So today I was diagnosed with PCOS after 9 months of TTC #1 and two periods. She put me on progesterone last week to jump start a cycle.
I'm disheartened. I go next week to talk treatment options. Any advice? I feel like a failure, but DH has been wonderful.
My advice is PCOS is not the end of the world. There are treatments and lifestyle changes that you make.
When you go to your appointment keep an open mind. Take a note book with questions, and jot down answers as you go or just after your appointment.
Before you start any treatments, get DH tested too. This can help making a bigger picture decison about what to next.
Ask about a Glucose tolerance test to see if you have the hormonal Insulian resistance as well, which is commonly seen in women with PCOS.
Good luck, and feel free to ask any questions. I have had PCOS since I was in my teens.
Motherhood after Infertility
I don't have PCOS but my stepsister does and she has 2 little girls now after using metaformin (sp?) and clomid. So I agree with the above, PCOS is not the end of your (fertile) world.
Good luck to you and DH!
PCOS is not totally scary, my pcos is a horror story to say, but I dont want to scare you. A few tips, metformin is not for everybody. for me it made me sick to my stomach, and unfortionately i was in the bathroom a lot. the bathroom runs (and i mean this in both terms, running to the bathroom and having the runs) came and went but were very strong at the beginning. Unfortionatly it was explained to me today they can only put you on metformin if you are trying to become pregnant otherwise they will put you on the pill. idk what your weight situation is, it is hard to lose weight with pcos but it is essential. i wish you luck, and i will keep you in my prayers!!!
I was diagnosed with PCOS in the beginning of 2003. And they also told us my husband has low sperm count and slow motility. I tried taking my temperature, taking clomid for over a year, and finally tried an IUI. Nothing worked. I had to quit taking the Clomid because it thinned my lining because I had been taking it so long. So we didn't get to try a second IUI. We had so much less stress during the break that we decided to just let things be and think about adopting. That was about two years of TTC. A few months after stopping Clomid I started having long and heavy periods (before Clomid I skipped them all the time and had light ones). My Dr. tried everything to get them under control and after about a year of them, she did a D&C to try to start me completely over. Three months later, three and one half years after first starting TTC #1, I was pregnant! No meds, nothing. So don't give up and don't be dishearted just because you have PCOS, many ladies with PCOS get pregnant...many have more than one child!