BlondeinBrisvegas I'm a PCOS girl. Wazza has me on Inofolic which is an OTC powder. More info can be found at http://www.inofolic.it/drupal/?q=en. I have a friend in early 30s who swears it is what got them their BFP after 7 IVF cycles (+ a dozen IUI). You can get it at The Mill Pharmacy, Wickham Terrace. It's showing really good results for PCOS and IVF and natural conceptions. During pregnancy it also reduces risk of gestational diabetes (PCOS significantly increases risk of type 2 diabetes). The Mill will post it apparently or check out overseas source www.brandmedicines.com. My friend is s pharmacist and she got it at The Mill, so I think that is probably the best bet.
Wazza also has me on Metformin 2000mg a day - built up 500mg a week over 4 weeks. I had GTT with FS#1 who refused to put me on Metformin, but it seems to be fairly common that FSs will put PCOS girls on it regardless of glucose readings. A lot then fall naturally pretty quickly once started.
With DHEA, Wazza kept me on it and when we discussed if it's contraindicated for PCOS (after your comments on 40+ thread gone months ago) and he said that in many cases he would not give it to PCOS girls, but in my case it was indicated. If she is only in her early 30s, then I imagine there would be less of a case for it. At 40+ plus I think the rule book gets rearranged.
If she does need to go down IVF path, Wazza also gives a protein drip immediately after EPU to help prevent OHSS if you get over 20 eggs, although I asked for it for over 15 eggs as it makes recovery so much better. Love that stuff.
Has your friend signed up for Wazza as a backup? I know it's tricky as everybody wants to have faith in their FS, but we wasted 3 cycles on FS#1. I wish we'd known about Wazza earlier. As you know he doesn't just use a standard stim protocol, whereas I gather many do. Right from the start with Wazza, before many supplements could have kicked in, we got better results from his mix of stim drugs.
From my readings there is also a strong suggestion that cutting sugars (natural and refined) and carbs is helpful for PCOS, so that might be worth considering and makes sense given glucose links. A naturopath would also suggest a truckload of stuff, although personally I'd save my $, but each to there own.
My original "just PCOS" list:
• Folic Acid 5mgs/day (Megafol)• Berocca 1/day• Fish Oil 1000mgs/day• Zinc 40mgs/day• Vitamin E 500mg(1000iu)/day• Co-enzyme Q10 400mg/day• Low dose aspirin 100mg/day• Diabex XR 500mg- 2 tablets twice daily• Inofolic 1 sachet daily
+ Melatonin and DHEA