Thanks for thinking of us. Our babies were born Monday July 8. They are healthy and currently staying in the special care unit. They came at 35 plus 1 weeks. I developed severe pre eclampsia so they had to take them. Hoping they can go home in a week or2. How are you doing?View Thread
Hello and Welcome. I am like you as I'm not the standard pcos patient. While I wouldn't call myself skinny I wasn't over weight, but I could easily gain weight if not careful. I don't have a lot of the "typical" physical appearances of pcos either. I know how frustrating it can be especially when you're first diagnosed. But try to stay positive and know there are many different options available. Clomid is always the first step and I hope it works for you. Are you seeing an RE or your ob/gyn? Good luck to you and please feel free to ask any questions and I'll do my best to answer them for you.View Thread
Thank you so much for the prayers, they are greatly appreciated and mean so much to me. We just had an appointment today and so far everyone is still doing well. They're all growing nicely and the Dr. doesn't seem to have any concerns yet. I see our Dr. every other week and they said today I will continue to do so until we reach 32 weeks as long as everything continues to go well. Then at 32 weeks we'll start going weekly and then eventually probably every couple days. I'll be 28 weeks come Sunday so we're moving right along.View Thread
Hi Prayforamiracle, I've been thinking about you as well. I'm so sorry the metformin didn't work for you. I can completely understand discontinuing the met. You have to do what's right for you, and what will make you happy. I wish you the best of luck in whatever you decide to do.
Thanks for thinking about me. So far we're doing pretty well. We're 26 weeks along today and all three babies appear to be doing well. I was told that by 20 weeks most women with triplets have to go on bed rest and just a couple days ago I was told to start doing light bed rest, which is pretty much what I already do, so not too big a deal for me. We see our Peri every 2 weeks to monitor everyone and soon will be seen every week. Last appointment we were told that 2 babies weigh 1 pound 12 oz and the third was 1 pound 13 ounces. They can't believe how close in size they all are and I'm told that's where they want them to be at this time. Our goal is to get them to 3 pounds before birth so I'm doing my best.View Thread
First off let me just say that the fact that you DID respond to clomid is awesome. Some women do and some women don't. Those of us that didn't respond to clomid had to move onto injectables. While its nice that you're pretty much guaranteed to ovulate on the injectable it is extremely expensive if insurance doesn't cover.
If you're not comfortable doing the HSG test just yet I wouldn't worry about it. I was told by my first Dr. before moving to an RE that if I responded to clomid she wanted to me to try it 6 times at the dosage that worked for us. So if I were you I would give the clomid a few more chances if you even need to. Clomid basically makes you ovulate like you would if you didn't have issues. And many "normal" couples have to try 6 months to a year before conceiving . If you do get to the point that you get the HSG, try not to let it worry you too much. There are so many horror stories out there about it and I swear some people just like to scare the heck out of others. When I had mine I honestly felt nothing during the procedure, I was actually shocked when the Dr. said we were done and I could get up. I was a nervous wreck before and then in just a few seconds it was over. I know it can be painful for some but it can also be completely painless too. I will say that I did have some cramping after the procedure as I was walking out to my vehicle but it was nothing unbearable.
As far as the emotional aspect of this whole thing it completely normal to feel upset, sad, angry, depressed, however you need to feel don't let anyone tell you to feel differently. Of course you're going to feel disappointed and sad when you get your hopes up and then not get the news you were hoping for. We've all been there and its fine. Its almost impossible not to get your hopes up. Trust me, I've been there plenty of times. I've had high hopes only to result in negatives, I've had a m/c, I've had a chemical pregnancy and no matter how many times you go through it, it still hurts. Just take time for yourself so you can get mentally and physically ready to keep trying if that's what you and your dh decide to do.
Metformin can be difficult at first but eventually you get used to it. I'm not sure the dosage you're on but when I took it I started off on one pill a day, then 2 and then 3 to build up to it. took about 6 weeks to get to full dose I think. Personally, clomid didn't work for me, but I know it does for a lot of women. The nice thing about clomid is they start you on a low dose and then work your way up to a higher dosage if needed. Are you seeing an RE? If not I recommend seeing one, they're able to give you more options after they run all their tests than an OB/GYN will. I started clomid with my OB/GYN and before any tests where done. Well with me my testosterone levels were very high, so when combined with the clomid I definitely had major mood swings. By the time I got to an RE we were ready to move onto injectables. Good luck to you!View Thread
There is absolutely hope. We sound pretty similar as I too am not overweight and I didn't show the typical outer appearance of PCOS. I also never responded to clomid either. My RE had told me that when moving to injectables my body had no choice but to ovulate. I was monitored every couple of days while on the injectables and my dosage would be adjusted as needed. For me, I was on injectables anywhere from 8 to 10 days. Even though I'm not overweight or had the "need" for metformin I was eventually put on it. I guess there have been studies done where metformin may reduce the chance of miscarriages. After I m/c our twins about a year and a half ago I was put on it. My RE said it wouldn't hurt me or a fetus so he saw no reason for me not to take it "just in case." If you would like to be on the metformin I would try to get your Dr. to put you on it now because I think, and I could be wrong, but I think it takes about 3 months to fully build up in your system. Good luck to you and if you have any more questions I'll do my best to answer them for you.View Thread
Hi, I was one that would not respond to clomid. I did a couple rounds with my ob/gyn. She then referred me to a Reproductive Endocrinologist (RE). If you're not seeing an RE I highly recommend doing so. They have so many various options they can try. When I first went to my RE, he did a lot of testing and continued the clomid combined with dexomethosone. Unfortunately for me it still didn't help me to ovulate but I've heard it works for most people. Since the clomid combo wasn't working I had to move on to injectables. I know it can sound scary and overwhelming but trust me its easy,simple, doesn't hurt and like my RE said your body has no choice but to ovulate. So very worth it, I've ovulated every time I've done the shots. They're able to adjust the dosage easier and there is no limit at how high you can go. On clomid I think the max is either 150 or 200. The injectables can be quite pricey if insurance doesn't cover, but many pharmacies have programs where you can get the medications for discount or free. We were able to get what they called 1 month free and I think it lasted me 3 or 4 rounds. So yes, there are other options out there to get you to ovulate. I know at first it can sound so incredibly overwhelming but in the end it will all be worth it. Please feel free to ask any more questions and I'll do my best to answer.View Thread