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amy7878 posted:
Hi Ladies!

Ok Im not sure if my post went through or not (my internet crashed lol) so I am posting it again.

My name is Ann and my husband has finally decided after almost 4 years of marriage that he is ready to TTC!!! Personally, I have been ready since the day we said our I DOs. I was diagnosed with PCOS in January 2010. I was diagnosed with HPV in August of 2006 but in January 2010 (same time I was diagnosed with PCOS), I switched to a new OBGYN and she told me that my HPV was gone. (sorry felt i had to give a little back history) My question is that is there any advice or tips that you lovely ladies can give to my husband and I? This will be our first child and neither of us have children from previous relationships. Any advice, thoughts, and/or tips will be and are greatly appreciated. I just want to say thank you a head of time!!

Thanks again girls!!!

Ann
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prayforamiracle responded:
Welcome to the board!!! I'm so glad you joined us. I think the biggest advice I could give, depends on your age. If you are around thirty, I would not wait too long ttc without luck before receiving help. Hopefully, you will not have issues with that. I feel I waited a little too late to start and then when I wasn't having any luck, I kept putting off getting help. Also if you don't already take Metformin, you may want to talk to your doctor about it. Its not something I like to take at all, but it may help to reduce the risk of miscarriage in PCOS patients. I was not taking when I experienced my loss, but do not know if it would have helped or not.

I look forward to chatting with you! I'm sending lots of good luck vibes your way.
Prayforamiracle-Me(37)PCOS Dh(44)MFI TTC since 11/06. Only pregnancy ended in loss in July 2007. On 1500mg of Metformin. 1st IUI 1/12=BFN, 2nd IUI 2/12=BFN
 
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FrenchBulldogMom responded:
My advice to you and your husband is if you try on your own and aren't getting results, don't wait to seek medical help. We tried for 2 years on our own before being referred to a specialist. I needed 2 surgeries and we ended up needed to do IVF. If you're under 30 and try for a year without being pregnant, then your doctor can start doing some tests to figure out if anything is wrong. If you're over 30, they want to see you if you've been trying for more than 6 months.

Also, I took Metformin for a year while ttc and I'm still on it. I don't know if it had anything to do with our success or not, but we got pregnant with twins. I'm 25 weeks now. My RE said that he has found that Metformin helps a lot of his patients who have PCOS.

Welcome to this board! I wish you lots of luck and baby dust!!!
Me 35, DH 36, TTC since 2009, IVF Oct 2011, BFP Twins!!! Due Date 7-18-2012!!!!
 
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amy7878 replied to prayforamiracle's response:
Thank you soooo much for the warm welcome. I look forward to chatting with you as well!! I am 24 (I'll be 24 on Tuesday, the 10th) I am soo sorry to hear of your loss. I am currently taking metformin but I have a slight problem.....I tend to forget about taking it....I don't know what else to do. I've tried everything and I just can't seem to remember to take it. Iam also supposed to take Vitex twice a day, a multi-vitamin, and a prenatal as a precaution. I cannot seem to remember to take them. I even put them in the bathroom (first place i go after i wake up in the morning) and I just seem to forget. Do you have any advice for me? Also I feel a little silly asking this but how do you get the little signature after you post your comments? Again thank you for answering me and I look forward to sharing my experience with you!

Ann
 
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amy7878 replied to FrenchBulldogMom's response:
Thank you hun for your response. We are just starting out and Im not sure whether I should make an appt to the OBGYN or not. They prescribed Clomid for me but my husband wasn't ready to concieve at that time. I am wanting to try to do everything naturally before we have to take that route. What are your opinions?I have bought a thermometer and have a copy of a chart but I have an extremely long cycle (78 days) and I cannot find a chart that is long enough to accompany my cycle length. Should I make one on my own? Just follow the design of the one that I have and make it longer? This is all new to me. I just always thought that making a baby was easy. Boy was I in for a shock when I got diagnosed with this crap lmao. Thanks again hun and I hope to hear more about you and your little miracles!!

Ann
 
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CEB85 responded:
Hello, and Welcome!

My advice is like the others, Try not to wait too long to get some medical help. For us we tried clomid first with no response. Ended up having to move to injectables. The first round of injectables combined with IUI was a success and we did conceive twins. However, I lost both twins at just under 8 weeks. Women with PCOS have higher chances of miscarriage than the average women. I believe healthy women have a 20% chance of miscarriage and women with PCOS have between a 40 to 50% chance of miscarriage. I was put on Metformin after the m/c. So far haven't had any luck since then and have recently moved on to IVF.
As far as remembering to take meds, I knew I'd forget if I didn't have a reminder so I set my alarms to go off on my phone. Helped me a lot. Especially since moving on to IVF, there are SO many meds to take throughout the day and I'd never get them on time if it weren't for the my cell phone alarm.

Good luck to you.
 
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FrenchBulldogMom replied to amy7878's response:
I tried using a ovulation test before we tried our IUI. I never got a positive because I don't seem to ovulate on my own. I'd try those over the thermometer because they're digital and easy to use. If your cycle is 78 days long, then you should definitely see your OB/GYN. A normal couple with no issues (28 day cycle) only has a 15% chance of conceiving each month. Your doctor might be able to regulate your cycles so that you and your husband have the best possible chances of getting pregnant.
Me 35, DH 36, TTC since 2009, IVF Oct 2011, BFP Twins!!! Due Date 7-18-2012!!!!
 
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amy7878 replied to CEB85's response:
Thank you CEB for your response. I am sooo sorry to hear of your loss as well . I am gonna try the alarm thing and see if it helps. Thank you soo much for your advice. I hope to hear from you soon and I look forward to sharing these experiences with you!!

Thanks again hun !!!
 
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amy7878 replied to FrenchBulldogMom's response:
I am thinking of trying to use the OPKs but I am not sure if I am Oing or not. I think I might have in March (missed that opportunity) but I never had before that. I bought a thermometer and everything. Just wish my cycle whould hurry up and start again so I can start to use it!! lol. I am going to make an appointment this morning after i get home. I hope to get in before the week is out but it never fails that something will come up and they reschedule on me lol. Gotta love doctors that actually like emergency deliveries lol. My OB actually told me though that this may just be my normal now (the 78 day cycle). I hope to get prego asap though and you give me hope!!! thanks again hun!!!
 
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prayforamiracle replied to amy7878's response:
I absoulutely have a great idea for taking all your meds. I thought I was going to have to do this for hubby. Take some magazines with babies and find some of most adorable baby faces and cut them out. Then attach a face to each bottle. It will help you to remember the importance of the medications.

Regarding the signature, once you click to become a member of this board you can set up your signature on the right side of the screen labeled "My Community Profile". Please don't feel bad asking questions, we are all here to help each other.
Prayforamiracle-Me(37)PCOS Dh(44)MFI TTC since 11/06. Only pregnancy ended in loss in July 2007. On 1500mg of Metformin. 1st IUI 1/12=BFN, 2nd IUI 2/12=BFN
 
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amy7878 replied to prayforamiracle's response:
Hey Pray,

Its been a minute! Lol. I've just been so busy with work and everything that this was pushed to the back burner. You and Ceb are freaking geniuses. Lol. I haven't forgotten my meds all week!!!!!!! lol thank you guys sooo much!!!!!!! hope to hear from you all soon!!


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