(Closed) Bittersweet TTC woes.

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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619 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m sorry to hear that you’re going through this.  I don’t understand what your job would have to do with your doctor refusing to help you.  Where do you live?  There are no other doctors covered under your insurance?  Are they at least helping you with your fibroids?  

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

What do you mean your dr refuses to treat you? PCOS does not mean you cant have a child. My sister has PCOS and with the help of drs carried a child full term. after having her first child she is now pregnant naturally by thinking she could not get pregnant. What does the dr tell you?

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@NaijaPuertoDorian:  That is just awful!  Is there anything you can do to appeal for a new doctor?  I can see them not wanting to pay for “fertility treatments” but PCOS is a condition that causes other symptoms too.  I hope you can find a more sympathetic doctor.  From what I hear, it’s not all that difficult to manage PCOS with the right meds.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@NaijaPuertoDorian:  That makes me sad.  I’m sorry to hear that this is so difficult for you and that the doctors can’t help you with the issues.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

I am so sorry! As someone with my own girl problems I couldn’t imagine being denied treatment. That must be just a horrible feeling! Makes me sad that you are treated that way..Have you tried herbs or anything like that since you don’t need a doctors prescription for that? Below is a link to a really helpful website I found, the link will take you to the PCOS postion that will talk about diet changes and herbs.  Hoping something will change so you can get some help. Thank you for your service!

http://natural-fertility-info.com/pcos-fertility-diet

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

in one of my university classes they said its not uncommon for it to take 1 year on average.

that doesn’t explain the many girls i know who got pregnant with random guys though.

always seems like the ones who deserve it most are the ones who have to try so hard.

it’ll happen babe.

Post # 12
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1301 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@NaijaPuertoDorian:  firstly, I am so sorry you’re going through this and your doctors are so diabolical that they will not help you. 

Have you thought about self medicating with clomid? I know it sounds extreme but there are a lot of women with pcos on this board who have had successful pregnancies with clomid. 

In the UK where I am they will not prescribe clomid to overweight pcos suffers so I know a lot of women who bought it online from the states (I believe) and they went on to conceive. 

Good luck, I hope you can find a solution and appropriate care. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’d be fighting your drs left and right.  PCOS is NOT just about ttc.  It’s something that has the power to affect the rest of your life if you don’t treat it.  It can lead to diabetes as well as cervical/endometrial cancer and other things!  Don’t take no for an answer!  If your OB won’t help, can you see an Endocrinologist within your plan?  That’s just plain stupid and dangerous that they won’t treat you!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@NaijaPuertoDorian:   Then I’d be going outside the system.  I love my country, but I’m not going to let the systems stupidity cause potential havoc to my body.  This isn’t just about ttc.  I understand that it’s the military and there are rules, but dying for my country doesn’t include the possibility dying because drs are too stupid to believe that PCOS exists and does more then put a damper on TTC.  At least not in my book it doesn’t.  

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@NaijaPuertoDorian:  I am so enraged on your behalf. I am beyond shocked. This is medical malpractice as far as I am concerned. As @dodgercpkl says PCOS is a condition that needs to be treated irrespective of TTC. If a man turned up with cysts on his prostate would he be denied treatment? This stinks of blatant sexism. 

By the sound of things if you want to get pregnant you will need to leave the military or pay out of pocket for the help you need. Will your fiancé support you in this? Does he want to have children too? 

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