PCOS TTC advice?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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660 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Hi! I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 18 and am 37 now. I was on the BCP for the whole 25 years and finally stopped taking it last year. I would definitely recommend you see an RE. What are your menstrual cycles like now? 

ETA–just realized you said you are only off of BCP for a month so you won’t know what your cycles are like yet. The RE can advise you on whether you need Provera or Clomid but if you actually get semi-regular periods, which I finally seem to be doing for the first time in my life so it can happen, then you may in fact be ovulating normally and will not need those drugs. It depends on your age too. if you can afford to wait and see if your cycles get normal, you may not need that kind of intervention. But I would start with an RE. 

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Kabatchy2be:  yes,  it is tremendously hard!  But your body may surprise you.  also I am in NYC and I can give you a rec for an RE if  you decide you need one. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

This might sound rude of me, but trust me it’s from personal experience.  If you are overweight, try to lose a little bit of weight.  Sometimes that can help kickstart your cycles when you have PCOS.  You also might need the reproductive endo to get clomid or something to make you ovulate.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I lost 50lbs and took metformin and I’m currently 39.5wks pregnant! I think for me the mixture of the two helped regulate my periods and made it possible for us! 

Post # 9
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562 posts
Busy bee

You’ve only been off BCPs for one month. I would definitely give yourself a few months for your body to get back into making it’s own hormones. The mucus is likely due to a hormone imbalance from just getting off the pills. Both estrogen and progesterone cause mucus production. 

My advice: just give it time, chart all of your symptoms, exercise and eat well, and keep in contact with your doctor. 

Post # 10
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800 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I did all this a long time ago, my baby is 17, but had PCOS and conceived (and birthed!) 2 children when I was 31 and 37 yrs old. Sticky, stringy clear mucous is ovulation time – get busy. I conceived my son on Clomid but went through a couple of years on injections and life in hell before I gave up TTC after a follicular overstimulation and subsequent reduction. Then I concentrated on losing hormone weight to feel in control of something and my RE told me to watch for natural signs of ovulation since the drugs might have a residual effect. 4 months after stopping infertility stuff, I saw the magic mucous and conceived my daughter. I’d recommend getting the support of a good RE and staff. 

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