Post # 1
We’re planning on TTC after our honeymoon. I am seeing my physician this month with goals of discussing metformin, and transitioning off of the pill. I’m hoping to get my FH/LSH tested prior to seeing her with my regular bloodwork as well. Is there anything else I should be looking into while I’m there? I’m overweight but have been working with a trainer finally and have been recording daily cals for months, so I’ll have that as well. I can’t wait to get off of the pill, but am hoping to right after the wedding so I’m not a hormonal mess right before. I don’t have the best of insurance so I’m hoping to just see her for this visit and cover all things TTC in one shot.
Post # 2
orchidblooms: I have pcos and my endocrinologist has me on metformin but not birth control because I developed a clot from using it. It’s actually really bad for overweight women to use. My endocrinologist made it sound like there are other things/ meds involved with ttc. I’m really really trying to lose weight too and will be trying also after October honeymoon but I think we will try on our own first. If I’m getting regular cycles with diets and metformin then I’m hoping we will not need much more. Metformin really messes with my stomach though and that’s partially why I am so bad at taking it. Sorry my answer probably wasn’t any help but thought I’d share what little I know so far:) good luck!
Post # 3
soinlove79: Thanks for sharing! Hormonal BC really does increase your chances of clots with PCOS, and I actually have had a bad reaction before to Ocella. I’m on it mainly because I didn’t want to try and IUD, and we weren’t great with alternative methods. I can’t wait to be done with it!
Post # 4
Were you diagnosed with PCOS in the past? I didn’t ask for any specific tests and just trusted my GYN to run whichever she felt would cover the bases, but I know she tested my thyroid, insulin, insulin resistance, testosterone, estrogen, and I think one or two others. I will be starting Clomid in April/May to see if that makes me ovulate since I have shown no signs of doing so on my own since getting off the pill in May 2013. I do not take metformin – I am assuming it is for PCOSers with insulin resistance problems and I do not have that aspect – over ont he PCOS & TTC board they have discussed all having pretty good results with the met though. Hope you get some good answers from your doc 🙂
Post # 5
orchidblooms: If you start Metformin, make sure to start this well before your wedding/honeymoon. It took my body at least a week to adjust to the medication. I had really bad stomach pains and diarrhea for the first 4 or 5 days. I would suggest giving yourself at least 2 weeks to adjust, longer if you are able to. I’d hate for you to try to start this and be miserable on your honeymoon.
I know the thing that eventually diagnosed me with PCOS is my testosterone levels. I’ve probably had PCOS for years, but they weren’t able to officially diagnose me until the last couple of months.
Post # 6
mdglass: Thank you for this info!!! If all goes well and my PCP gives it the OK, I will be starting it a month before. Probably on a Friday night if it’s going to cause GI upset though.
sara79: I was diagnosed with it about 4-5 years ago after joining a study on it since i met enough of the criteria for it and was diagnosed then. I had a gyno at the time who wouldn’t do a vaginal u/s to check for PCOS because he didn’t feel I had enough symptoms, but when off of the pill I had 2-3 cycles a year.