My husband and I are ttc our first child. I was really hoping to start a group with others that are in the same stage of infertility treatment and can understand what we're going through and share their experiences also.
It would be great to connect with others, I'm having a hard time finding a discussion board that's active anywhere!View Thread
The way it was explained to me, you have to have two of three categories of symptoms to be diagnosed. They are: an ultrasound showing polycystic ovaries, blood levels showing high testosterone levels, and the presence of other body symptoms such as acne, excess body hair, weight gain or inability to lose weight. I happen to have all three, but I was told that isn't common. The guy I went to specializes in PCOS, so I feel very comfortable with the information he has provided.
In order to control the symptoms, I was put on a low-carb diet. I successfully lost 32 pounds (have gained a bit back since) without exercising. I haven't had to take any meds to control the PCOS and have seen all of my body symptoms disappear. There's a really great book I read that goes into the science of low-carb eating and has a section on PCOS. The title is How I Gave Up My Lowfat Diet and Lost 40 Pounds and I think the author is Dana Carpender. I would highly recommend it to anyone trying to control PCOS without medications!View Thread
I just turned 26 and I have PCOS too. The doctor I went to specializes in the condition and told me that ttc naturally would be a waste of time and he didn't recommend it because of the emotional toll it would take. I saw him two years ago when he diagnosed me with PCOS and now we're back with him again ttc. I've tried clomid and provera three times with no luck through another provider. Right now we're waiting on the results of my husband's SA. If his results are okay, we'll be using clomid, a shot (not sure of what yet), and IUI. I know that every person is different, and I have been told I'm the textbook case with every possible symptom, but I hope this information is helpful!View Thread
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