I am very new here, friend of mine thought it would be a good idea for me to come here and talk to people who are in a similar boat so to speak, and get support and stuff. So....here i am! Just forgive if i start asking stupidly what all the abbreviations are!
sorry, like i said, new
Anyway, on to it. Im 26 years old, diagnosed with PCOS roughly 6 years ago. Wasn't too big a shock for me as most of the women on my mum's side have it. Ive never really found a decent specialist and only in the last year found a good pill to help me level out with hormones and regularity (Mycrogynon 20, lifesaver!)
Now me and my DH are wanting to start a family. Im doing the usual, getting a blood work up, appointment with a new, hopefully good, specialist. Getting off the pill and starting elevit. But im curious if anyone has any other tips about increasing chances with PCOS, like natural remedies and things?
Any help will be appreciated
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02-06-2011 19:31 #1
New PCOS sufferer TTC
02-06-2011 19:42 #2Senior Member
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Welcome! Yay for starting ttc!
I have pcos but discovered that I had it while ttc. After heaps of research on the net i found that changing diet, acupuncture etc can help. I did try a few natural ways but ended up taking clomid to speed things up. So much useful stuff on the net. Not many doctors know the ins and outs of pcos but gynos know heaps more. Dr molloy in Brisbane has some great info on his webpage.
Hope you get your bfp soon!
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02-06-2011 19:51 #3
Welcome! I am quite new here too. You will find that there are lots of very supportive people on here to chat to and I think it really helps to share what we know.
Not sure if I can help with any tips... After stopping the pill it took me 11 months to get a period and even then it was only because I was given progesterone to bring it on. Just be prepared, it may take a while for your body to get moving! I saw a naturapath for a while, they can be quite helpful with diet tips and giving you supplements that will support you in preparing your body for pregnancy.
My only advice would be, don't let it go on too long if you are not getting a regular cycle on your own. A fertility specialist is the best person to see as they have the intention of getting you pregnant. I saw 2 GP's who told me that it is normal to go a year without a period after stopping the pill, I don't think they were right.
Best of luck to you, I hope that it all works out quickly. If you are interested in talking to other women who are TTC with PCOS, there is a thread, not sure how to link it, but if you search TTC #1 with PCOS Chat, it will come up.
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05-06-2011 19:03 #4
I'm in almost the same boat as you Although, I only just got an offical pcos diagnosis. A lot of women seem to suggest vitex (chasteberry herb) to try and regulate your cycle, people seem to get mixed results but I figure its worth a try. Also someone else suggested menevit for my partner.
I also find that the p tracker (iphone app) is great for tracking all your cycle/temp/fertility signs so when you do go and see the dr, you can easily see what the last few months have been like. I think there is another one, fertility friend. My gp said if you can chart as much as you can before you see a specialist, it gives them more to go on. I'd also not wait to book an appointment with a fertility specialist, because it can often take ages to get an appointment.
I find it very hard to figure out if i have ovulated because i have a sort of regular cycle (every 5-6 weeks) and get all the signs (including positive o test) but the annoying thing is with pcos, you can have all this and still not ovulate. grrrrr!
You have age on your side, so hopefully it won't be long before you are pregnant . The girls on these forums are really lovely and you'll probably find lots of helpful information (and support when you need it).
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05-06-2011 19:12 #5
I was diagnosed with PCOS and a pituitary tumour when I was 21. At 18 I put on over 100kg and AF stopped and I had extra hair but it was missed for nearly 3 years
I do not have lots of cysts on my ovaries but I have a history of hormone imbalance and large follicular cysts on my ovaries. It took me 9 years to hold my lil boy in my arms coz I didn't push doctors further to help me!! remember they are there to help you and suggest things to you but do not hesitate to let them know what you feel you need!! especially if a doctor tells you to be patient and wait!!
I am now 35 and we have been TTC for #3 for 13 months now. I had an ovarian cyst that was 5cm in august and had to wait til Jan to start Clomid, In November I started Metformin it really helped the same month I had my first angel baby, then my second in December and even though I still had a 3cm cyst my FS said that it was time to start clomid. It worked for the first 2 cycles and stress now has me on a 55 day cycle and no ovulation for the 3rd and 4th try.
I was on vitex you can get it from chemists and health food shops. It helped lengthen my cycle and my LP. I am kinda an expert on PCOS and hormones now!! if anyone has any questions feel free to throw them at me!!
good luck, wishing you all the very best!!
05-06-2011 20:48 #6
Thank you all so much, its nice to talk to people who are in a similar stance to me and who can understand.
I had the excitement factor kick into overdrive today as i started on Elevit and DH started on his Menevit!!! I didnt even have to ask him, he volunteered!!! Did some heavy research and apparently Elevit is the best stuff you can get onto, so yay!!!
The gyno Im going to see is a specialist in the PCOS/Endo field, and apparently he is very good. Taking the tablets, making the appointment makes it all so very real, which makes me very hopeful.
And funky mummy, dont you worry, i will make my needs and wants known to my docs. Im very similar to you, the massive weight gain and unwanted extra hair. But i am very determined and wont let any of it get me down
Will definately keep you all updated as to the progress. Thank you all again for being so nice and helpful.
06-06-2011 07:31 #7
Good Luck hunny!!
I have 2 little cherubs to show for my persistance, thing is I wish I had someone like me to push me on and demand doctors do more sooner so I am kinda pushy with everyone now lol!! in a kind way though. I never want anyone to go through what I went through ever!!! not 8 years of TTC a broken marriage, the weight gain, stress and sadness of endless negative pregnancy tests!!!
I have the soft place to land thread...feel free anytime to jump in. there are other lovely ladies in there with different journies but there are some with PCOS and going through a tough time!!
hoping this journey is short and brings lots of happiness!! xoxo
07-06-2011 17:20 #8
well got some good news and bad news. Good news i got my blood test results. Bad news? My rubella immunity is 0, which means i have to get 2 booster shots 1 month apart, then i cant TTC for 3 months. Which means plans are delayed for 4 freakin months!!! grrrrr!!!!
DH says just look at it as a chance to be on the elevit and menevit for a good length of time, really give it a chance to work. Gotta love him!!!
07-06-2011 20:20 #9Senior Member
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Good to hear positive things about Metformin Funky Mummy!
Hi Funky Mummy,
I have only just been diagnosed with PCOS after 7 months of ttc and I'm 5 days into my metformin tablets that were prescribed by the gynaecologist. She's also prescribed clomid but hopefully I won't need it.
I had my last withdrawal bleed after coming of the pill in the beginning of December last year and I haven't had a period since, which led to the diagnosis. Did you have a period after starting metformin or did you get pregnant on the first month? Just wondering how long it might take to see results.
I know exactly what you mean about disappointing pregnancy tests. I went through an endless amount of them because I wasn't getting a period.
10-06-2011 19:38 #10
anyone here taken elevit before and had problems? been really badly nauseous the last few days, started around same time i started taking it.
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