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11/30/12 9:05 P

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Congratulations! What a blessing!

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ROADRUNNER201's Photo ROADRUNNER201 Posts: 623
6/29/12 2:15 P

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Oh yay! Congratulations! Time to move on over to babyfit.com:-) I loved it there when I was pregnant.

(Can I recommend Bradley Method classes? I promise I'm not just recommending them because I teach them. When I took them with my pregnancy, I swear that's the reason I had such an awesome labor. Ok, labor is not awesome, and it was hard work. But I seemed to handle it so much better than my friends who didn't take classes!)

The joy of the Lord is my strenth. ~ Nehemiah 8:10

�Whether you think that you can, or that you can''t, you are usually right.�
~ Henry Ford


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JACQUIEJ1210's Photo JACQUIEJ1210 Posts: 30
6/28/12 2:53 P

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congratulations! I just joined here today but as someone who had to deal with secondary infertility with my 2nd dd, I know that it is a wonderful feeling to get that positive test. And I looked at your sparkpage...wow, amazing results! Truthfully I needed it today... feeling the "poor me" vibes because of the whole weight loss/ PCOS/ endometriosis thing... but have a happy and healthy pregnancy!

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GRACEMCC45's Photo GRACEMCC45 Posts: 1,134
6/25/12 8:34 P

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Thought I would check in to all you fantastic ladies who responded.... I'M PREGNANT!!

That spotting was an implantation spot. I am about 6 weeks along, so we are all happy, crazy people over here.

My GP joked about submitting a case study to a medical journal about me just to prove that it is totally possible to lose weight in a healthy, slow way with PCOS and then get pregnant!!

Thanks for all your support!!!

Lost 65lbs in 15 months to get healthy and in top shape to try to get pregnant, and succeeded! Had our first baby in February 2013!

I only gained 32lbs in my pregnancy (and immediately lost half within a few weeks of his birth). April 1st is my full restart date.


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KRICKY's Photo KRICKY Posts: 672
6/25/12 6:32 P

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I know it's been a couple of days since anyone posted on this, but I just wanted to chime in and tell you to not lose hope.

I've had PCOS since 15 and was told "you'll need help getting pregnant" on more than one occasion. I was slapped on birth control and metformin and sent on my merry way.

I ended up going crazy like a honey badger on my exercise (diet kind of fluctuated between saint and sinner at times) but I ended up losing from 225 down to 160.

I took myself off my birth control (I'd NEVER had normal cycles and wanted to see if, with the weight loss I was able to) and I did...here and there. Out of 7 months I think I missed 2-3 cycles. And then I realized, "Hmmm, it's been quite awhile since I've had a cycle, I wonder if I could be pregnant?" And since I was hard-core into roller derby at the time, I immediately went out to check and sat on the toilet staring at a "pregnant" sign. I couldn't believe it.

It was around 7 months after I stopped the birth control, and I was still irregular and able to conceive. My uneven cycle even made my dr tell me she suspected I could have a miscarriage (which I hated her for telling me that, because I had to wait 3 weeks to see a heartbeat) but I was preggers. My dr suspected that because I wasn't a typical case and her "calculation as to when I should be ovulating" didn't take into consideration my irregular cycles.

So don't lose heart!

The only person who gets in the way of your dreams is you.

~If you want it bad enough, with all of your heart and soul, nothing will stop you. Dig in and grab your dreams!


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ROADRUNNER201's Photo ROADRUNNER201 Posts: 623
6/17/12 11:00 A

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I am so sorry! I know how frustrating it is when our bodies don't work the way they're supposed to. Prayers that things will straighten themselves out. Sometimes it takes a while for our bodies to figure out what's what after going of BCPs.

The joy of the Lord is my strenth. ~ Nehemiah 8:10

�Whether you think that you can, or that you can''t, you are usually right.�
~ Henry Ford


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JOANG13's Photo JOANG13 Posts: 262
6/10/12 8:30 A

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I have been there and am still here in a way. The great thing is that I have an ob/gyn and an endo doctor who work together. I think they finally have me on a good mixture of drugs. The best advice is to lose some weight for my overall health but neither one of them is of the opinion that it will fix the issue but may help with some of the symptoms. They both recommend a high protein diet and less processed sugars. Basically, what SP suggests as well. There is no quick fix and I know I have to work harder and longer to lose what normal people can lose quickly. It's not fair, but it is what it is. Our bodies just don't function the same. If your doctors aren't listening, FIRE them. Remember, you pay them. Don't put up with that kind of crap and if they don't want to listen and work with you - walk away and let them know how you feel about their poor attitude toward you as a patient.

Keep eating healthy and working out regularly - it's good for your body and your frame of mind. So keep doing the right things for yourself!

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6/8/12 10:28 A

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I have had PCOS every since i was eleven...For the past few years, my weight has been out of control. I exercised 5 days out of the week, eat balanced meals, I seem to be maintaining my weight right now... Not losing.. Everyone is suggesting that i should get the gastric by pass but i dont want it, i want to lose weight myself...But it wont come off. My question to you is how did you lose weight?

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6/3/12 8:16 P

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In the mood of ranting as well, I personally despise the drs that just tell you to lost 50-60 pounds and then everything will be okay. When we were pursuing infertility treatments with one of the doctors she told me to keep a food diary. Then proceeded to call me a liar and tell me not to sneak in the ice cream and at the very least document it.

I hate it hate it. Then the doctor you like, leaves and you have to start all over and they look at you the same "know-it-all" eyes that you have to be lying about exercising or food intake.

Ok...venting over. Well, not really, I'm about to take the frustration out on the treadmill.


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5/29/12 12:44 P

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It's ok to vent, we totally understand
I am 32, no children yet, and still hoping to conceive in the near future.
I know it takes time, but it still frustrates me as well. My sister is suffering with it as well and is on the chlomid. What sucks for her, they might tell her that she shouldn't get pregnant, based on results of new tests they are taking on her.
She has never been over weight, is 5'7 and only 135lbs, yet she has more issues with PCOS then I do being overweight. I wish I could help her.

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5/28/12 11:42 P

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I just wanted to piggy back on the need to vent. I have been dealing with the PCOS symptoms for years now with a recent diagnosis only almost two years ago. I am guessing I just have not found the right doctor yet because I have only been given two paragraphs of information on the subject matter and the instructions to follow the diabetic diet and lose weight then my symptoms will improve. After joining this site and later being directed to this group, I have gotten a little more proactive with my condition and researched things on my own. I found information that lead me to the PCOS diva website as well as the book on the natural diet solution to PCOS and infertility. I read a lot of the reviews and comments from the cysters on here and found mixed feelings. However, I decided to buy the book anyway because I am a "newbie" and hope it will help. I mean I am so tired of the differences in opinions from web information related to PCOS. I just want to lose this weight, get healthy, stop being depressed and tired all the time, and most of stop bleeding for weeks and sometimes months at a time. No one around me understands just how serious things are for me and it is so irritating to constantly hear "If you just lose 50-60lbs, you will feel a lot better" as if I am not trying. Or my personal favorite "it's all about portion control, just reduce your meals and eat more often and you will drop the weight with little exercise."

If only they knew...

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5/28/12 7:28 P

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I need a rant - I normally blog, but I feel my Cysters are the only ones who will understand!

I am now in a healthy weight range, after losing more than 60 lbs since Mar 2011. Using metformin and birth control. In December I started taking folic acid to prepare my body for pregnancy - at an increased dose as per doc's orders.

In March, having hit my weight loss goals (for the most part, I could still lose up to another 10 or so, but I'm in a healthy BMI range now) I went off birth control, and now hubby and I have been trying. First period came right on time - awesome! Second one was about 3 days early - not too worrisome. I spotted today. 9 FREAKING DAYS EARLY. NINE.

My doc wants to wait about 6 months before rechecking my hormone levels and starting on Clomid for conception. I'm okay with that. I'm okay with not being pregnant this very second and having menstruation! I'm *not* okay with the cycle being so off. I forgot what it was like - I had been on birth control for 9 years!

So today is a sad, angry, frustrating day. A part of me, while grocery shopping, stared at the ice cream (my gateway drug, truly) section for a solid 3 minutes with a big ol' "poor me" attitude and it felt like when I had first been diagnosed "why bother?!"

Don't worry - I removed myself. I know I've come too far on this journey to sabotage my amazing success.

SparkHubby is being fantasticly supportive. I have wonderful people in my life I can lean on - just sharing my frustrations with people I think may understand!

Thanks for the vent!! I'm normally the big supportive motivator, but sometimes we need help too!!

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Lost 65lbs in 15 months to get healthy and in top shape to try to get pregnant, and succeeded! Had our first baby in February 2013!

I only gained 32lbs in my pregnancy (and immediately lost half within a few weeks of his birth). April 1st is my full restart date.


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