Post # 1
So DH and I have been ttc since October when I came off bcp. However, I had some issues with AF. I went to my doctor and turns out I have PCOS and adenomyosis. I have been reffered to a fertility/PCOS specialist and am feeling really down as I read that it can be a leading cause of infertility. I have been trying to loose weight to have a healthy pregnancy overall since Novembe, and I have already dropped 35 pounds after following a low carb diet (turns out thats important for PCOS). However, it hasnt helped in regulating anything. Im just stuck waiting now to see a doctor and I really need to stop googling…
All that to say, if there are any bees out there who have dealt with something similar but were successful in becoming pregnant I would love to hear your stories. I could use a pick me up and the hope. I would love to hear how it went for you all 🙂
Post # 2
I have 2 good friends who have pcos and both were a able to get pregnant naturally. One of them got pregnant in under a year. She told me bc her cycles werent regular and she didnt know when she ovulated they just had sex every other day. My other friend took the we will just have sex when we want and hope for the best it did take them a few years but they really weren’t trying all that hard! Fertility doctors should be able to advise you! Dont be afraid to ask lots of questions. I had to do ivf to conceive our daughter bc of a Male factor so I know how scary infertility can be. Like I said just ask lots of questions….there are lots of pcos stories out there! Good luck!
Post # 3
Hey there! I was diagnosed with PCOS a couple of years ago as well.
My husband and I TTC for about a year with no success after I stopped the pill. I finally went to see my doctor. After the diagnosis, I was put on metformin and Seraphine (clomid) for 3 months. I was temping every morning as well and it appeared that I was ovulating. After those 3 months I asked to be switched to Femara because I had read that it often has more success and after the first month on it, I got pregnant. We now have a one-year-old!
There are a lot of great blogs and websites dedicated to PCOS. I think that one of the things that helped me get pregnant was completely overhauling my diet. Don’t lose hope and remember that PCOS is very common!
I’m now seeing a naturopath as well as my family doctor and she has me taking Inositol and berberine for insulin resistance. I haven’t noticed a huge difference yet but it’s still early. Currently, I’m not TTC but just trying to get healthy and regulate hormones.
Post # 4
I was diagnosed with PCOS last year after constant anovulatory cycles and labwork/ultrasound. I started a low carb diet (keto) right before the diagnosis because I heard it helped with PCOS and suspected that I had it. It took a little over 3 months, but my body finally regulated and I finally ovulated and got pregnant in the same cycle. We were actually about to start femara that cycle too, but didn’t have to- he was a total miracle keto baby. He was born at 34 weeks (probably not due to PCOS- likely due to a previous LEEP procedure) and is currently 3 months and doing great! PCOS can be an annoying hindrance but it doesn’t mean infertility!
Post # 5
I was diagnosed with PCOS at 19 (I am now 29 years old). My husband and I got married in January 2018 and decided to start to TTC in the fall. I lost 40 lbs with a low carb diet but my periods were still wonky. I spoke with my family doctor who referred me to a fertility specialist to discuss options. My fertility specialist did all the necessary testing and blood work and decided to put me on Metformin to help regulate my periods and better my egg supply. I was on that for 1 month because it can be hard for your body to adjust to. After that month of metformin, we added Letrozole to the mix. I was being monitored for timed intercourse and went in every 2-3 days for an ultrasound and blood work to check if I was ovulating and to check my progesterone levels. They determined I would be ovulating and to do the deed that weekend. It worked! I am now 24 weeks pregnant with a little boy.
It is so possible! There are so many options. I heard from many people for years that we would never be able to get pregnant. PCOS is annoying and it’s scary and frustrating but it doesn’t have to mean forever infertility.
Post # 6
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Hey Bees, I just wanted to take a second and say thank you for your responses, I really do appreciate it, it helps. Doctors appointment tomorrow to see what happens
Post # 7
I got put on a low glycemic diet, Metformin, and dexamethasone about 4-5 months before I got married. We TTC from the wedding night and I ovulated on cycle 5 (9-10 on meds) and conceived on cycle 6 (10-11 on meds). In the postpartum period I got my period back 6 weeks after birth but after 11 months was still not ovulating consistently, so I got put in progesterone supplementation from 3-12DPO. That seemed to help a lot as far as regulation and mood. Now I’m in between fertility doctors and am off progesterone as my prescription ran out, and I can tell a difference. I would definitely ask about Metformin and progesterone, and possibly Clomid or femera if you aren’t ovulating on your own or very strongly. Honestly dexamethasone made me crazy. It’s primarily to reduce DHEA-S and thus induce ovulation indirectly by balancing your natural hormones. I would have rather been in clomid or femera because they induce ovulation and probably give faster results for most people. I wasn’t overweight, just had insulin resistance, but Metformin helped a ton.