Post # 1
I dont know if I am imagining this, but i believe i was having Ovulation cramps??
Me and My husband have been trying to have a baby since our wedding May 4th. I have PCOS so it has been a little difficult for us. I got diagnosed in the middle of May and it has been very stressful. My cycle is so irregular its hard to know when im ovulating. And my Doctor said that the OPK kits i was buying are crap and to not go by them. Ive heard that having PCOS can give false results, so thats not reassuring. Believe it or not, my cycle only regulates itself whenever im active and excercising. (weird coincidence??) I had my period for 3 months then off for 2 weeks then on for 3 weeks now im off. My dr put me on Metformin to help me ovulate but I dont react well to it and it makes me very nauseas and gives me diahrrea! My type of job doesnt go well with the symptoms (i know.. i need to just suffer throught the symptoms and take the pills like im supposed to). So needless to say i havent been taking my pills like im supposed to. I also read that when i have a prolonged period it probably isnt my ACTUAL period. could just be uterine bleeding? and that after 5 days we should still continue to have sex every other day?? has anyone else experienced this?? im very confused.
I got off of my “period” Monday, and Thursday i was experiencing some cramping! It was very odd because even when im on my period i dont really cramp (except for the rare occasion). It was just on my right side and it felt like a twinging or pinching pain closer to my pelvis. It lasted about 20 minutes then it was gone. I was hoping that is what it was and I made sure that me and my Husband had sex while it was happening incase that is what it was.
What do you guys think? I know I’m only a few months in TTC but im starting to get very doubtful. Im so tired of everyone saying “your trying to hard” or “just let it happen” if i hear that one more time i will scream. Please share your PCOS success stories or let me know if your situation is similar!! Thanks for your help and Wish me luck 🙂
Post # 3
@mlford0531: the only advice I can offer is to make sure you take your metformin with food. If you really cannot tolerate it there is a slow release formulation called Glumetza that is easier on the stomach.
Post # 4
@mlford0531: Hello! I have PCOS and I’m 32wks pregnant! So there’s hope 🙂
The regular periods/exercise makes sense, since PCOS can mess with hormones/blood sugars (which is why metformin is taken).
I suffered through and kept taking my Metformin, lost 50lbs (both which regulated my period) and got pregnant!! I heard even if you’re alightly over weight, weightloss and exercise can help!
Sounds like ovulation pain, I would make love on days I felt that pain on one side and they few days after!
Keep your head up! And take Metformin! 🙂
Post # 5
I would recommend getting a basal body thermometer and buying the book either the Art of Nautral Family Planning or Taking Charge of your fertility. Then you will know when you are ovulating, so you know when to try or if your body skips releasing an egg and it can give you a feeling of more control over conception. Also the cervical mucus is an important part of conception because it helps the little swimmers get to where they need to be. Unfornately a side effect of clomid is it dries up the CM which makes conception more difficult. Getting to know your body and respect your fertilitly as a woman is a big plus of the charting. Best wishes to you and your DH on the TTC journey.
Post # 6
@mlford0531: sounds like it could have been ovulation pain– I bought the serious cheap ovulation test strips off of amazon and they have actually been spot on. We are not ttcing yet– I just wanted to chart my cycle. I felt ovulation pain hours to 24 hours later after testing positive on the cheapies. So if you continue to use them, be cheap about it rather than wasting a ton of money.
Post # 7
Hey, not sure about the ovulation thing but wanted to share a great site with you.
I have PCOS and have just come off BC (yasmin) in preparation of my fiance and I TTC after the wedding next year, I will be interested to see how my cycles are seeing as previously I could go up to 10 months without a period in the past!
I found a really good website and forum – she has recommended taking Inositol and Folic Acid for PCOS sufferers TTC and even just to help with symptoms if you are still on BC.
I have been taking it for about a month now and have noticed it has helped control my weight a little.
The website is http://www.pcosdietsupport.com/
i have only joined up to the free bit and so far it has been really informative so hope the info helps.
Post # 8
I’d agree with getting a BBT thermometer, The only issue with that is, that it only tells you that youve ovualted AFTER it has occured. If you observe your cervical mucus, and use the cheap opk strips from the bay or amazon, You can get approx 50 for £8. These methods will help you pinpoint ovualtion.
Post # 9
@deedeelicious: question for ya- do you take inositol? I’m on 1500mg of Metformin and I’ve had 2 natural periods for the first time ever/since coming off BCP in Sept. Wondering if adding inositol to the mix is beneficial or not really necessary based on the fairly regular cycles (33 and 35 days).
Sorry for the thread jack!
Post # 10
@Kabatchy2be: If your getting regular cycles I dont think its neccessary, i actually stopped taking it because it wasnt doing anything in the end :/