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Offline JMC100

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Re: PCOS & TTC
« Reply #30 on: April 29, 2017, 02:35:26 pm »
Thanks Courtney and for you too! We have looked into adoption too but at the moment we can't afford both fertility treatment and the adoption process. It's a possibility though further down the line. Ally I suppose I was always irregular and saw some close family members struggle with fertility so I was partially prepared going into the process. I try not to get my hopes up each month I know that sounds weird but I find if I don't expect too much then the disappointment isn't too bad. I just like to remember that it's always a possibility but not to expect it each month if that makes any sense. i also found taking a few months off in between treatments and relaxing from it all helps. I know it sounds counterproductive but it's good to clear the head from counting days and waiting. Maybe try doing something nice when af comes like go for a nice meal or a night away so your not thinking about it too much.

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« Reply #31 on: May 01, 2017, 10:45:44 am »
Glad horrid AF is finished, I guess if your ovulating that's great but if not then clomid hopefully can help,I'm in the same situation, I don't think I'm ovulating, hoping to make appt with my doctor tomorrow! Regarding TTC and pcos I guess I'm much like JMC, because I've dealt with it for years I know not to get my hopes up, when I miss a period I don't automatically think pregnancy, don't get me wrong it doesn't make it any easier, im in a constant frame where one minute I can except the condition and say It will happen.. to why do I have to have this, and blame myself but feeling like that only makes it worse! I'm even going to follow JMC advice and when my AF shows I will treat myself, do some relaxing because it will happen for us! JMC it is so expensive, however we get there we will have our own family! How is eveyone feeling today?

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Re: PCOS & TTC
« Reply #32 on: May 01, 2017, 12:31:32 pm »
Thanks for the reply Courtney and jmc, I'm feeling a bit better today, I saw my psychologist which helped. I've just had a really shit week with (1) AF (2) DH in Thailand for a holiday (3) my mums been in hospital (4) I saw my pg sil for the first time since Xmas... oh and (5) I'm turning bloody 30 on Thursday which I'm not happy about. In retrospect there's a lot going on to contribute to my low mood! No wonder I feel like shit!!
I'm really hoping when I see the FS in a month I'll get meds. I'm worried my body will randomly decide to ovulate this month and it will show on the bloods and he'll tell me I can't have clomid and to keep TTC.
Argh how do I stop obsessing????

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« Reply #33 on: May 02, 2017, 03:47:41 pm »
Hey! I'm sorry I'm replying so late, I'm just now seeing this. I feel the same way, it's hard seeing everyone around me pregnant or falling pregnant while I've been waiting, waiting, and then just finding out I have PCOS which makes it more difficult than I would have initially thought.

I really hope the Clomid works, although this is my first cycle with it. Because it's my first cycle I am doubting I'll fall pregnant but who knows?! I'm just trying not to get my hopes up or be excited, that way if I do fall pregnant I will definitely be excited. But also a tad bit scared because I'm not sure if I'd need to take progesterone supplements in the beginning of pregnancy to keep my progesterone levels where they need to be. I don't want to risk it if I do become pregnant. It just scared me because my cousin has miscarried many times. I know there are some differences between us, she was on Metformin, she's very overwheight & insulin resistant, whereas I'm on Clomid, healthy weight & not insulin resistant... but because we both have PCOS I'm just worried I might miscarry. Praying that doesn't happen!

I had looked up symptoms and effects of Clomid and I actually did end up having side effects. I would say mainly being dry down there and having hot flashes! Phew! Omg those hot flashes. My husband always says I feel really hot but I could def tell a difference after taking Clomid. I'd be hot but it was to another level, like I'd really feel like I'm just so hot I'm burning up lol. And I wasn't even sure if it was just me or hot flashes but I'm convinced it was hot flashes. I've always wondered what that feels like.

Being dry was the most annoying thing ever for me because I'm usually super moist, even my husband noticed. I don't have any preseed but we used coconut oil. I was trying to see if anyone has used coconut oil for lube & gotten pregnant, tried to research whether or not it's sperm friendly and from what I read it doesn't hurt.

Yeah Courtney, I think I'd have my hands full with twins but they do run in my family lol! Sometimes I feel like I'm behind compared to my friends & family because everybody is either pregnant or on like baby #2 and expected me to have at least one child by now. I'm always being asked if we want kids, if we're ready to start, if we're trying, etc. I've been married 3 years in July so! I'm ready! I feel like if I do get twins that'll be a big blessing and more than "make up" for time gone by. But if I can just have one baby I'd be so satisfied!

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« Reply #34 on: May 02, 2017, 03:54:29 pm »
I know for me, they did a blood test to check many different things but one of the things they told me they were checking was whether or not I'm insulin resistant, to determine whether or not to put me on Metformin or Clomid or even both.

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« Reply #35 on: May 02, 2017, 04:02:52 pm »
So I realized I was replying but didn't quote the messages I was replying to or who I was replying to lol my bad!

I have two friends pregnant and my sister in law is pregnant! I'm just like man can this be my month please! It's May!

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« Reply #36 on: May 03, 2017, 12:04:22 am »
Hey ladies I'm new to this! I've had PCOS since I was about 25. When I was ready to try and concieve I was placed on clomid. I only did one cycle and got pregnant with twins...now I'm ready to ttc again and my doctor won't let me go on clomid since I got pregnant quickly. Metformin is looking like the next best thing.

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« Reply #37 on: May 03, 2017, 12:21:21 am »
Reading everyone is  definitely giving me hope. I have PCOS and currently taking Metformin daily. I've been TTC since December and hopefully me being on this Metformin work. Losing weight is really the hardest part for me now. I hope Metformin does help me.

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« Reply #38 on: May 05, 2017, 06:34:34 pm »
Hi ally, sorry to hear about your mum I hope she's okay, and two happy be-lated birthday! hows the TTC? Unfortunately it's hard not to obsess over it, but hopefully the doc will put you on clomid and might ease the stress.. qiyahboo I hope the clomid does work, I know we can't guarantee it to work first time but we can hope so fingers crossed!!! Miscarriage has always been my fear, But we can only hope that we have sticky babies, And i know every bodies different big or small but I'm sure it will be fine.. positive vibes can only help x
Lapre03 that's great news and lovely to hear that you managed to conceive straight away, but a shame your not going back on it again, hopefully metformin can help with you too though! You will have to keep us updated? Have they put your on metformin yet?
Clave101 it's nice to have a discussion and talk to each other regarding pcos and TTC.. I hope metformin does work for you too, it's apparently good for weight loss? Did you have an side effects with it?

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Re: PCOS & TTC
« Reply #39 on: May 05, 2017, 06:39:34 pm »
Also I do apologise I've only just replied to everyone have had a bit of a reaction with metfromim was on 2 tablets a day, and suffered with bad stomach pains, bloating, heartburn and feeling generally poorly, have to go back to 500 ml for a while and work it back up, only good thing thats happened with metformin is that it made my nails grow stronger lol but ive found I've put more weight on recently even though my appetite decreased! Something wrong there! Hopefully my body will adjust!

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Re: PCOS & TTC
« Reply #40 on: May 05, 2017, 09:50:14 pm »
Oh no Courtney! I hope you're feeling a bit better now. I'm past the 30 hurdle now and I guess it's not so bad. I'm CD15 and no signs of o. But I'm now just assuming it doesn't happen and hanging out for my FS appt beginning of June.
My worry is that he won't give me clomid and will want me to try metformin or something. Are any of you slimmer girls on metformin? My understanding is that it's only useful if you need to lose weight but I could be wrong.

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« Reply #41 on: May 06, 2017, 06:13:11 am »
I'm slimmer and not insulin resistant so on clomid but I can say they do tend to put you on Metformin if you are bigger and/or insulin resistant. Some doctors may put you on both Metformin and Clomid if they see fit.

So I'm currently on Day 21 of my first cycle with Clomid and I think I may have just ovulated Day 19/20. My doctor said to take a pregnancy test on Day 30! So for now I'm just in that TWW and have to come in so they can do blood work to test my progesterone levels... hoping my progesterone is high enough to indicate that I did indeed ovulate this time!

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« Reply #42 on: May 06, 2017, 10:27:52 am »
Ally I don't necessarily think metformin makes you lose weight. You need to accompany the tablets with a change in diet to lose weight. They are only an insulin blocker not a diet pill. If you are not insulin resistant you may not be put on metformin. Your doctors will know if it will work or not. clomid isn't a magic pill either unfortunately so it might be best to listen to your specialist/doctor and do what's recommended. I'd also advice you to do your own research into doctors in your area and make sure you find someone who works for you. If you know anyone with similar issues talk to them.  I wanted someone who was going to help solve the underlying issue and listen to my concerns and not just Medicate me to get me pregnant. It took me three doctors to find one I was comfortable with.

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Re: PCOS & TTC
« Reply #43 on: May 06, 2017, 10:31:13 am »
Also depending on your average cycle length it can be day 19-22 before you ovulate even on clomid. That was my experience. I never actually ovulated in the first 14 days of a cycle when I was being monitored and I also didn't ovulate every cycle. Also opks are not always accurate when you are taking medication!  I know everyone is different these are just the experiences I have had so far!

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« Reply #44 on: May 06, 2017, 10:31:57 am »
And belated happy birthday by the way. I hope you managed to enjoy the celebrations anyway!