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Old 01-19-2013, 04:31 AM
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Im 25, been off birth control since january 2012. I soon discovered after stopping the pill that my cycles were very irregular. I also developed horrible acne. My obgyn diagnosed me with pcos july 2012 after an ultrasound. She put me on metformin. I was pleased to see my cycles start to regulate and hubby and i looked for all the fertile signs and really tried. By november my cycle was down to34 days. But in december it lasted 59 days! The dr upped my metformin and ill start clomid next cycle. Ive done a ton of research since being diagnosed, but everything i find is about losing weight. My dr told me my weight is fine, 5'4 and 125, and thats not my problem.

But then what is my problem? Everyone in my family have gotten pregnant easily.

Not sure why i wrote this, maybe to hear positive experience, advice, or just encouraging words from others. Im praying this works, were not in a financial situation to take on more expensive avenues.


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I have PCOS
Old 01-19-2013, 04:37 AM
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and endometriosis. I'm also the first one in my family to really struggle with TTC. It took a bit of tweaking but Clomid and then Femera both were able to regulate my cycle.

If you can afford it or your insurance allows I'd really recommend seeing a fertility doctor rather than an obgyn. It's what they do best!

I know it's insanely frustrating and it feels completely unfair. Hang in there! PM me if you want to vent.
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:40 AM
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I have PCOS, never had any symptoms except infertility. I do not want to get pregnant, so I have not personally tried this, but I have heard of many women with PCOS going on a gluten-free diet and getting pregnant. If I was looking to get pregnant, I'd give it a try.
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:47 AM
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I don't have PCOS but I went on Clomid to get pregnant because my cycles were too long. I got pregnant on my first cycle on Clomid, with intra-uterine insemination. Then, I went on progesterone to hold on to the pregnancy. That pregnancy turns 21 this February!
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:51 AM
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I also have PCOS and was only put on Clomid. It just took one round of Clomid and we are expecting our first next month. Good luck!!


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Old 01-19-2013, 05:00 AM
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My dr did not test me for PCOS, but said that I probably have it and he would try clomid either way- so we tried it. I got pregnant on the second cycle. Unfortunately I lost that baby due to something completed unrelated. The same dose of clomid didn't work after that, so we tried femara. It worked! Having a baby in May. Femara was so much better than clomid- I didn't have side effects and my cervical mucus was better. It's what we will use when we try again.

I completely understand the frustration you're feeling!
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:25 AM
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I got pregnant with one cycle of Clomid. That baby is 22. After I had him, my menstral cycles became regular. They were like 32 days apart. I was not overweight either

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Old 01-19-2013, 06:48 AM
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my sister was diagnosed with pcos at age 16. She was very average weight and height and wore about a size 4-6. I don't know why PCOS occurs, but it's not just for a certain type of body style that gets it.

I have several friends who had successful pregnancies while dx wit PCOS. It did take them a while to get pregnant, though....don't lose hope.

One thing that helped me was getting a clear blue easy fertility monitor...not just the ovulation sticks. The CBEFM helps track when you'll ovulate.

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Old 01-19-2013, 06:51 AM
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I'm not saying this to denounce the clomid success stories, but to say that if it doesn't work on clomid, that's ok, too.

3 rounds of clomid didn't work for me.

I did use CBEFM to track my cycles and ovulation. I had 3 straight months of anovlation so I went to the dr. The clomid did help me ovulate, but nothing got fertilized. After going off and "quitting ttc", I got pregnant. I don't know how it happened, or why, but it did. You just never know.
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:32 AM
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My DD was diagnosed with PCOS in her mid-20's. Your story reminds me of hers. I agree with another poster who mentioned going to a fertility specialist - that is what she wound up doing. She was never overweight either. Clomid alone did not work for her and she had to use the diabetes medicine as well. Everyone else in our family would get pregnant easily and she was so discouraged.

Fast forward to a year and a-half later - she had the most beautiful baby girl (now 8 years old). It took a while, but through the help of a specialist they were able to succeed.

Today she has 3 boys and her daughter. Our prayers are with you.


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Old 01-19-2013, 07:34 AM
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I also have PCOS, although Metformin didn't work well for me... it took three months to have a regular cycle! My husband and I are seeing a fertility specialist now, and we're on our second round of injectable medications. I'm praying Clomid works for you!
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:58 PM
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I have PCOS and my periods were sometimes 18 to 24 months apart! There was no Metformin when we were TTC, but I did go on Clomid and some other medications. Clomid alone did not work for me, but I got pregnant on my first cylce of a combination of Clomid, oral steroids and injectables! We have 3 healthy children, our first who was conceived with the fertility drugs, our second who was conceived without medical intervention even though I still had PCOS and very irregular periods, so it's possible, and our third whom we got as a newborn foster child and adopted 2 1/2 years later! Good luck! PCOS can be treated and you CAN get pregnant!

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