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4/4/12 11:24 P

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Misty, one more thing...I understand how tired you are. But if you will just do thirty minutes of something 4-5 days a week You really will feel better. My friend has and adreline defency problem and I've finally convinced her to start exercising, she now does about 15-20 minutes a day and she said she feels better. Motivation is the hardest thing to come by, I know. But give it a shot, just 30 minutes. YOu really will see a difference.

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4/4/12 11:21 P

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Hey Misty....I would also like to share, I was 20 years old when I was diagnosed with PCOS. I became concerned about having children when I met my now husband, then fiance. If I couldn't have children then we weren't going to be married, bc I knew he really wanted a family. Anyway that story short, we married and were told yes you can! :) So, we started trying a little less than a year after we were married for our family. It took us 4.5 years to finally get preggers. Anyway, we went through the whole deal of it. I didn't go to a "specialist" per say...like an endo or anything, bc of my ob. So, In a nutshell, here if you have a good ob who knows about infertility they may be able to help you. I was very lucky with mine. Plus, it would probably be a little less financially too if you could find one who did that. Instead of a specialist, although as was pointed out, a specialist will know more and have more information for you. Just wanted to let you know.
Also, good luck. 10 years of marriage and 2 children later we are considering another maybe next year or so. I want to be selffish and enjoy my weight loss!! ;) emoticon

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No I haven't had energy in a long time. I had epstein barr virus last year which is usually something most people have antibodies too which causes it to lay dormont in ur body but I also had a bad kidney infection so I think that is why I got it. Well it made me feel bad for like 8 months. Then I had an Iron deficiency on top of all that so I was taking Iron but it made me have a colon blockage. And In December I had a kidney stone removed which after surgery I had a seizure due to the anesthesia. LOL I guess Im doing a lot better than last year but I would love some extra energy. I can't drink caffiene it makes me anxious. But I have a wonderful man in my life and great things happening. I can definately get through this. I just wish it was sooner than later :)....I haven't been working out in a year at least. I used to run and dance. My mom owned a gym so I was very active. Now though I can barely stay up all day. They say that getting over that virus is hard for some people and could take up to a year. Im just praying and taking one day at a time. I appreciate all the support u give me though. My mother just thinks exercise will solve everything. Which I think it will I just got to get enough energy to walk lol right now. :)

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3/16/12 11:59 A

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and i can imagine that its hard to exercise if you're not feeling well, but that might help, too.

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Im not sure exactly what that is. Ive heard of it but have not researched it. So Im not sure. I do know that Im feeling a lot worse than when I have a "normal period" lol...which I guess the bcp helped with.

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3/15/12 12:14 P

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i wonder if a dnc would help...

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So i stopped taking my BC pills about 4 days ago and my period started 2 weeks early...lol I am currently tracking my food and moods in a journal. Glucerna shakes and mini bars because...I take metaformin (insulin resistance). I noticed I was not getting any amount of protein. So Im hoping this will help. I suffer from severe fatigue. Now if I can take having my period all the time without no stop crying I will be ok. lol Feeling better about the situation though. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated...:)

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Thanks for answering. My problem is that I have several different doctors...Im with u about the endo. I think him or my obgyn is going to be the best bet. Unfortunately my family doctor is not the type to go out of his way to answer ?s. So I do think I will go to the Endo.

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3/13/12 2:06 P

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MISTERIOUS--first.sorry.my.space.bar.is.br
oken...ugh!..
considering.you.might.have.to.pay.out.of
.pocket,..
i.would.start.with.doing.my.own.research
.online.
and.talking.to.my.pharmacist...
also.maybe.you.could.call.the.prescribin
g.doc.and.ask.
a.few.questions.whithout.having.to.make.
an.appointment....
as.far.as.who.to.make.an.appt.with,..
i.would.say.whoever.prescribed.the.meds.
is.who.you.should.see...
in.my.personal.opinion,.i.generally.thin
k.that.an.endo.is.best.to.go.to.about.
advice.for.pcos...
even.if.it.concerns.getting.pregnant.bec
ause.they.know.whats.going.on.with.all
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metabolic.systems.and.how.they.affect.ot
her.things,.like.the.reproductive.syst
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for.what.its.worth,.theres.my.2.cents.

Edited by: JULMUT at: 3/13/2012 (15:07)
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Ok I have PCOS and some other health issues mostly associated with PCOS. I found the man of my dreams last year when I was very sick. I have been married before and was with my exhusband for 10 years without BC. I always thought I would have a hard time getting pregnant. So I stopped my bcp this week. My fiance and I plan on buying a house around April. We have all the money in the bank..My biggest question is about my medication that Im currently on. I don't know if I need to see my OBgyn or an RE or my regular Endo. I take medications that could cause birth defects. I just don't see me getting pregnant right away. So i figured we might as well start now. I don't drink or smoke never have. I eat healthy and dont drink a lot of caffiene at all. But that has not helped me in my health lol. I would like any input from anyone about this issue. I really would love to have children. I have always wanted them. Im 33 and I feel like time is running out. My brother has a child, my future sister in law just had a child, fiance's cousin had one by surprise literally 3 weeks ago. Im so jealous. Please let me know if there is something I could be doing to help. I am disabled due to depression (due to PCOS Im sure) and don't have the insurance to see repro. Endo...I paid out of pocket 3 years ago to have a second opinion. He was great. My parents said they would help with cost if I needed it. They would love for me to have children. It has been my lifelong dream. I would like 6 but I know that is not in the cards for me probably. I also would love to adopt. Thanks for listening. :) Misty

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I have one son and me and my husband are working on another one. I've had to miscarriages back to back. I can concieve but some reason there not staying. I have regular cycles but the unwanted hair is a issue. Am not on no meds cause Metformin made me feel bad and so did Actos. I chose to use a herbal effect. Am happy if I only have one son which is 12 but it would be nice to have a another little one around.

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pcos is a sydrome, which is a set of symptoms. you do not have to have all the symptoms to have the syndrome. so, you can have pcos even if you don't have cysts. in my case, my testosterone is normal. unexpected, yes. but do i still have pcos? yes. i've never even been checked for cysts, yet i've still been diagnosed with pcos...

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My doctor thinks I have PCOS although she never actually found any cysts. We were told we'd never have biological children. It happens. With my first son, we tried for a year on our own, then charted for a year, then were on Clomid, Femera, Metformin in many different doses and configurations for over a year. When my doctor called one day and said there was nothing more she could do unless I wanted to try an IUI or IVF, I lost it. After many tears, we decided to start the adoption process. 8 months later, we found out we were pregnant with Ethan. So, he took 3.5+ years. After Ethan, knowing that him existing was just short of a miracle, we decided we would love to have another child. We also knew how heartbreaking it was on fertility drugs when they failed month after month. We decided that we'd try, and if it happened, it happened. If not, we had Ethan. 2.5 years later, we found out we were pregnant with Cullen. So, the doctors who said I'd never have biological children were so wrong. I have 2 perfect sons. Ethan is now 5 and Cullen will be 3 in March. It does happen.

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We're holding out for a miracle. This our first go at the medication...especially since until two weeks ago we didn't know anything was actually wrong. The waiting is truly the hardest.

Kristy-

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Kristy, I'm trying to remember how long it would take me to get a cycle after starting the provera. I know that I took it for 10 days, and I want to say that it was the 11th day that it would start? I wasn't trying to get pregnant, so I only took it if my cycle didn't show up for 3 months. But usually when I took it, I would have another spontaneous cycle over the next 2 months.

I only had to take it three times, (I still had my little chart in my purse), in May of 2009 and August of 2009, and January of 2010. Then I had spontaneous cycles in Feb, Apr, June, Aug & Sept. of 2010 (I conceived around 9/25/10). However, It was in August that I told my boyfriend that we didn't need to worry about birth control as I was pretty much barren. So once I lost the weight, and my cycles regulated and I was taking the metformin I got pregnant fairly quickly. (Though as I waited 14 years and had actually given up it seems weird to say that!).

My daughter Avery is 6 1/2 months now, and I still look at her amazed that I am actually a Mommy!

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Well, I've been on the Metformin and the Provera for almost a week. The first 3 days consisted of stomache aches, a bit of nausea and some other unpleasant symptoms. They have since gone away. My gyno said that my period should start with the Provera in 7-10 days. I hope this works...

Kristy-

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Christina-Thank you for the encouragement. We look forward to our time when it comes. Until then, I'm trying to refocus, count my blessings, and grin and bear it as I go :)

Kristy-

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Kristy- His timing is always best! We ttc for about 2.5 years..... I had to give up on my timing, and God blessed in His. I can't imagine a better schedule for it. :) I'll be praying for your heart as you wait.

And to update, our daughter was born 5 weeks early, last Wednesday the 21st, and is healthy and should be going home with us tomorrow!

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I'm trying to keep that same attitude. It truly is so hard. We went to a family Christmas thing the other night and I can't tell you how many ppl asked when we were having kids. I know my hubby was waiting for the tears but I did well to hold it together while we were there...granted this was before we had my diagnosis. I just pray the Lord will grant our hope soon...

Kristy-

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I so agree with you that babies are everywhere. I know at least 6 members of my family and friends that are pregnant. I want to be happy for them but it is hard to know that when I finally decide to have children it may not be in my future. But, I will continue on my weight loss journey and put it in the Lords hands.

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I just can't get over your posts and how encouraged I feel. My heart has been breaking over the last 7months of trying and with my recent (this week) pre-diagnosis of PCOS I've been fighting the urge to just crawl in the bed and stay there. I know I sound ridiculous. It's just since we began trying and with several negatives under my belt, I've felt so discouraged...especially since "baby" is everywhere! Many of my friends are pregnant, many of which got pregnant within a couple months of trying. The Lord has been so good to us and I know He will bring us through this as well. Our hearts eagerly await a little one of our own. Until then I am determined to refocus on my weight loss and liking myself again. I had lost 25lbs (which took forever!) and I have gained almost all of it back. I look forward to getting to know many of you through this journey.

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I was just looking back at the post I made on this thread one year ago... God's promise of a child. I'm currently 33 weeks pregnant, and expecting a little girl at the end of January. Couldn't be more blessed!! Stopped taking the Metformin the day we found out we were pregnant. Being off the metformin has seriously messed with me, and may have caused some of the extra weight gain, but baby's worth it! Can't wait to meet her! God is so faithful! :)

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Reading these posts I feel for many of you and at the same time made me nervous. I officially went off my birth control at the end of October. This will be my first time going off since being put on the metaformin. I know the metaformin has made a huge difference in how I feel physically and has allowed me to lose some weight. I unfortunately gained some of it back and hope to loose it before conceiving. This probably won't be an issue because I anticipate at least 6 months of trying and most likely longer. My ob/gyn stated she would give me fertility meds to help if we have no success over the next six months. Time will tell but I am hopeful.

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congrats on the baby!
I'm still hoping for one, so now that I am on the meds maybe I'll be lucky too!

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It is not impossible to get pregnant while having PCOS. I lost about 10 percent of my body weight and conceived after nine months of trying. I had a beautiful baby girl this spring. Unfortunately I gained a lot of weight during my pregnancy so here I am back in the diet saddle again.

Plenty of things taste as good as being skinny feels. :)


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I didn't get to a healthy weight before I got pregnant. I wanted to, but that just wasn't happening. But I did lose 10% of my body weight before getting pregnant (although that was the heaviest I'd been... some of that weight had been put on in the recent past). And I was fortunate enough not to gain a bunch of weight when I got pregnant. In fact, I somehow didn't gain any weight and ended the pregnancy about 8 pounds lighter than I was when I started it. So now I'm down over 20 pounds from when I got pregnant. I'm hoping to continue losing weight now with the help of breastfeeding and Spark, and I'm hoping that doing so will help me manage my PCOS and regulate my cycles.

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My daughter is 22 months, conceived easily (3 months without super scheduled trying) after coming off Depo-Provera which I was on for 8 years. I was surprised she happened so quickly as my doctor told me to expect a year at my age (then 37) and history of PCOS in the past. Been trying to conceive number two for over a year now. Especially hard to take as I thought it would be easy, given the first experience. Cycles have been completely messed up after her birth and even after I lost ALL of my pregnancy weight it made no difference. I had to wait 3 months here in Canada to get in to see a gyno and have been on Clomid since July. Tried 50mg and didn't ovulate. Did 5 doses of 100mg and ovulated 4 times but not the fifth and had to take provera to induce my period so I could take 150 mg. On day 10 of cycle, so hoping to at least ovulate this month to try to conceive again. If this doesn't work then my gyno is going to try metformin combined with Clomid and is encouraging me to go to a private fertility/IVF clinic for which we have no insurance coverage and really cannot afford, especially the IVF. Getting very discouraged- 40th birthday is only 3 months away. It feels like doomsday arriving. However, I have lost about 10 pounds since Xmas and my premier motivation is losing weight to hopefully get my cycles back to normal and conceive before time runs out. Best of luck to all trying to conceive. The heartache is more than is bearable sometimes.

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Hi Everyone,
Just wanted to let you know please keep trying it will all work out. I was told when I was 18 years of age I would have trouble having children, so when I was ready to have children let my gyn know and she would start me on Clomid. When my husband and I decided to start trying I talked with my gyn and she started me on Clomid immediately. With alot of prayers I have been blessed with 2 beautiful daughters. I did miscarry twice. You definitely need to work closely with your gyn to have the success you really want.
I have found that losing weight has made me have regular periods I never had that since I got my "Aunt Flo" it is actually nice to know that at a certain time each month I will have it.

Best of Luck to everyone!

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I am very happy to say that I was diagnosed with PCOS about 4 years ago and I have the perfect one year old boy. It wasn't easy, though. My husband and I went through 2 miscarriages before my dr. decided to put me on progesterone to maintain pregnancy until the placenta can make it on its own. I'm a believer that PCOS and getting pregnant can be helped without meds!! I never went on any med except bc. My doc told me I probably couldn't conceive without fertility drugs(as I've read others have said) and what do you know!! I got lazy with the bc and I got pregnant! Sadly ended in mc. About a year later we started TTC. I got off the pill in July and found out we were pregnant in October, but again ended in mc (we needed to be progesterone!). By this time I was in deep depression and we tried and tried. We tried TOO hard. Then I got out of my depression and started exercising my butt off. I lost 25 pounds and quit caring about TTC because I had a fertility appt. the next month. Well, I lost weight and I quit stressing out about it. My husband pestered me ALL THE TIME to take another pregnancy test because they all came out negative. He kept telling me he just knew I was pregnant. Literally 12 tests and a whole month after conception later, we found out I was pregnant and due Christmas Day!! We got on the progesterone and now he's sleeping like an angel in his crib. So...Don't stress out. Have faith and it will happen when it will happen. Take care of yourself!! Read "A Patient's Guide to PCOS" by Walter Futterweit who says the first step BEFORE meds is losing weight!

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When I was diagnosed last month with PCOS my OBGYN told me that the first month after I go off the BCP is the month I will most likely get pregnant. She said it's how your body's hormones react to going off the pill. She also said that after 6months if I don't get pregnant normally, then I should look into fertility drugs (Clomid). So basically, after 6 months of trying, maybe talk to your doctor?

Also, I have not had a period regularly EVER, but since I started losing weight it's been a little bit more "normal". She told me it was very important for me to be down to a healthier weight before trying for kids. She said it was because my body was reacting so well to losing weight (my period regulating istelf better). Also, being heavy cannot be good for the baby or the pregnancy, so I would urge any of you who want to have children, to make sure you're at a healthy weight. I don't want to go through miscarriage just because I didn't lose weight.

However, that's just what my doctor told me! It was all very positive.




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I'm pregnant (and due in about six weeks) with baby #1. I truly believe that this baby is a miracle. After trying for over 2 years, seeing a fertility specialist for about 6 months, being on Metformin alone for months then adding Clomid, having multiple ultrasounds so I could get tested (only to know for the first time in years when I ovulated, which messed up the ability of the fertility specialist to do the testing) I was finally able to get pregnant. I had to take progesterone pills early on in the pregnancy to help decrease the chances of miscarrying (I had a miscarriage in May 2009). It was a lot of heartache and work, and during that period of time, I found SparkPeople. I had tried various things to lose weight, but really committed to it with SP, tracking all my food and exercise and trying my best to stay within the ranges they provided. Once I lost 10% of my body weight I got pregnant... so I do believe that it was a combination of things that helped me finally become successful.

Still, I have learned that this may be the only pregnancy for us now because of other health concerns, which is another reason I consider this baby to be my own little miracle!

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I am currently avoiding getting pregnant. However I have been seeing a NFP (Natural Family Planning) practitioner since Feb. of 2005, just before my husband asked me to merry him. We were not sexually active prior to getting married, however my Doc thought a head and suggested NFP.

We use the FertilityCare System which is the Creighton Model of NFP and the only NFP that has a scientifc arm to it. For more information check out www.creightonmodel.com

Because we were using this form of NFP is the reason why I got diganosed with PCOD. Which is what lead me to seeing a Doc who specializes in the Creighton model and treating fertility conditions.

I am now on Metformin ER 1500 mg daily and Promitrum 200 mg at bedtime peak +3 through peak +12. I know when I am fertile and when I am not. So currently I can avoid getting pregant... In the near future we are considering changing that.

I am happy to answer any questions and or pass along any information I have.

"With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." ~Matthew 19:26


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I'm not sure if my story will be an inspiration, or if it will make you want to smack me!

My ex-husband and I really wanted to have children. For 12 years, we used no birth control, and I never conceived. We never had much money, or very good insurance, so other than initially determining the problem was me, we weren't able to pursue it any further.

Right around the time we divorced I was diagnosed with PCOS, and started taking metformin. Over the next 2 years, I lost 90 pounds. In addition, my Dr. made me take a progesterone pills if I didn't have a cycle at least every 3 months. But I started needing them less and less.

Because I had been infertile for so long, after my boyfriend and I had been dating awhile we decided that we could safely discontinue use of BC (I didn't want to go on the pill, and other methods weren't working for us). I assured him that I could not get pregnant.

Fast forward a few months and I got horribly sick. After 2 weeks of daily nausea, It entered my mind that as crazy as it seemed, I should maybe take a pregnancy test. It was positive.

From my calculations, I got pregnant at most a month and a half after we stopped using birth control! It seemed like the epitome of irony that after all those years of trying, I got pregnant accidentally.

Things were a big rough in the beginning, as I had a bit of explaining to do, and to assure him that I honestly thought I was sterile! He was upset at first, but I could never view it as anything other than an absolute miracle.

We love each other, so it worked itself out. We got married (I wore a Scarlet dress in defiance! LOL). And I made it safely out of the first trimester, and am now at 14 1/2 weeks (and am having a girl!)

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Well, I really feel like last week, God put in my heart through the bible and prayer, that He is going to provide me with children. Such a wonderful peace there right now. I still don't know the timing or how it will all play out, but I'm so grateful to have a Father that loves me, and gives good gifts to His children! emoticon

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Talked to gyn. She said we needed to step up the s. olympics. Not going to happen with what's in my life right now. so, I guess in the spirit of the season I'll just be thankful for what I do have and forget the rest!

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I'm holding on! God's timing is best.... just an excuse to keep trying I guess. ;)

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That stinks, Christina! Hang in there!

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I currently weigh 28lbs. less than I did a year ago when I was diagnosed. I started taking Metformin in February, and my cycles had been regular since May... however, this month I'm on day 43 of my cycle... but I took a test earlier this week and it was negative... bummer.

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I am going to my gynecologist Monday for my yearly exam. I've had regular (30 days) cycles for 6-8 months now, but have not conceived. (kind of trying, sort of as my hubby says we're not doing the "sexual olympics" that we did with our first) I plan on asking "What's up?" I fully anticipate her response being "PCOS". hee hee! At least I can laugh about it these days! emoticon

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I was told I would never be able to have children without the use of fertility drugs, however, when I took Metformin for a year and lost 70 lbs, I got pregnant easily. I miscarried the first time. 2 years later, I was maintaining my weight loss and was no longer on Metformin and I decided to try for a baby. I got pregnant within a month and had a healthy little boy. I nursed him for 13 months and a month after I quit, I got pregnant again. My boys are 3 and 1 and I have gained 80 lbs since getting pregnant with the 1st. My periods are irregular again and I have not gotten pregnant again. I think weight loss and Metformin were to thank before.

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Hey guys. I was diagnosed with PCOS about a year ago, and DH and I have been TTC for almost 2 years. I was told a year ago that I was borderline for being able to conceive or not. My cycles have become more regular through taking Metformin, and I've lost almost 25lbs in the past year (through South Beach Diet, Metformin, excercise, and Spark People), but still have a long way to go!

I'm currently not in a country where I can get a sonogram done to check how my ovaries are doing, or even go to the doctor, so I'm just praying that we can conceive and that it will happen in God's timing! It's nice to know there are others in the same boat, and that we can come out on the other side!

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Hi everyone! im not sure if this will help, but i was diagnosed with PCOS after 3 years of ttc, i was told ill never have a baby without hormones so i was shocked when i did get pregnant.. i did lose him at 6 weeks, but i was super happy to even get pregnant!! waited another 2 years and started to see a homeopathic doctor and he got my periods regular for the first time ever!! and i got pregnant again.. however i did just lose him in march, and 2 months after a DnC im pregnant again!! im currently 5months and things are going great so far! we were also going to do foster care and adopt through the system, i have a couple aunts who coulnt have kids, so that was always in the back of my mind, anyway, i hope some of this info helps someone!

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Do I feel your pain...been trying for over 6 years here! I got pregnant earlier this year on a drug called Femara (my miracle drug...seriously) and an IUI (artificial insemenation). I miscarried...its the hardest thing I have ever had to go through. We are trying "naturally" until January and trying fertility treatments again, and I am just hoping so hard that I will have a baby at the end of next year! Its hard though...it is THE worst symptom of PCOS...

Tami
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I take my d-chiro inositol (natural alternative to metformin) first thing in the morning before I do *anything*. Once it becomes a habit, you'll be fine.

what is d-chiro?

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I have PCOS and have tried fertility treatments etc. We ended up adopting FOUR children and I could not be happier. emoticon

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My husband and I have been TTC for a little over 2 years and i am going to say it is a hard process because of the PCOS I didnt react to the Clomid or Metformin at all used it through 8 cycles and never nothing and i was also on Provera to have my period and well i quit going to the Dr. because i needed a break going every month to get a negative result and i needed a break lol but i also found a job and fell off the wagon with spark people but i managed to still lose 10 pounds and just that has triggered my periods to be semi normal so that is part of my motivation for getting back on track and im not trying to be you have to lose weight im not the one because i hate those people because its not the only thing that helps lol i just felt like sharing my story..

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We've spent lots on fertility treatments and in reality all it has done is 1. made me gain weight & 2. really has messed w/ my head.

I've come to the realization that I may need to adopt. I'm looking into foster care...its hard to think God made women to birth children and here i cant.

It hurts but at the same time I have learned SOOO much!

There is a plan..not sure what it is..but i'm going to find it!

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I am in this situation as well. I've been trying to get pregnant for about 3 years now. I've tried fertility treatments, and my body doesn't even respond to them. They said I have a really bad case of PCOS, and its going to be really hard to get me pregnant. I'm trying to lose weight to see if that will help things along. Send me a message if you'd like to chat. Good luck everybody!

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I'm 19 and not even close to thinking about children, but I am already worried about not being able to. My doctor did tell me when I was younger that I could take hormones. I haven't looked into it much because I'm not at that point yet. I'm on birth control which regulates my periods, have been since I was 14. Last time I wasn't my periods were about 3-4 months apart. I'm worried that will affect me getting pregnant as well. Do any of you ladies have an opinion of the odds of getting pregnant?

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We haven't started trying yet, but I'm already nervous that I won't be able to conceive. I like to pre-worry about things. I don't think it helps that much, though. :(

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Seems like everyone is in the same boat. My husband and I have been trying for over a year now - and still nothing.

And it does seem unfair that "horrible" parents, people that don't try to look after themselves, let alone their children, seem to keep popping out babies left, right and centre.

But you know what? When we all do get the BFP we've all been waiting for [and we all WILL], and the child comes along, that child will be so loved, cherished and cared for because of everything we've had to go through.

I'm pressed but not crushed

I'm persecuted but not abandoned

I'm struck down but not destroyed

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im in the same boat as you ladies. Weve been trying for 8m now and i seem to be getting no where. This will be child #2 but alot has changed in the 8yrs sence ive had my son. Its so frustrating. to see people haveing kids that shouldnt.

What helped me remember meds was i laid 2weeks worth out in a pill box and then set a daily alarm at the times i was supposed to take them. It got me in the habit and now i no longer need the alarm. The pill box is so much easier to handle then a ton of bottles.

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The other thing you can do to help you remember to take your medication is link them to an activity you already do.

I take my d-chiro inositol (natural alternative to metformin) first thing in the morning before I do *anything*. Once it becomes a habit, you'll be fine.


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I feel EXACTLY the same way! I work at a place where I see the same people, over and over again, come in the store. Once I helped a little boy-he'd walked out into the parking lot, and I brought him back in. He was looking for his papaw. He started crying when he saw his mommy. She wasn't happy he was okay. She was mad he took off. Every day i see people, and know a few, who are terrible parents. I just know I would be good. But everyday these people get pregnant over and over again. And they don't deserved to be blessed in such a way. When I get in my depressed broken moods, this is all the stuff I think about, and I think about all the babies that have bad people for parents, and I think: "I'd make a good mommy to you." And I hope and pray that someday I get to be a mommy to one.

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Find yourself a fertility doctor =) It will be worth it!




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Thanks for the tip, I'll have to try that.

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If you have a cell phone.. they usually have alarms on them. Set it at the same time for everyday...and it will become a habit. :) speaking from experience here.
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Thanks, that really does make me feel better. Its really hard, I truely have the most horrible memory known to man. I can't seem to remember to do anything, I'm always losing things... including my meds and the lists to remind me to take my meds, lol.

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Hang in there!!! I know how you feel and remember feeling the same exact way. You have to remember to take the meds the Dr.s give you they really do help!!! I did GIFT for my first child (I don't think they even do that anymore) and IVF for my second. I had to go through all the shots and all...but it was worth it!!!! It will work!!! Keep faith we are all here for you!!!!

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I think I'm in one of those sappy depressed moods, but I want to have babies. I keep forgetting to take my metformin and I never ever have periods without it... so kinda hard to get prego without it. Everyone else is getting pregnant, including people who are HORRIBLE parents and i'd be a great parent, sometimes it feels like a cruel joke that scumbags get to be parents... drug addicts, child abusers, theives, people who use abortion as a form of birth control (and no I'm not saying that makes anyone a scumbag, it just pisses me off when someone throws their child away when I would gladly take it)... but the ones who would kill for a child aren't as lucky. If someone could relate and tell me what has worked for you it would be much appreciated.

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