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    yessilalocalinda posted:
    Hello, my name is Emily, I am using my cousin Jessica's page to see fi I can find some answers for my problem. I have PCOS also known as Polycystic Syndrome, I have been trying to get pregnant for a long time and just can't is this because of this disease? Can I ever get pregnant? Is there any over the counter medications that I can use to help me get pregnant? Please help. I am so scared I am going to be to old to have kids soon.
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    mlk240 responded:
    Hi,

    I also have PCOS, and I have had to work with my OB/Gyn pretty closely to make this second baby happen. I started eating a low carb diet, exercising regularly, and taking metformin to help with the insulin resistance. That enables me to get pregnant, but my progesterone levels are low, so I also have to take progesterone supplements during the first trimester. I have had 2 m/c and one ectopic that ruptured, so it definitely has been challenging. I got pregnant with my son after college when I was working out daily, eating right, and had just lost 20lbs....go figure!! I would highly recommend talking to your doctor to see what he/she thinks about your possiblilities and how they may be able to help.

    Best of luck to you!!
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    SimonaSwaby responded:
    I have PCOS as well and I got pregnant on the Glucophage. I got pregnant pretty quick with my boyfriend we actually got pregnant nine days after my cycle. But I did lose my baby so we are working on our next baby. Due to a weak cervix I need to be watch closely next time.


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