(Closed) PCOS women…better to TTC right off of B.C.?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
Bee
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

Well, the problem with PCOS is that each woman reacts to it differently. Some have no difficulty getting pregnant, some struggle. Some find the months off the pill to help their fertility, some find that they take many months to have their cycles regulate. Unfortunately there’s no real clear cut answer! 🙁

Post # 5
Bee
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

@Evie19:  That should definitely help! Part of my biggest battle during this whole time TTC has been weight loss – and I am still struggling! 

Post # 7
Member
2226 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My RE actually put me on BCP to induce a period b/c a lot of the time women ovulate right after coming off the pill.  But, as @jaguar:  said everyone reacts differently to it.

Post # 8
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753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

It is definitely hard to tell how you are going to react.  I came off the pill a while before we started TTC, I think I ovulated a few months after, but then not again for many months.  Now I am on metformin as well, and ovulating but no BFP yet (we are on cycle 6 of trying).

Eating healthy and exercising will definitely help! Good luck to you!

Post # 9
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2000 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I agree that it’s different for everyone. I was on birth control a few years ago and had regular cycles after coming off of it, but when I went on again and stopped again, I failed to regulate and have been stuck in no-O limbo for the last 1.5 years (almost 2 now). It probably has something to do with my weight — I’m 20-30 lbs heavier now — and probably also the progression of my insulin resistance.

Post # 10
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210 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Evie19:  The first time I came off birth control I had irregular periods for about four months then they stopped for about six or seven months… I went back on b/c for a few weeks to clear my skin up for my wedding and since then I’ve had a period a month. I’m doing cycle monitoring right now so will find out soon whether I’m ovulating but hormone levels/ultrasounds are looking good so far. I couldn’t say whether it was the pill or the acupuncture that’s helped (I have thin type PCOS so weight loss wouldn’t help me) but the pill certainly seemed to kick-start something into action…

As everyone else has pointed out, it’s different for everybody.

Post # 11
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284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I just found out I was pregnant last night through the “HAPPY SURPRISE ROUTE” and I just came off BC at the beginning of February.  I too have PCOS (although with my condition, I had my period twice a month but with no ovulation and this has been happening since I was about 17).  Needless to say I fall into the category of regulating right after BC so although everyone is different, be prepared!  We had no idea that the first couple of months after BC are sometimes the best times for those with PCOS to get pregnant.  Although we were not TTC, we are happy that we are fortunate enough to have a baby!  GL!

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