I just want af to come and go so I can get on with my life!!!!
I'm definitely not pregnant, I've tested twice and I'm 100% sure that I didn't ovulate. This is officially the longest cycle I've ever had
Mid cycle spotting is often caused by hormone imbalance and I just read it's quite common with PCOS.
Congrats JessiW I'm truly happy for you. I've been a bit absent as I'm really struggling with it all atm, but wanted to wish you the best.
Hugs del. I know how you feel xxxx
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Star, I have pcos & would often only get af once a year which is extremely frustrating. My body was funny with clomid. Sometimes I would ovulate & others I wouldn't.
It's not fair because when you look at the odds I had a once a chance a year at falling pregnant & others had 12. I struggled with that for such a long time.
My FS would bring on af using provera or my new one makes me take the pill for I think it was around 10 days then stop.
Hugs, pcos is super frustrating & not fair! I tried everything natural to regulate my body but nothing apart from medication worked for me.
Would they look at bringing on af then upping the dose of clomid?
Thanks rocky. I don't see a gyno anymore. I did 2 rounds of 50mgs of clomid and 2 rounds of 100mg and only ovulated once with both doses. Because of that they said there's nothing more they can do for us and I have to get a referral to a fs.
We can't afford a fs so we have given up unfortunately. There's no point seeing a gp cos even if they give me provera there's no guarantee that I'll ovulate on my own next cycle.
It sucks. I'm sick of drs and gynos informing me that I need to lose weight . I'm well aware of the fact I need to lose weight and I've been trying really hard to but it's so difficult with pcos!
I'm just really frustrated and upset about it all at the moment. I'm tired of watching people that didn't have kids when I started trying now having their 2nd and 3rd babies. It hurts really bad! (Happy for them though, just sucks that my body doesn't work)
3 years ago When we started trying I thought we'd have a baby by now and now I'm facing it never happening at all and I don't know how to deal with it all. Throw on top of that the weirdness of my body and I'm just getting totally over it.
Huge hugs Star, pcos is so frustrating. I find it very hard to loose weight, which is very annoying! I also struggle at the fact that my body doesn't do what it's meant too.
I wonder if it'd be worth while going to see another gyno? I don't understand why they couldn't give u a higher dose of clomid. I think from memory I did a 150 round but had to go in for scans to make sure that there wasn't too many follicles/eggs. At least that'd give you more chance at ovulating. I think others may have been put on a higher one again. A fresh set of eyes going over results etc might be good
You poor thing, it's so hard. I find the same things being difficult. Oct this year will be the 4 year mark of ttc for us. I'm sick of seeing friends having soooo many kids in the same time I can't even get 1! I've also had close friends 'accidentally' fall pregnant from the pill which had been very hard for me. Like you said, you are happy for that person/couple but at the same time it's so very hard because it's the one thing you want more than anything in the world. It's just not fair that some people fall easily & others have a long battle. I guess one good thing is that when we all fall pregnant we won't be taking the little things for granted & will appreciate it all the more
I've read 150mg given for PCOS sufferers plenty of times too. You have to give it a rest every 3 months for a month bc of the lining issue from the high dose, but really, what does Star have to lose at this point? Bloody put her on a high dose!!
and I'm pretty sure you have ovulated on clomid before Star, just not every cycle?
I've ovulated twice on clomid. Once on 50 and once on 100. I asked about going to 150 at my last appointment and the gyno I saw said that they don't prescribe 150. She kept saying that they don't do much fertility stuff in the public section. Then I saw my actual gyno and he said there's not much point in doing anymore clomid and that I need to lose weight and see a fertility specialist. They aren't very helpful that's for sure. He also stated that I'm young and "you never know, maybe if you stop trying so hard it'll happen, I see it all the time. But don't worry you are young and there's always ivf" with a wave of his hand as if everyone has thousands of dollars spare for that kind of treatment :/
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