SparkPeople TTC with PCOS Team Messageboard This is where you can speak freely about PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and what you are doing to make a difference. SparkPeople TTC with PCOS Team Messageboard Success Stories with PCOS & TTC? Hi I was wondering if anyone has a PCOS/TTC success story? <BR> Sun, 14 Aug 2011 00:06:48 EST temping??? Hi everyone! I was wondering if anyone is temping? If so, what website are you using. I'm looking for a good website to use. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 14 Aug 2011 00:03:59 EST guten morgen! howdy! i just joined the team after receiving a goodie from posted a blog entry a few days ago that pretty much covers my PCOS/TTC story so if you're interested, feel free to dive into that. <BR> <BR> beyond that stuff, my name is anna, i'm 28 and i just celebrated my 8th anniversary. i went to school to be a special ed teacher (but didn't graduate for a variety of reasons). i'm currently working as a direct care worker in a couple AFC homes with people with developm... Thu, 21 Jul 2011 10:24:01 EST Hello Everyone! Hey all! I've been diagnosed with PCOS since high school and on birth control. However, life happens and now my husband and I are TTC. My PCOS was always "under control" when on birthday conrol but now I'm a little apprehensive as we start this next journey. Glad to have members who are going through the same thing and understand the emotional, physical, and daily ups and downs we have living with PCOS. Tue, 12 Jul 2011 21:43:40 EST Adoption Hello ladies I am so sorry it has been forever since I have been on here!!!! So much has changed in the past year and a half! I got divorced and learned that I can be loved just not him. I ended up back in the arms of a childhood love and have been together a little over a year and we are in the process of adopting a little girl she will be born at the end of August. We have been blessed with such an opportunity that we can't pass it up. We met this young girl who is only 17 and already a... Thu, 9 Jun 2011 09:58:41 EST I need motivation... Hi! My name is Susan. I'm 28, married for eight years, have PCOS, and have been trying to conceive for nearly eight years. I get very frustrated, but I don't want to give up. I start out strong with my diet and exercise, but then I always slack off after I've lost ten or so pounds. I need someone to help keep me on track. :) <BR> <BR> A little about me--I love connecting with new people, I have three dogs (pug, German shepherd, minpin), I teach English and work in a library, I love to ... Sat, 4 Jun 2011 11:47:20 EST New to the Team & New to TTC Hello All, <BR> I am new to attempting to conceive, however I have a couple of friends that have been diagnosed with PCOS as I have. They have had trouble, but I have hope because they are both now mother's of happy healthy babies...there is hope out there ladies!!! <BR> <BR> My husband and I have been married for two years going on three and the "When are you having a baby?" questions seem to be getting more and more frequent. I am just beginning this journey with Metformin to help me along... Mon, 18 Apr 2011 13:39:16 EST New Co-Leader Hi team! <BR> <BR> My name is Kelly and I am one of the new co-leaders in the TTC with PCOS SparkTeam. I know all about the struggles of TTC with PCOS, as I've been on that journey for almost three years. <BR> <BR> Please don't hesitate to contact me if you need a pep talk, or just need someone to listen to. <BR> <BR> Kelzie Tue, 18 Jan 2011 05:02:34 EST How about some TEAM SPIRIT?! Hello ladies (and any men we may have as supporters.) <BR> <BR> I can't help but to notice our team page has little going on. I'd like to know what's been going on with everyone and how your "Spark" has been lately. <BR> <BR> I don't know about you, but I have definitely not been "Sparking" like I should be lately and have made too many exceptions for the holiday. <BR> <BR> To say that PCOS is a challenge, would be an understatement... so let's motivate one another to take charge of our li... Mon, 29 Nov 2010 22:42:25 EST Grad Nurse with PCOS Hello! My name is Emily and I am (gasp) 30 years old! I am married to a wonderful man going on three years, and we have our little man, Mr. Rocky Balboa! I have PCOS and would love to lose about 100 pounds. I am making small steps at a time, like not eating fast food. Would love a buddy! Tue, 19 Oct 2010 15:11:44 EST Sorry for the lack of encouragement I am so sorry for not being here like i would like to be, as I have just e-mailed you all and informed you that my journey to motherhood has been put on hold for quite awhile, but I am going to try to visit as much as possible and please ladies keep us all posted on your journey. We all need as much support as possible, never give up on a dream! Tue, 19 Oct 2010 09:46:30 EST New to the team! I am 21 years old will turn 22 October 23rd! October 18th marks my ttc mark for 3 years and my 3 year wedding anniversary! I was just recently diagnosed about 8 months ago with PCOS. I am here to lose weight and get healthy in hopes that I can become pregnant with a healthy baby and carry full term! :) Oh btw my name is Britaney! :) I hope we can become good friends! :) Sat, 16 Oct 2010 21:52:57 EST New to the Team My name is Lauren I am 22years old and have PCOS. My husband and I have been married for almost 4 years now and are wanting to start trying to have a family. Problem is I am over weight and the doctors say until I lose my weight I will not be having a baby anytime soon! So now trying to lose the weight so we can start trying! Tue, 28 Sep 2010 11:54:55 EST Newest newbie :) Hi folks :) I just rejoined spark today. Hubby and I have been ttc #4 since February. My doc said on Wednesday that she won't consider any fertility meds til I've been on South Beach for 6 months without conceiving. So, here I am. Today is day 1 of phase 1. Looking forward to meeting new people :) Mon, 20 Sep 2010 10:07:04 EST Trying To Conceive + Looking Pregnant = Double Wammy! <BR> <BR> Hey ladies. I didn't really introduce myself in the introduction forum, but I'm new to SparkPeople and glad to find a group of women just like me. :) <BR> <BR> My name is Miranda, and I was diagnosed with PCOS about 4 years ago when I started gaining weight. <BR> <BR> The hard part is that was my senior year in high school and when I started packing on the pounds, I also had to start wearing glasses, and my already low self esteem took a turn for the worse. (Not to... Sat, 7 Aug 2010 22:09:40 EST Hi, I'm new Hi Team- <BR> <BR> My name is Shantel and on Saturday I'll officially be 32. I recently began my quest to lose weight, get in shape, and do everything I possibly can to make my baby dreams come true. My husband and I have been ttc for at least 5 years now, and PCOS is proving to be quite challenging. In May I finished my 4th round of Clomid and am currently still on Metformin. The Clomid seems to work every other month, so at times I feel like I might just pull my hair out and scream. A... Thu, 17 Jun 2010 15:31:06 EST New to SP... Hi!! My name is Bree. I'm 31 years old, married with 2 children. I found out in February of this year that I have PCOS. I have been TTC for 2 1/2 years now and finally found the reason I am having trouble. I am also hoping that losing some weight will help too. Nice to be here. Wed, 19 May 2010 19:40:56 EST Moving Forward Hello ladies as the temperatures change so does our moods, what do you do to stay fit on really hot days, how do you keep your cool? Mon, 26 Apr 2010 10:16:03 EST Losing patience i have been working really hard the last several months to drop 40lbs. I am seeing an RE who told me that losing weight could help with fertility and we were going to see if weight loss would be enough for us to conceive (TTC #2 for 18 months now). Our RE went ahead and did a seamen analysis which showed that he has less than 2% normally formed sperm. When we met with the RE to go over these results he informed us that we were pretty much limited to going with AI and yet we havent started ... Sun, 11 Apr 2010 11:44:23 EST Hey all I was first told I had PCOS in 2005. Got on Metformin 1000 mg 2 times a day. Took it for a week and had to stop. I was throwing up every day I was on it. I took my self off the meds. Just got back on the metformin, yet this time I am taking the XR I have a little diarrhia but other then that it is much better then the last time I took it. This is after doing a year of clomid and having no luck. I am now just working on weight loss. I have now had 3 months of periods on my own. So I am so hap... Fri, 9 Apr 2010 17:50:38 EST New joiner I was encouraged by a friend to join Spark people, and thinking I'm going to love it! I was diagnosed with PCOS in August 2008, and have been TTC with fertility meds. and Metformin for 5 months. Hoping the weight loss will help me to ovulate on my own and make a baby <em>30</em> Fri, 19 Feb 2010 23:56:06 EST New My husband and I have been trying to concieve for a while now, though the plans are beign put on hold temperarily. NOT our choice either. We can't figure out why I can't concieve, but I have many of the signs of PCOS. We are currently running tests to figure this out. It's frusterating to my husband, who has a son from a previous relationship, cause I'm almost 21, he's 25... How are we not getting anywhere. And I'm sitting here thinking its my fault because I had a miscarriage so I must be br... Sat, 13 Feb 2010 13:57:21 EST New Hey everyone! Just wanted to do a quick intro... <BR> <BR> I'm Sara. I have been TTC for a year and a half. Once I got off BC I started slowly gaining weight. My hsband and I are going on vaca in a month so I am trying to lose a few prior. Once we get back, I am going back to my RE to do Follistim again. I had two failed cycles in Aug/Sept. I had surgery last April to remove a uterine Septum and its back. I have to have surgery again on Feb. 25. So, the thing I can control is my foo... Mon, 8 Feb 2010 17:45:15 EST PCOS Can't stop me!! Well, this is day 3 on my Metformin, and on cycle day 5 I get to start my Clomid. YAY!! Hopefully it wont take long and we will be expecting our own little bundle of joy. Since I lost 20 lbs and the doctor says my PCOS is mild, it shouldn't be long and we will know if this medicine regimen is going to work or not. I am going to keep working out and shedding off the weight. I am really excited and have high hopes that this will work and I'll be prregnant by summer!! Thu, 28 Jan 2010 00:01:42 EST Introduction I just wanted to pop in to say hello and introduce myself. I am 28 and I have been battling weight issues and yo-yo diets for almost 10 years now and need to do this once and for all as I am currently at my highest weight ever at 245 lbs. I would love to loose between 75 and 95 pounds and keep it off! <BR> <BR> I was so excited to find this website/program and to find that they also have the babyfit site as well as weight gain during pregnancy is a major concern of mine. Although I do reali... Thu, 21 Jan 2010 08:23:58 EST New to this group Hi there, my name is Jennifer, I'm from Delaware, I am on this site looking for some weight lose buddies. Just looking for someone to help keep me on track as I will do the same for them. We can communicate by web, email, and or phone Thu, 7 Jan 2010 02:17:43 EST Hello Everyone! Hi Everyone, I am new here to sparkpeople. I am a 26 y/o female who has been overweight for most of my life. I need to lose about 60 pounds. I met the love of my life back in 2005, and we were married in 2007. I have been trying to have a baby, but nothing is happening. I was diagnosed with PCOS and I am currently taking metformin and synthroid. I tried a couple cycles of Clomid and IUI with no results. I look forward to this challenge and journey. If anyone has tips or suggestions, I... Fri, 18 Dec 2009 11:25:32 EST likelyness of PCOS I dont know for sure if i have PCOS but my doctor mentioned its a possability, my sistuation is like this, im 5'4", 250lbs about, i have been on the nuva ring(till this month) for the past 2 years so i havent missed a period, so how likley is it that i have PCOS since i dont know if the nuva ring was making me have periods. i have previously given birth to 3 children so i know when im in the healthyer range of weight that i can get pregnant. Wed, 7 Oct 2009 19:19:13 EST Everything Life is good, Love is good, Family is good, Home is good, with all that is good, why think about the bad? Mon, 28 Sep 2009 11:18:36 EST Motivational/ Inspirational Quotes Hello to all you fine people out there! I was justing thinking the other day....dangerous past time of I was wondering how many of you look at Quotes for inspiration or motivation. One of my resolutions to becoming a new me is to take time each day to find a quote I like that fits my day, read it, reflect on it and try to incorporate it throughout my day. I am going to jot down a few here, and I'll try to add new ones when I get them, but I thought it would be interesting to... Mon, 21 Sep 2009 15:16:44 EST Hello Ladies! Hey there ladies!! Hope everyone is doing well! I am joining today because I need a change. Here's a little history about me: <BR> I am a 27 year old lady who has always taken care of others -at first it was just because I wanted to, and now it's also became a way for me to forget about how much I've let myself go. <BR> <BR> I am getting married in February....and although my fiance loves me for who I am....I want to be better. I also want to be able to have children. We're looking to start... Sun, 20 Sep 2009 22:29:54 EST FOOD AND MORE FOOD What is your favorite meal to cook? To eat out at and what do you get? Fri, 11 Sep 2009 16:41:39 EST It's been a while Ok so it's been a really long time since i've been on SP. I got a bit discouraged and gave up on my weightloss. However my husband has a family reunion coming up and I'm already getting the phone calls. You know the ones, where everyone wants to know if you'll be making that "special announcment". I'm so sick and tired of the pressure. I want to scream at them all that I can't have kids because I'm to fat just to get them to shut up. I want to lose the weight but I have horrible motivation an... Wed, 2 Sep 2009 22:25:51 EST Sad My goodness i just can't shake it i am so depressed right now and i am going through the why me state and all i want to do is cry but i know that i must keep my head held high and know that I CAN DO THIS! <em>39</em> Tue, 28 Jul 2009 10:25:20 EST DO any of you find it easier to lose weight when.. Just wanted to drop in and see how everyone is doing. I have been able to lose 3 lbs while my husband is in CA with the military! I get so busy doing the things I want to do that I often forget to eat, it's amazing how much easier it is to lose weight with him out of the house, I think it's the constant routine he has that makes it hard for me to lose weight. Not that i am blaming him because only i can be responsible for what i eat but i find myself more active with him away. DO any of you ... Mon, 15 Jun 2009 09:42:23 EST How is everyone doing? i just wanted to check in with all of you to see how you are doing, I know that every day is a battle for me but in time i feel like it won't be so much of an effort but more of an habit. Keep in touch ladies and good luck on getting that baby bump! <BR> xo Brandy xo <BR> <em>79</em> Mon, 18 May 2009 11:15:49 EST Hi... NEWBIE Good Morning Lovely Ladies.... <BR> <BR> I am new to the board. I have been diagnosed with PCO symptoms. I am 24 years old, about 5'7, and was 223 at the time. I have been on clomid with three successful ovulations but no pregnancies. I stopped those last year and I have been working to get my weight off as much as possible. Currently I am 201. Low carb diets are the BEST! It was a tough transition but it's working. I am trying so hard to get down and get a BFP! <BR> <BR> Since my weight as... Fri, 13 Mar 2009 11:11:08 EST Hello Hello Everyone!! My name is Shelly I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 14 and was told I'd never have children. When I was 18 I got pregnant with my son. When my husband and I got married 4 years ago we decided we wanted a child together. We've been trying without success since. I'm now convinced that my weight and irregular periods is the cause of our infertility. I'm ready to take the pounds off and bring on the baby!!! Mon, 9 Mar 2009 13:26:07 EST Making changes to start a family.. I have been married for 4 years and have been trying to conceive for 3 come to find out I have been diagnosed with PCOS, after hearing that I knew that I needed to get my life together for myself and for my future. I don't want to be that one person at the class reunion who is still the same, I want to be the one saying "yeah and this is after 3 kids" lol. I want to be able to be a mother and I know that if I don't drop some pounds my chances are slim. So here is today and to the next day tha... 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