Hi Natalie. I don't really post, but I saw nobody had responded so I wanted to chime in. I was rx'd with pcos about 7 1/2 years ago. DH and I have been ttc for about 9 years. I was taking clomid and then went to another doc that was doing all sorts of fertility testing on me. Long story short, my doc passed away a couple months ago and I was left with no hope. My insurance won't cover an RE so I didn't know what to do. I started back to my regular gyn and he put me on another round of clomid. I have been taking Metformin as well. It seems as though last month I actually O'd for the first time in years. So, the combo of Met and clomid is working. I have also recently lost almost 40lbs, so that probably has something to do with it as well.
It can be a very long and very frustrating journey. I have actually resigned myself to never having children, and now I am faced with the possibility of it happening. I hope the clomid works for you and that is all you need. I have done so many rounds and I was just going through the motions. I don't want to sound like one of those people that says,"keep hope! It happened for me it can happen!" I am still not sure if it will happen for me, but at least I know something is finally working after 9 years. All I can say is do everything you can to help it along. If you need to lose some weight then do it. I believe that helped me a lot. It may take a few cycles of clomid for it to work, and it may not work at all. But try to put up with the clomid and blood tests and repeat next month. It ran me ragged, but it is a fact when you are at this stage. I hope it works out for you. Oh yea, and try to BD every other day. I hope it works out for you!View Thread
Well, if you want to have a baby and are only "trying" 2-3 times a month, chances are not good. You should chart your temps and find out the days you ovulate that way. Then, make sure to up the bd'ing around that time. A healthy couple has a 25% chancce of conceiving each month...and that is doing it more than 2-3 times a month.View Thread
Welcome to the boards. My story sounds similar to you. I don't get a period on my own except for maybe once or twice a year. I was rx'd with pcos 5 years ago. I have been married almost 8 years. I was on bcp for about 1 1/2 years out of that and I never took it correctly. DH and I have been actively trying now for.....3 years or so. We tried when we first got married and never have provented, except the bcp time. That was my doc trying to get me regular. I am now seeing a doc that specializes in infertility, but he is not an RE. I would have to drive at least 2 hours to see one of those and I just don't have that kind of time!
I did several rounds of clomid that didn't work and I was on metformin for about 8 months. I stopped in May because it wasn't working and I was sick. I also did the HSG and there was no blockage. I am currently waiting on my docs office to call and schedule a laparoscopy for sometime in the near future. They are going to do ovarian drilling and hope that works. If not....I don't know what is next. I don't know if he will want to try injectibles or tell me I need ivf. My doc doesn't like to set far off plans or anything really so it is kinda a see what happens thing with me.
I'm sorry about your frustration. Sometimes questions do go unanswered on these boards because nobody has an answer.
Basically, if you ovulate and are both healthy and there are no issues, you have a 25% chance of getting pg. Have you talked to your doctor at all? How long have you been trying? Docs generally want a healthy couple to try for at least a year before they will do any fertility testing. It can be very frustrating, and it does seem like it is easy. It can be very difficult though. I have been seeing a fertility specialist for 2 years now and DH and I tried on our own for about 6 1/2. Talk to your doctor and see what he/she says. Good luck.View Thread
I thik your doc was just trying to get your period back on tract and to get you to ovulate after getting off the bcp. It can sometimes take up to a year for your period to return to normal. It doesn't really have anything to do with conceiving faster. It sounds like he is just trying to get your system back on track after the bcp.View Thread
Sorry about the issues you are having. Have you thought about switching docs? My doc keeps telling me to lose weight. I have pcos and I do need to lose. I have lost 15lbs recently and he said good...lose more. However, he is still treating me.
Maybe if you saw a different doc it would help things along. Good luck!View Thread