MY DISCUSSION IS THAT I AM 32 YEARS OLD AND I AM LIVING WITH PCOS AND HAVE BEEN LIVING WITH THIS SINCE I BEEN...
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MY DISCUSSION IS THAT I AM 32 YEARS OLD AND I AM LIVING WITH PCOS AND HAVE BEEN LIVING WITH THIS SINCE I BEEN 12 YEARS OLD..YOU KNOW THE ONE THING I WANT MOST IS A BABY WITH MY HUSBAND..BUT THE HARDEST THING IS LOSING THIS WEIGHT....IT MAKES ME UPSET SOMETIMES THAT I HAVE MORE HAIR ON MY FACE THAN MY HUSBAND...WHY DO WOMAN HAVE TO GO THROUGH A LOT..View Thread
Well we're back to considering IVF again. I had asked about it a couple weeks ago and scheduled a consultation with our RE. A IVF consultant from the office called me and gave me the pricing and we decided we'd try IUI a little longer and cancel the consultation meeting with my RE. Well, after thinking about it some more I really think we need to check into this and gather more info... so I rescheduled my consultation. I just have this gut feeling that I need to look into this. Each round takes 2 months since I have to sit a month out after each IUI. We know its expensive but I keep thinking in the long run it might be cheaper. Hopefully we will have extra to freeze so when we go back for more children later the hard part is already done. I scheduled a consult for next week. That same day the office is holding a once a month IVF meeting for interested couples so we will be attending that as well and getting all the info we can. We're thinking now that we'll try IUI one more time. If it doesn't work move onto IVF. Its a lot to take in for me and I have a lot of thoughts and emotions but I really think this is something we need to do. DH said he's willing to do whatever it takes and whatever I feel I need to do. Have any of you considered IVF or have any info? This is kind of scary for me and I'm already feeling a bit overwhelmed and we're not even started. I guess I just never thought we'd get to this point.View Thread
The ultrasound today still showed everything under 10mm, like last Wednesday's ultrasound showed. I didn't know what to expect, because I woke up to some light brown spotting.(TMI-only when I wiped) They want me to start taking 200mg of Clomid tonight! I have never heard of this, but they wanted me to do this back in March with that Clomid cycle. We didn't get to because DH was going to be out of town, during time of possible ovulation. I just took 150mg of Clomid, cycle days 3-7. Today, I'm on cycle day # 16. They said it just like I'm starting a Clomid cycle again, just not waiting on af. What do yall think?View Thread
Prayforamiracle-Me(36)PCOS Dh(43)MFI TTC since 11/06. Only pregnancy ended in loss in July 2007. On 1500mg of Metformin. Currently on Cycle 30.
Well had my baseline yesterday and of course I have another cyst. Have to sit out another month taking birth control pills. From the way it sounds with my response to injection I'll have to sit out the month following each round of treatment. Hopefully this doesn't take too many more times. When I go in for my next baseline I want to ask about increasing my dosage slightly and maybe I can get more follicles. I usually end up with 3 which is good but I want more "targets" but I also know they have to make sure I'm not producing too much estrogen on the injections. So we'll just see what happens I guess.View Thread
Another heartbreak. I know its still early to test but the information on the hpt said they had 100% accuracy in test subjects 4 days before missed af. That's where I'm at today. The first time I was pregnant I got a BFP on this day. So its looking like another bust. I know there is still a chance but I'm just so upset right now. I hate this. I keep thinking I don't know how much more of this I can take, and then I realize and tell myself I'll do it as much as I have to in order to get a baby. I really wish my DH were home and I could talk to him right now. I don't want to email him at work and upset him too. But I think I'm going to call my RE tomorrow after I talk to DH tonight and see if we can get some info on IVF. I know it cost much much more than IUI but it seems like now we're wasting time and money. Trying to stay positive and hope I get a BFP in the next couple days but it just doesn't seem that's going to be the caseView Thread
I finally ovulated on day #58 this cycle and now I'm in the tww. I have ovulated much later this this, but still frustrated with another long cycle while taking the Metformin. I really can't wait to stop Metformin, it just isn't working for me in regards to ovulation. Bad news is I didn't have any ovulation signs and therefore only bd once. According to my temps, we bd two days prior to the temp rise. The really bad news is af is due on Christmas Day. I don't know if I can deal with af on Christmas day, the disappointment and being around tons of kids/babies.View Thread
Prayforamiracle-Me(36)PCOS Dh(43)MFI TTC since 11/06. Only pregnancy ended in loss in July 2007. On 1500mg of Metformin. Currently on Cycle 29.
Hello, I don't know if anybody remembers me from being on here last year, I have been on the PAIF board, but I just wanted to say that I had my son, I posted the full birth story on the PAIF board. I hope all of you get your BFP's soon!View Thread
Ok, I've been on Met now for about 2 months I think. I can't exactly remember when I started it. When I started off taking only 500 and then it moved up to 1500 a day. I never really had too many side effects from it, but I was very careful to take it with food, watch the things I ate and so on. Well now for about 2 weeks I have absolutely no appetite. I have to force myself to eat and NOTHING sounds slightly good to eat. I could easily go all day without eating. There are times I hear my stomach growling but the last thing I want to do is eat. I try to eat little things throughout the day and then at dinner I make sure I eat decent so I can take my pills. After that I feel so sick the rest of the evening. Has anyone else had that who was on Met? I'm not sure if this is from the Met even though is so much later since I started taking it or if something else is going on.View Thread
Well its only 10/11 days post IUI and AF came today. I guess if the cycle didn't work its good to know sooner rather than later so we can get moving again. I just can't believe it came so early. I am just devestated and can't stop crying. I'm looking into it and it sounds like it could be early due to low progesterone or early m/c. I go in tomorrow for my baseline ultrasound for the next cycle. I'm so afraid they will tell me there is a cyst and I have to sit out another month. Meaning I wait then go on provera and continue waiting. I have so many emotions right from, sad, angry, frustrated, depressed...View Thread
Hey everyone! My husband and I have been TTC for about a year now. I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 20. I went to the Dr. today and was prescribed Provera (for 5 days) and Metformin (500mg). I just wanted to know if anyone has had any luck with Metformin and how quickly did it work?!? I don't think I can stand to wait another month. I would really appreciate any feedback asap! Thanks so much!View Thread
I dont know about you guys, but i've been having a lot of trouble logging in. I've been trying for a few weeks now and couldnt log in. Finally i had to make another account to log in because my account wasnt working.
I just wanted to give an update. Pregnancy was confirmed. I had a 6 week sonogram where they saw a sac but no fetal activity and said that it was too small to measure. Then they told me to come again in a week to check viability. That week was hell. Finally this last friday i went for a 7 week scan and they found a fetal heartbeat. So as of right now everything is good. my next appt is in 2 weeks. i am proceeding very cautiously. I hope everything continues to be normal but i guess only time will tell.
Hi all, Well I just finished my last provera pill last night. If things stay they way they were before, AF should come Thursday and I should start injections Saturday. I'm so excited to get started again, yet I'm so scared at the same time. I feel just flooded with emotions right now. The past few days I've felt so positive about getting back in the game so to speak. Last time the IUI took first time, I was feeling confident that will happen again but then I realized I was getting my hopes up way too much. Its so hard to keep an even level of emotions. Some moments I'm on a high and other's I'm on a low. Guess I'm feeling the low right now for some reason. I just want to get through this chapter in my life and move on. I look forward to the day where I'm no longer taking pills and giving myself shots. I guess I'm starting to feel like my life is just consumed by all this and feel trapped. I know it will all be worth it in the end, like I said I guess I'm just having one of my low moments today. Sorry for the venting, I guess its just one of those days. I'm really trying to focus on the positive that we know we can get pregnant and its time to start trying again. Today is the start of the 3rd week of being on Metformin so I am now taking tripple the dose I started with. I do feel positive about the provera. My RE is not so sure it works, but I've heard so much good things from others and even my pharmacist says out of all the information he's read and heard about met preventing m/c he says he truly believes it helps. So that was a little reassuring. Thank you all for being there and again sorry for the long venting. View Thread
So I took a first response early preg test on monday which would have been 13 days past the trigger shot and 11 days past ovulation. The test was positive. I called the doc office and they told me that it was still too early to do a blood test. I was told to wait till the 13th(tommorrow) and test again. Ofcource I tested today (15 days past the trigger and 13 days past ovulation). I used a first response test again and a clear blue digital. They were both positive. However, the line on the first response test did not get any darker. it wasnt any lighter, but not darker either.
i called my doc office again so we'll see if they send me for a test today or wait till tommorrow. I am so scared though because now i am convinced that if i am preg, its ectopic. reason i say that is because i've been having pretty moderate cramps. They are not there all the time, but every time i move and at night.
i know i should be more optimistic. i'll test again tommorrow. Hopefully its still positive and its not ectopic. wont know anything more until i do a blood test.
has anyone had an ectopic? what did it feel like?View Thread
With my research online I have found that acupuncture has been proven to be great for infertility and PCOS (leveling hormones, increasing blood flow to the uterus, stress relife...). I had my first consultation with a acupuncture "therapist" and was able to have a treatment afterward. It was quite an experience (in a good way)! I was wondering if anyone had tried acupuncture and had any success. She was pretty confident that I could have my period within the next 7 days. This should be interesting because it's been years since I have had a non-medically induced (aka Provera or bc) period. I hope this works, and it sounds much better than the ovarian drilling at this point. The metformin and femara weren't working, so I think I am going to give this a full chance before going back to the OBGYN and starting the next step (possibly Clomid, HSG, drilling). Any thoughts?View Thread
Me (23)(PCOS) and DH (23) TTC our first for a year now. Currently on 1500mg Metformin daily, Provera for ten days and Femara 2.5 for CD 3-7.
So I am kind of panicking right now. I gave myself the trigger shot yesterday night. This morning I took an OPK (one of those smiley ones) that confirmed i got the HCG. It was positve. BUT I dont think its going to work. I feel no symptoms at all. No twinges in the my ovary, no cramps, nothing. The past few days i was having all kinds of symptoms like bloating, sore boobs, cramping. The reason I am panicking is because my doctor is having me take progesterone suppositories starting this Saturday for two weeks until I get to take a HPT. But, if i dont ovulate, how will we know because the progesterone will give me a period anyways! I asked the nurse about that. She kept saying that I WILL ovulate, that I will know that I ovulated. I told her i dont feel anything today. She said I will tommorrow and the day after. Its so frustrating to think that after all this, i might not even ovulate even though i had three mature follicles. I just wish i felt something. any indication that something was happening... Has anyone expirienced this? any thoughts?
Hi everyone, Sorry I haven't been on much this past month. I guess I just sort of isolated myself the past couple of weeks and tried not to think of this whole ttc thing. I hope everyone is doing well. I would like to get your opinions on something. I know a few of you have taken or are currently taking Metformin and I'd like to know your thoughts on it. Here is my issue. I am not insulin resistant, I don't have a lot of the common characteristics of PCOS. Yesterday I had my post D&C consultation with my RE after our genetics testing results came on the fetal tissue and all came back normal. So the plan is to stay on the same routine. Injectables combined with Dexamethosone. Metformin was brought up. My RE said that he has not seen enough evidence to make him say that Metformin will help reduce miscarriage. However, he said if I want it he will prescribe it for me, he said it will not hurt me or a fetus, its just that the side effects I'm being told can be pretty rough. In my mind I say if its not going to hurt me or a fetus I'm willing to take it and deal with the side effects in case it were to help prevent miscarriage. I will do whatever it takes. My Dh says he'll support me in what I decide but he's afraid of the side effects being so bad and if I do get pregnant I could be really sick. When I was pregnant I had a hard time eating and had to force myself to eat almost every day, all day. I'm leaning more towards taking it, but I'm just curious what some of your thoughts on this is. If AF doesn't come I can take provera starting Oct. 7th and get things started again. So at that time I will give my RE my decision. I'm also wondering if starting metformin at the same time is a good idea. Does it take time for the metformin to kick in? Thanks, View Thread
Just wanted to give an update. took clomid 100mg days 4-8. on days 7 and 8 i added 75iu of follistim. yesterday was day 8, so today is my third shot of follistim. tommorrow i go in for a sonogram to see if what happened.
injections are almost frighteningly easy. i didnt feel a thing and i feel absolutely nothing. then again i've only had two shots. I'll let you ladies know what happens tommorrow. wish me luck! i hope the follistim works.
When I started taking Metformin, it took about nine months for the bathroom issues to improve. Then it was just occasional episodes. Now after a year and a half, I'm starting to have issues daily with it again. Have any of you had this to happen and why? Thanks for your help.View Thread
Prayforamiracle-Me(36)PCOS Dh(43)MFI TTC since 11/06. Only pregnancy ended in loss in July 2007. On 1500mg of Metformin. Currently on Cycle 27.
I just wanted to know if any of you had had any experience with ovarian drilling? I have just completed my fourth cycle of provera/femara and my ob-gyn wants to schedule an appointment to talk about ovarian drilling. I am interested in learning more about it, but also if there is anything else we should consider before hand.View Thread
Me (23)(PCOS) and DH (23) TTC our first for a year now. Currently on 1500mg Metformin daily, Provera for ten days and Femara 2.5 for CD 3-7.
Just wanted you give you all an update and see how everyone else was doing. I got my injectable medication all sorted out. My doctor ordered clomid (dont know what dose yet), 300 units of follistim and a shot of ovidrel. I am on day 8 of taking provera, i have two more pills left. I have to go in for a day 5 baseline scan and start clomid then. I'll let you guys know how the baseline went.
How is everyone else doing? Btw, anyone know why a doctor would choose follistim over gonal f?
My doctor called me today (which was a total surprise, i usually email her or talk to her nurses). I told her that since clomid wasnt working on its own i wanted to add injectables and she agreed. So I have to start taking provera today and then when i get a period, i have to go in for a baseline ultrasound. They will then show me how to inject myself and other things. She is still having me taking clomid from day 5-9, but said that on day 8, i will start injectables with close monitoring. I am very excited. Hopefully this combination will make me ovulate. I havent ovulated in over a year now so i am really praying that this will work. i just hope everything goes well. I love my doctor, she is very knowleagable, but she is also the director of the IVF program at the cleveland clinic. Usually she is very busy and i believe has a lot of patients. Without a chart infront of her, she doesnt know what is going on with what patient. Its a bit frustrating reminding whoever i talk to whether its nurses or the doctor herself, what is going on with me.
I'll keep you ladies posted.
CEB85, sending you lots of prayers and wishes.View Thread
Hi - I saw the invite in the PCOS community and I thought I'd come by. I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 15 and medicated since then with BC and aldoctone. Last year, my hubs and I decided it was time to start TTC, so, after advice from my doctor, I went off my meds. A year later, nothing. I had a moment a few weeks ago where I thought I might have been preggers because my period was two weeks late, but I got a BFN. We were so disappointed but this is the longest I've been off my medication so missing a period shouldn't be that suprising with PCOS. I have an appt with a OB/Gyn to get put on Clomid to see if that works in my favor. I am also going to get pre-natal vitamins and see if that helps.
I am really hopeful that the Clomid will work. We desperately want a baby, and while adoption is always an option, we really want one of our own.
I'm very glad that someone started this discussion group.
Well, it looks like we're back to the beginning. I lost both the twins. I can't believe this has happened, we heard Baby A's heartbeat and all looked good and we were expecting to hear Baby B's heartbeat when we went in last Monday but I was informed both had died and DH and I are both devestated. I had a D&C on Wednesday and just spent the rest of the week on the couch. My RE did the surgery and had everything sent to the childrens hospital for testing so we'll know exactly what caused this. I just hope whatever the cause its something we can work with and we wont be told we shouldn't continue to try. We'll have the results in 5 weeks and my RE said we can probably start trying again in about 6 weeks or whenever I start the provera again. The thought of starting over is so frustrating but the thought of having to wait 6 weeks is just as bad. I'm trying to focus on the fact that we know we're able to conceive and pray that it happens again quickly and all is healthy next time.View Thread
I just wanted to say thank you to all of you. In this extremely frustrating time of my life, you ladies are the only ones i can count on to understand what it feels like. Most people dont understand how it feels and how much of an obsession it can be sometimes, but you understand exactly what it feels like. Though I hope and pray and wish you all nothing but success soon, I also want to thank you for being a part of my life. Its a small thing, but it helps a lot. Congratulations to all the ladies who got their positives, hopefully the rest of us will be there soon.
So after my HSG, my doctor wants to do one last cycle of clomid 150mg. So i'll be doing that next month. I would jump right into injectables, but she wants to do that first. It never really occured to me that maybe i should try femara. i didnt really think about it because i heard that it can cause really bad birth defects. I didnt even talk to my doctor about that so i dont even know what her position is on using femara. i've emailed her but she is out of the office. In the meanwhile, i just wanted to know more about your expiriences with it. is there someone who was resistant to clomid but femara worked for them? what does your doctor say about it?
Hello, I just wanted to give everyone an update. The last post I was going through my first round of injectables. Well, it appears that was the trick for us as we got our BFP! I found out shortly before we left for vacation and then had our first ultra sound today and it appears we're having twins! The larger one is doing really well and a has a strong heartbeat, the little one is measuring 5 days younger and we weren't able to detect a heartbeat but hopefully next Monday it will be there and it wont be a loss the Dr. said its about a 50/50 chance. But so far everything is looking good now. I hope I don't upset or frustrate anyone with my post, I hope I can give you some hope to know it will happen one day for all of you. I was feeling so down and depressed that I was about to give up and then we finally moved on to a medication that worked. Good luck to all of you!View Thread
Hello Everyone, I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with Femara and Ovidrel trigger shot.
Quick history: I have PCOS and primary infertility. My DH and I have been TTC for nearly 2 yrs. His SA came back wonderful, so it is just myself with the problem. I did five CYs with Various strengths of Clomid and never had any follies develop enough to use the trigger shot, the biggest one only made it to 12 mm. After months of never getting past that step, we took about six months off, and now are ready to start again.
I was just wondering if anyone had any experience with Femara and what some of the SE may be, etc... My RE is going to have us try Femara 5 mg CD 3-7 and then if a follicle develops we will do the trigger shot and timed intercourse since DH SA was wonderful and all my other tests were good. If that isn't successful in 3 CYs then we will move onto IUI.
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