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3/8/11 6:49 P

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I also suffer from PCOS and have about 100lbs to lose. There is a light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to pregnancy with PCOS. I am 41 and am a mother of 4 healthy children. Ages, 18, 16,9,5. My oldest were Clomid babies (very planned) since I also do not have regular cycles and have trouble ovulating. They combined the Clomid (to ovulate) with a steroid to bring on a cycle and then it was trial and error to have them both work at the same time. My first pregnancy was a miscarriage but six months later I was able to conceive my 18 yr old. My 3rd pregnancy was an unplanned fertility baby. I was taking Metformin for my PCOS and had happened to take something for a cycle and boom (there she is) But never give up hope because after 20+ years of PCOS i had my youngest without having a cycle for 13 months. That was enough to have my husband and myself get fixed.

So to make a long story short. Keep praying and check with a fertility doctor, your ovaries like mine just need a little ump!!!

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3/8/11 4:15 P

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I also suffer from PCOS. Weight management is apparently crucial to manage the various symptoms of PCOS, including irregular periods. My weight has fluctuated significantly and I certainly notice an increase in symptoms as the weight piles on!

However the good news is that as the mother of a happy and healthy 2 year old son who was conceived naturally whilst my periods were all over the place I can vouch for the fact that whilst PCOS may make falling pregnant more difficult it certainly isn't impossible.

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2/28/11 7:47 A

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As most of you know, I have struggled with my weight my whole life. I have always been rather heavy - I went into 7th grade weighing 210lbs. I started my senior year of high school at the lowest weight I had been during that time, which was 220lbs. As I got older and put on more weight my periods started getting crazy and I even went 8 months without one. I had seen the doctor about it b/c my hubby and I really wanted to have a baby, but when you're not having consistent cycles, it seems impossible.

I had a molar pregnancy in 2007 and after that the doctors wanted to find out what was going on. Well back in 2008, after every test under the sun, my doctor diagnosed me with PCOS (poly-cystic ovarian syndrome). Not because my hormones were weird, not because any test pointed to it, but because I had had 2 cysts on my ovaries when I was in high school (which they prescribed birth control pills to take care of them), and because of my weight and irregular cycles.

I have lost 75lbs since June 1, 2010 and my cycles have been pretty regular for the last 4 months (I haven't had regular cycles for 4 months in a row since at least 2005!)

I was wondering if anyone else has experienced weight-induced period problems? It seems that my weight was the only thing that could have been affecting my cycles. I know this is a weird topic, but I thought I'd share just in case someone else is struggling with the same thing.

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