Post # 1
Just got the call from the doctor and I have PCOS. It broke my heart! I know its not a death sentence but to go from hearing that I am 100% fertile to hearing this killed me. I go for my insulin resistance test in 2 weeks and then start clomid/metformin if needed after. Anyone else dealing with this?
Post # 3
My cousin has PCOS and managed it with diet, exercise, and metformin. It did take her a while to get pregnant, but she had an amazing reproductive endocrinologist and is now 16 1/2 weeks pregnant!
Post # 4
I was diagnosed about 6months ago, we’re not TTC yet, but I’m on Metformin and a diet! My periods went from wacky(20-40 days) to 28-30 days and are staying regular!! So I take that as a good sign!! I’ve also lost 50lbs. Metformin was yucky the first month, but I’ve kept with it and now I have no GI or any other issues!
Hugs and good vibes your way!
Post # 5
It’s not so bad. You just need a little help is all! 🙂 a lot of us here have that as well.
I’m on my first cycle TTC with the help… otherwise I would be o’ing in irregular patterns and 60 days apart…
Post # 6
I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 17, I’m now 22 and engaged. With me and FI discussing our future (when we want to start a family, where we want to live, etc.) I asked my OB/GYN about “the plan” for when I do decide to try for a baby. She said that many people who are overweight are able to regulate it with diet, exercise and weight loss, as well as a variety of medications – I, on the other hand, am what she calls her “tricky, skinny PCOS patients” because weight loss really won’t be too much help. She told me not to stress too much about it, because many people are still able to conceive with a bit of help – it’s definitely scary to hear, but the reality is exactly what you said- it’s not a death sentence! I wish you the best of luck 🙂
Post # 7
You are definately not alone in this. There is no shortage of bees here who deal with this. I am one. I’ve been on Metformin since may, and had some progress, but I’m starting clomid next cycle ( as soon as AF shows)
Dont stress too much. Have you thought about charting your cycles bytaking your resting temp in the morning and watching cervical fluid? Many women here chart and that help us to understand what’s going on in our bodies.
Come check out the charters of the hive thread, and the book taking charge of yourfertility.
Feel free to ask. Questions!