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Old Feb 5th, 2011, 17:53 PM   1
katiejaneox
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Needing URGENT help from women with POCS syndrome and TTC


Hi Guys,

New to this so bare with me please

So my story so far I have POCS syndrome and was diagnosed with this when I was 16, I'm now 22. I have very irregular periods I take nothing for it (I was taking birth control but it made me ill so I have stopped taking it). My doctors haven't given me any information or sent me for regular check ups etc so I'm really not sure what I'm meant to be taking doing etc, I want to convice but know I'm not going to unless something is done about this.

Is there any information any one can give me? I am over weight with my POCS and when I loose weight I have a period so I'm currently on a diet and doing a lot of exercise. I have heard that metformin is the best drug to be taking with POCS as it helps lower insulin levels, then taking chlomid increases your chances of having a baby but I'm not sure if this is true?

I really need some help please guys I'm totally at a loss and I have no idea what I should be asking my doctor to do for me. I want to have a baby start a family but I cannot see any chance if nothing changes

Thanks for any help give



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Old Feb 5th, 2011, 18:44 PM   2
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Hiya hun and welcome to bnb,

I'm afraid I can't really offer you much help as I don't know all that much about pcos but I didn't want to read and run. But I know the ladies on here are all so helpful and I'm sure there will be some that are able to help you.

I just wanted to say though that I've also heard of metformin being used to treat pcos and I know clomid is used to increase fertility as my friend was given this after an unsuccessful year of ttc. I think it makes you produce more eggs every time you ovulate so you have a better chance of conceiving. There's an increased chance of multiple pregnancy - my friend got pregnant with twins on her second round of clomid!

I also wanted to say that although I'm no doctor and probay don't know enough about it, I do know my friend had pcos and was told she wouldn't conceive naturally so her and her hubby never used contraception once she was diagnosed and within 3 months she fell pregnant!

I hope you find the answers you're looking for and good luck with ttc!

X



 
Old Feb 5th, 2011, 21:57 PM   3
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I dont know all too much about it, but i am on the same page. I havnt been diagnosed with it,cause everytime i go to the doctor they just say my periods are irregular due to stress which is most certainly not the case...My periods come every 23-75 days so i never know when i ovulate. I would say just go with the flow of things..if nothin happens in 6-12 months ask a doctor about the clomid fertility drug! Il keep my fingers crossed!! and pray for baby dust your way!



 
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Old Feb 6th, 2011, 14:18 PM   4
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Hi Ladies,
Thanks for your replys! Hopefully someone will reply with some help soon lol.
I cant wait to get myself sorted out to have a baby god it will be the most magical experience ever!
How have your family's reacted to you ttc/or pregnant?

Katie x



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Old Feb 6th, 2011, 14:30 PM   5
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I would make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your pcos - how you manage yours - how it affects your fertility -if you need any further treatment before ttc and so forth

My sister has pcos - she takes metformin , has to eat very carefully, is very sugar sensitive - to the point if she eats anything high in sugar she is very unwell. She has had multiple dye tests to check her tubes etc. Each case is different - deffinately write down questions- book a double appointment with doctor or a female doc your comfy with and pop in.. know they can be really scary

In the meantime general advice for all women ttc would apply - lowering bmi, getting healthy, taking folic acid etc - whilst your waiting to see doctor

Hope that is some help hun, sure someone with PCOS will be along that can help you a bit better soon hun. Didnt want to read and run



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Old Feb 9th, 2011, 13:23 PM   6
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Hello,

I was diagnosed with PCOS at 16 too and I am also overweight! I was perscribed metformin but I didnt take it as it just didnt feel right for me. I did however take a herbal medicine called agnus cactus it helps to regulate your cycles. I took 6 months to work but my periods were like clockwork I also in that time lost about 2 stone (It was through illness but I didnt know that at the time). We were NTNP before my periods were regular for 12 months but as soon as they got regular we decided to try properly and 3 months later I got my BFP and our daughter is now 16 months old.

I never had to take any clomid and after I finished my chmotherapy my periods have come back again like clockwork - I have never had this many monthlys in a row in my life!

I just hope that this will give you some hope and it is so very possible to concieve natually with PCOS. Good luck x



 
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Old Feb 9th, 2011, 17:37 PM   7
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Hi Guys,

New to this so bare with me please

So my story so far I have POCS syndrome and was diagnosed with this when I was 16, I'm now 22. I have very irregular periods I take nothing for it (I was taking birth control but it made me ill so I have stopped taking it). My doctors haven't given me any information or sent me for regular check ups etc so I'm really not sure what I'm meant to be taking doing etc, I want to convice but know I'm not going to unless something is done about this.

Is there any information any one can give me? I am over weight with my POCS and when I loose weight I have a period so I'm currently on a diet and doing a lot of exercise. I have heard that metformin is the best drug to be taking with POCS as it helps lower insulin levels, then taking chlomid increases your chances of having a baby but I'm not sure if this is true?

I really need some help please guys I'm totally at a loss and I have no idea what I should be asking my doctor to do for me. I want to have a baby start a family but I cannot see any chance if nothing changes

Thanks for any help give


Have you tested to see if you are ovulating? Ive been noting the cycle lengths (varies as i'm also a pcos buddy) and am trying the natural way first.

If all else fails in 6 months im going to the docs to take them up on their offer of clomid..

What did your last gynae appointment say?



 
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Old Feb 9th, 2011, 17:46 PM   8
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Provera can help start your period.
Metformin keeps your periods regular and helps you get pregnant.



 
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Old Feb 9th, 2011, 17:46 PM   9
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If I could recommend one thing, it would be to give up sugar.

I rarely ovulate (I get periods on average once every 2 years), but both times I have TTC, I have conceived within 3 months by giving up sugar. I tend to give up: pasta, rice, bread and anything like that, and any chocolate, crisps or cake. Then I just eat loads and loads of veg, fruit and low fat meats. Both times now, my weight drops rapidly, I ovulate, and then have got a BFP. Sugar is a really, really big factor for me.

It also helps to be charting your fertility, sign up to fertilityfriend.com if you haven't already. hope that helps!



 
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Old Feb 11th, 2011, 18:05 PM   10
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Hi everyone,
I went to my GP they where not much help just said that I have to have blood work done to see if im ovulating (from what iv read I have because I had all the mucus etc tmi sorry!). Once I've had my bloods done I am being refered to the Gynae so least thats a thumbs up!

I will try the herbal way as I want to loose my weight before actually getting pregnant.

I will keep you all updated.

Thanks so much for the answer xx



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