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BBMAVERICK77's Photo BBMAVERICK77 Posts: 68
7/14/10 11:58 A

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I lose a lil weight but gained most back. I stopped taking them when I found out I was prg. I also have hypothyroidism so I take my med for that a prenatal vit now and thats all.

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ENTICINGRAIN's Photo ENTICINGRAIN Posts: 50
7/14/10 9:31 A

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I am curious about two things.
Did you lose any weight in the year prior to getting pregnant?
Are you still taking the supplements while you are pregnant?

Thank you for the name of the book.

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BBMAVERICK77's Photo BBMAVERICK77 Posts: 68
7/14/10 8:53 A

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I was on met and clomid for a year. Nothing happened. I read the Ultimate Pcos Handbook by Collette Harris and Theresa Cheung and took some of the herbs they recommanded and I am now 6 weeks preg. I took a multi, a fish oil, wild yam root, chromium(works a lot like met), milk thristle, vitex (chaste berry), and a b vit.

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SAPPHIRE1215's Photo SAPPHIRE1215 Posts: 68
7/13/10 10:05 P

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Thank you all for your feedback. I really appreciate hearing the encouragement.

I actually didn't know about the periods and uterine cancer. I know that cysts (although not PCOS) and cancer related to various endocrine systems run in the family, so I am very concerned about that.

I think right now, I'm going to focus on getting healthier. I'd like to be at a healthier weight and work on getting things better together on the home front. I know that there's never really a "perfect time" to have kids, but maybe this is just not the right time. Maybe this is a sign to wait.

"I reject your reality and substitute my own." - Adam Savage

Goal:
Get back to 172lbs.

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HARVARDSET's Photo HARVARDSET Posts: 15
7/13/10 7:08 P

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Metformin has been really helpful for me. I feel much more in control. I've lost weight, and had fewer symptoms. I can't tell you what is best for you. I can tell you though that metformin is a great help for me.

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ENTICINGRAIN's Photo ENTICINGRAIN Posts: 50
7/13/10 4:50 A

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Hi Sapphire,
Unfortunately without a period each month you don't ovulate. No ovulation, no baby. Your chances of starting to ovulate go up with a modest 20% weightloss but as you know weightloss with PCOS is a great deal of work and comittiment. If you are serious about wanting a child then Metforman can really help. It makes weightloss a bit easier and help get your cycle back in Rhythm.

The good news about metforman is it should only cost 4 dollars a month at walmart. The first month on the drug can be difficult due to stomach upset but my doctor started me on a very low dose and I slowly increased to full dose over the first month. With in a year I lost 30 lbs and was pregnant without any other drugs or special doctors.

I too went crazy when I tried to take the pill. Keep in the back of your mind you need to have about 4 periods a year so you don't get uterine cancer. They have drugs other than BC that can make you have a period.

Keep in mind we are all different but this is what worked for me. Metforman, exercise and diet changes like the recomend here at sparkspeople.

Good Luck,
Rain

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DEZERTFAIRY's Photo DEZERTFAIRY Posts: 72
7/13/10 2:16 A

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Saphire... if you have one in your area, try to get in to see a RE. ( Reproductive endochronologist? ) If not, try to find an OB that also works with infertility. The met might help your cycles to regulat, but you might also need something to oomph up your ovulation, like clomid.

Fertility can be spendy, and is rarely covered by insurance. So a little at a time helps. Sometimes your doctor can code things in a way that your insurance will cover some of the tests, so be open with them about your money situation.

We're not well off either. And I was pretty careful when doing fertility treatments, but it always hurt just a little bit more when they didn't work.

When all else fails. Sometimes its ok to "give up" for a little bit. After 5 years of trying and failing, that's how I got my little guy. :) All the best of luck to you!

*~*Dez*~*
wifey to Will
Mommy to
Shelby and Liam

~Having a telephone conversation with someone that has young children is like talking to someone with tourettes.~


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SAPPHIRE1215's Photo SAPPHIRE1215 Posts: 68
7/13/10 1:15 A

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I'm not sure what I'm doing. Half the time I feel like I don't know what I want. My husband and I have talked quite a bit about having children. We'd love to. Every time my period is late or missed, I secretly hope I'm pregnant.

We aren't well off. We don't have much, but we know that we'll be able to take care of a baby - to be wonderful parents.

BC pills that I've been on before have made me depressed and crazy. Right now I'm not taking anything. I have a multi-vitamin that I take when I remember, (almost daily).

What has worked for you ladies?

My doctor wants to start me on Metformin (I have PCOS but not diabetes), but I'd rather stay to vitamins and supplements while I can.

"I reject your reality and substitute my own." - Adam Savage

Goal:
Get back to 172lbs.

(regained weight... ugh)


 
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