Post # 1
I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS for short. Its when your hormones are out of balance and you dont get your period. Thus, tiny cysts form in your uterus. I didnt get mine for 4 months (was kinda cool at the time lol) If you dont get your period, those cysts can eventually get cancerous. What the period does is it flushes put all the cysts from the uterus. However, because I am not ovulating, I cant get pregnant!!
I was on the pill for one year so it could get my period to come, and then regulate it. I thought maybe it was just a hiccup in my body and after a year with the help of the pill, it would regulate itself. Three months went by after takong the pill and no period. I didnt want to feed my body with hormones for an extended amount of time but I had no choice and went back on it.
Do any of you bees have this condition? How hard was it TTC? My dr said it could be easy, or it could be very hard but she didnt get into too much detail because Im not yet ready to TTC. We wanted to wait 2-3yrs after we’re married to try but because of this, we figure we start sooner since it may take a while. Any help would be great!
Post # 3
I went of the birth control pill in June 2013 and started ttc right away. I had some crazy cycles including a 39 day cycle, 82 day cycle and a 41 day period!!! My family doctor had me go back on the pill for a month to stop the bleeding. Then I switched doctors because I was sick of hearing that “stress was causing all these problems” when I was not even stressed out and I really wanted to figure out what was going on with my body. I switched to a new provider (who is actually a Certified midwife) who has been amazing. I was diagnosed with PCOS in early January. I am currently taking metformin and progesterone in hopes of inducing ovulation. I never thought ttc would be this hard- and I haven’t even been trying for a year yet! In the mean time I’m working on being healthy because i feel that’s the only thing I can truly control.
Post # 4
Poly cystic ovarian syndrome is, as the name suggests, cysts on your ovaries, which cause the hormones usually released by your ovaries to be out of whack. This can cause the irregular cycles and lack of ovulation. The syndrome is also characterised by male pattern facial/body hair and obesity/difficulty in losing weight. If you have cysts in your uterus then I don’t think that is pcos, but I am not a doctor, so don’t quote me 🙂
I have polycystic ovaries, but without most of the symptoms of the syndrome. It took us almost 2 years to conceive, as my cycles were long and sometimes irregular. I started taking prenatal multivitamins containing myo-inositol which is thought to help regulate cycles. I had also had a hysterosalpincogram to check my tubes, which was fine, but it has been proven that more women spontaneously conceive after the procedure.
Post # 5
@macmint83: yes you are right! dont know why I said uterus lol probably because the way the dr explained it to me was something to do with the shedding of the uterus walls (aka your period) so I just got a little confused – thanks for the correction!
My FSIL had that procedure done and managed to conceive. They put a dye in the fallopian tubes (I think) and she said thats what managed to clear the way! Hopefully for me its just as easy, however I have had 3 cysts have ruptured in the past and needed surgery to remove one. It is a horrible experience.
Post # 6
I really struggled TTC, but I finally got there, I am currently 7weeks 6days pregnant.
You can read about my TTC journey here.
Post # 7
@MsBark: To clarify some of the information above. PCOS, is when cysts form on the ovaries. These cysts aren’t true cysts, in reality they are follicles that do not expel an egg, produce hormones and remain on the ovaries as opposed to dissapating after ovulation like they would in a normal cycle.
This results in a hormone imbalance that prevents you from ovulating. If you do not ovulate you typically do not have the proper regulatory hormones to cause a menstural bleed. If you do not have regular menstural bleeding you are more likely to develop uterine cancer (this is where the periods and cancer come into play).
The BCP can “treat” the PCOS by falsely regulating your hormones so that you have a period and don’t develop follicular cysts.
When you are ready to get pregnant things get a little tricker but there are many different things that you can try if you don’t get pregnant on your own within the sweatheart window (within 3 months after going off the BCP many women have normal cycles). However, I think I read that 90% of women with PCOS who want to have children end up being able to get pregnant some way or another.
I hope this helps to clarify things.
Post # 7
Sorry to hear about your PCOS,I have them to but I do get my period very regularly and I’m still not pregnant despite TTC for 2 years!
The way I see it, it’s all matter of luck. For some despite so many issues and complications they concieve and for others it’s a long and hard process.
For one thing, don’t give up. You are a wonderful person who will eventually concieve and deliver a beautiful baby very soon 🙂 Although I myself am emotionally drained and physically exhausted with the continous rounds of doctor appointments.
My gyne gave me some medicines that are like clomid but not exactly the same name, I even went on for an IUI with a tablet OVI that I took three times a day starting from second day of my period upto the 7th. Then on 12th day I was monitored and I had 3 great eggs of 17mm, 13mm and 11mm.
With a HCG shot on 14th day I had my IUI but unfortunately that didnt work for me either. I kind of gave up on the whole thing back in january but now I’m thinking of pursuing it again instead of regretting it later on altogether.
For you, I’d like to suggest to talk to your doc about alternative ways of concieving including IUI, IVF etc. Dont let PCOS hold you back!!!
Good luck 🙂