(Closed) Seek help with TTC straight away? (PCOS)

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I was diagnosed with PCOS 5 years ago, and I do not ovulate almost ever on my own. I did try naturally for some time with no luck but if you have any kind of a normal cycle I would say give it a try. Going through fertility treatments puts imo quite some stress on the body and mind. I had luck with both temping AND using OPKs, I know not all pcos gals do but you may give them a shot before passing those resources over.

Husband and I are finally after years expecting our first little one. I did prenatals, 2000 metformim, synthroid, and femara days 3-7. I used preseed,opks, and tempd.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have PCOS and was treated first through my GYN.  She did 2 rounds of Femara and a round of Clomid with me before referring me to a RE.  I’ve heard a lot of success stories of women with PCOS getting pregnant with one of those meds.  She did tell me, that in my case, temping would just drive me insane.  Due to my hormonal issues my temp would be all over the place.  But, that was just my case.  Try talking to your GYN before calling in the big guys.  If you have the time to wait, then definitely do what makes you feel the most comfortable.  Some PCOS patients get pregnant completely on their own with no help.  Just do what feels the best for you.

As @hismm:  going throught the procedures and what not with an RE are very emotionally and physically exhausting.  For some of us, it’s necessary (I personally didn’t respond to oral meds.  And it took a high dose of injectables to get my body to work).  But, for some, they don’t ever need to go that far.

Good luck hon!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church

@Indianinerniner:  I’m not sure about OPKing not working with PCOS, but several of the Charters have PCOS and temping works for them. It wouldn’t hurt to give it a shot. I’m not sure what to say about your long cycle though. Changing to a PCOS controlling diet will probably help with regulating your cycles though and with conceiving. Do you know the date of your last period? Or do you just know that it was after the wedding?

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve been diagnosed with PCOS for 11 years now and I agree with what the other ladies have said. Most importantly do not fear that it is impossible, because it is possible. I have not started with an RE yet, but we are in the process of getting a referral. For me, I do ovulate on my own…but something’s obviously not working correctly because we are going on our 18th month TTC.

I think it is best for you to: 1. Start trying to loose weight. I personally know how difficult this can be, especially with PCOS. With PCOS, it is known that the best way to loose weight effectively is by limiting your carb intake. I am currently 90 lbs over weight, but before we started TTC I was about 140 lbs over weight and I was having irregular periods and would sometimes go 2 to 3 months without a period. My periods are now closer to normal, but I think I still need to loose another 20lbs for them to get where I’d like them.  2. Go ahead and start charting and using OPK’s so that you know what your body is doing and if you truly are ovulating or not. With charting all your looking for is a clear shift in temperatures to confirm ovulation. With the OPK’s, the hardest part for us ladies with PCOS is you may get several fade in’s and out’s before you get a positive which can be is frustrating.

After about a year of truly TTC, I started Clomid with my GYN. I think if anything, your first step should be to try the Clomid with your GYN if you feel comfortable doing so to help save money and limit the amount of stress. I have seen the Clomid alone work wonders for many ladies in getting their BFP’s.

This battle may not be easy for you, but always keep faith and never give up! Good luck!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Indianinerniner:  Congrats on loosing 100 lbs! Wow, that’s amazing! I understand how easy it is to gain the weight as a newlywed! Good luck on your journey!

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