(Closed) Bees with PCOS

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@FutureMrs86: Hi there πŸ™‚ Please don’t fret yet! There are tons of women with PCOS who are able to get pregnant easily or with little assistance. PCOS affects women in all different types and degrees, and you won’t know where you fall until you start trying. There are lots of success stories here – I’d do a search for them πŸ™‚ I’m currently on Month 5 of TTC, with medication and I’m overseen by a Reproductive Endocrinologist. I have a tough severe case, and only have about a 2-4 year window of fertility, but I am definitely NOT the norm.

Are you positive that you don’t cycle at all while off the pill – or are they just very very long cycles? I cycle consistently, they are just long 38-40 day cycles. There are some bees on here that have 50+ day cycles, and that’s when it’s time for some intervention. It’s knowing if/when I ovulate that is the tricky part!

Best of luck when you start trying, but please don’t stress out about something that you are not even sure will occur! PCOS is not the be-all end-all of your fertility!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Oh there are a TON of us on here with PCOS.  I have it, and after 18 months of trying I am pregnant.  I went through fertility treatments, and had a miscarrage last year.  Then our first month off of treatments, we got pregnant on our own.  In the meantime, I had lost 11 lbs to get my bmi back to normal, and I was on Metformin.  You can ask me anything you want, anytime! 

ETA:  I should have added…Off the pill I had 45-60 day random cycles, without ovulation.

 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Another PCOS-er here πŸ™‚ Like PP have said, the boards are full of us! I was diagnosed at 16 and had close to 60 day cycles consistently and a lot of pain to go with them. After a pretty large weight loss my cycles became regular and I began ovulating on my own. We’ve been trying since this past June and I’ve actually been able to get pregnant twice since then. Unfortunately, due to progesterone issues, both of those pregnancies ended fairly early with MCs and we’re taking a month off now to get some more testing done to make sure that our next baby sticks. It really does affect everyone SO differently. Hopefully you won’t have any problems!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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@FutureMrs86: Me too. I can’t tolerate it and ended up in the hospital 2 months ago from it. My RE said there’s really no alternative, but prescribed me Femara (there is also Clomid) to help/make me ovulate in a timely manner. Don’t worry!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I have PCOS!  I haven’t been TTC but have been charting my periods for a couple of years.  While yes, it may be difficult to get pregnant, it isn’t impossible!  There are a lot of things that can help you TTC and each woman is different in their story. 

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I also have PCOS and I’m currently 6 months pregnant πŸ™‚ I went off the pill in Jan. this year and started to have a cycle every 60-80 days. In April I was put on Metformin which helped to shorten my cycles and we conceived in June. So it only took us 5 months (with only having 3 cycles during those 5 months). I had a normal BMI but it was on the high end of normal so from Jan. – June I also lost about 15 pounds which I think really helped too.

There are a lot of things that you can try even though you are allergic to Metformin so I wouldn’t worry just yet.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Hopefully this will bring you some good vibes:  I was diagnosed with PCOS about a year and a half ago.  I was having very painful periods that would come every other week (1 week on, 1 week off)  The doctor told me I would have a pretty hard time getting pregnant.  She put me on metformin, but I didn’t take it as I should.  I ended up getting pregnant on the first time that we did not “try” not to!  And now I am close to 8 months along! 

Good luck to you!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I have it! I went to a fertility doc. after 8 months of trying and 45 day cycles (although sometimes up to 100 days in the year after I went off the pill) and she took an ultra sound and said based on the way my ovaries looked, that was my issue. I found out 5 days later I was pregnant, no meds, just charted to help me figure out when to try since my cycles are so long and sometimes irregular. I stay in shape and eat healthy foods, so I’m not sure if that helps, but I’ve heard it can. I wouldn’t worry! PCOS doesn’t have to mean you will have any trouble getting pregnant. Good luck πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Looks like there’s even more kicking around than last time this question came up.  I have it and was diagnosed about four years ago (at 24)  I was off the pill for a three year span between 21 and 24, and only got two periods.  I spoke to my doctor about it, and he thought it was “normal” to have “irregular” periods for the first ten years that you start menstruation (and completely overlooked the moustache and unexplained ability to stay thin, since I was running/weight training every day and eating well).  That seemed off to me, so I booked in with a gynocologist who diagnosed PCOS.  I’ve never been on metformin.  I just recently went off the pill again to TTC and I’ve been three months again with no monthly visitor, but am supposed to come in again if after six months we haven’t managed to conceive on our own.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I have PCOS and just finished up 3 cycles of Clomid with no luck. I’m on 1500 mgs of metformin daily and DH and I will probably try femara next month. Off meds my cycles would be 35-50 days, probably. Hard to say because I tend to give up and ask the doc for provera so I can start over again.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have PCOS, it took about 11 monthe to get diagnosed, and then I started on 2000 mgs/day of metformin, and concieved 2 months later, at 13 months TTC, I am currently 13 weeks pregnant.

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