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Conception & fertility problems
28/07/2012 at 21:17
I just got diagnosed with PCOS. My husband and i have been ttc for 12 months, my GP won't refer me to the fertility clinic until ttc 18 months, even with PCOS. So i've been researching everything i can find, still so much to learn. My doc didn't tell me anything just that i had PCOS and i had to wait for a referral so i looked into it alone.
The frustrating side to waiting for NHS guidelines is feeling unsupported so i'm being strong and postitive that one day we will have our dream of having a child.
My plan is too diet and lose some weight, while maintaing insulin control. Exercising and getting my blood pressure a bit lower. I'm going to get some opk's and pre-seed and see if that helps. Maybe nature will take a kick start.
If not then in Dec/ Jan i get to go ask for my referral and then prob 10 weeks after get an appt and maybe start clomid.
Either way i'm thinking theres a lot of positive actions i can take and a lot of hope still : )
There's a lot of people saying agnus castus helps but some threads saying its not safe after ur pregnant, i'm not sure what to make of it. and DCI isotenol a vitamin B8 that has some evidence but not clinically proven is being brought in from abroad by some women and they say its really helpful, again i;m not sure if its for me. Understanding that my testosterone and insulin are all wacked out is just overwhelming, the risks that are increased getting pregnant, carrying a pregnancy and then for the rest of my life, the risks of diabetes etc its all awful but i keep telling myself, its not the worst and i just have to be healthier, guess i get to ignore those chocolates at work a bit more lol
If anyone knows any information or facts that could help me please let me know, i'm the newbee obsessed with information.
Hope your all have lots of baby luck xxx
29/07/2012 at 09:59
29/07/2012 at 13:24
Thank you hun, i'm going to give all that a go, fingers crossed i get a BFP soon too. The low GI diet sounds like the step i need with regular exercise : ) It's reassuring knowing people do get past PCOS : ) xxx
23/06/2013 at 17:06
Hi ladies. I too have PCOS and I now have a 2 year old son!!! Miracle child for sure. I did a low GI diet as well as a high protein diet. I used a protein shake called Isopure Zero Carb. It has 210 calories, 0 sugars and 50g of protein. I lost 60 lbs was and finally got pregnant!!! We are currently trying for muscle child number 2. It is possible. You can do it.
Let me warn you, that some women with PCOS do not make breast milk! I was unaware this (as you know the doctors don't really say much and we have to research things). Well after months of trying breast feed I never made more than 2oz in an entire day! So just letting you know so you aren't taken off guard by this fact. Also, I ended up toxemia my last week and had to be induced! Good luck, and know you are not alone. ????
22/07/2013 at 14:45
I also just found out I have PCOS. You can still get pregnant. Don't get discouraged. The biggest thing is ratting healty and exercising! Also switch doctors! I did when my doctor didn't care. Now I have a doctor who is going to do whatever he can to help me! Stay positive!
29/07/2013 at 19:26
Why is the doctor making you try for 18 months? That's crazy! I was told a year and then they would begin to treat the couple. In my opinion, if there's already a fertility issue, trying for a year is futile anyway!
There's lots of positive stories out there too though - so keep your chin up and BD for England xx
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