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Old Jan 26th, 2017, 10:22 AM   21
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Hey hun. I'm sorry the specialist was not helpful.

For pcos one of the best ways to lose weight is mow carb. It's pretty much the only way I can lose without starving myself.

Also, cd 8 is fine to start temping. I highly recommend charting.

I do use opks with pcos. They work for me. Most cycles I ovulate I've got a positive. The ones I didn't I suspect I just missed it. I use regular non digi opks.

Thanks yeah, it was pretty upsetting, but I'll live! Lol. I'm a little disheartened but I won't let being a bigger woman stop me from my dream of being a mommy! I started BBT this morning and will be using (non-digital OPK's!)



 
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Old Jan 26th, 2017, 10:26 AM   22
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So sorry they were so rude about it, did they do a ultrasound or blood work or are they just diagnosing PCOS based on symptoms and weight?
With your cycles becoming regular I believe your fertility has improved with the weight loss ,studies have shown an improvement in fertility with as little as 20 pound loss, sticking with a high protein nutrient rich diet can help too.
They didn't do blood work today (she does want to do blood work on CD21 to see if I actually ovulate on my own of not). But she did do an ultrasound and said she saw many little follicles on my ovaries that she said "looked like typical PCOS ovaries". So that ultrasound along with my other "symptoms" (Weight, irregular periods, facial hair (ew I know), deep voice, etc) lead her to diagnose me with PCOS. BUT my question is... I know women with PCOS shouldn't use OPK's....because they tend to get "false positives".... but I RARELY ever get positives at all! Am I able to use OPK's (non-digital)? I just want to try an at home IUI this cycle! And I'm scared because out of ALL the fertility problems PCOS effects OPK's. Which sucks! What would you think I should do?
I have had PCOS my entire life and they also found mine via ultrasound plus I was going 6+ months without a cycle that was when I was much younger , as I got older my cycles have gotten more regular now I have 27-28 day cycles.
but I have not had any problems with false positive OPKs either so it depends on the person, I tested twice a day with the internet strip OPKs just to be sure it was my real surge ,plus I took my basal body temp every morning to confirm I had ovulated.

Thank you lisap2008! I am planning to continue (non-digital OPK's) and I started BBT today. The biggest thing is me remembering to take my BBT every morning before doing anything! I'm praying so hard that I ovulate on my own!! I'm really praying this at home IUI works!! I bought three vials so assuming I actually ovulate I shouldn't miss that egg!!



 
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CD 8is fine to start doing bbt. You shouldn't ovulate till at least cd 11 or 12. Good luck



 
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So sorry they were so rude about it, did they do a ultrasound or blood work or are they just diagnosing PCOS based on symptoms and weight?
With your cycles becoming regular I believe your fertility has improved with the weight loss ,studies have shown an improvement in fertility with as little as 20 pound loss, sticking with a high protein nutrient rich diet can help too.
They didn't do blood work today (she does want to do blood work on CD21 to see if I actually ovulate on my own of not). But she did do an ultrasound and said she saw many little follicles on my ovaries that she said "looked like typical PCOS ovaries". So that ultrasound along with my other "symptoms" (Weight, irregular periods, facial hair (ew I know), deep voice, etc) lead her to diagnose me with PCOS. BUT my question is... I know women with PCOS shouldn't use OPK's....because they tend to get "false positives".... but I RARELY ever get positives at all! Am I able to use OPK's (non-digital)? I just want to try an at home IUI this cycle! And I'm scared because out of ALL the fertility problems PCOS effects OPK's. Which sucks! What would you think I should do?
I have had PCOS my entire life and they also found mine via ultrasound plus I was going 6+ months without a cycle that was when I was much younger , as I got older my cycles have gotten more regular now I have 27-28 day cycles.
but I have not had any problems with false positive OPKs either so it depends on the person, I tested twice a day with the internet strip OPKs just to be sure it was my real surge ,plus I took my basal body temp every morning to confirm I had ovulated.

Thank you lisap2008! I am planning to continue (non-digital OPK's) and I started BBT today. The biggest thing is me remembering to take my BBT every morning before doing anything! I'm praying so hard that I ovulate on my own!! I'm really praying this at home IUI works!! I bought three vials so assuming I actually ovulate I shouldn't miss that egg!!
3 vials are a good amount to try with because each vial of sperm they claim can live for 12-24 hours in the body ,so if you use a vial every 12 -24 hours that covers a 36-72 hour fertile window which is good because it can be difficult to know how soon you will ovulate after the + opk. Also another helpful tip I learned is to look for the 3 signs your ovulating, positive OPK, soft high open cervix and EWCM or clear watery before inseminating.
I really hope it works for you!.



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