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    Question PCOS and falling "naturally"

    hi everyone!

    I have two DD's (4 & 15mths) and needed chlomid and primulut to fall with both of them as i have PCOS.

    DH has said on the weekend that I can finish up the pill -which will be in 8wks- and "see what happens" ( I don't know about my chances as i don't ovulate, and have very irregular periods)

    What i was wondering was does anyone know someone who has fallen "naturally" and been in similar circumstances to me? Is there anything such as herbs etc that might regulate my periods in the hope that i might ovulate as well?

    Hope this makes sense
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    hey there

    I was trying accupuncture (for one month so not very long) and my accupuncturist gave me herbs to take which were supposed to make my period come, as i said beore i didnt do it for long so am not sure how efective it is as i am now on clomid but its worth a try
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    I have PCOS and I fell pregnant with my son naturally (accidently!) - that was a long time ago though and I didnt even know I had PCOS then! Now I cannot ovulate naturally, my FS said there is not much chance I will ever fall pregnant without fertility drugs. My Naturopath disagrees though, she thinks a few vitamins will do the trick! I decided to go for the Fertility drugs though as I had them at the end of last year and fell pregnant first time! Unfortunately we lost the baby but I am willing to give it another shot as soon as my body is back to normal. Maybe see a Naturopath about what they can do to minimise your symptoms of PCOS and things might happen naturally for you!
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    I was diagnosed with PCOS last November. The doctor explained to me how women can have trouble falling pregnant, DH and I weren't trying at the time but within two weeks of being diagnosed I was pregnant.

    I also fell pregnant with my first DD accidently after 9 months with no AF back in 2004 before I even knew what PCOS was. I was talking to my OB about this and she said that even though I don't have AF I am lucky that I still ovulate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ButterflyGirls View Post
    I have two DD's (4 & 15mths) and needed chlomid and primulut to fall with both of them as i have PCOS.

    What i was wondering was does anyone know someone who has fallen "naturally" and been in similar circumstances to me? Is there anything such as herbs etc that might regulate my periods in the hope that i might ovulate as well?

    Hope this makes sense
    Okay....we are SIMILAR! We will be ttc in June ourselves and I have PCOS and two DD's. I have had heaps of cycles of clomid and injectables etc. The quick story...

    DD#1 conceived after 2yrs ttc and 5th attempt at IUI BUT I also had ovarian drilling done 12mths prior. I was on injectables with the IUI.

    DD#2 conceived NATURALLY first TRY!

    This is what I did to for DD#2. I was b/fing at the time with dd#1 (but minimal), I weaned her completely at 11mths, I never had AF ever from birth with her and was on the mini pill for six months but we didn't bother to take them once they ran out, DD#1 was about 8mths old at this time. Once I completely stopped b/fing I notice approximately 3-4 weeks or so later that I felt a little tender around ovaries etc. I took a OPK and sure enough it became positive over a few days. Once it was positive we bded like crazy people for about 4 days ( we couldn't do it anymore!!!!) and then two weeks later pregnant! I NEVER HAD AN AF....so watch for symptoms and signs of O incase you O before AF shows up, that is what I am hoping for!

    Now...I don't ovulate either on my own, however at that time I picked up on my body's signs and we were lucky. I wasn't taking anything to help me at all. I think that the sudden drop in hormones after b/f triggered it.

    When we ttc in June I am going to continue taking my bcp right to the end (not stop taking it half way through) and hope that it will be enough to kick start things off again.

    This probably has nothing to do with anything but I believe this is what happened with me. And the only other time I recall ewcm was when I first went off of BCP when ttc DD#1 but didn't have a clue about ttc and missed it. They are they only times that I believe I have O on my own ever!.

    Goodluck I if I have confused you I am happy to try and unconfuse you. Also I have read that Vitex is supposed to help regulate irregular cycles...not sure how it will go as I am going to go naturally in case it stuffs up my plan. Then I may try it.
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    Hi,
    Just a quick message that I "fell" naturally for both of my pregnancies. I also ovulate quite rarely, but luckily can tell very clearly when it's happening (rang DH from work second time around to tell him to come home early!!!)
    Good luck,
    Kate

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    I fell pregnant three months after i was diagnosed with PCOS, with my son in year 2000. He is nearly 6 years old. I fell pregnant on my own again, in November 05 but sadly had a miscarriage. I am now about to start my second round of clomid and metformin and we will see how that goes. They do say that you can be highly fertile just after going off the pill, for the first few months though!!
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    The good thing about being on the pill with PCOS is that because the pill controls your hormones it can keep PCOS at bay as well as help control cysts, so coming off it may give you an advantage as your hormone levels could be more stabilised than if you hadn't been taking the pill. It might also really mess you up by throwing your hormones into chaos, but you will have to wait and see as different women react to it in different ways.

    I have PCOS and it took us 2 years to concieve DS, and I concieved him 'naturally' to an extent. I was on Metformin, which I believe to be a very important medication to take if you do have PCOS (it regulates the hormones, helping you ovulate better quality eggs as well as decreases your chance of miscarriage, which is higher with PCOS due to poor ovulation as well as unstable hormones), and I also took Soy Isoflavones, which works as a natural Clomid. You take it the same way as clomid as well, but I don't recommend it without doing a lot of research on it first and weighing up the risks, as well as being aware of the possible side-effects.

    Another herb that you can try are False Unicorn Root, and it works to help control your hormones. It's hard to buy in Australia though and quite expensive.

    If you want more information then I really recommend you check out SoulCysters.
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    DS Lucas born June 2008

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    I was diagnosed with PCOS when i was 16 (about 2.5-3 years ago). i have irregular periods, often skipping a month (so getting them once every 2 or 3 months) and went 8 months without getting my period once, thats how i got u/s and diagnosed.

    I never got fat (as im told most women with PCOS do), i did put on a bit of weight but i think that was more filling out and becoming a women.

    I was told not to eat suger, because the cysts affect hormone production, including insulin, so my body cant process sugar very well. I eat pretty healthy and avoid sugar (except fruit, and the occasional bikki or muffin after dinner) and keep fit. My periods have slowly become more regular (within the pill or intervention)... i get them roughly once every 4-5 weeks, and only occasionaly skip a month. I wouldnt have a clue how often I ovulate... ive never ttc

    Anyway, my DP went away for 6 weeks... and within my first period (ie 3 weeks) of him being back and one slip up i was pregnant! We were not ttc. Even though it was not planned, i am so happy it has happened

    For some women with PCOS, getting pregnant and ovulating can be achieved through simple lifestyle changes and a sensible diet... and mainly keeping weight under control. I have no idea how big you are but im just throwing it out there. Its good to be healthy anyway

    Sorry for my long ramble... just letting you know that its possible!
    Me & DP ~ '87 babies
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    DS1 July '12 - Welcomed earthside from the comfort of home

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    I think its just going to depend on you.

    I have PCOS (as do my 2 older sisters) and none of us seem to Ovulate on our own really, my two sisters (who have been off birth control for years) are lucky if they O once a year. I have never yet Od on my own but was only off for a year while TTC.

    Before going on Clomid and then FSH injections to conceive our current little bun in the oven I tried months of accupuncture (once a week) and chinese herbal medicine every day to try and bring on a cycle. It did nothing.

    I am not IR, am a vegetarian of average weight and go to the gym 4 times a week.
    For some women, depending again on your circumstances a healthy lifestyle with or without alternative/natural therapies just dont work.

    I know there are plenty out there that conceive naturally, it all depends on your Ovualtion really.

    Good luck
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    DD Alexis ~ 4 (14/10/07)
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