PCOS and TTC

posted 3 months ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Helper bee

I’m not much help but I totally understand how you are feeling. I also recently just got diagnosed with PCOS. I haven’t had a natural period for about a year now. Definitely makes TTC more difficult. If nothing else I sympathize and I hope you get your BFP. It’s such a hard journey.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

lilmspiggy :  We are. I have been off BC for a year and still nothing. Just looking into fertility treatments now. I got put on metformin to try to regulate my cycle so now it’s all a waiting game. I’m not a patient person either so it’s pretty much just eating at me waiting.

Definitely never thought TTC would be this hard. Everyone tells you your whole life that alls it takes is one time… apparently that’s not quite true. 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I was diagnosed two years ago and we conceived our 15 month old on the first cycle of Letrozole. I stopped breastfeeding in May and have had two periods since then. We are TTC #2 and my RE says that I am ovulating on my own. We are still doing an unmonitored round of Letrozole and timed intercourse though. Don’t lose hope! 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I’m no doctor, but it seems strange that you’re only now experiencing symptoms of PCOS after coming off birth control? I have PCOS, but I’ve struggled with the symptoms since my first cycle. It just makes me wonder if BC is more of a culprit in the syndrome as a whole.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

i’ve had pcos for around 8 years, TTC for almost a year. my pcos is mild, i think – i have annoying facial hair i need to wax and a hard time losing weight and wonky cycles. my blood work is always pretty good, aside from high testosterone and dhea. i’m on 1500 mg of metformin, which is a common PCOS med. 

PCOS is not fun, and im sorry you’re going through this. the upside is, many women have trouble with PCOS because of ovulation, and dr’s can do a LOT to help make that happen. 

i’d recommend finding an endocrinologist, on top of the gyno/fertility as they can help you manage your symptoms. i’ve fallen off the wagon lately but lost about 15lbs with diet (low carb, high protein) and exercise and that really helped regulate my cycles. i feel like it helped with my PCOS, too.

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

lilmspiggy :  Hey there! I was diagnosed with PCOS earlier this year as well. I think that I probably always had some symptoms of PCOS, but I always had a regular periods. I was on the pill for a year after we got married and after I stopped, that’s when my periods went haywire. I also had a stressful year that year, so I think that also either made it worse or triggered it. I don’t know if research would back that up, but that’s my theory anyways.

My husband and I TTC for about a year with no success after I stopped the pill. I finally went into to see my doctor. After the diagnosis, I was put on metformin and Seraphine (clomid) for 3 months. I was temping every morning as well and it appeared that I was ovulating. After those 3 months I asked to be switched to Femara because I had read that it often has more success and after the first month on it, I got pregnant. I am now 3 months pregnant and doing great!

There are a lot of great blogs and websites dedicated to PCOS. I think that one of things that helped me get pregnant was completely overhauling my diet. Don’t lose hope and remember that PCOS is very common! 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

lilmspiggy :  Personally for me, I cut out most processed foods and cut down on the amount of animal products. I found in the past that that worked the best for me for losing weight. So, what I would do would be to eat vegetarian or vegan meals Mon-Fri and eat meat on the weekends. This also just made me more conscious of what I was eating.

Also, there was another thread about taking metformin awhile ago that you should check out. You will likely be prescribed that. Start out taking small doses and work up to the full dose over time. For some people, myself included it can cause terrible side effects. I wasn’t warned about it and didn’t know to introduce it slowly and had a really rough time with it. So, I’m passing on the knowledge to save you any grief!

ETA: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/metformin-experiences/#post-10772086

Post # 15
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Helper bee

lilmspiggy :  it’s too soon to tell for me what it does. I’ve been on it for just better than 2 weeks. I’m certainly hoping it helps me ovulate. I’m getting pretty desperate lately. I’m also taking vitex to try to regulate my cycle. I’ve been on that for over a month and still no results. 

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