- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
Hi all! I was a more involved poster prior to my June 2011 wedding. I have been away from the boards since then due to work, moving, and general life distractions 🙂 But, I do lurk from time to time!
Anyway, I am back on the TTC boards because I thought it would be just as helpful to look to the Bee for TTC advice as it was for wedding advice!
Basically, my DH and I have to decided to start trying after my last pack of birth control is finished at the end of January. This will be our first cycle ever trying. I was diagnosed with PCOS last spring after coming off the pill for health reasons. I didn’t have a period for almost 4 months. Over the course of 8 months, I only had two periods. Both were normal in length and flow.
When I went to the OBGYN, they did a blood test and a vaginal ultrasound. My testosterone levels were slightly elevated, but I have the typical “string of pearls” ‘cysts’ around both of my ovaries. MY doctor put me back on birth control. I have been back on for a year. I have slight PCOS symptoms: a little bit more body hair and a hard time losing weight. I am about 10 lbs over weight (5’4 and 147), which I have been trying to lose, but I am lucky not to be one of the heavier PCOS sufferers.
She recommended I take the pill until we TTC, and then I try 3-4 months before going in for an appointment. I am wondering if any other PCOS ladies have any recommendations/ information about TTC immediatley after coming off the pill. My OBGYN said often you ovulate just after you stop the BC, so to try naturally for a bit.
But, she said it’s very possibly I will need metformin/ clomid to ovulate. If anyone has had experience with this, I would love information!