Just a quick question - I may be a newbie this fall on this board and was wondering if any of you who have PCOS have had success with IVF
Hi Tacie! I "know" you from the Clomid board. Welcome! I don't have PCOS but I know a few woman here (and grads) do and have beautiful babies! Hopefully they'll chime in.
Yep...there's been quite a few PCOSers that have had success.
IVF #1-cancelled d/t embryos arresting before transfer (3/09)
IVF #2-BFP 9wks-7/30/09 (6/09)
IVF #3-BFN (5/10)
Putting my hand up.
Mind you, if it wasn't for out male factor perhaps we could have avoided the IVF. Clomid was very cheap for me because I only took 12.5mg/d. Since we don't pay for stim drugs here, the pcos-saving didn't continue
I remember you from the STIF on the 0-12 board
I have PCOS. Pretty badly too. Never have a period on my own, let alone ovulate LOL. We tried Clomid and natural BD, IUI and IVF. I did do IVF 3 times, but I do have wonderful twin girls now
I have met most of you from other boards -- yahoo! That brings a comforting feeling. It's great to hear that PCOS and IVF do work - I've been reading ALOT of information and have recently learned that those with PCOS should have a combo of Clomid and Metformin when using Clomid for IUIs...after 9 wonderful months of Clomid I now learn this - ugh! We are talking with the clinic to have our first appt for IVF in Aug or Sept but we were unsure of the positive results, thus my inquiry. We're in limbo land if we should try one more time with IUI using Clomid but this time also including Metformin and progestrone or if we should just say Fk-it and move straight onto IVF.
Thanks for your replies as it gives us hope that IVF does work - DH and I will have to have another pow-wow about it all tonight.
I have PCOS and just started Metformin this past cycle. It was a little rough a first (some GI upset), but I quickly acclimated to it (I think it actually helped me shed a few pounds too!). I just did my second IVF and got a positive (ultrasound tomorrow so we'll see... hoping I get to count as a "success").
With PCOS, it seems to me that many IVFers, including myself, produce a lot of eggs/follicles, but the quality isn't as great. So a lower proportion might fertilize or look mature. That's OK though, because with so many produced, you have many shots at a good embie. That was always reassuring to me.
Good luck to you!
I wish you the best of luck Tacie!
Good luck with your decision...IVF can be wacky so it takes a lot of patience...but if it works, you truly forget all of the annoyances and shots and tears. You almost forget the dollars