(Closed) PCOS & TTC

posted 7 years ago in TTC
Post # 106
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I was diagnosed with PCOS around age 19. I believe that I developed PCOS a few years earlier than that- I had very irregular periods and suffered from many of the typical signs of PCOS, like thinning hair, oily skin, and acne. I got an ultrasound done, and it thankfully showed no signs of cysts. (I thought that was strange given the name, but apparently a lot of sufferers don’t develop cysts.)

Anyways, ever since my initial diagnosis I have regularly taken a birth control pill. It has helped tremendously to regulate my cycle (although my cycle still is fairly short), and all of my other symptoms have pretty much disappeared. However, my husband and I have talked more about TTC- we are not trying now, but we hope to in the next few years. Of course, I am worried that I won’t be able to get pregnant easily. I hope to work on losing weight to make it easier. I need to go for my yearly gynecology appointment, and I plan on talking to the doctor then to get information. Any information that you have to pass along would be much appreciated! I wish everyone the best of luck with starting a family.

Post # 107
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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MrsTwister:  Not TTC now, but confirmed PCOS with ultrasound and I’m curious. You said you had a bunch of tests done and eveything came back normal. Did you get a blood test that you were supposed to get on a specific day of your cycle to measure your hormone levels, and those came back normal? That’s what happened to me, and I find it so odd. My hormones are fine, but they’re off at the same time? Whaaaa?

Post # 109
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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ferdie224:  

nuce to know I’m not the only one thinking about babies allll dayyy longgg. It’s so hard to have something so out of your control, that’s what’s so frustrating!

Post # 110
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Oops double post

Post # 111
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Ditto to @sara79: @amyinthetardis: @lillieb3: about babies. I am constantly thinking about how great it will be to break the good news to DH and my parents and ILs and grandparents… tho I worry about introducing the (future) baby to our cats… 

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Post # 112
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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Equine_Breeder: 

 I am sorry to hear about your sister. I would suggest she go to see an Endocrinologist. My SIL is very thin and did not feel right and had irregular periods and all that stuff and turns out she has Graves disease. I was diagnosed with PCOS from a blood test and then it was confirmed with an internal ultrasound which showed the typical PCOS ovaries – they look like pearl necklaces inside of your ovaries – lots of little follicles just sitting there. I also have the weight issue and the acne issue. I was fine while on BCP but as soon as I stopped the lovely PCOS symptoms started showing up. I stopped taking BCP in May of 2013. Almost a year now and I am still not regulated. It can be very frustrating. I know the acne thing is very tough to deal with. You don’t feel attractive and you feel like everyone is looking at your acne. There are ways to help though!  I hope this helps answer your questions and I hope your sister gets a diagnosis soon! 

Post # 113
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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Kabatchy2be:  I know the feeling all too well! Back before Christmas I kept looking at pregnancy annoucnements on Youtube – I wanted to do a Christmas announcement so badly. I even held off on ordering our Christmas cards thinking maybe we could announce it that way. Needless to say, I was running to the store the 2 weeks before Christmas buying generic cards. It was a huge bummer. It is still fun to daydream about though. It’s like playing the “if I win the lottery game” only our chances of getting that BFP are MUCH higher!! 🙂 

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Post # 116
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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MrsTwister:  aw thanks! I get my own personal comment 🙂 JK!! 

 

I hear ya on the baby thoughts daily. I am always nagging my DH – asking him what does he think about this name? Or would he prefer a white crib or wood crib? And it’s not that he doesn’t have an opinion or doesn’t care he is just the logical thinker and doesn’t want to play into it until it is real. As much as I would love for him to indulge me in my obsessive baby fever, it does help bring me back down to Earth when he reminds me that we aren’t pregnant yet and it is not something to spend a lot of time thinking about right now. I usually sulk for a couple minutes and then it passes. Pinterest and Facebook are the worst for me. Babies all day Errday in my face!! LOL 

Post # 117
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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MrsTwister:  I try SO hard not to drive DH nuts with baby talk so I too have a secret pinterest board to try and contain my crazy and drive my best friend (the only one who knows we are TTC) nuts with baby talk. I got a sewing machine for Christmas and every single thing I find that I want to practice on is baby related, haha. So I finally just gave in and started making a couple small things and putting them away. LOL about thinking how much better your baby will be, that is exactly my thoughts!

Post # 118
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

To each her own, obviously, but just wanted to share – in my culture, and in many others, it is bad luck to buy baby things before the baby is actually born. It’s a jinx. I always think of what happens if you do that, and then something awful happens, and you don’t have the baby… like the story in the first 10 minutes of “Up” that just tears your soul out (and I am not someone who cries at movies).

I have a secret Pinterest board, but that’s as far as I go. I am actually worried about what will happen when I get pregnant, and have to tell my Mother-In-Law that I categorically DO NOT want a baby shower – or that we can only have it AFTER the baby is born.

Post # 119
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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CraftyBelka:  I am that way to an extent – I refuse to think of baby names, look at furniture, paint the room, etc. I don’t exactly think it is a jinx but I just don’t want to do all those things now and have nothing left to do while pregnant (I was the same way about not planning anything before I was officially engaged) or worst case, do all those things and never have a baby. But I just reaaaaalllly couldn’t help myself when it came to sewing a couple cute burp cloths and things I could easily give to one of the many pregnant ladies I know if I don’t end up pregnant soon. So you aren’t supposed to buy ANYTHING before the baby is born? How in the world are you prepared the day they come home then? I am always so interested in learning about other people’s views/thoughts 🙂

Post # 120
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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chocolatecoveredstrawberry:  I would research some supplements to take (pregnitude and vitex are the ones I take currently) to help regulate you when you get off the BCP. Check with your doc to see if they are fine to take now while you are still on the pill so you can let them get in and start working. I have only taken the pregnitude for a week or so and the vitex a day so I can’t offer any first hand experience but I have heard great things about both. I wish I had started taking them last year when I got off the pill but we were still not TTC so that I could tell if they would work. Now I am just impatient and going to go straight to Clomid next month. The biggest thing would just be to make sure you and your doc are on the same page when the time comes. Will she want you off the pill for a year before she runs any tests/puts you on meds or will she go based on your previous diagnosis and start you on something to help you regulate as soon as you are ready. My doc didn’t see the point in making me “try” for any length of time since I don’t ovulate there is very very little hope of pregnancy on my own. GL when the time comes!

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