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    Default Desperate to conceive - support

    Hi all, first post.
    I'm 30 years old and have been trying to conceive first baby for about 1 year. Diagnosed with pcos earlier this year after seeing my FS, and insulin resistance diagnosed about 2 months ago. Commenced on metformin and on 1000g daily and trying to increase to 1500g.
    I had regularly irregular periods - Ie once a month but just would happen sometime between 26-30 days.
    First clomid cycle last month which despite good follicle and ovulation was unsuccessful and AF has come.

    I guess the hardest part about this is not having anyone to talk to about it. I have lots of friends which children who didn't have infertility - and a few have young babies or newborns. I work in a female dominated professions and everywhere I look ladies are getting pregnant. I am happy for them all, but it makes me sad for myself- which I hate.
    How did you all cope with this journey?

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    Sorry to hear that you are having a difficult time getting pregnant and I now how hard it is when it seems everyone around you is pregnant. I also started trying for my first when I was 30 and now more than 5 years and many many fertility treatments later am still without a baby in my arms. I just wanted to let you know that I understand how hard and lonely this journey can be but you will find a way to get through it. I have put so many aspects of my life on hold for the past 5 years but I am now trying to fit fertility treatment around my life rather than living my life around treatment. I think that has helped me to cope better mentally. Infertility can be quite a shock when you are first diagnosed but in some ways it does actually get easier to deal with. Sorry I don't have any great wisdom to share with you but I just wanted to let you know that you are not alone.

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    Hi shannyanny - thanks for sharing your story. I am so sorry to hear about your struggles over the last 5 years. I think fitting treatment around your life and not putting things on hold for the what ifs is great advice. I'm trying to be as relaxed as possible and trust my FS. I wish you all the best and I hope you get your happy ending

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    I am so glad I've found this thread! I am 30 also, was diagnosed with PCOS in 2013 and after 1 unsuccessful round of Clomid stopped ttc (marriage breakdown). Now 3 years on, my new partner and I are ttc. After 6 natural months of ttc we are on our first round of Letrozole. Had one mature follicle yesterday at our CD12 scan, and am praying it releases an egg . I found I have no one to talk to in my immediate circle as all of my friends and family get pregnant by just thinking about it. I even joined another thread on this site, but no one seems to have any fertility issues so don't seem to really understand how much harder it is. I feel like my poor partner must be sick of me talking about it, and I honestly try not to, but sometimes it can be so consuming. We've got some time off over the next two weeks so we can enjoy our tww.
    But anyway, so glad I saw this and people like me!

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    Hi missmac! Welcome. Sorry to hear you're having a difficult time too. I had no idea that I had pcos until this year. It's been a challenging journey, coming to terms with infertility and moving forward.
    I hope your first cycle of letrozole is successful.
    I had my first cycle of clomid last month and had a good follicle, and apparently bloods showed I was ovulating but no luck.
    This month - further clomid, follicle really early in my cycle and so FS gave me a trigger shot of hcg to stimulate ovulation and now I have to take progesterone. I have fingers crossed. Being on this journey can be so isolating. None of my friends have had this and to be honest I'm not ready to tell them and make myself so open. I'm glad you have time off, it will make a big difference to your mood and mindset. Keep in touch, happy to chat

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    Good luck with the clomid! It made me crazy lol, I'm much preferring Letrozole this time around.
    I really hope you have some luck this cycle with the extra steps you've taken
    This journey really can be isolating, especially when you haven't got friends that understand.
    I talk to some of my friends but I know they have no idea what I'm talking about.
    I've been loving the time off so far! And we've got heaps planned for the next two weeks so I'm excited.
    How have you been going?

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    Hi there..! I hope u don't mind me joining this thread.. I'm reasonably new to bubhub and in need of ppl to talk too.. I'm 33 and was diagnosed with pcos almost ten years ago.. it's a daily struggle..! I've had three miscarriages, all "unexplained".. I'm on 1000mg a day of metformin and as much as it is slowly helping my body to regulate, it makes me feel like death and I'm still not pregnant ...
    I know the feeling of isolation that's for sure.. my friends do support me, they love me and are there for me, but it's still hard as they don't know how it feels..

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    Hi Missmac. How's your 2 weeks off going? I am about 2/3 through the two week wait and having a lot of doubts and anxiety especially last night. Thinking positive now but I'm getting symptoms replicating Pms so making me nervous.
    I didn't do too badly with the clomid but only on a small dose. I take it directly before bed to avoid all nausea and just get the sweats

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    Angelk33 welcome. I am so sorry to hear about your miscarriages. That's awful. Are u seeing a fertility specialist now?

    I take metformin 500mg twice a day (supposed to be 3 times but I get too nauseous). I tolerate the morning dose if taken directly after a good breakfast and the night dose either directly after dinner or just before bed and it's fine: what time do you take it?

    It's good you have friends to support you, but yes it's hard if their experiences are so different. My friends also have not had many fertility issues and so I haven't felt ready to talk to them. Maybe soon.

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    Hey Ladies!! I have been taking the Metformin modified release (slow releasing) for the past few months and it's sooooooo much better than the normal stuff. I don't get sick at all on them like I used to.

    AngelK33 I'm so sorry to hear about your miscarriages .
    I'm new to bubhub too. Not sure if I'm overly convinced just yet if I'm honest.

    I'm half way through my tww, and I'm full of 'signs and symptoms' but I know my mind could just be playing tricks so I'm trying to just focus on the time with my family. We're having a blast on the holidays, it's been nice to have family time.


 

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