(Closed) PCOS & TTC, Part II

posted 7 years ago in TTC
Post # 301
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

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katie395:  Katie, Hon…really really sorry to read about your sad sad news πŸ™ I was so excited for you and I’m with you to help you overcome this sad loss. *hugs*. Hope it gets better for you soon. Lots of prayers from my side.

Post # 302
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Hey ladies I am new to this board. I visited my consultant approx 2weeks ago and told I have pcos.  I was completely shocked and devastated.  I am currently very overweight with a BMI of around 40. my consultant seems no to hold out much hope that I will get pregnant and is not willing to give any treatment.  I am in the uk and would have to be referred to a fertility consultant however they wont do that until I am in the healthy range BMI.  At this point I feel hopeless.  I have bought a book which is very helpful to help me understand pcos.  I have commenced a low GI diet Which I have read can help with insulin resistance pcos.  I have started loads of supplements also going to start vitex.  I have had irregular bleeding all y life and a really confused why this was not picked up earlier.  I am 32 So years are not on my side.  I have gotten so much help from the bees. Was wondering is there anything else I could do? anyone else on the low GI diet? if so we could maybe trade recipes. i guess I just need to talk to someone who is going through it too

Post # 303
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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katie395:  I am so sorry! That is devastating. Just remember to take away the positives: you ovulated; DH’s sperm made it to the egg, and the fertilized egg implanted! So many steps were successful. Praying your next baby is your sticky bean!

Post # 304
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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trinity_542:  welcome to the board! And sorry you’re here. I can’t help with the diet stuff but there’s a lot of great ladies here for advice and support – I’m sure someone has experience with that. Hopefully you are able to be referred soon. Good luck! And who knows, maybe it’ll happen for you guys without any help πŸ™‚

Post # 305
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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trinity_542:  Hi Trinity. I’m sort of in the same boat. I went to a reproductive endocrinologist and a nutritionist. I started metformin to help with the insulin resistance. It’s pretty hard on your system the first couple weeks but it’s worth it if you can stick it out.

As for diet, stay away from foods that make your sugar spike. Wheat, multigrains, and fiber are your friends. Half your plate should be vegetables, a quarter should be protien, and the other quarter should be a more unrefined starch. Try to excercise for 20-30 minutes a day. I’ve been going for a walk after dinner and currently I’m down 10 lbs in 3 weeks.

Your definitely not alone in this! 

Post # 306
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Busy bee

Hi all! Been lurking for a while now πŸ™‚ I was finally diagnosed 3 years ago after not having a single period in 10 months even with BC ( I was convinced I was prego and would be like one of the women on “I didn’t know I was pregnant”). Been on Metformin since and AF makes her monthly apperance.  I know for a lot of women, losing weight seemed to be a huge help. I don’t feel that I’m overweight (5’3/120lb) so Im not too sure what else I can be doing to help increase pregnancy odds for the future. DH and I hope to start trying after we finish our post docs in 2 years, so I have no clue when I should actually get serious on figuring out how to get started with TTC. Any advise?

Post # 307
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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ADiamondInTheRough:  starting TTC is different for everyone. Some just start when they feel ready and take it from there, others really try and get in tune with their bodies before so they feel better prepared. You could always start temping and watch month to month to see if you have a temp spike around the same time every month indicating ovulation, or maybe you don’t at all telling you you actually don’t ovulate. Or buy some OPKs and just see if you’re getting a positive at all, then you’ll know what you’re up against. Honestly though, do what you think will help you or just see how things go. Like I said, everyone is different and in their own different situation. Do some research on TTC and see what you think you’d like to do.

Post # 308
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Hey ladies, hope everyone enjoyed their holiday weekend. I have a question about cycles post-birth control for anyone who cares to share. My first cycle off was weirdly short at 18 days, then the next few were consistently 29 days, with no spotting to speak of. Now this last one had a 2-day shorter LP (10 days instead of 12 like the last few), and I had spotting for several days. My concern is that my regular cycles were my body still responding to being on BC for years, and now it’s realizing the BC is gone so it’s getting irregular again. I know it’s only a couple day difference, but I’m nervous. Does anyone know if it’s possible to have a “honeymoon period” (no pun intended) of normal cycles right off birth control then to get irregular again?

Post # 309
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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AmyintheTARDIS:  yes it’s possible. Birth control, depending what type you took, can stay in your system for up to 3 months after you stop taking it. I was always in and off the pill, mostly due to financial reasons, but I always had a perfect cycle. Exactly 28 days every time. Even when I was off it for over a year. So when I went off bc pills last August to start trying, same thing. Perfect 28 day cycles, or so I thought (wasn’t ovulating), until October when I suddenly didn’t get my AF. We thought we got pregnant cause it was so weird for me not to get it. That’s when I got my PCOS diagnosis. 

So yes, lol, long story short, your body can hold onto those hormones after you stop and make it seen like you’re having normal cycles until it realizes that the hormone in bc is gone.

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Post # 310
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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MrsTwister:  Sigh, I wa afraid of that. I was on the NuvaRing before, which made my cycles very regular because they were fake periods (no ovulation). I think my body just noticed I’m not on the ring anymore. I’m hoping they don’t get as unpredictable as before BC – then I ranged fro 17-over 60 days (probably longer, I only tracked a few cycles before BC) with no real way to guess where I’d land. Guess it’s a good thing my RE wants to see me anyway, maybe he’ll just start me on Clomid early, since we’d already discussed it as a possibility.

Post # 311
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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AmyintheTARDIS:  at least you have the diagnosis. You’re most likely going to be put on Clomid. My doctor didn’t think anyone would help me because it hasn’t been a year, but because there’s actually an issue, I got the Clomid immediately after seeing the specialist. Good luck! Clomid has helped me ovulate, just need the second part of that to happen!

 

Can I just vent to you ladies for a second? I am literally seeing baby announcements DAILY on facebook. I can’t handle it. It’s so many people now, that I’m actually crying every time I see it. I’m a frickin emotional wreck. I think literally everyone I know who is married is having a baby right now. Literally one family EVERYONE is pregnant – one just had her baby. Her brother and sister in law are pregnant, and his (the girl who just had a baby – her husband) sister and her boyfriend are pregnant and they are due at pretty much the same time – give or take a couple days. It’s frickin insanity! I can’t handle it. These people are practially pumping them out. WHY IS IT SO HARD FOR US. I can’t handle it – it makes me beyond depressed and so unhappy with myself. I feel like a failure…..anyway…rant over….

I’m so happy to have this group. No one knows we are TTC and it’s great getting things off my chest here. You guys are awesome xo

Post # 312
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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MrsTwister:  Yep. Ditto. I have 3 baby showers to go to this summer and literally just went to one of my friend’s registry only to immediately X out the page because the green eyed monster was rearing. C’mon baby gods, pick ussss!!! 

Post # 313
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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MrsTwister:  I’m sorry hon πŸ™  we’ll have our turn!

Post # 314
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

Who: 31 from New Husband

How Long: I went off BCP in May

Progress: Appt. with reproductive endocrinologist on the 17th

Chart: I’m using the Ovia app, but may switch to FF since that seems to be very popular and I could use the support and motivation

I posted in another TTC thread as well…I had AF right after I stopped BCPs but nothing since.  I thought I ovulated, but always test positive but I think I’m back in the land of no OV/periods right away.  I’m hoping to start on Metformin soon!

Post # 315
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

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trinity_542:  Hi Trinity! Welcome πŸ™‚ I’m 32 too and it’s only last year that doctors discovered I have PCOS. Although I’m not overweight but still I’m on metformin and a better diet to help me overcome this. All we can do is just keep treading along. I wish you lots of luck but please dont consider your time is running out…under 35 is still promising enough so lets just hope for the best :). Btw I know of so many overweight girls who concieved instantly so it’s very subjective in terms of who gets lucky…

MrsTwister: OH MY GOD! I just thought I heard an echo of my thoughts! I so totally get you…a very close friend of mine got married two weeks after my wedding and now she has a one and a half year old daughter! I avoid meeting her because I just feel left out πŸ™ I don’t know anyone whose NOT pregnant and it just hurts more when you see really obese couples, chain smokers or people with actual obvious problems to have extremely high fertility and have kids without any problems! I question God A LOT and really feel literally pissed off. But like they say, everyone’s compensated in one way or the other. I find comfort when I look at my DH and see a remarkable man who makes me laugh when I’m so down and out. Not many couples around me are so happy in their marriages like the way I’am so I’m blessed. You have to see what you are compensated with and I’m sure our time will come when we will carry our babies around and be just extremely giddy in happiness :D…til then we have each other dont we?

In fact this is for all the bees on this thread. Thank you for being here. I don’t feel alone knowing you guys are here and going through somewhat the same stuff like I’am. I really wish that one day we all wake up and find we are pregnant! Like a mass pregnancy thing…that would be awesome πŸ˜€

 

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