Post # 1
I have controlled PCOS as I was diagnosed at 15 yrs old. I pulled my IUD in Jan and have had one 40 day cycle and now CD41 this month. I am not sure I actually OV tho, I did have a + OV test on CD26.
My RE is skeptical I can get pregnant on my own. Anyone with Thin PCOS that conceived naturally or what advice you might have?
I am not insulin resistant as I passed a glucose test and am not on Metformin.
Post # 2
I did! I started drinking “fertili-tea” and taking feminescence pro at the advice of a nutritionist. I am not 100% sure that is what helped, but once I started both of those, my cycle went from 75 days, to 60, to 45 and then BFP! RE had confirmed PCOS with an ultrasound and we had discussed started clomid and then found out we were pregnant less than a week later.
I also was considered “lean” PCOS and didn’t have insulin resistance. My major symptomd were long cycles, hair growth and many many follicles when viewed in ultrasound.
Post # 3
NewKid2015: The doctors are always so skeptical that you just want to punch them! I’d say that although listening to the RE at times is beneficial but it necessarily does not mean that you can not concieve on your own.
Unfortunately, my example does contradict my advice but I want you to be hopeful. I have PCOS and been ttcing for 3 years but still alot of times change in life style can help people concieve naturally. Like they say, when it’s your time – it’s your time.
Don’t give up 🙂 Your time will come soon.
Post # 4
I was diagnosed with pcos at 15 with a BMI of 28, with ultrasound and labs. Also I was insulin resistant. I then went on the pill, got my BMI to 25 and Improved my insulin resistance. I forgot all about PCOS because I was young…Then, I went off the pill this summer, 13 years later at 28. My BMI still hovering around 25. My skin sucked and my first 2 cycles were 40 days so I assumed I still had it. Then, the next month I was 28 days, the next 27, the next 31. I was pretty positive that I was ovulating with those numbers. My husband and I tried to conceive for a month but no luck. I then bought the first response daily ovulation test, got a positive on CD 19 and got pregnant. My OB isn’t sure what happened or if I still have PCOS. I had no testing since my original work up at 15.
Post # 5
Thanks for all the comments! My question is mainly
for PCOS women who are within a healthy-low BMI and do not have weight issues.
We are the “zebras” among PCOS women. Almost everything I read online is related to insulin resiatant PCOS women not women I can relate too. Thank you.
Post # 6
NewKid2015: My RE, who is a PCOS expert who publishes on the topic and is at a top university, said that he will not diagnose PCOS if you don’t have symptoms (i.e. overweight, aberrant hair growth, etc).
Post # 7
Runnerbride13: I undestand, my RE is in similar practice at a major university. She’s the second RE I’ve seen who reconfirmed by diagnosis by US when I was 28. Like I said, we are the “zebras”, I have all the other symptoms but weight gain.
Post # 8
NewKid2015: A good friend of mine has PCOS and is thin. She ended up conceiving on Clomid, it took a while (over a year) but they were not yet willing to try more agressive measures. She did end up developing gestational diabetes during pregnancy, that she was able to control with proper diet. She didn’t gain much weight and otherwise had a very healthy, easy pregnancy. She gave birth to a 7 pound baby girl two days after her due date. Good luck to you!
Post # 9
NewKid2015: Oh, well if you have the hair growth and stuff then I’d say it’s a safe bet.
Post # 10
NewKid2015: My doctor suspects I have lean PCOS. It took me about 6 months to conceive naturally and I was close to 40 at the time. I ovulate every month so he said having lean PCOS wouldn’t affect fertility. Good luck!
Post # 11
NewKid2015: I feel you! I’m a healthy BMI (21ish) and was diagnosed with PCOS several years back. My OBGYN placed me on Metformin, and it seemed to do the trick (I went 9 months without a period while I was on BC–I thought I was crazy).
Darling Husband and I are currently TTC, and I’m hoping my cycles become shorter. I went off BC in Jan, and had two cycles. Luckily, I ovulated both times on CD 25, so at least its consistent. I’m just happy I’m ovulating in the first place! I’m only on 500mg Metformin, so wondering if it will shorten things if I up it. Going to the Endo on Tuesday for another check up, hopefully since I’ll be on 6DPO she can check how my progestrone is doing.
Post # 12
I conceived and had a successful pregnancy with Metformin even though I have ‘thin’ pocs and never was tested for insulin resistance. I still needed ovulation tests to help figure out when I was ovulating and I did some charting but prior to the Metformin I wasn’t ovulating. I cycled normally with Mirena so I’m hoping I can conceive without medication this time. I just had it removed a few weeks ago and I’m still waiting to see if I remain regular or go back to the long annovulatory cycles.
Post # 13
NewKid2015: Not trying to conceive, but just wanted to pipe in and say I have lean PCOS! I can’t remember what my BMI is, but I am a healthy weight and don’t gain weight easily, and I passed my glucose/insulin tests.
My overweight friend with PCOS acted pretty awful to me when I confided in her looking for advice. She dismissed my diagnosis with a sniff that I was a healthy weight, but I have all the other symptoms aggressively (beard and testosterone? I’d take the weight gain!) You are absolutely right that we are the zebras!
Post # 14
NewKid2015: – I’m the same as nessdawwg: – not yet TTC, but “lean” PCOS. BMI 22, I’ve not actually done a glucose sensitivity test (no diabetes style symptoms, so my GP didn’t really see the point), but since going back onto the pill in Jan (after being off for 7 months with 1 x AF, plus lots of skin complaints, screwy hormones on blood test and tonnes of follicles on US) my skin STILL hadn’t cleared up.. it was so beautiful before, and I’m back on the same skin clearing pill as before..
Anyways. Just wanted to chime in 🙂 Hoping TTC isn’t too tricky when we’re ready.. My gynae seemed quite sure a few rounds of Clomid would do the trick, but I suppose time will tell!