PCOS and fertility treatment?

Discussion in 'Long Term Trying To Conceive' started by Wizzy, Jan 7, 2020.

  1. Wizzy

    Wizzy Well-Known Member

    Jun 12, 2008
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    Hi girls been a long time since I've been hear. Basically been TTC baby #2 for over 18months.
    After over a year we decided to consult with our doctors.
    Thankfully OH is perfect. Turns out I have PCOS.
    I'm 5ft and weigh 12.5 stone.
    I have been having long cycles and currently on my longest yet at 99 days.
    The have said they won't do anything until I lose weight.
    Has anyone else experienced this?
    I'm so disheartened.
  2. elek87

    elek87 Member

    Mar 1, 2019
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    I will say try your best to loose but also consult another Dr because my weight is normal they said I should eat healthy and exercise which I do but my period hasn't regulate I got my period after 45 days so it can be frustrating the whole thing. I feel your pain this journey can be really hard. We just need to be positive do the best we can and keep pushing. Wish you luck!!
  3. crazy4baby09

    crazy4baby09 Mother of 3

    May 7, 2013
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    When I was trying for my 1st ( 6yrs of infertility d/t pcos) my doctor told me I would have to lose weight. She told me to focus on losing 10% of my body weight first. I lost 30 lbs and she started doing clomid with me and gave me 8 months to try. In the end clomid didnt help me get pregnant. I was much bigger than you are at the time I started clomid I weighed 285 (5ft6in tall) she did check all my labs (cholesterol, A1c etc) and they were all normal. She wanted to make sure I was healthy other than weight before she would move forward. A friend of mine is 5ft5in and weighed around 175 and she was told to try and lose 10% of her body weight before they would help her too. I think it's because just losing that small amount of weight can help normalize your hormones and can even jump start your cycles. I have another friend who was diagnosed with pcos at 13 and she always had to take birth control to have a cycle. She started the kept diet this past November and has lost 30lbs and has had her 1st 2 cycles on her own without Medicine.

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