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maragayle posted:
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maragayle responded:
Okay, not sure what went wrong with my last attempted post!

I was just diagnosed last Wednesday with PCOS. My husband and I have been ttc for a year. I tried 3 months of clomid before switching to a much more competent doctor. I'm going on birth control for the next three months to try to regulate my cycle. I haven't had a period on my own in years. My husband's due to go in for semen analysis, and on month three I'm going in for a HSG to see if my tubes are blocked. The plan is to try naturally for up to three months, followed by clomid again. If we don't conceive, I'll need to see an infertility specialist. My doctor has asked me to lost 20 pounds, which just seems like a huge obstacle at the moment. I was also diagnosed with a hyperactive thyroid and put on metformin. I found out yesterday that my insurance will cover a nutritionist, so I'm going to schedule an appointment and get some guidance as to what I should and should not be eating.

Needless to say, I'm feeling a little disheartened. Anyone have a similar story? Any advice or suggestions?
 
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kittykatjenn replied to maragayle's response:
Welcome to the boards. My story sounds similar to you. I don't get a period on my own except for maybe once or twice a year. I was rx'd with pcos 5 years ago. I have been married almost 8 years. I was on bcp for about 1 1/2 years out of that and I never took it correctly. DH and I have been actively trying now for.....3 years or so. We tried when we first got married and never have provented, except the bcp time. That was my doc trying to get me regular. I am now seeing a doc that specializes in infertility, but he is not an RE. I would have to drive at least 2 hours to see one of those and I just don't have that kind of time!

I did several rounds of clomid that didn't work and I was on metformin for about 8 months. I stopped in May because it wasn't working and I was sick. I also did the HSG and there was no blockage. I am currently waiting on my docs office to call and schedule a laparoscopy for sometime in the near future. They are going to do ovarian drilling and hope that works. If not....I don't know what is next. I don't know if he will want to try injectibles or tell me I need ivf. My doc doesn't like to set far off plans or anything really so it is kinda a see what happens thing with me.

I hope you find success soon!
 
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maragayle replied to kittykatjenn's response:
I wasn't sure about the IVF or injections, either. It just seems like a lot to go through emotionally for something that "might" work. Not to mention it's very, very expensive. My mother told me the other day that I should try absolutely everything within my power to have at least one naturally and then go from there. She's offered to help financially as much as she can. She said that if I don't try everything I'll regret it later and wonder "what if." I can totally see myself doing that, so I may try those avenues if I have to. Time will tell. It's frustrating and heartbreaking every time you get a negative on a pregnancy or ovulation test!

Best wishes to you and your husband. One thing's for sure, we're lucky to have husbands there to love and support us through this! My mom told me that I was lucky to have my husband. Which, coming from her, meant a lot. She was always extremely judgmental of people I dated until my husband came along. She told me that I'm his whole world and that he would do absolutely anything for me. If anything, this process has allowed me to see and appreciate that a little bit more! Your husband must be the same way to have supported you through three years of ttc. I'm trying to look at this as an opportunity to spend more quality time with him.

One day at a time. That's all we can do; take things one day at a time.


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