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Old Dec 5th, 2016, 12:05 PM   1051
rickyandlucy
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Nope, not being monitored. I suspect you guys are right, the clomid hasn't worked.

Anyone here with PCOS? How could that be confirmed? I have not been diagnosed, but something is definitely wrong. My cycles are wacko and this was my second round of clomid. First time it worked but no BFP. When do I give up on the clomid and go back to the dr?



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Old Dec 5th, 2016, 12:14 PM   1052
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My obgyn diagnosed my PCOS by
a) seeing numerous pockets around my ovary on scan
b) cd21 bloods proving I didn't O that cycle
c) history of irratic cycle length and very short periods

I have no other of the classic symptoms of pcos



 
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Old Dec 5th, 2016, 12:33 PM   1053
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I had a scan too and she didn't seem too concerned. She did point out some holes that she said were very normal, she described them "like swiss cheese". Is that what you had?

The only classic PCOS symptom I have (besides the irregular and anovulatory cycles) is acne.

I kind of wish I could get a new doc, but I am in an extremely rural area so I don't have much choice. She is nice but sometimes I don't feel like she listens. I remember once going to her and saying I wanted to get off BC bc I didn't feel like myself on it, and she basically said she didn't understand why I would want to go off. I went off anyways. Been temping ever since. Over the summer she seemed to take me seriously when I told her I hadn't o'ed in 3 months. That's when she did an ultrasound and started clomid.

But I don't know what's next now. :/



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Old Dec 5th, 2016, 13:35 PM   1054
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Sarah, my tummy is 100% again. I suppose my Gyn will do a monitored cycle if I ask her, but it will be difficult in December with the holidays, as I think she also closes het practice for 2 or 3 weeks. So its definately something to look at in january. I have to admit I have not cried about this yet and I am trying my best to stay strong. The thought that it might never happen for us are crossing my mind now more than ever.
I can't imagine a RE office closing for a few weeks- mine doesn't even close on Saturdays. Hope you get some answers with a monitored cycle!



 
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Old Dec 5th, 2016, 16:21 PM   1055
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I feel for you all that are dealing with doctors that seem not to care, seriously it happens far too often.

I almost dropped my OBGYN of 9+ years due to one of her nurses.

I look very young, I get it all the time most people guess I'm 16-18, a fresh 18 at the most.

I hate it, because people treat young teens terribly. Especially this particular nurse.

I went in for blood, and she berated me for wanting a blood test when I was 40 days late for my AF (the 3rd time this year.) but all my poas tests were negative and I had symptoms.

Then a nurse called me to tell me, happily, that my blood work was negative and then tried to hang up on me.

When I went to my OBs office again, the nurse that berated me, was very short with me, asking if I was sexually active. I looked her square in the eyes and said "yes." She was shocked because my mom was in the room, then asked what contraception I used.

Mind blown when I said, "none, not anymore."

The was a weird pause, and I continued with, "we're in the middle of trying."

I never seen someone turn red so fast, she whipped her head and my paperwork, looked at my birthday, and booked it out of there.

Needless to say, I told my doctor about the nurse over the phone, and she said and I quote "was it blah blah blah, I could slap her in her face." It was, the one on the phone, the one that berated me, and the one asking about my sexual status.

My doctor explained she was having major problems with her, and would be talking with her, again.

It took my doctor 20 minutes to reassure me that she was listening to me, and not to be frustrated because she was going to help me figure out what was wrong with me.

She proscribed me Clomid on the spot, and I left more excited than I had in 9 months.

Find a doctor that will listen, and if they don't, tell them you'll find someone else. And don't allow yourself to be abused by heartless nurses, or ones that have obvious prejudices.



 
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Old Dec 5th, 2016, 16:29 PM   1056
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Thank you for your reply!! And I get that sometimes too, though fortunately never at the doctor's. It's small town stuff here; they know me. Makes it weirder, lol.

Baby dust to us both!!



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Old Dec 5th, 2016, 18:21 PM   1057
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Ricky and Lucy, are you at least getting a CD 21 blood test? I was diagnosed with PCOS because my blood tests showed slightly high free androgens, slightly high LH, slightly high prolactin, low estrogen and low progesterone (indicating now ovulation). My ultrasound showed more than 12 cysts on each ovary and my right ovary was large. I also have mild acne and a little bit of extra hair growth.

We live in a small town too. My doctor only comes here 1 day a month and he's very popular.

MsAC, how old are you actually? My doctor said I was young and I'm 27... I find it annoying that if we didn't need any help conceiving we wouldn't be considered too young to be a mum. But just because we need help, the doctor can dictate how serious he treats me. Blah



 
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Old Dec 5th, 2016, 22:52 PM   1058
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Rickyandlucy - if the Clomid did not work for you I suggest that you see the doctor again. And if you suspect that something is wrong tell your doctor to do the necessary tests. When I decided to go see the doctor I was also unsure whether I should or not, and I wanted to wait till we TTC for a year at least. Now I am glad I went back after 6 months of TTC because I had no idea I had anovulatory cycles. If your gut says something is wrong, better find out sooner rather than later.

Msac - totally agree, you need to find a doctor that listen. When I saw my doctor and told her about my wacko cycles after stopping BCP she immediately gave me Clomid, because she knew we didnt want to wait.

2much - most doctors here close over the holidays, so they refer you to doctors that are working during this time, and honestly I dont want to see another doctor I will just ask her tomorrow though.

Sarah - There are other options than Provera to induce AF, or so I have read. So will just ask my doctor about that.

I have to be honest I am very nervous and also glad I could get an appointment. Hope I can leave my doctors office with good news tomorrow.



 
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Old Dec 5th, 2016, 22:53 PM   1059
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I don't look young but had to change my neurologist (got epilepsy, but not very strong: I've only had 3 fits my whole life). But the idiot neurologist told me (2 years ago when I was 30) that he refused to proscribe anything but depakote (the worst!!) just because it was "easy" for him.. My husband and I asked to change but he refused. We said we wanted to start a family, so he said "you'll probably be" cured" of epilepsy by age 35, so we should just wait 5 years before trying! To this he added "there are too many children already, no need to make more". I soon changed neurologist and hospital..

Anyway, back on the plane, going back to Bangkok now. Hate flying :/ glups..



 
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Old Dec 5th, 2016, 23:19 PM   1060
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I'm 24, and even if I was 18 or 16 I should be treated like a person.

I'm having problems, adding to them is only going to end poorly.

Sigh...



 
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