I haven't posted on this board in probably a couple years. A brief summary...I have PCOS, endo and have been trying now for almost 9 years. On Sept. 17 my doctor unexpectedly passed away. I have had several rounds of clomid and have been on metformin for a long time. I have had my tubes cleared, ovarian drilling and my endo treated. Now that my doc is gone I am pretty much done. My ins doesn't cover any other doc that deals with infertility. The closest doc I could even go to is about 2 hours away. However, I would have to pay for everything out of pocket.
The "best" part about it all is I found out that my doc had many other options he could have tried on me. The doc that sent me to him has taken me back. He can keep me on the met and do clomid, but that is it. He told me he sent me to this other doc expecting that he would try other options. Guess I will never know now. I just had to get this all out to people that might understand. My husband keeps saying we will figure it out, but there is nothing to figure out. We can't afford to pay out of pocket and the insurance doesn't cover anything. None of the meds work at all. My doc I went back to is doing another round of clomid but he also told me he wasn;t going to waste my time and money. He said I need to try ivf. So I guess that is it for me. I don't even know why I am doing this round of clomid. I have lurked here even though I haven't posted. I have been cheering you all on and I wish you all the best.View Thread
Thanks for the reply. My situation is just bad. Apparantly the doctor I was seeing had a lot more he could have done but for some reason didn't. I have basically been waiting for him to move me onto IVF for about 5 years now and he never did. So, I haven't even begun that aspect. I have been on the edge and then bam. The doc I went to after mine passed said he didn't want to give me false hope and he said IVF was my best bet. Took 10 minutes for him to tell me that. There is a doctor that is about a 2 hour drive. Problem is that no other doctors that specialize in infertility are covered by my insurance. I would have to come up with a lot of money to even go for a consult. I just wish my doc would have told me that it was my only option 5 years ago. I could have been saving and figuring out a way to pay for it all. At this point another 5 years would be pointless. I'm not sure what I am going to do. I think I am just resigning myself to not having children. I mean, people live happy lives without having children. I guess I am going to have to be one of those people.View Thread
Hi ladies. I lurk here and post sometimes. I need some sort of direction though and I am hoping you can help.
I am stopping my 1500mg og Metformin today. I was on 1000mg for a few months and that did nothing. Then my doc jumped me to 2000mg and I was sick as a dog. So he dropped me to 1500mg. I am still sick...not as sick, but sick enough. So he is taking me off of it.
My problem here is that I can't get an answer out of him to save my life. I just want to know what the plan is. He said wait for the Met to get out of my system and call his nurse. Ok. So, then what? He said we might try more medication or ovarian drilling. He didn't tell me what kind of meds or what he thinks is best or anything. I just need to know something! What other meds are there at this stage? I am Clomid resistant and the Met didn't work. I have pcos, my tubes aren't blocked. I have recently lost 15lbs. I jsut need to know something. Anything! What other meds are there? What are the pros and cons about ovarian drilling? What are all of my options? He won't give me any answers!View Thread
Wow. That is expensive. His nurse called me back a bit ago. She said she thinks he is leaning towards the drilling. He told her if I wanted he would refer me to a doc (2 hours away) that does IVF. I don't want to have to do IVF, but I also don't want to call one month and hear," we are done with you! IVF!". She said we still have options. So I said fine, just give me an idea of something instead of leaving me out in the cold.
So, he said he wants to wait another couple months (aaaaahhhhh!!!) and then we would try the drilling. He wants the Metformin out of my system and to start with a clean slate. I hate waiting so much. I mean, I have been with him for 2 years and trying for 7. I'm done waiting. But I will. And she said she would try to have some sort of info for me instead of just wait a few months and call. So we will see. Thanks so much for all the info!View Thread
One of my problems is that I am not seeing an RE. My doc is an obgyn with a special interest in infertility. The reason I am not seeing an RE is because despite our large medical community here, there are none in the area. The closest one is at least 100 miles from me.
I called his nurse and had a bit of a meltdown. She said he doesn't really give her details about the infertility patients. She also said that it is basically a guessing game and there is no way to know what comes next until he knows if the current treatment is working. My mind says you can draw up plans for different scenarios so that at least there is something to look at.View Thread
Well, I posted on the TTC with PCOS some good news for me. I have been on Metformin 1000mg for 4 months now. It hasn't done anything until the other day. AF came on her own! That is a good thing!
However, is it just me or does this seem like the "Year of the Baby"? All these celebs announcing they are pg....an old friend just posted she is pg. Maybe that is a good sign? Ugh...I sure hope so.View Thread
I certainly feel like that now. I ahven't even gotten to IVF stage or anything. It seems like my doc is just pushing me aside. He has had me on met for about 4 months now and I am almost done. So I call to find out the next step and what am I told? Stay on the met and call when you start! I can't even tell you how many times I have told them that I do not get my period on my own. So it is the same thing. Call when I am 2 weeks late and they do a blood test. The give me provera and I call when I start. Then more blood work and more pills. Same thing over and over. It has been over 3 months since I have had a period so I asked her when she wasnted me to start counting the 14 days. Now I just wait till I am done with the meds now and call to refill and instead of making me wait an extra 2 weeks they will just do the blood work then.
Hello ladies. Just had a quick question. I have been taking 1500mg of Met for about 2 months now. I was having an issue where I was sick to my stomach, but that is a common side effect and I figured I was not drinking enough water. It comes and goes still, but like I said, common side effect.
For about the last 2 weeks I have been super tired though. Has anyone else experienced this while taking this medication?View Thread
Thanks for your response. I do have PCOS. I don't think I am tired from a drop in my blood sugar. I have always had an issue with it and when it drops I completly crash. Like, I need sugar right then or I am gonna pass out.
I am thinking maybe I have low iron right now. I haven't had a problem with my iron for years, but that is what I am thinking.View Thread
I am ttc right now and have been for almost 6 years. I was on bcp for about 2 in the middle of that though. I have been on that board and then I moved to this one and now I don't know where I belong. I guess I will move back over there though!View Thread