I wanted to post my pregnancy story in the hopes that maybe it will help someone who is desperately trying to concive, or plans to in the future.
When I first was diagnosed with PCOS in 2000 I was told that birth control, specifically Yasmin, would help treat many of my symptoms, facial hair, irregular/missed periods, dark skin patches (Acanthosis Nigricans), etc., but I was trying to get pregnant so I decined to get on Yasmin.
Well.... several years later after getting so depressed about not being able to get pregnant and spending so much money on fertility treatments, I decided to move on with my life in a different direction. My depression was really bad. My husband and I had tried everything...Clomid, injections, herbs, diet, hypnosis, you name it! I eventually decided to divorce my husband. The whole thing just brought me so down and ruined our marriage. Don't worry, it all worked out for the better. The infertilty which led to the depression which led to the divorce was actually a blessing in disguise!
Since I had given up on having a baby and began a new life as a single woman I decided to focus on my other symptoms. I began taking Yasmin in 2002, and started dating again in 2003 a couple years after leaving my first husband (and no, he was not the reason I could not get pregnant, it was my pcos).
Now, this is going to sound crazy, but I attribute the Yasmin to the birth of my 2 youngest children. Late in 2003 met the man I am now married to. A year later we moved in together and 4 months later I was pregnant! I was shocked!!! I thought maybe it was the birth control, because we had talked about the idea of having kids in the future and I had to tell im about the PCOS and all the trouble I had in my previous marriage with this isssue. I told him I may not be able to have children, and that if he wanted them later I should probably start preparing now since it could take several years.
I started thinking about MAYBE getting off birth control thinking it wouldn't matter anyway since I knew I couldn't get pregant that easy. I didn't completely stop, because I still enjoyed the benefit it gave me of relieving my other pcos symptoms, but I wasn't as religious about taking it, missing a day or two here and there. Just one month after "carelessly" taking my Yasmin, I got pregnant.
My theory was that the Yasmin regulated my hormones to normal, giving me a regular monthly period, and making my body fertile. Two years later I decided to test out my theory. I took Yasmin religiously for about 4 months, then stopped. The month after I stopped I got pregnant.
I'm no doctor or expert on endochrinology but I swear by this method, and I always try to share it with cysters trying to get pregnant with no luck after trying EVERYTHING like I had tried. I know how awful it is. I was severly depressed over my infertility. So depressed that it caused my first marriage to end. I only mention it becasue if you've tried everything else and you're desperate, what do you have to lose?
Has anyone else heard of this happening? I'm curious if I'm the only one. If there are more of us, maybe there really is something to it? Maybe we can use this method to help other women who are suffering. God, I remember the pain and anger like it was yesterday. I wouldn't want that for anyone! God bless all of you and stay positive and healthy!!!
| Pounds lost: 16.0