(Closed) TTC but…PcOS is in the way *bit of a rant at the same time*

posted 8 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
5107 posts
Bee Keeper

@misty_bear:  I have PCOS. You will likely be placed on Metformin. There are a lot of ladies on here struggling to conceive and taking Metformin and having complications from their PCOS =( It is very frustrating to see people with children. I work in a clinic where we see meth babies and foster kids all the time =( It makes me so sad.

Post # 4
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I too have PCOS and was able to conceive with the help of Metformin. Don’t get too discouraged. 


Post # 5
1406 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’m TTC and as far as I know I do NOT have PCOS….although I wish I had an answer instead of unexplained infertility.  I have known MANY women though with it (which is why I always get asked if I have it too) and those women have ALL eventually carried a child to term so don’t despair, now that there is a diagnosis, there is a better chance you will get pregnant.

And please continue to rant away, I see many people around here that I have NO idea why they were “blessed” and I’m not….it’s not fair at times, but I understand that it’s not part of my path just yet….

Post # 6
6472 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

I know how frustrating that can be. I’m right there with you. We’re coming up to 19 months now and I am so, so tired. 

Post # 7
1040 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I have PCOS, and while I’m not on Metformin, I’m on a whole bunch of naturopathic remedies as well as inositol. We’ve been TTC for about 18 months now – but my diagnosis is very recent. Hopefully, since you know going into it, you’ll be able to get the help you need, and not be TTC for very long at all!

Post # 8
2226 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have PCOS and was on Metformin for 2 years.  I was recently switched to a new suppliment called Pregnitude, which my doctor’s office said is a good option for PCOS ladies. 

I feel your pain on seeing people who appear to not want their babies or take the fact that they have them for granted.  We’ve been trying for the better part of 2 years and it sucks.

I hope your doctor gets you fixed right up and you get your BFP so soon!

Post # 9
3059 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have PCOS. Metformin did not work for me (made me super sick). I went on BC six months before the wedding which totally regulated my cycles. Before going on BC is was a guessing game as to when AF would come. One time it was 6 months long! Well in Sept it will be one year off BC and since then my cycles are pretty much 30-35 days. We have been TTC for 10 months now so we are having a hard time, but at least my cycles have regulated. I see you were also on BC, so I’m going to assume that won’t do the “trick” for you as it did me. Hopefully the Dr’s can get you going in the right direction.

I agree 100% with the parents who don’t value their children. Why is it so easy for them to get KU? But those of us who want it so badly, have the hardest time.

GL to you and I hope you get the right meds. It will happen one day for us all!! : )

Post # 10
753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I completely sympathize with you! I have PCOS and we are just starting our 13th cycle TTC.  It’s frustrating.  Metformin has helped regulate my periods and start ovulation again.  Still no BFP though 🙁

Best of luck to you! Feel free to PM me if you have any questions along the way!

Post # 11
2083 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1993

I have PCOS. I was on Metformin for a while, but it made me really ill. Will be TTC v. soon. Have been charting etc and everything ‘seems’ in order, but am worried there will be problems.

Post # 12
2031 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have (had?) PCOS also.  I didn’t know until AFTER DH1 was diagnosed with cancer, which killed his reproductive system anyway, and I was never treated for it because I was on fertility meds (I guess that’s why?).  We did fertility treatments and several IUI’s while he was in remission, but we gave up when his cancer came back.  After that, I never bothered to get checked because it was too depressing (all we’d wanted was to have a family together).  I’m not quite ready to TTC yet, but I am terrified that we just won’t be able to have children (I’m already almost 31) and don’t really want to go in and have all the tests done again, since I’ve lost about 30-40 pounds since my initial diagnosis which I hear can help with PCOS.  At this point, I just plain don’t want to know 🙁  We’ve already decided that if it doesn’t work ‘naturally’ this time, I won’t be going through the fertility treatments again, and we’ll just have to decide what to do from there.  

Post # 13
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would definately check out Flo Living @ http://floliving.com.  It’s a great resource for ladies who have period or fertility questions/concerns!!

Post # 14
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I also have PCOS.

I have been on Metformin for a few years now, bad side effects for the first year but stuck with it, now I can take it fine.

I would only get periods on BCP but they were ‘false’ periods and the BCP was merely masking my PCOS symptoms (acne, hirsutism, lack of periods). In the end it made me gain lots of weight and then even the BCP wouldn’t bring on my periods.

I work in child protection and have to see people do the most horrific things to children, it’s truely heartbraking and makes me so mad that they are able to have them and disgard them with such ease.

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