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6/27/13 7:55 A

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I can echo what many of you have mentioned. Darn PCOS is a pain in my rear. My hubby and I have been TTC for over two years now. We began our journey with me being diagnosed with PCOS and put on 2000mg of metformin. This medication oddly enough has made a huge difference in my day to day life. No more dizziness, confusion, and cloudy mind in the mornings. Unfortunately, this has done nothing for regulating my periods and helping me to ovulate. About a year ago, I sought out an infertility specialist and ended up with my new DR who is a reproductive endocrinologist. He has been wonderful to work with but I will say it has been a constant emotional rollarcoaster. I no longer allow myself to get excited because it hurts too much. My hubby thinks I am nutz and figures I probably won't believe I am pregnant if it happens. He is probably right! *L* So this past year we have cycled through all oral medications including the clomid. I did ovulate on the clomid a few times but not consistently. This gave me hope and my DR confidence that we will get something to work. We have since moved onto the injectable medication which my DR continues to say if ovulation is my problem, then this medication will work. We are in the process of trying to figure out the right dose. This medication is liquid gold in respect to how expensive it is. We are fortunate to have the support and assistance of my parents and family. Depending on the day I am very hopeful or down right scared about whether this medication will work. The medication I am on right now is Follistim. I have been told that you can get pregnant with PCOS it is just harder. I will tell you I never imagined things being quit like this. Almost feels like a mechanical process at times. Anyway this I my experience.

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6/23/13 12:02 P

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Praying for your success in your struggles to get pregnant. We lost 5 pregnancies with my PCOS. I am blessed to have step-kids and grand kids from them.

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6/22/13 3:41 P

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My doctor and I have been talking about Clomid a lot here lately. I haven't really been told how much weight I should lose before getting put on it but so far I have lost about 15lbs.

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6/10/13 3:17 P

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They won't let me do chlomid until I am about 50 pounds lighter.
I currently take 1000mg of Metformin per day and I'm working out 5 days a week and trying to get my diet correct.

Good luck on your 50!

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6/10/13 12:55 P

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My husband and I have been together for 9 years, no kids. We have discussed infertility treatments and many of our options, but we have decided to wait till I am at a healthier weight. So I went to my doctor who placed me on 500 mg of Metformin and a low carb diet. I am hoping by this time next year to be seeing a fertility specialist about 50 pounds lighter!

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6/4/13 7:04 A

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I hope everything works out for you and I will keep you in my prayers!

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6/2/13 9:31 P

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Good news/bad news: We're perfect candidates for IVF. It will be a little more than we were originally expecting. We're going to need TESE and ICSI in addition to IVF. I was kind of expecting that before we went in. They did an US and guess what....no more cysts! Plus it looks like I have plenty of follicles. Since we don't have IVF covered in our insurance, we're going to save up a little, 17K is a bit hard to come by. Our goal: To be able to afford this by January of next year.

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5/19/13 11:20 A

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I'm definitely going to start looking into this, thank you for the info. I also wish success and good luck!

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5/19/13 8:49 A

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What I did was google IVF success rates, and found what I was looking for in a pdf document. It gave figures for clinics over all the USA. Emory was rated the highest on the East Coast, and wasn't too far away. So that's where we decided to go.

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5/17/13 6:52 A

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yeah I'm going to start searching for a fertility specialist who has good success in this area.

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5/15/13 8:57 A

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I'm sorry to hear that Chrimsonfyre. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you as well.

For myself, I'm going to see the reproductive endocrinologists at Emory. I wanted a place that had a high success for IVF in case we have to go that route.

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My husband and I have been trying for almost 3 years now with no luck thanks to my PCOS. It is possible to have a child with PCOS, I'm just not in the lucky category yet.
My hormone levels are still way off even with seeing a specialist for it. He tells me with the levels I have right now, that even if I did conceive I would probably lose the baby.
I just had new tests done last week, I'm waiting on the results to see if everything is getting better or if I need a new route.

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5/14/13 4:57 P

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Good luck Jessie!! I've got my fingers crossed for you.

As for diet, I've noticed that I started getting regular, until I started drinking milk again. There's something about milk that completely throws my system outta whack (probably hormones, since cows are milked while pregnant). So, no more milk for me.

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5/14/13 9:51 A

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Good Luck to you. I have been battling my own infertility issues. Originally it started because my husband had a vasectomy before we met and we decided to use a sperm bank. Found out through the testing and procedures to lead up to insemination that I have PCOS. This was a huge shocker for me and really through me for a loop. After being put on metformin and clomid I was able to produce 2 follicles. I was then given an hcg trigger shot and was inseminated Friday and Saturday (May 3rd and 4th). I am testing this weekend!!! I hope this worked, I'm so ready to be a mommy!!

As for PCOS, I read that fish oil supplement is good for a lot of the symptoms. also a gluten free diet or diabetic diet.

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5/10/13 9:20 A

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Thank you for your support! I'm really excited. Just one more week to go.

Good luck to you as well!

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5/6/13 10:46 P

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I am going through this now as well. I have been off the pill for a year...nothing. I am, however loving my new Dr. I went to her for help about 2 months ago. She is a regular obgyn....but she has pcos herself. She ran a "pcos panel" which checked all kinds of hormone levels. She put me on a variation of metformin for the insulin resistance and something else to bring down my prolactin levels. All the time, she has had me monitoring my basal body temp or taking daily ovulation tests. Last month I ovulated!! I was so excited!! No pregnancy yet, and I still have a few hormones left to adjust somehow, but I feel like I'm on the right track. The best part is that having the hormones brought to the correct levels is making me feel so much better!! I didn't realize how horrible I felt all the time until I started feeling better!! Good luck to you on the 17th. I hope you go in and trust your doctor immediately and that he or she can break down your situation to pinpoint exactly where things are out of whack.

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5/6/13 8:43 P

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I agree, Red you are very blessed. I'm sorry to hear that KaceySW.

We are hoping that we'll find out what is wrong. But on the 17th, it's a consult, so they'll probably schedule tests after that. We're keeping our fingers crossed.

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5/4/13 1:03 A

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You are well and truly blessed, Red. We lost 5 pregnancies (the last one at 5 months) in our marriage and were never able to have kids (my biggest regret). I am thrilled for you.

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5/3/13 8:23 P

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I don't have any information on natural remedies, but here's my fertility story...

My DH and I tried for over a year to get pregnant. I was on metformin and having regular cycles, but no signs of ovulation. Apparently though I did ovulate at least once, because I did get pregnant...but I miscarried at 6 weeks.

A couple months after the miscarriage I went to a fertility specialist. At my first appointment, it turned out that I had a follicle ready to pop, so we DTD every other day and I went back a week later. I still hadn't ovulated and the follicle was perfect, so I got an hCG trigger shot, DTD the next morning, and ended up pregnant. The first blood test showed low levels of hCG and the nurse tried to prepare me for another miscarriage, but I passed my second blood test with flying colors and had a healthy pregnancy.

After my first son was born it was like my body just knew what to do. I got pregnant with my second son 11 months later, and not quite two years after he was born I got pregnant with my third son while using condoms.

I received my official PCOS diagnosis on my 18th birthday and was told at that time that I would probably never have children, so I cannot express how blessed I feel to have three healthy boys. Luckily medicine has a lot of tricks up its sleeve to help us out!


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5/3/13 8:36 A

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Well,
My husband and I have been together for more than ten years. We haven't actively tried to have a baby, but we haven't done anything to stop it either. Now that I'm 30, my biological clock is ticking loudly. lol. Anyway, we have an appointment on the 17th of this month for a consult with a fertility dr.

Has anyone else dealt with infertility as a result of PCOS? I've read it's one of the most common causes of infertility among women. If you have, what did you do? And happened? I'd love to be a mother this time next year.

Are there natural remedies for infertility?

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