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Long term TTC & infertility
03/08/2014 at 15:28
looking for support and others going through same process as me around same time so hopefully someone will reply.
My story is I have PCOS and do not ovulate. I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 15 so always new I may have difficulty conceiving when the time came. Me and my husband (married in oct 2013) have been trying for 3 years. We have been for all the tests back in sept 2013 we were told that my bmi had to be below 30 for IVF. It took 9 months for my appointment so I used this time wisely to try and loose some weight. I had my appointment last week and although my bmi wasn't low enough for IVF.... it was low enough to be prescribed clomid im so excited.... im due on in next 2 weeks so I will start on CD2. trying not to get my hopes up too much but not stopped reading success stories on here.
Hope to hear from some of you going through same things....
07/08/2014 at 15:06
hiya kayleigh, im also going through the same problem!
my periods have always been irregular from an early age,never really thought anything of it until i literally missed a whole year of one, doctors told me in december i had pcos but mine was genetic as most women on my mums side of the family had it.
i had a natural pregnancy and birth in 2012 to a beautiful little boy, but now me and partner are ready for another. ive been hospital which to be quiet honest they fobbed me off, and just put me on metformin.. took it for a couple of weeks and had to stop as it just didnt agree with me, couldnt even get out of bed in the morning i felt that ill. not long after i decided to stop taking it i finally had s period, WORST TIME EVER! it lasted 2 whole weeks!! i have a period now and again they have been worked out to be 49 days apart, but 3 days late on this month, dont know what to think as i dont want to exite myself.. for ut to be just another month missed, brought a test but really debating to take it or not as i have a hospital appointmet tomorrow morning to see how everything it going and if i need to be put on anything else..
so hopefully i can try clomid heard alot of positive feedback from taking it,
hopefully it works for us and anybody else that is taking it..
share your coments..
how long after taking clomid did you conceive?
08/08/2014 at 20:45
Hi, I was diagnosed with PCOS as a teenager also and was warned then I would find it difficult to conceive, since starting my periods at 13 I've never had a cycle and only ever had 6 periods i'm now 27! Came off birth control 3 years ago TTC but nothing happened, never had a period etc. Finally had all the scans, bloods done again and officially diagnosed with PCOS. Started on clomid last month after taking provera to bring on a withdrawal bleed. First month was a failure, no ovulation, no nothing, even though I had every symptom of pregnancy under the sun, apparantly though the side effects of clomid are also pregnancy symptoms...! Very upsetting time, had to get another script for provera to begin the whole process again and this time the clomid is going up to 100mg. And also I swear everyone around is getting pregnant!
08/08/2014 at 22:56
aw, must be awful for you!
i had my hosp app today and they still tried to fob me off, tried putting me on the pill which would defeat the whole object of sitting in that room!
may help my periods but would stop me becoming pregnant, so in the end they discharged me and reffered to gynogologist to see a fertility specialist so i know the balls rolling now just need to wait for a letter!
i asked about clomid and they said that it wasnt an option for me at the minute so told me to start taking my metformin again.
best thing to do is to keep going doctors complain and play on it, thats what i did and they reffered me straight away, there is hope for us its just taking longer than it usually would. i done my test tonignt and it came back negative... again. its so heartbreaking, wish i didnt take it so there would still be that little bit of hope.
everyone i see is pregnant all my friends are, wisg i could just lock myself away until im finally pregnant
we'll get there soon enough, just got to keep trying x
08/08/2014 at 23:29
Thanks for replying to my post. It is very hard and upsetting cant tell you how many pregnancy tests ive done over the years with nothing. I would defiantly recommend sticking with the metformin as this should regulate your periods so they come every 28 days once your cycles are settled they should then put you on clomid as long as your bmi is under 35. if your struggling with your weight the metformin will also help you with this too. Metformin has very harsh side effects I was really bad on them but it does ease off eventually. My advice would be to start off with 1 500mg tablet after a meal once a day. then increase slowly to what your doctor has advised you to take. I know how bad the side effects can be but it will be worth it just to have normal cycles. im still waiting for my cycle to start so I can start my clomid soooo excited. dink77 really hope the 100mg works for you keep us updated.
sending my very best wishes to both of you xxx
26/09/2014 at 08:30
Hi Ladies, Well I have just completed my first cycle on clomid, had my blood test on Monday (CD23) just rung to get results and my levels are at 2.8 which my nurse said shows I havnt ovulated . I too have had soooo many pregnancy symptoms id convinced myself it had worked. Really am gutted I havnt ovulated cos I was taking ovulation tests every day and one came up as positive. so I thought it had worked!!! oh well just got to wait now for next cycle where I too will be going on 100mg and then have my bloods done again on day 21 and day 24. Hope It works next time.
27/09/2014 at 09:21
02/10/2014 at 00:17
It is very stressful and frustrating to concieve, on my part i already had a daughter and shes 10 now, still ttc i want to try the clomid done with provera, hope clomid will work just in case im bfn this week, had 3 test and all faint lines, will test again on friday hoping for a bfn, i saw some blogs anf threads about clomid so i got interested, and ill request for amh test because i dont recall mine on my first born,
Baby dust to all♥
02/10/2014 at 00:19
Never lost hope and faith we will still try and try im 29 and lots of years and chances will come
19/10/2014 at 16:29
19/10/2014 at 23:41
Defiantly sounds like implantation bleeding to me. when are you due to take the test??? Well my first round I was convinced I had ovulated and didn't. this time I have had no pains or anything so doubt I have ovulated. we have however had a wonderful weekend in venice for our first wedding anniversary. it was nice to be distracted from ttc. hope its worked for you shani. im on day 18 now so 2 week wait ahead now
24/10/2014 at 19:48
just got the results of my 21 day blood test, and ive OVULATED!!!! im so excited I could burst. My levels were 8 on 50mg they have now gone up to 41. Nurse said anything over 30 means you ovulated. Very happy just hope I get my BFP this time.
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