I just scheduled my HSG for two weeks from today. I'm nervous, excited and just plain ready to get it over with. Is it bad to say that I'm almost hoping there's some sort of blockage? At least if there were then there would be an answer to my infertility. I've only had one ultrasound, but it didn't show any cysts. My husband and I have been TTC since the end of June 2010. It's been a long and stressful year. I've started to look into the cost of adoption and IVF. The numbers are overwhelming, and I don't know if we would be able to afford either any time soon.
I THINK my insurance should cover this procedure, minus my copay. My doctor's office requires I pay their portion up front before they bill the insurance, which is a bit cumbersome. However, even if this weren't covered at all we'd still do it. I'm just looking for some answers. With answers comes hope, and I'm just about out of hope right now.
Has anyone else ever gone in for an HSG? If so, any advice? The only advice I've gotten is to take a couple of tylenol before the procedure. Luckily, my office is flexible. My test is scheduled for first thing in the morning and I can decide if I want to go into work after or not. We'll see how I feel. I think I'm going to be more emotional than in physical pain!View Thread
My experience has been very similar to yours. When I'm on birth control my periods are regular, down to to day. Take away the birth control, though, and I could never get a period. I started taking Metformin at the end of June when I was diagnosed with PCOS. I'm on 1000mg/day and have lost 14 pounds so far. My husband and I have been trying to conceive since July 2010. I go in for an HSG in the beginning of October, so I'm hoping for some good news for once. Semen analysis was normal.
Best wishes to you! Adoption is always an option,but SO expensive and stressful. There's something to be said about having at least one of your own. Hopefully this will be the case for all of us!View Thread
I tried Clomid with a different doctor for 3 months. I got up to taking 100 mg, but it didn't seem to help. They didn't do any monitoring, so I don't know what things looked like.
My new doctor suggested the HSG before fertility medication. Her reasoning is that it doesn't matter if you're ovulating or not if your tubes are blocked. Just seems like a long wait to get there! One month down, two to go on the pill. As always, it brings back regular periods. However, I'm afraid that when I stop taking it my periods will stop, since that's usually the case with me.
I was diagnosed in June, so I've been going through the same experience! I don't remember the last time I had a period on my own! My doctor put me on birth control, metformin and asked that I drop 10% of my body weight (very common recommendations for PCOS from what I've read). This is my first month back on the pill, my period is due next week and I'm already spotting here and there, so I think I'm on track.
My husband and I have been ttc for 13 months now. My last doctor was terrible. I wasn't even diagnosed until I switched to a more competent doctor. I could be pregnant or have had a baby by now if I had a good one to begin with! That thought is frustrating. Anyhow, if you don't feel as though your doctor cares about you or what you're going through, then it's time to find a NEW doctor. I feel much, MUCH better with my current OBGYN's office. The first appointment I had they sat me down and had an hour long conversation with me. They addressed all of my questions and concerns. I feel like I may finally be on my way to starting my family. There's nothing more frustrating than a doctor who doesn't care or doesn't take the time for you. Switch to someone you can trust!View Thread
I'm having an HSG done sometime in September. (I don't have a date yet because they need to time it for after your period and before ovulation.) I was wondering if any of you had had the procedure done and then gotten pregnant after? They're doing the test to make sure there isn't any blockage in my fallopian tubes, but I've read that it can increase your chances for pregnancy. Some sources say up to 30%! So, I was wondering if any of you ladies had input one way or the other.
My husband and I have been ttc for 13 months now. I'm on bc between now and the hsg to try to regulate things. Then after the hsg is done I have the okay to start trying again. It's been a long, long year! So, I'm hoping the end is in sight.View Thread
Good luck to you, too! Congratulations on your wedding! Our first anniversary is this Sunday. I stopped birth control the weekend before our wedding, so it's been a long, stressful first year of marriage!
Try not to worry too much about the PCOS diagnosis. Your wedding will fly by so fast. Try to soak it in and enjoy every single minute! There will be plenty of time to worry later. Any honeymoon planned?
I told my husband we need to get a dog. At least I'd feel obligated to take a puppy on a walk/run each night. It's just so hard to be motivated after a long day of work. Of course, I'm going to try to suck it up and get it done! I just need to keep telling myself it's not going to take too much time out of my day. I think I need to find myself a gym buddy. I had someone I was going with before my wedding and it helped me to stay motivated. It was too embarrassing to admit that I wanted to be lazy in the evening.
I've been having the acne problem for the last six months or so! It's not terrible, but it's enough to be an inconvenience. I never had a problem previously, either.View Thread
I'd talk with your doctor before stopping the Metformin. My doctor said that the medicine is safe to use through the first trimester of pregnancy, assuming that's why you're stopping!
It's really a guessing game as far as getting pregnant goes. Some women don't seem to have a hard time, while others need fertility treatment. I'm part of the lucky women who can't seem to conceive. I'm working on a fertility treatment plan with my doctor right now.
Best thing to do, though, is to talk to your doctor. If you're planning on getting pregnant, they should be able to give you some pointers and let you know what's best as far as the medication is concerned.View Thread
I was just diagnosed last Wednesday with PCOS. My husband and I have been ttc for a year. I tried 3 months of clomid before switching to a much more competent doctor. I'm going on birth control for the next three months to try to regulate my cycle. I haven't had a period on my own in years. My husband's due to go in for semen analysis, and on month three I'm going in for a HSG to see if my tubes are blocked. The plan is to try naturally for up to three months, followed by clomid again. If we don't conceive, I'll need to see an infertility specialist. My doctor has asked me to lost 20 pounds, which just seems like a huge obstacle at the moment. I was also diagnosed with a hyperactive thyroid and put on metformin.
So, I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed and have shed my share of tears this past week. I'm trying to eat better. I've had a nasty cold, but once I've recovered I'm going to start an exercise regimen. Has anyone had success with a specific form of exercise? What are good foods to eat? To avoid? Other than the obvious junk food, sweets, juice and soda.
I was on the clomid community boards when I was taking that medication and found the girls to be helpful and supportive, so I'm looking forward to getting acquainted with all of you!View Thread