+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    88
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    22
    Reviews
    0

    Default Don't even want to try any more

    It's been 2 years now. The doctor doesn't seem to care, other than offering a SA and a blood test then giving me Metformin and shaming me for not continuing on it after severe gastrointestinal side effects. I've not had a period since 7th May and the doctor says 'oh well, if *partner* is working away then why does it even matter yet, you aren't actively trying right now anyway'

    There's no RE in my area, I don't trust the gynaecologist or 90% of the doctors up here and I've reached the point where I just don't care any more. I'm just not meant to be a mum I guess

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Posts
    588
    Thanks
    422
    Thanked
    416
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Why do you need Metformin?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    4,938
    Thanks
    3,762
    Thanked
    5,014
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Oh hun don't gove up. Sounds like you are not being provided with the best care at the moment. I am presuming you have pcos and live rural somewhere, sorry if I have got that wrong. Its wrong that we have to do this but the biggest lesson I learnt on my fertility journey is that no one else is going to fight for us so we have to fight and standup for ourselves. It's difficult when you live a distance from good care I can understand that, how far would you have to travel to see a fertility specialist? Wondering if you could possibly do an initial appointment with a specialist who can put a plan in place and then any scans can be done locally at a scan place close to you. It could be that an iui cycle is decided to be the best plan for you with your partner away, that way you would only need to travel back to your specialist for the iui procedure. Good luck hun there must be a way, try to find a place within the threads to talk about your situation lots of ladies here to support you x

  4. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Heyside For This Useful Post:

    FarmMumma  (14-09-2017),Mum-I-Am  (05-09-2017)

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    2,118
    Thanks
    1,804
    Thanked
    1,851
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default Don't even want to try any more

    Hugs @CluckyChook it sounds like you are having a really tough time.

    I was on metformin for my PCOS while TTC and found the GI upset pretty intense. I found very gradually increasing the dose over 4 weeks helped me reach the max dose of 2g a day half morning and night.

    I'm guessing the reason for metformin is to regulate your cycle if so maybe consider acupuncture/herbs or maybe inofolic. Inofolic is pretty uncommon here but is firstline treatment of PCOS/irregular cycles in Europe and my FS recommends it. I've attached a pic, you can get it online or the pharmacy in the photo will post it.

    The other option might be a phone/Skype consult with a dr. I don't have a specific suggestion but I'm sure someone else might.

    IMG_3641.jpg

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to Mum-I-Am For This Useful Post:

    Heyside  (05-09-2017)

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    622
    Thanks
    713
    Thanked
    1,648
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I agree with @Heyside .. you cannot give up because you havent been given the opportunity to make progress. There are always ways!

    If its absolutely impossible for you to travel to see a specialist or skype with one then I urge you to empower yourself!

    Start researching and reading and going to those gynos you dont trust armed with information.
    Any specialist in any industry can tell the difference between a well read informed customer/client/patient and a customer/client/patient who relies 100% on the specialist they are seeing...and believe me , the treatment is different. They know that youll question them and challenge them and often they will give in and try things they would otherwise decline or not even bother discussing with you.

    When i went to see a FS , i went with a list of tests which I pushed to be done. He did put up some resistance and claimed some things i wanted tested weren't really proven to cause miscarriages.. and then i quoted medical studies done and showed him medical journals till he agreed.

    At the end of the day these specialists that really know their stuff are great but in desperate situations you can take control.
    Not to mention that specialists are only human and most of them.. even the best of them will have weaknesses in their field of work and so by doing your homework you increase your chances of success regardless!

    Start with these forums, then move onto google and medical journals.

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to Simil For This Useful Post:

    Heyside  (05-09-2017)

  9. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    88
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    22
    Reviews
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel3072 View Post
    Why do you need Metformin?
    It's apparently a PCOS treatment

  10. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    11,988
    Thanks
    7,814
    Thanked
    6,770
    Reviews
    13
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 29/5/15Busiest Member of the WeekBusiest Member of the Week100 Posts in a week
    Are you ovulating?

    With my pcos I don't get a cycle and I don't ovulate. However using provera and clomid works wonderfully for me.


 

Similar Threads

  1. I don't know what to do any more!
    By emms in forum General depression and blues
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-04-2009, 12:04
  2. Sleep issues - don't know what to do any more
    By alanasmum in forum General Sleeping & Settling Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-08-2007, 13:10
  3. Does it upset you when people don't even try?
    By allysophia in forum Breastfeeding Support
    Replies: 62
    Last Post: 25-07-2007, 18:21

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
CovitolCovitol Cream provides a thick, smooth barrier for long lasting protection and helps to relieve many skin irritations ...
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›