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: Upset & Scared
yes, it is very possable. my sister has 3 naturaly. the first was 4 years after getting...More
Vicky, Dx PCOS /IR in 2000 at age 23, on Metformin1500mg daily, 7th cycle on Clomid.
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Reply: Pre Seed
pre seed is more expensive, but easier to apply, and clean up than canola oil but for...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!
if the depression is really bad, I would see about going back on a Pill (or novaring, but...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!
Its ok *huggs* First off, go to a free clinic/ planned parenthood/whatever, they shoudl...More
Vicky, Dx PCOS /IR in 2000 at age 23, on Metformin1500mg daily, 7th cycle on Clomid.
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Reply: Can someone please help me?
I dont need to say anything, Blondie already said it all TCOYF coveres everything you...More
Vicky, Dx PCOS /IR in 2000 at age 23, on Metformin1500mg daily, 7th cycle on Clomid.
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Reply: losing weight
I agree with Hannah about everything (btw Gluchopage's generic name is Metformin)
Vicky, Dx PCOS /IR in 2000 at age 23, on Metformin1500mg daily, 7th cycle on Clomid.
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Reply: if i took metformin with orange juice would it hav...
I dont know. You can always try it for a couple days and see how you feel... personaly it...More
Vicky, Dx PCOS /IR in 2000 at age 23, on Metformin1500mg daily, 7th cycle on Clomid.
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Reply: pregnacy without medication
oh I forgot to say, if your doc says you have Insulin resistance, dont think of metformin...More
Vicky, Dx PCOS /IR in 2000 at age 23, on Metformin1500mg daily, 7th cycle on Clomid.
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Reply: pregnacy without medication
well, my sister got pregnant once totaly without meds, and once while just on metformin...More
Vicky, Dx PCOS /IR in 2000 at age 23, on Metformin1500mg daily, 7th cycle on Clomid.
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Reply: Do I have pcos
you can also have PCOS without a cyst problem. Thats me. I have 4 total cysts as of an...More
Vicky, Dx PCOS /IR in 2000 at age 23, on Metformin1500mg daily, 7th cycle on Clomid.
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