TTC for 3 years...Is it hopeless?
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Chrystina - November 8

Hello! I've been dx with PCOS 3 years ago at the age of 18. I'm now 21 and I've been TTC ever since. I've had Ovarian drilling done a year ago and I've been taking Clomid with no such luck. Falling pregnant is all I can think about lately...I've read about Metformin in the other posts and I would like to know more about it. I don't think I'm insulin resistant, could this work for me? Any advice would be great! I want to fall pregnant so badly!...Pls help me! :,(


linds99 - November 9

Hi Chrystina, I have PCOS too, diagnosed last May. I've been trying to have a baby (I'm 29) since October I know what you mean about it being hard..and this is after 3-rounds of clomid and 3-rounds of IUIs. I am doing IVF this cycle. I have been taking metformin for 6 weeks and have had no side effects from it at all. I don't have insulin resistance, and I am thin at 5'6" at 125 lbs. So I am by no means a classic PCOSer...and I have had confirmed ovulation the last 3 medicated cycles via ultrasound. I am sharing all this because I just want you to know you are not alone. Metformin has done the trick for a lot of women and could also help you reduce the chances of miscarriage. I would encourage you to try it the next cycle...despite not having the obvious insulin resistance, all of us PCOSers have some type of insulin abnormality, but it is subtle in others, mainly those who are thin and have a monthly period.


Chrystina - November 9

Hello linds99...Thanks so much for your response!...It means so much to know that I'm not alone in this. I'm currently on 100mg of Clomid and I don't think I ovulated as there was no major dip in my temperature. My dr has mentioned that he will probably put me on Metformin when I go to see him next. Just like you linds99 I am quite thin myself at 128lbs and I don't think I am IR. I've read how Metformin worked for so many women out there and I don't want to give myself false hope. Are there any success stories out there to lift my spirits?


Tink - November 9

i wouldn't give up. you are so young and have a lot of time ahead of you to keep TTC. i have a cousin that gave up, and she didn't even pursue it that far- no IUIs or treatment really at all. she just gave up after it didn't happen naturally. and now she regrets it (she is 57 now). even with your challenges, you have youth in your favor, so go for it. try the metaformin, try IUI or IVF. don't give up! i am 33 and not giving up! lol good luck!


linds99 - November 9

You can't really trust temps on a medicated cycle. (Although I continue to do so as well.) Actually, I had my August cycle and had no temperature variation at all, it stayed at 97.5 the whole cycle...yet when I went in for CD3 ultrasound and labs in September, they saw a corpus luteum, which showed I did ovulate. Your progesterone may be low, thus the reason why you didn't have a temperature change (if in fact you ovulated). This is common with us PCOSers. Tink is right, keep trying, it is harder on us PCOSers to get pregnant, but know that most of us eventually go on to conceive a child after hard work and determination.


Anny - November 9

hey mama im sorry to hear that but i dont think u should loose hope because u never know...i have friends that have been trying for years but eventually it happenes i know it feels like its hopeless sometimes i feel that way but just keep ur head up


Chrystina - November 10

Hello ladies!...Can anyone give me any advice? The last time I saw my OB/GYN he asked me to take 100mg of Clomid for 2 cycles and then come back and see him. My periods are so very irregular and we just assumed that after the first course of Clomid, my periods would come back on its own. I've done one cycle and awaiting my next periods (I doubt I'm preg - I feel no diff). He mentioned the next time I come in and if I'm still not preg he'd give me Met. I'm on CD 34 and still no periods. I'm so anxious to go back to see my dr! I hate sitting around waiting! Should I go back and start Met sooner or wait til my periods to come around (which could be weeks) to start another course of Clomid??? What should I do?...



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