WOW ngaiz!! thats awesome weight loss! Must feel like a million bucks afterwards, i can't wait to feel happy to move around freely and feel good. im 93kgs now should really be around 65-70. im really looking forward to seeing a fertility specialist. I can read as much as a like and prepare all these battle plans now but it's really just me trying to keep myself busy
It all gets a bit confusing after a while. Did you start the metaformin just by itself? or go onto chlomid as well? See im getting confused, from what i can see some people go on both at the same time or just one or the other? Is that right?
I have my doctors app on wednesday and im going to get my referral, i think my doctor has done all she can really. And i have to fight her on things which is annoying. O and she asks me every appointment if i am married or not, And it seems to appease something in her when i say im engaged? Hope the FS isn't such a delicate person.
Do you think it is worth doing the tablets first or jump straight to injections (after we do some more investigating )
Is there anything you would change about how things were done?
Thank you both for your help
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18-06-2012 22:27 #11
19-06-2012 06:10 #12
Morning crazy cool.
Yes some people are just on met others met and clomid and others just clomid. Met is a drug used by diabetics and from what I understand not all doctors agree or believe it can benefit those with PCOS as well? I think too it may depend on how much impact the doctor feels insulin resistance is playing a part in your condition. The other thing I think is that met can be prescribed by a gp where I think you have to see a specialist to get clomid?
I saw a fs and went straight onto met and clomid. From what I've seen on here most start on clomid at least for a cycle or two - its cheap, not invasive so might as well give it a go cause you never know what will Work for you. I think too then if it doesn't work you're considered clomid resistant and able to access the injections cheaper? I know on my box it says full cost is about $850 but I only pay $35 so I think it's subsidized by the nhs but they may have rules before you can access the subsidy iykwim?
I only saw my specialist in march and am about to start my 4th cycle today. I did consider changing earlier but decided to give it a bit longer. Ive found the forums so helpful and reassuring that I'm on the right track with things. Keep researching and make an appointment with the specialist. Write any questions down and take them with you.
Your doctor commenting on marital status is a bit rude and outdated isn't it! I'm not even engaged but haven't experienced that anywhere. In this day and age marriage is no guarantee people will stay together anyway so what difference does it make haha some people...
19-06-2012 06:54 #13Senior Member
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I also was diagnosed with PCOS last year when TTC. I wasn't technically overweight, although I was about 10kg over my ideal (still am! Eeep!). I had irregular periods, mine were often only 14 day cycles, then about 60 days. I had an ultrasound which was consistent with PCO, but my hormone levels were fine.
My GP presribed metformin, eventually 2000mg per day. I was very lucky and didn't suffer too many side effects- but I had the slow release type and built up to that amount slowly. It kicked started my cycles into being slightly more normal, anywhere between 45-30 days, but I would still only ovulate some times. I also started to lose some weight- with a good diet and exercise. It was important to cut out sugar and carbs and eat lean protein and veggies mainly.
I was taking my temperature daily to confirm if/when I was ovulating which I found so very useful. I then became more aware of other signs and symptoms too do we were able to maximize our chances of getting UTD even though I only ovulated every few cycles.
My GP eventually referred me to a FS because there was nothing more she should do, but that same day I also ovulated and we managed to catch the eggy. The wait for the FS was 3 months- so I think the sooner you can make an appointment the better- if this is the route you wish to take. I never ended up going to mine as I had a 12 wk scan instead
When I was first diagnosed I had a different GP, who said yep, it's PCOS, oh well deal with it, I have it and I have 3 kids, you'll be fine. I changed GPs- perhaps this is something you should look at first. There is some things they can do, and they are cheaper than a FS- however I had time on my side as we had only just started TTC.
I wish you all the best!!!!
21-06-2012 08:49 #14
Had my appointment with the doctor, the ultrasound results came back normal, got all of my blood test results too all normal.
She gave me the referral to a doctor (the doctor who delivered me as a baby so im taking that as a good sign)
She said Pcos was unlikely now because i don't have any of the symptoms, no excess hair, pimples etc ( weight yeah but i dont feel like it's anything other then my lazyness)
She said it could be endometriosis, but that the Dr and i will need to investigate everything else further. So the chances of it being me decreased a little and increased for Dh, im sort of dreading if it is him because he is a stubborn pain in the butt sometimes!
So i rang the Dr's Clinic as soon as i got home and there are no appointments till 6th of August Which is ok-ish because i started Jenny craig on Wednesday as well. So i really want to be at a healthy weight rage before i start any major assisted stuff.
Cottoncandy - i am very much hoping that is the case as well, seeing as there are no known problems theoretically im able to make a baby. And we did Bd so much this cycle so
Greenfairy - have you had a HSG and AMH test done yet? Im pretty certain i want these both done before i start taking any tablets and things.
Thank you both for your time
21-06-2012 14:56 #15
Great news crazy cool fingers crossed its something more easily solved!!
I've not had a hsg test done (is that the dye one? If it is I'm having it if this cycle is another bfn)
My amh level is 198 which is ridiculous but PCOS ladies are usually much higher than normal.
All the best with Jenny Craig
21-06-2012 20:46 #16
Wow that is high, is that because you don't ovualte as much?
Good luck for this month Greenfairy, hope everything comes together perfectly and you catch that egg!
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