my story starts in nov 95 when i lost twins at 13 weeks. i got pg with the first "time"....and we used protection. go figure. so we decieded to try again and a year later i was pg. but this pregnancy was difficult with complications starting at 16 wks. -preterm labor dialated to 1/2 . so the gyn i was seeing didnt know their heads from their behinds...so 20 wks i opened to 1...they told me they couldnt do a thing for me...so i decided when i was 24 wks and opened to 2 to switch doctors and hospitals all together. i saw a new doc and was open to 3...and she immediately put me on complete bed rest...procardia..and home monitoring for contractions 2x/day, steroid shots every wk etc...had my son with shoulder dystocia...he was stuck in the b/c and had to be removed forcefully. but he was born healthy thank god with the help of a wonderful ob. the day after i had him i took the depo shot.
i was on depo until 99 and started ttc #2 in aug 99. my cycles seemed normal so i just thought it would take a while to concieve(it took nearly a year with my son) but in feb 2001 i was told in the er that i have pcos and wouldnt be able to have any more kids. my cycles lasted anywhere from 50-70days and the doc said if im o'ing it has to be every other month. and i couldnt get pregnant like that. i felt like it was hopeless, so i gave up for a while.
In may of 2002 i went to seek treatment from my obgyn. and started clomid and 150mg cd 3-7 did help me ovulate but it overstimulated my ovaries and the doctor took me off of the clomid because it made my pain unbearable due to the clusters of cysts that i then had. my ex and i split up shortly after, due in part to the strain of ttc and financial struggles.
john and i started talking on the phone in dec2002. you see we were childhood sweethearts, and had not spoken to each other since 1994-1995. his sister is married to my brother, so one day i was there visiting, and he called insisting that he talk to me. i tried to blow him off but boy was he persistant! and in 2003 he asked me to marry him. you can guess what happened from there. we started officially ttc on christmas day 2003, even though we were never actually preventing it in the first place! we just decieded to be more aggressive in trying. well again i didnt get preg. and john wanted more answers. he wanted to know why i wasnt preg yet.
so again i went to another doctor in may 2004, and he decieded to do a laproscopy/hsg and everything was normal no blockage, nothing. only a couple very small cysts that had since gone away. but i hit a stumbling block. i had an abnormal pap. so i had to have a colposcopy and cone biopsied and was non cancerous-thank God...But i had to wait for my cervix to heal and also had to have 3 normal paps in a year before starting clomid.
Then I started gaining weight like crazy. ive always been super skinny and im only 5'3 so im petite anyway. so in february 2005 they said i have prediabetes. and started metformin to help me to lose weight and help the infertility. i have since been told i am a full diabetic. So again i had to wait to get my sugar under control and lose some weight. they also said many women get pregnant on their own within 6 months of taking metformin and diet change. but again no luck.
so in mid august i went to see the obgyn again and had to have dh have an analysis done. i started provera and clomid 50 mg in the meantime. until the results of his s/a came back she wouldnt up my dose even though i felt that 50 didnt work in the past.
so i returned to visit for the results and dh is functioning better than ave. in all areas. so ive lost more than 35 lbs, my sugars are excellent and i have no cysts on my ovaries. so now she says i have some type of unexplained infertility. i start provera and clomid 100mg next time.
So here i am 6 yrs into my battle and praying for a miracle.