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fiannakyn

Joined: 02/26/2010
My Story:
My name is Vicky, I was diagnosed with PCOS at 23, but have had symptoms sense hitting puberty. I was put on Metformin from the begining, because I also had Insulin Resistance. I was told I would be diabetic by the time I was 30. I'm 33 now and my IR is well controlled, in the "normal" ranges.
My husband and I have been married for 10 years and have never used protection. We have activly TTC for about 5 years of that, and did rough timing/hope and pray for the rest. I was on Clomid for all of 2010 and it wasnt till Dec that we determined I really wasn't ovulating.

Family details- EVERY SINGLE female on my dad's side in the last 2 generations have been diagnosed with PCOS. 3 aunts, one cousin, my sister and I. On my mom's side 3 of my female cousins have it and they suspect both my grandmothers had it. All together of the cousins and my sister there are a total of 10 bio children, and all but 3 were concived with help of Clomid, IUI or IVF. (there are 4 adopted in addition, plus any I add to the mix)

Symptoms I have:
Thinning scalp hair
Excess hair on face, chest, belly, back, arms.
tan, velvety skin on inner thighs and under arms
skin tags
depression (managed by talk therapy)
High blood pressure (managed by Labetalol)
Insulin Resistance (managed with Metformin 2000mg)
Acne.
Overweight and trouble losing it (5'8" and 260lb)
Irregular periods
Infertility
cysts on ovaries.

In Jan I switched from seeing a GYN (No RE in my area) to a Endocrenoligist to treat the PCOS with no fertility emphasis. Instead we have moved on to adoption.

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Reply: Still trying
A lap is quite often used for unexplained IF- she'll be checking to see if you might have...More
Vicky, Dx PCOS /IR in 2000 at age 23, on Metformin 2000mg daily, 12 rounds of clomid resulted in NADA. moved on to adoption.
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Reply: About to have sex
the three meds together will not interfear with each other's efectivness. I know why...More
Vicky, Dx PCOS /IR in 2000 at age 23, on Metformin1500mg daily, 7th cycle on Clomid.
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Reply: Metformin/glucophage
I had never heard of a liquid version but what I had to do recently after an injury to my...More
Vicky, Dx PCOS /IR in 2000 at age 23, on Metformin1500mg daily, 7th cycle on Clomid.
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Reply: Metformin (Glucophage) for polycystic ovary syndro...
I have been on Met for 10 years. I have had every s/e known. Side effects I get most...More
Vicky, Dx PCOS /IR in 2000 at age 23, on Metformin1500mg daily, 7th cycle on Clomid.
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Reply: Is it Possible that being on Metformin alone for a...
its is always possable, but highly unlikely. Metformin also causes a lot of gastro...More
Vicky, Dx PCOS /IR in 2000 at age 23, on Metformin1500mg daily, 7th cycle on Clomid.
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Reply: PCOS birth control link?
my sister was regular as clockwork, was on BCP from age 16 to 23 when she got married.her...More
Vicky, Dx PCOS /IR in 2000 at age 23, on Metformin1500mg daily, 7th cycle on Clomid.
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Reply: Vicky: Adoption story
Thanks hannah! More
Vicky, Dx PCOS /IR in 2000 at age 23, on Metformin1500mg daily, 7th cycle on Clomid.
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Reply: pcos and hpv
Very good question. and there is no real answer HPV is a virius that stays in your body...More
Vicky, Dx PCOS /IR in 2000 at age 23, on Metformin1500mg daily, 7th cycle on Clomid.
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Reply: TOO Young to Worry, but am Anyway!
BCP are used with PCOS patients to regulate their system to get them in line to being...More
Vicky, Dx PCOS /IR in 2000 at age 23, on Metformin1500mg daily, 7th cycle on Clomid.
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Reply: pcos and hpv
As far as I know- HPV hs not been shown to cause problems with fertility. You do need...More
Vicky, Dx PCOS /IR in 2000 at age 23, on Metformin1500mg daily, 7th cycle on Clomid.
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