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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: Do I or Don't I have PCOS?
sounds like you have a great doctor! I would keep her More
Vicky, Dx PCOS /IR in 2000 at age 23, on Metformin1500mg daily, 7th cycle on Clomid.
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Reply: PCOS, Trying to get prego and Wieght
yes ask about getting on met. Your doc may want to run a few blood tests to see if you...More
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Reply: Period starts, stops, and starts again
I had the exact same thing happen (the random start stop wtf junk) one cycle when I was...More
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Reply: PCOS
I will tell you that Metformin has been a wonderful help to my life out side of TTC. I...More
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Reply: HCG
my sister has PCOS and was on clomid for several months. Then her doc did a mid cycle...More
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Reply: Do I have pcos
There are a lot of factors that go into a diagnosis of PCOS. hormone levels are just one....More
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Reply: Do I or Don't I have PCOS?
MEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Everything chemical is in "normal" ranges but I have EVERY SINGLE...More
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Reply: need some advice please
It can't hurt to call your doc to ask. Some docs wont see you till its been 90 days, but...More
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Reply: What do I do?
Have you had a Laprascopic procedure to look at the outside of your organs or have...More
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Reply: Suggestions on treatments ...
Other options are: first off find out if your blood sugar is out of wack. IE are you...More
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