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TTC - Trying to Conceive TTC - Trying to Conceive
I was just diagnosed with PCOS in August & was told it is the leading cause of female infertility. So I'm wondering who else suffers from this unfortunate disorder. It might feel a bit better knowing that we aren't dealing with this alone.
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by on Sep. 24, 2012 at 10:28 PM
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kelley72
by on Sep. 25, 2012 at 7:21 AM

me, just found out this month! 

 

Dani1009
by Silver Member on Sep. 25, 2012 at 9:30 AM
The infertility specialist I saw did an ultrasound looking for "the string of black pearls" and there it was. I don't know how this had been missed during the 3 pelvic ultrasounds I've had over the last 2 years. But after seeing the cysts with my own eyes, I can't deny it. I've since bought a bracelet with black pearl-like beads. I wear it everyday, as it symbolizes so much about this life-changing diagnosis.


Quoting Amanda.D09:

Me too. I had an ultrasound earlier this year and they found the tell tell pearl of cysts on my ovaries.

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Dani1009
by Silver Member on Sep. 25, 2012 at 9:39 AM
Thank you very much for sharing! I have been pregnant twice since starting ttc, but had early miscarriages both times. Both times we got pregnant, we weren't hard-core at tracking ovulation or anything. So I agree with staying on the relaxed side as much as possible!
I was surprised when my RE told me PCOS can cause miscarriages; by the egg not reaching maturity or by not reaching correct chromosomal numbers, and also by affecting the uterine lining thickness. I feel like getting pregnant is hard enough for us, but the hardest part is staying pregnant. I just feel hopeless in light of everything I've learned. Ugh!



Quoting lilianasmom1116:

well, before my first I was on bcp for a looooooong time. Stopped my pills and it took about 4 months and I got my bfp. I knew NOTHING about ttc. all I knew was sex=baby and we had sex every day- sometimes twice a day. It took over two years when we were ttc our second. Took metformin and 200mg clomid to conceive her. With this third, it was us not trying that I feel really did it. I was on the mini pill and breastfeeding for a few months then decided to stop the pill (still breast fed) I started the metformin again for my PCOS and trying to get regular and well a month- month and a half later bfp again! We were planning to start clomid again in 6 months but never made it to that point.



My best advice is don't give up but don't "try" I know what you're thinking though, "I've heard that before!" And i know it's easier said than done... and I also know that it's not what u want to hear (remember, we tried and TRIED for over 2 years ttc) but my other two pregnancies we just had sex. anyways, thank you :) and also sorry you're having a rough time and finding out about the PCOS, it can be over come though!! Keep your chin up and GOOD LUCK! if u ever need advice or support or need to vent, I'm here :)




Quoting Dani1009:

Congrats! Any tips for those of us having a hard time getting or staying pregnant?






Quoting lilianasmom1116:

I was diagnosed about 12 years ago. now prego with my third!


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-Mommy-2-Three-
by Kary on Sep. 25, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Hum, very interesting, I wasn't aware it helped some women..........if you dont have PCOS or history of cysts then I think IUD is awesome form of BC (IMO)..........however my OB warned me to avoid mirena specificly because I have PCOS :( she adviced I use the copper IUD if IUD was the method I wanted. Her #1 recommendation for women with PCOS is a low estrogen/high progesterone based BC pill like yaz/yazmin! She said Mirena IUD is known to cause ovarian cysts to become worse, more frequent & larger, causing other PCOS symptoms to flare up as a result. I felt like I was miserably pregnant the whole time I was on it (4m)!

BC sucks period LOL :(

Quoting HJMF:

This! Mommy-2-Three is 100% correct here ladies. And, even though it's known to some to cause the symptoms to flare up, it's also been known to help others control the symptoms. Those not TTC of course. 

Quoting -Mommy-2-Three-:

 Mirena is known to cause PCOS symptoms to flare up, however it can not cause PCOS!

Quoting TattdMomOf2Boys:

So the mirena can cause PCOS??? That makes so much sense now!! I never had any of these problems til I had the mirena put in. It has been out over 2 years and my cycles are so screwed up.

Quoting beadfairy:

I was diagnosed this summer. I had all kinds of fertility testing before conceiving my first and had NO signs of it...I developed it while I had a Mirena in. I'm hoping it is something that will go away as quickly as it came. :( Sounds silly, but I'd do anything to make it go away. lol

 

 


 

theirmommy04
by on Sep. 25, 2012 at 9:56 AM
How do they diagnose Pcos ? Can you get it after already having kids?
lilianasmom1116
by Silver Member on Sep. 25, 2012 at 10:45 AM
Have u looked in to using clomid or femara? or would u be opposed to using meds to help with conceiving? Those meds are taken at the beginning of a cycle just before and as your eggs are developing and can help them become more mature

Quoting Dani1009:

Thank you very much for sharing! I have been pregnant twice since starting ttc, but had early miscarriages both times. Both times we got pregnant, we weren't hard-core at tracking ovulation or anything. So I agree with staying on the relaxed side as much as possible!

I was surprised when my RE told me PCOS can cause miscarriages; by the egg not reaching maturity or by not reaching correct chromosomal numbers, and also by affecting the uterine lining thickness. I feel like getting pregnant is hard enough for us, but the hardest part is staying pregnant. I just feel hopeless in light of everything I've learned. Ugh!






Quoting lilianasmom1116:

well, before my first I was on bcp for a looooooong time. Stopped my pills and it took about 4 months and I got my bfp. I knew NOTHING about ttc. all I knew was sex=baby and we had sex every day- sometimes twice a day. It took over two years when we were ttc our second. Took metformin and 200mg clomid to conceive her. With this third, it was us not trying that I feel really did it. I was on the mini pill and breastfeeding for a few months then decided to stop the pill (still breast fed) I started the metformin again for my PCOS and trying to get regular and well a month- month and a half later bfp again! We were planning to start clomid again in 6 months but never made it to that point.





My best advice is don't give up but don't "try" I know what you're thinking though, "I've heard that before!" And i know it's easier said than done... and I also know that it's not what u want to hear (remember, we tried and TRIED for over 2 years ttc) but my other two pregnancies we just had sex. anyways, thank you :) and also sorry you're having a rough time and finding out about the PCOS, it can be over come though!! Keep your chin up and GOOD LUCK! if u ever need advice or support or need to vent, I'm here :)






Quoting Dani1009:

Congrats! Any tips for those of us having a hard time getting or staying pregnant?








Quoting lilianasmom1116:

I was diagnosed about 12 years ago. now prego with my third!


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HJMF
by JoAnna on Sep. 25, 2012 at 2:18 PM
I was given the Mirena after an emergency d & c and blood transfusion due to severe bleeding and loss of blood caused by PCOS. It did cause my cysts to come back, but it controlled the bleeding better than anything else I've ever been on. Had it for 10m before taking it out due to wanting to ttc the next year, but I ended up with a surprise bfp 4m later lol but your dr is correct, it's usually not right for women with PCOS, but my dr said in my case, it was better than bleeding to death. :/ That's one of my biggest problems with PCOS, no AF for months, then SO much bleeding.
Quoting -Mommy-2-Three-:

Hum, very interesting, I wasn't aware it helped some women..........if you dont have PCOS or history of cysts then I think IUD is awesome form of BC (IMO)..........however my OB warned me to avoid mirena specificly because I have PCOS :( she adviced I use the copper IUD if IUD was the method I wanted. Her #1 recommendation for women with PCOS is a low estrogen/high progesterone based BC pill like yaz/yazmin! She said Mirena IUD is known to cause ovarian cysts to become worse, more frequent & larger, causing other PCOS symptoms to flare up as a result. I felt like I was miserably pregnant the whole time I was on it (4m)!


BC sucks period LOL :(


Quoting HJMF:


This! Mommy-2-Three is 100% correct here ladies. And, even though it's known to some to cause the symptoms to flare up, it's also been known to help others control the symptoms. Those not TTC of course. 


Quoting -Mommy-2-Three-:


 Mirena is known to cause PCOS symptoms to flare up, however it can not cause PCOS!


Quoting TattdMomOf2Boys:


So the mirena can cause PCOS??? That makes so much sense now!! I never had any of these problems til I had the mirena put in. It has been out over 2 years and my cycles are so screwed up.


Quoting beadfairy:


I was diagnosed this summer. I had all kinds of fertility testing before conceiving my first and had NO signs of it...I developed it while I had a Mirena in. I'm hoping it is something that will go away as quickly as it came. :( Sounds silly, but I'd do anything to make it go away. lol


 


 




 

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by Kary on Sep. 25, 2012 at 2:39 PM

 Wow, thats really crazy, I have NEVER had a period that is heavy enough for even a regular tampon unless its been an ovulatory cycle, even if its been 6-9m since my LMP because I havent ovulated & I take progesterone to induce AF its still not really bad..........that sounds awful :( Mirena is known to cause thin uterine lining though so that makes sense that it would help the heavy bleeding.

Quoting HJMF:

I was given the Mirena after an emergency d & c and blood transfusion due to severe bleeding and loss of blood caused by PCOS. It did cause my cysts to come back, but it controlled the bleeding better than anything else I've ever been on. Had it for 10m before taking it out due to wanting to ttc the next year, but I ended up with a surprise bfp 4m later lol but your dr is correct, it's usually not right for women with PCOS, but my dr said in my case, it was better than bleeding to death. :/ That's one of my biggest problems with PCOS, no AF for months, then SO much bleeding.
Quoting -Mommy-2-Three-:

Hum, very interesting, I wasn't aware it helped some women..........if you dont have PCOS or history of cysts then I think IUD is awesome form of BC (IMO)..........however my OB warned me to avoid mirena specificly because I have PCOS :( she adviced I use the copper IUD if IUD was the method I wanted. Her #1 recommendation for women with PCOS is a low estrogen/high progesterone based BC pill like yaz/yazmin! She said Mirena IUD is known to cause ovarian cysts to become worse, more frequent & larger, causing other PCOS symptoms to flare up as a result. I felt like I was miserably pregnant the whole time I was on it (4m)!


BC sucks period LOL :(


Quoting HJMF:


This! Mommy-2-Three is 100% correct here ladies. And, even though it's known to some to cause the symptoms to flare up, it's also been known to help others control the symptoms. Those not TTC of course. 


Quoting -Mommy-2-Three-:


 Mirena is known to cause PCOS symptoms to flare up, however it can not cause PCOS!


Quoting TattdMomOf2Boys:


So the mirena can cause PCOS??? That makes so much sense now!! I never had any of these problems til I had the mirena put in. It has been out over 2 years and my cycles are so screwed up.


Quoting beadfairy:


I was diagnosed this summer. I had all kinds of fertility testing before conceiving my first and had NO signs of it...I developed it while I had a Mirena in. I'm hoping it is something that will go away as quickly as it came. :( Sounds silly, but I'd do anything to make it go away. lol


 


 




 

 

KelissaMaye
by on Sep. 25, 2012 at 2:42 PM
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Diagnosed April 17th of this year with moderate/severe pcos. Got my bfp on July 4th after almost 3 years of ttc.
aussiechic
by on Sep. 25, 2012 at 2:48 PM

 *me*

DX at age 16.  I'm 33 now.  I was married from age 21-25. Used no protection, wasn't "actively trying" never got PG. Got divorced. GOt an IUD.  Got remarried and got IUD removed.  6 months, nothing. went to my doc who put me on metformin.  So working out, eating better, losing 30lbs and taking 1000mg metformin daily along with prenatals and 6 months later. BFP. 

Each time I've gotten pregnant, i've been on metformin 1000mg daily.  I've also miscarried twice and currently pregnant again 22w3d. AFter that first pregnancy, i think it helped my body to do something becuase once we finally got pregnant, the subsequent pregnancies happened a little easier. I was worried it would take a year again each time or longer but it didn't.

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