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3/6/10 2:03 A

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Hi, Cysters!

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!!!

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2/10/10 7:21 A

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That almost sounds like me. my boys are 6 and 3 years and I tell you. I never have that time of the month or ovulat

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2/2/10 12:29 A

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I was not ovulating on my own. I took a combination of Clomid and Metformin to induce ovulation with my daughter. I am back on it now ttc#2, but I did not ovulate on 50mg or 100mg. My daughter is almost a year old and I haven't ovulated since she was born.

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1/17/10 4:46 A

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Hi
I have PCOS and both times with my kids I got preg with out having reg peroids. But two weeks after concetption I new something was up cause I was tried and very moody. Went to the docs and I was. My cycles never came back reguler after my kids and know that we are trying for a thrid it it not as easy.

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1/15/10 9:06 A

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Ya know this is a weird thing but a lot of women like here have their periods regularly after loosing weight. This doesn't mean by any standards that the PCOS has gone away this just means it's getting better.

Towards the pregnancy thing......I'm in my 20's and my fiancee and I want to have children but it's becoming more and more frustrating and he's willing to adopt. So am I..

Question is, my whole family is fertile why ain't I?

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1/14/10 10:24 P

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After losing weight and starting metformin i'm getting AF again. I've been TTC for longer than I can remember for number 2...As far as TTC when your 16 well I got pregnant when I was 16. Even back then I didn't think it would be easy for me to get pregnant since AF has never been regular. Well it happen after only 2 months of being with my now husband. So I thought it would be pretty easy for number two when we were ready...NOpe we stopped birth control when my DD was 4 shes now 14..We had one miscarriage with the help of clomid about 5 years ago. I had to take a break from all the appts and meds for a while and I'm back to try again for another child before its to late. My plan is to lose another 15-20 pounds then start clomid again. Hopefully with the weight loss and metformin the little one will stick this time =)




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MZRYDNCHEVYZ's Photo MZRYDNCHEVYZ Posts: 26
1/14/10 8:45 A

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I went from 262 to 235 as soon as i did that they came back regularly ... i hope i can have a child someday soon just like everyone else with this that has been trying! maybe one day ill get that blessing!! Im sure it will all work out. For all of us!! :)

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1/14/10 1:49 A

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I totally get what you are saying about trying to prevent pregnancy for sooo long.. I remember saying to my mom I wish I HAD started trying at 16. And with no periods the number of pregnancy tests I did-- the cost alone is mind-numbing.

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1/13/10 3:32 P

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I try and laugh about it but I can't help but be pissed about all the time I spent trying to prevent a pregnancy... and now...

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CYSTERFIGHTER25's Photo CYSTERFIGHTER25 Posts: 17
1/13/10 1:03 A

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Thank you so much for all of your stories!

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1/12/10 10:53 A

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I have PCOS and as soon as I was put on progesterone cream by my holistic practitioner, 2 years ago, I started getting my periods on time and 9 months later I was pregnant! I now have a beautiful 6-month old little boy and we are trying again for a second child. All the best!

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1/12/10 10:30 A

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Thank you for the rays of hope with your story. my situation is a bit different with attempting to get PG (sort of along the lines of 'making a baby' instead of one just happening). my goal to get my weight down is more than just the PG situation. i want to be healthier for myself... for the future... if the baby happens... *smiles* bonus!

Remember... it's not about the end result, it's all about the journey!


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1/12/10 9:32 A

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Hi.
I'll tell you a brief version of my pregnancy story. In late teens I stopped having periods more than a couple of times a year. That continued into my 20's. I had issues with giant cysts for a while-- usually they'd rupture (OUCH) and I'd get a "period" this happened a couple of times a year. When we got married I had tried to see a GYNO for some info/advice but kept getting "you're young and have lots of time" answers. My MOM found an article on PCOS. After 5 years I found a doctor who immediately said to me, "Of course it's PCOS" and started me on Clomid to help get pregnant. Tried that for a while and nothing happened. At one point I was on Metformin too. (It's all a bit of a blur now).

We were married 7 years and had pretty much given up having a biological child (and almost ruined our marriage to be honest) when I had an insemination and it took on the first round. I have a wonderful daughter who is 4 now. Thing is.. after the pregnancy my periods came back. Pretty much on a monthly schedule. I was SOOO not used to such a thing. (How DO women do that every month??)

Well... last March I was SHOCKED to find out I was pregnant. After a decade of infertility the last thing I expected was to just get pregnant-- I wasn't even sure I wanted two kids and it happened at a very inconvenient time. (my dad had just become terminally ill and my mom had broken her back) It was the strangest thing to feel so ambivalent about this pregnancy when I had so desperately wanted one just a few years before. I only say this to show that you can never really anticipate what turns life will take.. And of course I felt guilty about the ambivalence, knowing a number of other women who were struggling at that point.

My son is a darling newborn. I am thrilled he is here and that the decision was taken out of my hands. He will be my last because I've been told it's very dangerous for me to have another (non-PCOS related). I do joke that I didn't know you could get pregnant from sex (since my daughter was made in a Dr. office full of staff). My periods began again almost immediately after my son. It's strange. (Oh and for the record-- despite being told weight would make all the difference I got pregnant both times when I was on an upswing of weight-- around 240 verses the years in between when I was more like 215)

Ok-- so that wasn't so short. Sorry! Oh-- AND I know another women w/PCOS who has an 10 month old that she needed assistance to have, and just found out woops-- they are pregnant again too, on their own.

Best wishes.






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1/12/10 12:52 A

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Thank you! I am on that same path as well but just the begining =)

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1/12/10 12:11 A

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It has been proven, through a bit of research, that Cysters that lose weight are more likely to get PG than those that sit sedentary. i am currently on a path of fitness, health and lifestyle in order to achieve just those results. *crosses fingers*

Remember... it's not about the end result, it's all about the journey!


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1/11/10 11:36 P

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Hi everyone! I am soo scared! I hear about all these women here only have 1, 2, maybe 3 periods a year! What if your trying to get pregnant?? I was just diagnosed with PCOS 3 months ago but when my husband and I are ready how do you know when to try? When will you ever know? Has anyone diet and exercise brought back your periods regularly? Any info would be wonderful =)

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