(Closed) PCOS Success Stories?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

Yeah, lately PCOS has been a big topic on the Baby/wellness boards.  I have PCOS so I understand the fear and frustration.

I’m not trying to deter you from getting help here, but there are a lot of great support websites out there for those with PCOS that include success stories.

Biggest tips I have are if you’re overweight, try to get it down around a healthier place (I’m not talking stick thin) but where you can comfortably stay at and decrease the carbs (eat more whole grain carbs instead).  Exercise, even walking, would be helpful.  Lastly, talk to your physcian about metformin and clomid.  There are women who use both and women who use neither medication and were able to conceive!  Good luck!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@angela2011bride: I have PCOS as well and would love some hope through some success stories! I hope this thread picks up!

@beekiss2: Unfortunately the biggest support board for PCOS, SoulCysters has been down for a few weeks and no one knows if it’s coming back. I’m thinking that’s probably the reason for the increase of PCOS related posts here ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

@MrsMaine:  That makes sense, I tried going there a week ago.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

@angela2011bride:  I know it’s easier said than done.  Sorry if I diminished that by my post :/

Frankly, I haven’t heard of a blogging bee or board bee with PCOS (yet) conceiving and carrying to term.  I think it hasn’t really been talked about until the last three months or so. 

EDIT: I should say though that my half sister who is several years older than me conceived twice with no issues despite having PCOS but her situation is a bit different b/c she is thinner than the average PCOS patient.  Hopefully that helps!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@angela2011bride: Amen on the diet and exercise sister! I’ve been pretty down about the whole pregnancy issue lately as well since Fiance and I have been having the baby talks about when to start TTC, etc. We decided to start immediately after the wedding just in case it takes years and years. It seems that some PCOSers get pregnant right off the bat, and some it takes forever, or never happens. There really is no “normal”. I wish there was a little crystal ball we could all look through to see the road ahead of us.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I agree, I keep seeing people post that they have this, but nothing about conceiving. It would be nice to hear.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

The TCOYF website has some great boards, including a PCOS board. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

The thing is there are so many different degress of PCOS that it’s hard to say what works for one will work for someone else. I was dx’d with it and both my sisters and we all have different problems. I was still ovulating although not until very late in my cycle. I would have anywhere from 40-70 day cycles just so erratic. But through charting I would get fertile signs and a clear temp shift. Eventually. My sister never ovulated and when not on the pill would just bleed for months. She only got pregnant from meds and trigger shots and multiple IUI’s. She has had about 8 or 9 total and she has a 3 y/o and newborn twins. I actually feel that I owe my pregnancy to diet and exercise which I know is easier said than done for a lot of people but it’s true. I started P90X and a low carb no sugar high protein diet and I dropped 25 pounds and I started to ovulate on CD 16. I got pg on my first try and I’m 12 weeks. I also took certain vitamins like D3 and mag citrate. I learned a lot from soulcysters and I didn’t realize the site was down. I also have other autoimmune problems which I don’t know if it’s related or not but seems to be prevalent in PCOS’ers. I did have 3 miscarriages in the past but it’s from a clotting disorder because I am on blood thinners for this pregnancy and things are progressing well past the point of any of my previous ones. I will say that not eating sugar and refined/processed carbs is really important especially if you’re insulin resistent. It sucks nd it’s hard but it is the only thing that makes me feel like a normal person. My doctor said not eating sugar is very important if you are taking metformin. I’m not on it now but I was. Anyway I doubt this was too helpful but I am sharing my success story and I hope you all can find the right solution. I think it’s important to get all your hormone levels checked too. Certain meds or vitamins can benefit or not benefit certain hormone issues so it’s important to know all your levels. I’m still watching my carbs and sugar for this pregnancy because I know I am prone to gestational diabetes. I don’t want to have to do insulin injections since I’m already doing daily lovenox ones.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@thelovecats: First of all, congratulations! It is finally so nice to hear someone who has gotten to the final goal! Obviously you were not without your own trials and tribulations, but I guess that’s important to keep in mind…. that PCOS is not the be-all end-all of getting pregnant, we just have to find a different way to get there =)

Thanks for the uplift!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I have PCOS, and although I miscarried, I did conceive!  And I will again!  The miscarrage had nothing to do with the PCOS or the Clomid.  So that is a semi-success story! 

 

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I have PCOS as well, and one of my close friends just gave birth to a healthy baby boy about 3 months ago after being diagnosed with it 4 years ago. (Note: She did not TTC for the whole four years, I think she tried for maybe 8-10 months?)

It’s totally possible. ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy thoughts.

Post # 16
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Newbee

I have PCOS too.  I was first diagnosed a year and a half ago after going to the doctor because I didn’t get my period for several months (at the time I had recently gained weight).  I went to a reproductive endocrinologist who did a bunch of tests and told me that the first step would be changing diet and exercise and trying to lose weight – if that didn’t work, we would look into medication.  I followed a low glycemic index diet and lost about 25-30 pounds over the course of a year.  Sure enough I started ovulating again fairly regularly.  I ended up getting pregnant on my honeymoon!  I was shocked because I was really expecting (and had prepared my husband for) a difficult road of TTC.  There is definitely hope!   

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