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    I'm someone that has digestive issues and diabex xr works beautifully for me.

    I have pcos + a whole heap of other issues. Any ways the women's hospital I went to wouldn't treat me due to my weight. So I just gave up and went on with my life and blocked it out of my head. I went through 1 yr without a period! And 1 gp whom I thought was good told me it's ok not to have a period that long. Had 1 period in jan 2010 then got pregnant next cycle. How I ovulated is a miracle. I have over 60 cysts combined on my ovaries! conceived extremely overweight. ..not something I'm proud to admit but it happened then. Perfect pregnancy. No GD, no high bp my only complaint I could say was constipation at 14wks. Otherwise great pregnancy. It took 3.5 yrs so don't lose hope. I'm now stressing out because we've been ttc since my son was born and he just turned 3.

    Don't give up hope. Your ovulating on ur own so thats a great help.

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    Hi Starflame, huge hugs! I know exactly how it feels. I've described it to my friends as me seeing pregnancy like winning the lottery. After all this time, I don't expect to win it but I keep buying a ticket & trying to stay positive.

    I find I have ups & downs & it really does help to get out what/how you're feeling.

    Long term ttc is really difficult & people can say some really insensitive stuff!

    We hid it for ages from our family & friends. DH didn't want his family knowing but I cracked it & told them last Xmas. I had put up for yrs with people nagging 'when r u going to have kids?'. They told me they thought I was being selfish wanting a career over babies, having no idea how hard we have been trying. I told them & they've been surprisingly good about it. I wish people wouldn't assume things!!

    I have everything crossed for you that the clomid works & you get your well deserved BFP soon !! A BFP is the main thing I'd love to achieve in 2014

    I agree with other people, if u can pop ur name down on ivf waiting list. If u don't need it u can cancel the appt, but at least you'll be 6 months ahead on the list if u do need it

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    Yea the problem with potentially needing ivf is that we can't afford it. I'll have to talk to my dr next appointment about options etc if the clomid doesn't work. Long term ttc is very difficult I would never wish it upon anyone!

    If there is some kind of free fertility specialist I'll definitely look into it. I think the biggest struggle i find is that I planned to have a baby by now and it hasn't happened. In reality I could of had two and accepting my body isn't working has been hard and very heartbreaking. Hopefully we get there one day.

    Rocky I'm so sad to see you still trying fx it happens soon for you!!

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    Star flame, how long did you stay on metformin for? I was really sick on it for about 6 weeks then it passed and was down to some nausea every morning, it might be worth trying the slow release and seeing if you can stick it out. People do get some good results with it in combination with clomid.

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    Hi Starflame. I'm so sorry to hear about your upsetting TTC journey so far. Our situation is different but I can totally relate to the disappointment, tears and losing faith. I guess I'm speaking to us both here - don't give up, hon. I know you'd pictured yourself being a mum well before now, but you really are young (unlike me, I'm 35, eek!). You've done all the right things starting young and surely there must be a way for you. I'm pretty sure my stressing about it (that's putting it mildly) is totally hindering things. I saw a naturopath last week hoping for TTC help, but she put me on herb tabs for depression as a first step. So perhaps talking to a counsellor or seeing a naturopath might be a help? They might give you tips for dealing with nosey MIL too.
    Anyway, hugs to you. I genuinely hope that 2014 will be your year (and mine). xo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clementine Grace View Post
    Star flame, how long did you stay on metformin for? I was really sick on it for about 6 weeks then it passed and was down to some nausea every morning, it might be worth trying the slow release and seeing if you can stick it out. People do get some good results with it in combination with clomid.
    I was in a slow release one for 6 months :/ I should add I don't have insulin resistance, the dr just put me on it to see if it helped me lose weight and help with ovulation and because that's all she could do for me until I saw a gyno

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    Starflame, I don't think i responded in the way you needed (sorry!). I can't stand receiving well-meaning advice from people who don't fully understand what I'm going through... but, on reflection, I think I went ahead and dished out some equally annoying advice to you. After me feeling so crap for ages I hastily thought, 'Yaye, an opportunity to cheer someone else on this journey up!'. But i know it's never that simple. TTC can be so messed up, huh?!
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