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#76 ritten

Posted 04 December 2011 - 08:52 PM

Any luck titch?

#77 titch482

Posted 05 December 2011 - 03:45 PM

yep AF arrived on friday, i stopped taking it last tuesday.... so pretty much spot on to what everyone said.

starting my first cycle of clomid tomorrow. really hoping i dont have any side effects.

how are you going?

#78 ritten

Posted 05 December 2011 - 07:02 PM

how exciting! (well I am excited for you anyway Tounge1.gif )

I have first appointment with fertility specialist on friday so hopefully will have things starting soon here too.  

Had blood tests last week, and partner has his testing done too so specialist should have results to help speed things up for us.

Good Luck!

#79 titch482

Posted 06 December 2011 - 08:54 AM

hope you get some answers from seeing the fertility specialist. for me, i just felt better being able to talk to a specialist about it

well i slept in this morning and forgot to take my vry first clomid cycle!! will take it tonight

#80 ritten

Posted 09 December 2011 - 05:36 PM

Thought would update;

Had appointment with FS this morning.
Was super nervous, but so happy with result - really clicked with doctor, and felt comfortable with her straight away, she also has PCOS, and conceived her child with clomid.

I have provera to bring on AF, and then up to 3 monitored clomid cycles.  will have to wait till after xmas to start provera though, just in case AF comes quickly, as the clinic is shut till 4th Jan, so wouldn't be able to have monitoring.

Now i have to wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! sad.gif

#81 Babymurk

Posted 18 January 2012 - 04:01 PM

Hi Ladies
Hope everyone had a good a good Christmas and New Years.

Not sure if people are still positing in here but thought I would start again now that we are TTC again.  Yesterday I went to my Gyno as I am currently at CD 90 – have been seeing a Chinese Herbalist Acupuncture but that has just increased my cycles rather then decreasing.  So Dr has prescribed that I take Provera to bring on AF prior to starting clomid.  

The plan of attack is to give Clomid a try for 3 months to see if I ovulate and if nothing then will look at doing the ovarian drilling to see if that helps with ovulation.  

We are also getting DH tested as he said if there is an issue then we can not waste time with the clomid should I be ovulating if there is a problem with him.  I am feeling like a weight has been taken off of my shoulders  as, as funny as it sounds, looking forward to AF so I can start a new cycle

If there is another forum that anyone can recommend if this thread doesn’t get much response it would be appreciated


#82 Babymurk

Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:12 PM

Doesn't look like anyone is posting in here but i will keep posting just in case anyone is  ph34r.gif

I am currently CD10 and  Dr said I should ovulate around CD14 so hopefully i will O in the couple of days.  I have had some lower back pain over the last 2 so not sure if this is the medication re O or possibly something to do with my endo.  hands.gif that it has something to do with Ovulation

Babydust to all


#83 Hoping4anAddition

Posted 09 February 2012 - 09:53 AM

Hi All,



I'm assuming this thread is still active?

If it is I was diagnosed with PCOS in the middle of last year. Already knew I had endo and was operated on in April 2011 to "start TTC with clean slate". Unfortunately after going of BC in March my periods got closer and closer together until they didn't stop. This meant that my endo became worse than ever and I recieved my diagnosis. So while we have been trying since April, we have been assisted in our TTC journey since August 2011.
Tried clomid twice, no response.

Tried FSH in December, ovulated, well timed sex but a BFN.


Onto FSH cycle #2  but it's not working as yet, up to cycle day 22 but still no follicles growing despite upping my FSH three times. Back to the Dr tomorrow to have yet another US to see if I have any follicles yet. FIngers crossed!!!

#84 Babymurk

Posted 10 February 2012 - 09:31 AM

waves.gif Hoping4anAddtion   Not sure if anyone else reads this thread but I post sometimes just in case in the hope that we can get it growing again  biggrin.gif  

QUOTE
my periods got closer and closer together until they didn't stop. This meant that my endo became worse than ever
wow I didn’t realise this endo does that.  Is there anything that they can do to assist – I have some endo but have never experienced anything like that

What is involved in FSH? Is that clomid with injections???

Good luck at the Drs today, hope there are some nice follicles there.

Not much to report atm, currently at CD13 so hands.gif O is any day now


#85 Babymurk

Posted 28 February 2012 - 04:18 PM

went to the Drs today to get BT results and he said that I did O progest levels were around 42 and you need to be at 30 for O est levels were around 1941. So he said that I defiantly O before the BT, said that I should wait a couple more days before I do a HPT. I went back in and changed FF to show O as CD19 as temps first said which means that I am at CD12 so depending if I am going to have a 14 day or 16 day lutheral phase will depend if when I test. Not holding my breath so if nothing by the weekend will test Sunday.

#86 beep

Posted 11 March 2012 - 09:16 AM

thot i would post on here.  Am on clomid this month but low dose. will do OPK in couple of days just in case i O early. but most likely not. i feel that my next step should be IUI. as i have PCOS there are not too many days in my cycle wher i feel ok. always get cramps or sumthing.  Does ne one know why i get CM during the first day of my period? a bit of it.  
Baby dust to all   biggrin.gif    bbabyflip.gif

#87 Babymurk

Posted 16 March 2012 - 12:49 PM

waves.gif Beeb & Lani

Beep - I am not sure why you would get CM during the first day of your period,  I know i get a little bit at the end but i have never questioned it before.  Have you spoken to your Dr?

I am also on clomid at the moment but thinking that we will most likely need to do IVF, but waiting a couple more cycles before Dr takes us down that path.

When my Dr sugested that i use OPKs this month i was a little worried as i had heard that with PCOS that you get faluse readings, however he said that with Clomid that the OPKs will work.  How have you found them to be?

Lani - I am not sure about that one either sorry,  with my temps i always pick up Ovulation.  last time it changed dates so it was after by BT which showed i did O so i just put it back to the first date it said that i O.  

With the OPKs are you on meds at the moment?  Only because as i said earlier is that i  heard that with PCOS that you get faluse readings, but my Dr said that with Clomid that the OPKs will work.   My Dr also said that you can have a period without O which i found a little strange.

AFM - I am currently on CD13 and have just started to use the OPKs.  Not sure you ladies would know but am i correct in that if i get a second line that is lighter then the control line that it is a negative reading but when the line is the same or darker then the control line that is a positive reading?

Babydust to all


#88 Macbubblz

Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:53 PM

Hi guys

New to the site and forums!

My background is 31yo, diagnosed with PCOS last year. Currently on metformin which has recommended periods, but irregular.  Current aim is to loose weight as FS doesn't want me to start clomid until I'm at 100 kg mark.  Although I class myself as TTC, hubby and I arn't fussed if it doesn't happen straight away, more worried to know that it will be possible original.gif





#89 Babymurk

Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:53 AM

waves.gif Macbubblz - How are you finding the meltformin?  i have heard that some people get some bad side effects with it.  

I totally understand what you mean about "worried to know that it will be possible".  While i know that i have PCOS it is still some times hard to stay in a positive mind when your body doesn't do what you want it to do.  

How soon do you hope to start your first around of clomid?

AFM i was diagnosed with PCOS about 6 years ago and was put onto clomid and metformin.  While taking a break from the meds we were seeing a natropath and got out first BFP.  Unfortunately we had a mc and haven't been able to fall pregant agin.  in saying that we did take about 12-18 months off all medications as and have only recently started TTC again at the begining of this year.  I was seeing a naturopath for about 6 months but just felt stuck.  This is my second cycle of clomid on 50mg and i am currently at CD25 and no sign with temps re O.  Dr wanted me to do OPK this month but they are giving me positive readings everyday which I think is very very strange but thinking maybe clomid didnt work this month and that my PCOS are going havic with the tests.  I am even getting DH to look to double check the colour of the lines and he is saying that they look positive also.  DH is doing his SA on Friday so hopefully when I see the Dr next Tuesday we will know what the next step is

Hope you are well


#90 kay7

Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:11 AM

Hey ladies,

I will just give a quick background on me. I'm 32 and have an 8 year old girl and a 12 month old son. I have PCOS. My periods have not returned since having my son,but we have not been useing any protection as we want to have another baby. I have managed to drop my weight back down to under 100kg and have been put on metforum.

At this stage we are just waiting for my period to start back by its self ( or with the help of the meds) as we are in  the process of moving house, planning a wedding, and my partner going back to study ! So we have a lot going on!
I look forward to chatting to you ladies.

Cindy


#91 miraclebaby11

Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:27 PM

Hi Ladies,

A little about me I am almost 29 and DH is 28 we have a 7 month old baby boy. I was diagnosed with PCOS at the age of 15, Type 2 Diabetes at 16 (now type 1) and Endo at 18 or 19. Was put on the pill at 15 to regulate me period and then when Endo was found was advised not to have a period for 3 months then take a break and then no bleed for another 3 months.

So to cut a long story short, We fell pregnant with out little boy with me not being on the pill for 18 months and not having a period for 3 months prior to falling pregnant. We fell pregnant again 3 months after DS was born once again without a period however m/c. I have been getting my period every month since the m/c to my amazement and with out the pain which use to make me bed ridden for days.

We are now actively trying to fall again however not having had a regular cycle before we have no idea when I ovulate if I do at all or how long my cycle is. Even if we do fall now the kids will be extremely close together however don't want to risk it taking 18 months again.

Look forward to following everyones journey's and hopefully it's not too long before you are all getting BFP.

Haylie

#92 Babymurk

Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:04 AM

waves.gif Hayley wow 16 with diabetes - did you have many symptoms?  Congrats on your little boy Did you conceive naturally?   Sorry to hear about your mc i know how heart breaking that is. hhugs.gif

waves.gif Cindy How are you finding the metformin?  We built our new home about 18-24 months ago and were living with the inlaws while it was being built so while we wanted to get pregnant it wasn't the right timing.   How exciting planning a wedding, you never know if you take your mind of TTC it might just happen.

waves.gif Beeb, Lani, Macbubblz & Hoping4anAddition, hope you are going well if you are  ph34r.gif in this forum  tongue.gif

In my post yesterday i said that it didn't look like i O this month but then with my temps this morning i am now 3DPO which my CD21 BT wont show when i see my FS next Tuesday




#93 miraclebaby11

Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:16 AM

Hi Babymurk,

We did conceive naturally. I have the script in my bag for clomid but the dr's didn't want me to take this until my sugars were at a certain level. By this stage my future sister was pregnant as was my cousin and a work collegue and I had given up and was just concentrating on planning our wedding.

10 weeks out from the wedding and we found out we were expecting. According to our dates from the OBGYN we fell pregnant the day we met with the priest who was going to marry us. I think it's funny as i'm not religious but maybe we shouldv'e met with him 18 months earlier.

The only symptoms I had with my diabetes was a constent headache for about 3 weeks. Apparently Type 2 diabetes and PCOS are linked. I guess this would be due to the weight gain as I was almost 90kg at 15.

#94 Babymurk

Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:59 PM

Hayley - I guess it is true, if you take your mind off of it , it will happen.  I just find this really really hard lol.  I have tried study and getting more heavily involved in projects at work but it is still there in my mind
The only reason I ask about the diabetes side effects is that its been a while since I was tested and not sure if I should ask for another test.  I am on Metformin to help with the PCOS so not sure if I can even do it.

AFM I am off to the Drs this afternoon at 4pm.  Am a little nervous as we get DHs results back today as well plus I dont know if I have O or not, no symptoms like I usually get such as sore (.Y.)  Depending on the result will depend on our next course of action.  I think we will get a referral to a FS to discuss options.  In another group that I post in one of the ladies there just got her BFP from a IUI cycle so after following her I am keen to possibly of trying the IUI but in the same breath also a little scared about the $$ if we need to go IVF

Hope everyone else is going well


#95 miraclebaby11

Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:15 PM

Babymurk - It can never hurt to get tested especially when you have PCOS. I know what it is like trying to forget about falling pregnant. I was lucky I had something to keep my mind of it most of the time until I would see my SIL or work collegue. I am trying to do the same again now but there isn't anything to distract me this time around.

Good luck at the doctors, I hope all goes well.

AFM- I have a week until AF is due, although I am not expecting a positive result but you never know with our bodies. Have been more tired than normal but with a teething baby I put it down to this.

Keep BD'ing everyone

Edited by miraclebaby11, 03 April 2012 - 04:16 PM.


#96 kay7

Posted 07 April 2012 - 01:18 PM

Hi  waves.gif   How is everyone going ?

The metforum is horrid, I'm only on 500 twice a day but OMG I'm sick of the tummy camps and... Well... Having to go to the toilet in way to much of a hurry!  My doctor wants me to up the amount but there's no way that's happening at the moment. I've been on it a couple of weeks now and hoped it would settle down. I'm getting headaches too, is that normal?

Still no period, I think that's my first goal! Don't like my chances of conception with out it LOL .  

Well I hope everyone's having a lovely Easter and that the bunny brings you all a nice big chocolate egg!



#97 Veryclucky

Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:55 PM

Hi Ladies,

I can't remember if I posted in here since getting my PCOS diagnosis last year (have checked out a few buddy groups to find one that is active but haven't posted much lately). DH and I have been TTC for nearly 2 years and I am currently trying to lose weight to hopefully kickstart a regular cycle and ovulation. I don't appear to be ovulating at all but hopefully will at some point before needing to move on to clomid or other options.

I have been on metformin since December trying to find a happy medium in the dosage between what will actually have the intended affect and not cause too much in the way of side affects. I tend to get cramping and the runs with too high a dosage so is a bit of a pain. I have found though that with taking buscopan once every few days it seems to keep the side affects at a bearable level and I will slowly try to wean myself off them in the hope that my body will be used to the metformin.

So all in all, have had a bit of stop/start in taking the metformin. I was about to head back to the FS for a checkup (well overdue since starting a new role at work and not being able to get a suitable appt due to changed hours for both me and the FS) when finally I seem to be getting a shorter cycle.

I am booking my next appt tomorrow so by the time I get it, I will know more about my last cycle length. My regular cycle since coming off implanon is 100-105 days but the last couple of days I have had some spotting and a tiny bit of light flow so am wondering if my period will be arriving about 65-70 days earlier than expected. That will make it close to a 40 day cycle which is only a tad longer than it was as a teenager and also what mum always had.

I am hoping the FS may order bloods to test for ovulation if my cycle has suddenly shortened as I would think that is a sign of ovulation restarting to change my cycle so dramatically? Any thoughts ladies?

I will pop in again tomorrow to do personals after getting time to read through everyone's posts.

#98 Divine 35

Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:27 PM

Hi there

I have just come home from the Gyn and i have been diagnosed with mild PCOS.

My levels are only a little bit out, so she thinks with some weight loss(which i am already doing) we should be pregnant(viable)soon.

I have had 4 chemical/early miscarriages to date in the past year.

Anyway she mentrioned about when i have my pregnancy confirmed i will see the EPAU.

I just wanted to ask, what exactly would they do there???

Does anyone know the protocol with PCOS and EPAU???

Thanks so much biggrin.gif

Edited by Divine53, 24 April 2012 - 09:00 PM.


#99 Hoping4anAddition

Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:05 PM

Hi all.
Babymurk - my endo didn't cause the periods to get closer together until they didn't stop the PCOS did. Some have no periods I have a never ending one. Because I don't ovulate there's nothing to stop it. This made my endo worse due to all the bleeding.
Just have a bit of a good news story for you all. On my second round of FSH injections I finally ovulated (after 29 days of injections) for only the second time ever as metformin and clomid didn't work. And now I'm 11 weeks pregnant! I had actually given up and planned that we would have a break then try iVF and I think I needed to give up to relax and Let my body do its thing. I hope you can all say some time soon that you've had success too, babydust to you all x
Hoping

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