Young PCOS'ers! ~ 35 BFPs down!! ~

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  1. nlk

    nlk Pregnant! #1

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    This is a thread for any young pcos'ers....well, any pcos'ers really! all are welcome :flower:

    just a thread to chat to others girls who are going through similar stuff...it doesnt matter where you are in the journey, WTT, trying, clomid, or already had your BFP....come and join in!​

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  2. buckeyebarbie

    buckeyebarbie Well-Known Member

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    Hi nlk! I am 23 years old and was diagnosed with PCOS in 08. Dh and I are currently TTC baby #1. We have been trying for 13 months and are really hoping that 2012 is our year! Are you on any meds to help with your PCOS?
     
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    nlk Pregnant! #1

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    Hi!

    not on any meds yet, because they insisted on putting me on the bcp for a while to see if it made any difference :dohh: so now i have to wait a few months before i can be referred to a fertility specialist. i get referred in february though, kinda excited!

    its taken me soooo long to be taken seriously by doctors, who insisted that i was ruining my life by not wanting to wait. but it seems like its getting worse, with longer and longer between AF!

    are you taking meds? how have you found your journey so far? xx
     
  4. ourfate

    ourfate Mommy to Grayson

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    hey im 24 with PCOS, on my 3rd round of clomid! hoping it works!!! how long are they keeping you on BCP?
     
  5. nlk

    nlk Pregnant! #1

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    they wanted me on it for about six months, but after 11 weeks of constant bleeding (no exaggeration!) i had enough, and told them that i was ready to start ttc. so now i have to wait until feb to see if my periods come back (which would be nothing short of a miracle) before i can be referred to a FS to start clomid.

    how are you finding clomid? has it helped to kickstart your ovulation?
     
  6. Mrs.B.

    Mrs.B. Mum of 3 under 4

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    Hi, I'm 25, me and my hubby have been trying for #1 for a year so they have just started to look into why we aren't pregnant yet.

    I had bloods taken 2 weeks ago and a scan last Monday. Tuesday the doctor rang and told me I have PCOS. I have my first face to face meeting with doctor since the diagnosis on Monday, I have been told I will probably be put on 2 different meds one for ovulation and one for insulin intolerance.
     
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    ourfate Mommy to Grayson

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    oh my gosh! 6 months of BCP!! while your TTC is ridiculous! and now waiting till feb! must be frustrating!!! hopefully the time fly s! Clomid for me hasnt worked as great, as you can see by my sig, i had to up my dose alot, this is the last month of clomid and then they are moving me onto something new, but i hope i dont need that something new!!!
     
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    nlk Pregnant! #1

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    Mrs B that sucks. it is truly awful, but at least now you can get the medical help you need to get your :bfp:! and remember there are loads of us around, so if you ever need to talk we're all here for you!

    ourfate: it was more of that they disagreed with my decision to start ttc, because i was young, and they basically thought i was going to completely ruin my life, which is why they said the only thing i could do right now was to go on bcp. initially i was so upset, i didnt really say how i felt about them treating me in that way, but a few weeks back i went back to the doc and said that i wasnt happy, and wanted to start trying right away and refused to take them anymore! so i cant get referred until feb, its probably looking like i wont get to actually see a FS until about may/june...thats how long the doctor reckons it will take to get an actual appointment :nope:

    what were your cycles like before you started with the clomid? i have this awful fear that it wont work for me :cry:


    i really hope we get lots of people on this thread! i know theres a pcos club in lttc, but i dont really feel right posting in there because its only recent for me...and i think i am by farrrrrr the youngest person in that thread!
     
  9. Mrs.B.

    Mrs.B. Mum of 3 under 4

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    Thanks nlk I cant wait to start to get help and maybe I'll ovulate!

    I always thought I would start to have children when I was 20, but Hubby (bf at the time) wasn't ready back then, then when he decided he was, I was over the moon and I thought we would have a baby before this Christmas when we started ttc last year. Now I am hopeful for next Christmas lol.

    I don't like to intrude on threads that have been going for what looks like forever and when people are ltttc for like 5 years! Makes me feel like my 1 year is worthless?? Anyone ever feel like that? Or are you guys ltttc for ages too? how long is ltttc?! lol 101 questions :haha:

    xxx
     
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    nlk Pregnant! #1

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    i always knew i wanted children young..its the only thing that i have always been absolutely sure of.

    i know how you feel about intruding...i dont feel like i belong in there at all, because people in there are talking about trying for years. i know i dont belong in there because ive literally only just started trying, even though they have a thread specifically for pcos. i think its because im still young, and i would feel so awful trying to say im in the same position as they are when i havent been trying as long as they have. maybe in a couple of years i will feel different, and be able to join in more with their threads, but right now i dont feel like i should post in there, mostly because im definitely not a lttc'er, but also because i feel like im too young.

    im not really sure how long is considered lttc...maybe more than 18 months? because after a year of trying unsuccessfully, i think youre meant to seek medical help. but thats just my opinion.
     
  11. Mrs.B.

    Mrs.B. Mum of 3 under 4

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    Yeah the doctors wouldn't see me until after one year because it was 'normal' had they taken time to see me they would have discovered my PCOs and I wouldn't have wasted hundreds of pounds on monitors and sticks that were supposed to be picking up my non existent ovulation lol.

    Your age shouldn't matter! If you can give you baby a stable and loving home who cares how old you are!
     
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    ourfate Mommy to Grayson

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    Yeah I feel so young to be at my FS like women are looking at me funny, ( I look 18-20) lol so that doesn't help, but I went off bcp oct 2010, didn't get anything till January and then only had few days of spotting in march, went to gp in June and that's when they said I had pcos, and was referred to FS and here I am now
     
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    nlk Pregnant! #1

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    yeah, i dont think age really matters either! i think providing you have a stable life and relationship, its fine. me and OH talked about it massively, and it wasnt something that we would have decided if there was even an ounce of doubt in either of our minds. i mean, i was so confident in our decision i didnt even bat an eyelid about telling our parents!

    my parents have been really supportive. OHs parents...not so much. theyre more of saying that we are too young, dont know whether we are stable etc. but tbh, its not as if we have been together a couple of months. its almost four years. its not exactly rushing. and we live together.

    as for the money...im glad i know now, before i went and spent all that money on things that were never going to work because of the pcos. did you find that the tests/sticks etc said you were ovulating massive amounts?

    im looking at your siggy Mrs.B and it looks good that at least your cycles seem to be half regular! will that be something that helps when you start taking meds?

    how did you manage to get your diagnosis? it took me four years for anyone to take me seriously that something was wrong!
     
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    Mrs.B. Mum of 3 under 4

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    We went in once we hit a year, they will start to investigate then. As we are both young(ish) lol don't smoke and hardly drink they were happy that there is probably something going on. The doctor asks a few questions to start to determine which route to go down. Apparently because of the massive range in my cycles 19 - 44 that gave her an idea it was me rather than my husband. So she wrote off to hospital to book my scans and told me to get bloods done at the beginning of my next cycle ... which dragged out to be my longest one yet! typical lol. I had my bloods done, then my scan, The woman who did the scan saw the cysts and said that the bloods were needed to confirm PCOS, but there are cysts, doc said my bloods weren't too bad but added to the other symptoms he diagnosed. I'm seeing a different doctor tomorrow so will see what she says, might get told a bit more face to face.

    As for my monitor, it mostly showed a lot of highs but never peaked.

    Why did they not take you serious? x
     
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    nlk Pregnant! #1

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    ahh ok. its good that it all got sorted really quickly then, once you had your initial appointment.

    when i say that they didnt take me seriously, its more like, they werent willing to consider that there might be a problem, so i was put straight on the pill at 15, even though i didnt want to and i went there (with my mum) complaining of seriously irregular/absent but horrifically painful cycles. they just didnt see why that bothered me, and told me i should be grateful for having so few. and suggested that it was alcohol related (at 15!!) which i thought was out of order, especially seeing as i dont even drink. and this was told to my mum.

    when i went back to the doctor most recently and actually found out it was pcos, they were very...uncaring. it was like, 'youll easily have kids, its really stupid for you to suggest starting to ttc now'. they tried to lie to me a lot, by saying that pcos didnt affect fertility.
     
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    I'm 20 with polycystic ovaries but because I'm ovulating on my own they won't do anything for me just yet, they said to wait until I'd been trying a year like everyone else :(
     
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    raelynn Pregnant with #2!

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    Hi ladies! Mind if I join? I'm not as young as the rest of you (I'm 27) but I'm in the same situation with PCOS. I don't have cysts but my hormone levels and irregular cycles led my obgyn to the PCOS diagnosis. I was actually lucky and diagnosed about 6 months in since my cycles have been so long. My doc snuck in half of the infertility testing early to try and figure things out. I still had to wait for the 1 year mark to move forward but at least I knew ahead of time. We're at 13 months now and just got finished all the new 1 year testing. I go back at the end of the month to talk to my obgyn and if all the testing came back fine, she'll be starting me on clomid.
     
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    Hey, I am 25, and I was diagnosed with pcos in May 2011. We have been ttc since Jan 2011, but I made an appt with an endo in may due to all of the other lovely symptoms that pcos brings. They said that since I am young, that I should ttc for a whole year before seeking fertility help, which all actually be next month, but they did put me on metformin for the insulin resistance, which they said can help with ovulation as well. I am meeting with my obgyn on Monday to discuss moving forward. I share your frustrations as well with doctors not taking me seriously, but i knew something was wrong and low and behold I was right! I think the hardest part is just the not knowing. Not knowing how ling this whole process will take, not knowing if or when you ovulate, or not knowing if you ever will get pregnant. Trying to stay positive though. Good luck everyone!
     
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    raelynn Pregnant with #2!

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    I agree wing_nut! I hate the not knowing. I'd love to be able to count down to ovulation or have an idea of when the best time is for us to get pregnant but I just never know. I'm sure that is half the problem, I just can't predict ovulation so who knows if we catch it or not.
     
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    nlk Pregnant! #1

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    katherine, that sucks. but i suppose its quite good that youre actually ovulating? how long have you been trying?

    raelynn, of course you can! welcome :flower: its nice how supportive your doctor has been. mind was in good with the testing, and the fact that he said if i dont bleed three times in the three months immediately after coming off the pill (so between now and feb) then he wont bother getting me to wait for a year, because the chances of me ovulating independently are so slim. but at least i know its all moving in the right direction!

    wing_nut, youre so right! im glad that i now know, it was so frustrating knowing that something was wrong and that no one was willing to consider that. have you found the metformin to be helping with your cycles? im really interested in seeing how successful all these different treatments can be.
     

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