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#1 ~A2~

Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:06 AM

Hi all

New thread time

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Regards

Ali


#2 doulamelissa

Posted 30 April 2012 - 03:44 PM

Hi all
  it's Been a   few years and i have  posted  but here i am
  ttc 1 with pcos and less a tube as well .
  my dr  has put  me on metformin 1000 for the pcos  the  day  i  started  that  i had not  had a period in 170 day  but  within 2 weeks  i  had a period and then  my  next  one was 32 days later . now  i am late again yes i today  is  day  36  still no period and i   took a  test and it was neg . i  last saw my   dr  a  month and  half ago  he  said that  i  might be  lucky and the  metformin will  help  us get  lucky . should  i  wait to  see dr for a  bit  more  he  thinking  of  try  us  on clomid
hugs and  luck  to  all
Melissa



#3 Babymurk

Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:47 PM

Hi Ladies

Just a quick one from me as i am on my iphone.

I went to my dr yesterday and when he asked how I was going I told him that I am feeling stuck and that I don't think much is happening he laughed and told me that my progesterone levels were 190 at my BT so I should be pleased with that as it is quite high and said that everything is going well.

i dont' fully understand the levels etc and i was just wondering if anyone knows why this is a good reading?



#4 Babymurk

Posted 11 May 2012 - 08:27 AM

Well i caved and tested last night at 10DPO and got a BFN so i guess i just need to wait for AF to show in the next couple of days

#5 Babymurk

Posted 14 May 2012 - 11:16 AM

Hi Ladies

Well my temps dropped this morning below my cover line so i am expecting AF to arrive shortly.  A little disappointed as i haven’t had any real cramps and my (.Y.) are still quite sore.  Sorry if TMI but when I wipe i am getting a little pink in my CM so thinking that she is on her way .  I really thought and felt this was our month, everything felt the same as our BFP 4 years ago but I guess it just wasn’t meant to be. Would have been a great 30th birthday present through


#6 PilbaraJen

Posted 14 May 2012 - 06:50 PM

Hi Everyone!

I was hoping I could get some advice/info on what everyone's TTC journey has been so far?

I've been on Metformin 1000mg a day since July, and was wondering what the next step would be or what anyone else has been through. My GP thinks I'm not ovulating as my Progesterone levels were around 40 on CD21, so I've been monitoring my BTT since then, and it shows I O when I'm on Metformin (I had a break off the meds last month so I could drink wink.gif )
I'm not due to see the OBS until Mid-June due to waitlists and lack of Dr's in the area (I've been waiting since Feb mad.gif ) but just curious as I read about shots, and triggers and other "fun" things.
Thanks!



#7 Babymurk

Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:24 AM

Hi PilbaraJen - My GP put me on meformin 1000mg a day to try to regulate a cycle before i went and seen a gyno/fs.  When i went to the gyno/fs he then put me onto Clomid which i take from CD5 through to CD9 and usually O around CD21 (should be around CD14 but for some reason i take longer).  I am still on the metformin with the clomid and this will be my 4th round and i have had O in each just not lucky enough to get a BFP just yet

I haven't had any shots, triggers etc but i have heard that depending on your dr when your on clomid what they might do is do scans to see when you have good eggs and then give you a shot/trigger to bring on O to better pin point O time.

#8 PilbaraJen

Posted 25 May 2012 - 06:59 PM

Thanks Babymurk.My Gyno appointment has been brought forward to this Tuesday now, so I'm hoping I will go on clomid to give me a much needed boost! I should O tomorrow, so the next couple of days are going to be very interesting!


#9 Babymurk

Posted 30 May 2012 - 02:43 PM

Hi PilbaraJen - How did you go at your Drs Appointment?  I see by your signature that you have O, how are you going in the 2ww?

AFM - not much happening at the moment, waiting to O.  Have started using the OPKs today - had a temp dip so thought i might bring in forward a couple of days just in case i O earlier this month.  hands.gif that this month i can actually see a difference in them - last time i kept getting the same reading two lines the same colour


#10 PilbaraJen

Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:42 PM

Hi Babymurk,Dr was good, he took all my history and such down, asked for more blood tests including the cd21 progesterone test to make sure i o. He basically said if I didn't o then he'll put me on clomid for 3 months, if I did, then he'll schedule a laparoscopic/ovarian drilling procedure to find out if I have any blockages, if that doesn't work, or nothing is found then on to IVF.Feels a bit scary that I could be that close to the option of IVF to be honest, and am really hoping it doesn't go that far.My temps (and body!) and going a bit screwy this month, very slow rise after o - only .01 degree today. Makes me think my progesterone is not at a high enough level, but I'll see how the next appt goes on the 19 and get the results from the blood work then.
I had a dream I had a BFP last night, so I think I'm fooling my mind and body into symptoms! Stupid psyche! glare.gif

#11 bek_p

Posted 12 June 2012 - 08:06 PM

Hi guys,

Im new so heres our story,

I have always had irregular heavy painful periods from 11/12. After using a range of contraception's I came off them 2 years ago. we have unofficially been TTC 12months and serious about doing it the last 6.

I have not officially been diagnosed with PCOS- My Gyno wont unless i show 3+ symptoms. Ultrasounds show multiple folicos, i have excess hair growth and slightly over weight. Gyno seams to think i may be on the border so if my weight at all fluctuates im at risk of having PCOS.

Im ranging from a 31-120 day cycle my adv is 41 i think.

I am currently looking for a GP in our area as i have never had a stable one. has no signs or symptoms of O this month.

#12 PilbaraJen

Posted 13 June 2012 - 11:00 PM

Hi Bek!
I definitely think you get a gp, the ultrasound should have shown any cysts, did your Gyno request any bt's to test your hormone levels?
My gp set me on metformin as soon as I said I was wanting to conceive and it really helped get my AF on schedule, for some people it's different, but metformin is usually the first step to try.
Good luck!

#13 limborock

Posted 14 July 2012 - 05:12 PM

Hi, I was wondering if I can join (again).
Off the pill since Nov 2011, AF every 40-50 days, but no BFPs. Charting for the past 3 months.
Saw my OBGyn on Friday who has given me a script for metformin, clomid and CD21 test.
AF came today, so I guess I'm going back to the pharmacy tomorrow to get my clomid script filled...

I was lucky enough to conceive my son on my third cycle of Clomid/met last time, after having a miscarriage after my first cycle. I thought I might get lucky this time around and not need theClomid, but oh well...

How are you all?

#14 Poseidon768

Posted 18 July 2012 - 08:30 AM

Hey everybody,

I was wondering if it'd be okay for me to post here?  I feel so desperate to communicate with people who know what it's like to be going through this not-so-picture-perfect TCC journey.

I've been off the pill since mid-March this year.  Today is CD122 sad.gif
I found out 3 weeks ago that both of my ovaries are caked with cysts. So i've been diagnosed with PCOS

My bloods came out to be normal.

I don't know if I have insulin resistance or not - my doc didn't want to check (???) I have noticed two small grey patches near my armpits (kind of look like bruises but they aren't sore).  So maybe they're Acanthosis nigricans ??

I'm not overweight - though I have been gaining weight since coming off of the pill in attempt to make me more fertile (and because the doc said I should.. ).  Though I think after this week I'm going to stop letting flab build up and just wait to see what a FS says.

I started taking Vitex about a month ago, and EPO & red raspberry leaf extract about 2 weeks ago in hopes that it would be some miracle cure for amenorrhoea.

Basically I'm waiting for another month to see a FS and am upset and frustrated in the meantime.

Ho hum....
That's everything in a nutshell!

Thanks for your time, hope to speak to you all soon original.gif

Andrea

#15 bek_p

Posted 20 July 2012 - 01:22 PM

What are ppl's  experience with OPK's... I got a positive yesterday does that mean I will O today or is there a chance it still wont happen because of PCOS

#16 ~A2~

Posted 25 September 2012 - 12:07 PM

still chatting everyone?

Just posting to bump this up and see who is here still.

Regards

Ali


#17 Bazinga

Posted 25 September 2012 - 08:59 PM

Hey everyone, Its been a while since I've been on EB after the birth of my first baby but now I'm headed back to the FS to start AC again original.gif

Whats everyone up too?

I noticed a post a few back regarding OPKS and just wanted to put it out there that some ladies with PCOS and high LH levels will always have +OPKs so there's no point in using them....I learn't the hard way!

Well hope to share the journey with you original.gif

#18 bek_p

Posted 25 September 2012 - 09:26 PM

QUOTE (Bazinga @ 25/09/2012, 08:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I noticed a post a few back regarding OPKS and just wanted to put it out there that some ladies with PCOS and high LH levels will always have +OPKs so there's no point in using them....I learn't the hard way!



Thaat makes sense since ive had a few positivs but then no follow up from AF so maybe it eas a fake pos.

I have yet to be diagnosed with PCOS but i think FS will next weds

#19 miraclebaby11

Posted 25 September 2012 - 09:41 PM

Hi ladies,

I am currently TTC #2. It took 18 months to conceive DS without fertility treatment but I am not prepared to wait that long this time. We did fall pg in November last year but sadly lost the pregnancy at about 6 weeks. Since then we have been trying but not succeeding.

I am currently taking metformin which I feel isn't working so am contemplating going back to the gyno to see if he will now give me clomid. He didn't want to last vist in May due to my diabetes but my endocrinologist has given me the all clear to have another baby.

It would be great to be able to share this journey with other ladies who also understand the frustration we are going through.

My last AF was in March sad.gif and regards to the OPK's I don't use them anymore due to getting false +'s

#20 Babymurk

Posted 26 September 2012 - 11:12 AM

Hi Ladies

My Dr has said that why i am taking Clomid that OPKs will be accurate as i asked because i had heard that with PCOS that it gives you false negative

I went to see my Dr yesterday and i am now scheduled in for a laparoscopy for the 30/10 and have been told to doing the rounds of clomid up to and then for either 3-6 months before we look into other options such as IVF.  He also wants me to do the OPKs again while on clomid.

Just wondering how many of you are doing your temps?  I have been and still am doing this but am thinking of having a break.  I do like to do it so i can see when the temps drop but i am just wondering if it is worth taking time off and not thinking about it and just let the medication do what it is meant to do and not put the added stress on shrug.gif shrug.gif shrug.gif shrug.gif    

According to FF i am currently CD34 and 8DPO.  I usually have CD35 but for some reason i seem to have O later for some reason. then in saying that the cycle before my last one i had a CD28 so go figure - the joy of PCOS i guess

I did do a HPT yesterday morning as i knew the Dr would ask and it was a BFN.gif but i also know that it way to early.  I am heading to the gold coast on Monday for a holiday so not looking forward to AF arriving when i am away but then i could always be surprised hands.gif   tongue.gif

#21 miraclebaby11

Posted 26 September 2012 - 07:25 PM

QUOTE (Babymurk @ 26/09/2012, 11:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just wondering how many of you are doing your temps?  I have been and still am doing this but am thinking of having a break.  I do like to do it so i can see when the temps drop but i am just wondering if it is worth taking time off and not thinking about it and just let the medication do what it is meant to do and not put the added stress on shrug.gif shrug.gif shrug.gif shrug.gif


I don't temp as I am up and down to DS all night so it wouldn't be accurate.

Have you found the clomid makes you emotionally unstable? I am scared of the side effects and I think this is why I am hesitant to go back for a script.

#22 Bazinga

Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:37 AM

Yay finally got my appointment date. 19th December original.gif Going to have annual bloods next week and hopefully start of FSH injections early new year.

#23 bek_p

Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:40 PM

Anyone still around

Found out that I am infact ovulating with 25mg of clomid  happy sad moment

#24 Mrscarlton

Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:43 PM

Hey Guys!

I am TTC for our first. I was diagnosed when i was 17 with PCOS and can count the number of cycles i have had since then on one hand (7 years). We got married over a year ago and have never used protection as we wanted to let nature make the decision for us. About a month and a half ago i went to see a GYNO because we wanted to "officially" start trying. He said i have (according to my bloods) a very sever case of PCOS and that he wants to start me on Provera and Clomid. After a mix up during the first month we decided to scrap it and try again this month. I am currently CD8 and are due to O on the 14th (this is a shot in the dark).......just ordered some OPK's so fingers crossed!

#25 Emmaleee

Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:11 PM

Hi all

I feel like a bit of an imposter here because i am infact pregnant with out first, due march.

This little one took nearly a year to concieve (naturally praise God!) but i still have some concerns about the future of my family and my own health in relation to PCOS.

I was diagnosed around the age of 19 but because i'm slim & healthy allll the doctors I saw said i shouldn't have any long term problems with my health, i feel stupid for listening to them now because i have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes and am terrified it will be a long term thing.

If any of you are/have previously been pregnant, did you have gestational diabetes? i was diagnosed at 28 weeks, my 2 hour result was 11.3 which seems really high, and i'm scared i may have had type 2 befor pregnancy?

I was wondering is anyone here has managed to concieve number 2 (naturally or otherwise) and how long did it take after number 1?

good luck to all of you in whatever stage of your journey you may be in!



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