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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: The Metformin Manifesto
sure! there's not much of an update right now- we decided to adopt through the foster...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: The Metformin Manifesto
bumping for the new kids on Metformin!
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: For the young ones with PCOS
oh and if anyone has any questions - you can all always reach me at the above email and...More
Vicky, Dx PCOS /IR in 2000 at age 23, on Metformin1500mg daily, 7th cycle on Clomid.
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Reply: For the young ones with PCOS
hannah- we're looking into adoption, would you mind telling me the story about getting...More
Vicky, Dx PCOS /IR in 2000 at age 23, on Metformin1500mg daily, 7th cycle on Clomid.
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Reply: For the young ones with PCOS
I appoligize I didnt make a part clear. the part about "At this point, you shouldnt...More
Vicky, Dx PCOS /IR in 2000 at age 23, on Metformin1500mg daily, 7th cycle on Clomid.
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For the young ones with PCOS
You are young. This does not mean you have time to worry about it later. At this point,...More
Vicky, Dx PCOS /IR in 2000 at age 23, on Metformin1500mg daily, 7th cycle on Clomid.
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Reply: The Metformin Manifesto
bumping so others can read it too More
Vicky, Dx PCOS /IR in 2000 at age 23, on Metformin1500mg daily, 7th cycle on Clomid.
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Reply: The Metformin Manifesto
awosme! If you want to track your charts online, www.tcoyf.com is the online companion...More
Vicky, Dx PCOS /IR in 2000 at age 23, on Metformin1500mg daily, 7th cycle on Clomid.
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The Metformin Manifesto
This has been floating around a PCOS forum on a different site for years. I thought it...More
Vicky, Dx PCOS /IR in 2000 at age 23, on Metformin1500mg daily, 7th cycle on Clomid.
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