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Chyna1022

Joined: 08/12/2011
My Story:
I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2001, after years of irregular cycles since a D & C in 1994. No one could figure out what the problem could be. When I would go to the doctor they would give me a pregnancy test and then say, take this medication it will make your period start. I would have maybe three to four cycles a year and was constantly gaining weight.
It was not until I spoke with the Head Doctor of the OB/GYN Department in which I was receiving treatment. He began to run test on me and said you have PCOS. He sat down and explained to me what was goiong on. He told me that as long as I was not trying to conceive at that time then everything was fine. I asked him if it was something that I could die from and he said. "No"! What he did fail to tell me was that it may be harder for me to conceive than the ordinary female.
Needless to say, I did not begin to seek treatment for this condition until September 2009 when I had a bladder infection ( I had glucose in my urine). I was told that my PCOS could very well be the problem. So I contacted my OB/GYN and she referred me to a RE. The RE ran test to test my levels and they were almost normal. The RE & I discussed the normal treatment for this condition and she stated that she normally prescribed Metformin. I informed her that I had tried this medication several years prior and it made me sick and that I was not willing to take this medication again. After she reviewed my test results (FBS - 80, GTT 150) she wanted me to take the Metformin and Actos. All of my other levels were fine. She even did a pelvic US to see if the lining of my uterus was how it was suppose to be and it was - she stated that normal females with PCOS do not have regular periods like I do. I have not been back to her since, because I felt as though she was not listening to my concerns.
As of January of 2011, I have being TTC without any success. My current OB/GYN told me that she was giving me until August to get pregnant and then if I do not then we will discuss some other options.
So in a nutshell that is my story!

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Not Your Textbook PCOS
I am 34 y/o and I was diagnosed with PCOS in December of 2001. I have not been trying to...More
Me(34), BF(34), we have been trying to conceive for 6 months.  Praying for a baby in 2012.
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Thanks. My cycles have been irregular since 1994 and did not get back on track until 2008...More
Me(34), BF(34), we have been trying to conceive for 6 months. Praying for a baby in 2012.
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Thanks! When I was taking the Metfomin I never experienced the GI problems, however, it...More
Me(34), BF(34), we have been trying to conceive for 6 months. Praying for a baby in 2012.
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Not Your Testbook PCOS
I am 34 y/o and I was diagnosed with PCOS in December of 2001. I have not been trying to...More
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