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bellabee5417 posted:
Hi my name is Jillian and im 25 years old. My husband and I have just started ttc. I have PCOS,hypothyrodism,and im a borderline diabetic. My question is how hard is it to get pregnant on your own with out meds? I have some doctors appointments coming up to get checked out and make sure I can have kids but I just wanted to see if there was anyone out there like me or have simaluar stories.
KittyKatJenn responded:
Hi Bella. I have PCOS as well. My journey is hopefully a lot different than yours will be. It is possible to conceive without the meds, but it isn't easy. Usually what they do before putting you on the meds is have to ttc for a year naturally. They will do blood test and such and probably start you out on Clomid.

Good luck and I hope you don't have a long process.
Prayforamiracle responded:
Welcome to the board!!! I hope that you will be lucky and conceive without the help of meds. It is different for everyone and it is hard to say, what will happen. Since you have PCOS, the doctor may want to start you out on Metformin for a couple of months. I started taking it in May, but haven't had any luck. I have heard lots of success stories with it. I did become pregnant three years ago without the help of any medications, but it resulted in miscarriage. I think that with your age and the fact that you are already making doctor appts and becoming informed, you are certainly increasing your chances. If there was one thing I could change about what I have been through, it would be that I started trying to conceive much sooner. I hope you will hang out here with us during your journey. Wishing you much luck!
Prayforamiracle-Me(35)PCOS Dh(42)MFI TTC since 11/06. Only pregnancy ended in loss in July 2007. On 1500mg of Metformin. Currently on Cycle 22.
blondiebon18 responded:
Hello, I'm 22 years old and my hubby and I have been TTC for 18 months. I have PCOS and hypothyroidism also. I have insulin resistance but not diabetic (from the PCOS) I have been taking Metformin since August 2010 and have lost about 18 pounds since then. I am currently seeing a RE and my hubby is going for a S/A on Monday, I am scheduling a HSG soon. The worst things for me is the acne and the fatigue.
petlover573 responded:
I just turned 26 and I have PCOS too. The doctor I went to specializes in the condition and told me that ttc naturally would be a waste of time and he didn't recommend it because of the emotional toll it would take. I saw him two years ago when he diagnosed me with PCOS and now we're back with him again ttc. I've tried clomid and provera three times with no luck through another provider. Right now we're waiting on the results of my husband's SA. If his results are okay, we'll be using clomid, a shot (not sure of what yet), and IUI.
I know that every person is different, and I have been told I'm the textbook case with every possible symptom, but I hope this information is helpful!

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