Just feeling down and anxious about TTC (overweight & PCOS)

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
1248 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

MUAbride2be:  I have insulin resistance (which is what people with PCOS syndrome normally also have and causes easy weight gain and makes it hard to lose so i feel you). I don’t know if I have PCOS or not – the ultrasound didn’t show it but would need a blood test etc. to know for sure. I am concerned as we will be TTC in about 5 months. I managed to lose about 50 pounds last year and it was such a battle with this but I got there. The trouble now is maintaining because it is so easy to put it back on. Some people I know with IR have also been put on metformin as PP said too. I’ve just come off birth control and started charting so it will be interesting to see how my cycle is now.  AF came after a 28 cycle much lighter and less painful than it used to be pre-BC but my temp rise was really late in the cycle too…just have to wait and see and play it by ear.

Post # 4
507 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Stevens Estate

MUAbride2be:  I’m sorry you feel so crummy. I completely identify with you though about wanting children. My periods have been crazy irregular my whole life..I sometimes will get them too frequent and then nothing for months! I have that whole fear of not getting pregnant once we start trying. And there is nothing more I want than to be a mom. I too have that sinking feeling that we will have trouble. 

For now though, just enjoy being newly married and the process of trying. Here’s a success story that may make you feel more optimistic..

My aunt tried for 10 yrs to have a baby. She had PCOS and numerous other female problems. They tried everything from fertility drugs to multiple IVF treatments. Everyone in our family felt so bad cause we knew they wanted a baby so bad. After 10yrs of nothing but BFN..she decided to give up and look into adoption. So one day she needed an X-ray for something and the doc asked if she was pregnant or possibly pregnant. She said most likely no but wasn’t sure. They did a pregnancy test and BAM! BFP! We were all in shock. And this was after all fertility treatments failed, she conceived naturally. She went on to have another baby after that too! She now is a mom of 2 and this is after all doctors told her she would never get pregnant. So ya never know…her story always keeps me thinking positive.

Post # 5
5208 posts
Bee Keeper

Ladies, I don’t have PCOS, but my bff does. She struggles with her weight, irregular periods, all the stuff that goes along with PCOS. She had five pregnancies(the last one being a surprise baby at 36). 

I know everyone is different, but it isn’t totally hopeless! Here’s to healthy babies for all of you 

Post # 6
632 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

MUAbride2be:  Ugh I totally know how you feel but please try not to worry.  I got off the pill last May after our wedding to TTC.  After that I gained about 20 pounds (which I am already overweight so no good) and my periods became so wonky. Since I had been on the pill for 12 years I didnt even realize that I had issues until coming off.  After 6 months of long cycles I went to the doctor and was diagnosed with PCOS.  I had all this testing done and DH had a semen analysis, they basically told us the odds of us conceiving naturally were slim to none.  We were getting ready for our first cycle of artificial insemination and I called the doctor because my period wouldn’t come even after taking aygestin.  She called in more for me and I took a pregnancy test before taking the next dose and low and behold BFP.  I totally was not expecting that – probably the biggest shock of my life.

Post # 8
397 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

MUAbride2be:  oh love! We are so much in the same boat it’s not funny. I started a PCOS & TTC board on here and it EXPLODED. We. are. not. alone. You need to know this. That board is now on Part 2 and we have success stories. There is everyone from overweight to skinny with PCOS. There are options and there is hope! PLEASE join the board! We can do this together 🙂

Here’s the link: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/pcos-ttc-part-ii/#axzz36vxAcOXq

I am currently on month 11 of TTC with PCOS and on the third cycle of Clomid 50mg. It’s hard most days when I see so many people getting pregnant so easily (or so it seems), but I always have hope that I’m going to be a mommy. I will. I won’t ever give up that dream.

Message me ANY time to talk. xoxoxo

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