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Stupid frigging PCOS messing us up again!!! PIOG

Posted by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 7:33 PM
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Yesterday, I was supposed to start my 2nd round of femara, with a planned trigger and IUI in a couple of weeks, but apparently my PCOS has other plans. I went for my CD3 u/s and blood work yesterday, and my estrogen level was too high (113; supposed to be less than 80 at this point in the cycle) to start femara, so I had to come back this morning for another blood draw. Estrogen only dropped to 111 today. Apparently I developed a 16mm cyst on my left side, which is what they think is causing the elevated estrogen levels. The nurse was waiting to talk to my specialist before telling me whether it's ok to start femara or not, but they closed an hour ago and I never heard back. Unless she called our house phone (I'm at work), I can't start taking the femara, and we'll have to wait another month before TTC again. I'm sooo upset. I'm currently on cycle #28, so I obviously don't want to have to wait any more than we have had to already. Why does TTC have to be so hard when it's something taken for granted by so many people around us?? Sorry for the rant; I'm just about at my rope's end with this whole TTC thing. Every time I feel we're making progress, something happens to sabotage it, and I just don't know what to do anymore. :'((((
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Bbygirl87
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 7:42 PM

im so sorry for what ur going thru!!! i hope all this gets better soon and ur able to get ur BFP!!! good luck and lots of baby dust

millermom7
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 7:43 PM
I know right now you're losing hope but keep holding on! You're strong and we know you can do this! :) God bless!
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HopefulMommy89
by on Aug. 18, 2011 at 12:22 AM
So a bit of an update...I got a voicemail from the specialist's office tonight while I was at the gym. She said I have to go back on birth control starting immediately to get rid of the cyst. Which means I'll be on birth control for my birthday instead of having the IUI done a few days before my birthday like we'd previously scheduled. I'm beyond bummed out. Thanks for your kind words, ladies. Please say some prayers for us that resetting my clock so-to-speak with the birth control this cycle will finally do the trick to help us finally get our BFP. October will be the 2 1/2 year mark since we started TTC. I never in a million years would have thought when we started TTC we'd still be at square one nearly 2 1/2 years later, despite turning our whole lives upside down trying to get healthy and better prepared for a baby. I wouldn't wish this struggle on anyone. It's a pretty awful feeling of failure and emptiness. :'(
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AllThatBabyJazz
by Bronze Member on Aug. 18, 2011 at 12:42 AM

I am sorry hun =( How long does she want you on the birth control?

Mom_to_Lincoln
by Silver Member on Aug. 18, 2011 at 1:24 AM

So sorry you have to go trhough all of this. Do you take metformin for your PCOS? It is the only thing that helps regulate my periods and Im almost positive that it is the only thing that helped me conceive because I got pg with my ds after 7 years of TTC and it was only after I had finally be diagnoses with PCOS and had been on metformin for less then a year.  When I got pregnant it happened during a one month break from my Clomid and HCG injections. the only I had been taking was metformin. I always recomend it to others with PCOS because I have had great success with it.

HopefulMommy89
by on Aug. 18, 2011 at 9:12 AM
I think just for this cycle, but I'm not sure. It's just so hard to hear that they're putting me on BC when we've been TTC for so long. I know it'll help with the cyst, but it just seems so counterintuitive.


Quoting AllThatBabyJazz:

I am sorry hun =( How long does she want you on the birth control?


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HopefulMommy89
by on Aug. 18, 2011 at 9:17 AM
I've been on met since January 2010. I was switched to the extended release version this last Spring, and it's been a lot easier on my system. But it hasn't done the normal things to me, I haven't had any weight loss from it, which was part of why I was excited to go on it. It has helped to regulate my cycle to a certain extent; I ovulated 2 months ago for the first confirmed time from just taking met. But it was a really long cycle, so they put me on femara with a trigger shot last month to shorten the time. But it looks like the egg they thought would respond to the trigger just turned into a big cyst. :(


Quoting Mom_to_Lincoln:

So sorry you have to go trhough all of this. Do you take metformin for your PCOS? It is the only thing that helps regulate my periods and Im almost positive that it is the only thing that helped me conceive because I got pg with my ds after 7 years of TTC and it was only after I had finally be diagnoses with PCOS and had been on metformin for less then a year.  When I got pregnant it happened during a one month break from my Clomid and HCG injections. the only I had been taking was metformin. I always recomend it to others with PCOS because I have had great success with it.


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