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KylieP Sun 13-May-12 21:02:40

Someone just suggested setting up a PCOS and ttc thread - I'm on the June ttc thread but would love to hear from other PCOS'ers too!

Jodidi Sat 19-May-12 22:40:55

It could easily be hormonal and I agree you shouldn't get your hopes up too soon. But I'm keeping fingers crossed for you anyway.

MooleyWooleyShamaLamaDingDong Sun 20-May-12 09:40:08

Well the spotting has completely stopped. It's really odd. In 12 months of trying this has never happened, not even with my chem last month.

I'm not holding out much hope though, I am cramping so it could just be delayed AF. All I can do is wait and see!!!

How's everyone else doing? smile

LittleMissSnowShine Sun 20-May-12 16:20:11

Mooley - Last month I had chemical pg and it took AF a week to arrive after I got my v faint BFP. I never normally have any spotting but I got some on the Friday night and some cramping but AF didn't appear until the next afternoon. I really hope that it's possibly implantation signs for you (fx, fx!!) but all you can really do is monitor the situation - when did u last poas? Could you possibly be implanting right now??

I have had the nastiest, most horrific toddler tummy bug courtesy of DS and spent the last 24 hours in the horrors. Starting to faintly kind of recover but still feeling like death warmed up. Really hope not to have HG in my next preg because I was like this for about 6/7 weeks when I was pg with DS and it wasn't nice at all then, and it would be doubly bad this time with a toddler to try and look after. Oh well, time for a brew...and yes it'll be a normal caffeinated one, cos I feel wretched!!

MooleyWooleyShamaLamaDingDong Sun 20-May-12 18:45:33

LittleMiss so sorry to hear you have been very poorly and it's ruined your weekend. Both DH and I have severe toothache so I can sympathise with you to some extent (although being sick is horrendous!)

I POAS Friday but was BFN and was going to yesterday with FMU but when I wiped I thought 'oh, AF has arrived, oh well' and didn't bother. Now it's completely gone, nothing. Nada. I too had a Chem pg last month but I'm only 11 dpo today (I thought I was later but usually when AF arrives, even with the PCOS, I get a good 4 days of light discharge) so I'm sticking with the 11dpo rather than 15dpo.

Like you said, it makes sense to just monitor the situation and see what happens!

Hope you feel better soon smile

RIBS Sun 20-May-12 19:36:22

Sorry bout ur crap wkend littlemiss. There's nothing worse than a stomach bug at the best of times, let alone with a toddler. Hope ur on the mend.

Sounds interesting Mooley. Keeping everything crossed 4 u. Isn't it shocking tho that u can't get excited about stuff incase ur body is just taking the Mick.

I'm not gonna take anything else with the Clomid I don't think. I'm getting another 4 months supply so I hope these r gonna wk.
I'm feeling optimistic this month. That as the hormone levels came back ok, I should have cycle of less than 6 wks. Stopped temping n not gonna use ov sticks either.

Eod 4 me this month starting 2mor. Only cd 4, af about gone, this is my month!

Jodidi Sun 20-May-12 20:35:57

Littlemiss hope you're feeling better after your stomach bug.

Good luck with eod ribs. I don't think we'll ever manage that. I'm on cd 11 and we haven't dtd at all this month. I don't know when we'll next make time to either, as he seems to be too tired during the week and he's worried about me being depressed so isn't responding to my advances this weekend.

MooleyWooleyShamaLamaDingDong Mon 21-May-12 07:30:46

Ribs good luck with the EOD approach smile Fx'd spermies meet egg smile

Well, quick update as on phone. POAS this morning and got a faint positive. Not going to get too excited as had a faint last month and ended in early mc. Have got the FRER and digis on standby for when if the lines get darker smile

LittleMissSnowShine Mon 21-May-12 08:04:19

Oh Mooley, how exciting!! After having a chem preg, its only natural that you want to be cautious but really, really hope this is a genuine BFP for you!! Only thing I read is that ur supposed to only poas every OTHER day to allow enough HCG to build up to giv you a darker line. Tho I doubt id have the willpower to wait 48 hours myself...

Keep us posted!!

LittleMissSnowShine Mon 21-May-12 08:15:58

RIBS - love your positive attitude RIBS, hope it's infectious, wouldn't it be fab if we got a few BFPs on our last chance saloon PCOS roadhouse blues thread???

jodidi - Sorry to hear u hav other stuff on your plate missus, hard enough ttc with pcos without anything else going on on top of that.

MooleyWooleyShamaLamaDingDong Mon 21-May-12 12:23:58

Littlemiss not sure I can wait 48 hrs to POAS again but I have loads of ICs so can pee freely on them. Don't know when to take my Digi though.......want to see the words in all their full glory before I believe it.

Jodidi Mon 21-May-12 12:45:13

Mooley that is really exciting. 3 years ago I had a chem preg then the following month I fell pg with dd2 which was a very normal and healthy pregnancy. I hope that's the same for you.

LittleMiss My depression is entirely due to my mc 6 weeks ago. Everyone seems to think I should be getting over it and going back to normal by now, but I'm not. I still burst into tears at the drop of a hat and want to curl up and ignore the world. This time of year is stressful enough at work (exam time) without having to deal with personal stuff as well. My whole life just feels hard at the minute sad

frozenpenguin Mon 21-May-12 23:12:34

Hello, would like to join everyone if that's okay {waves}

Bit of info about me: Me 29, DH 34, TTC#1 for 6 months.
Suspected PCOS back in 2002, doctor referred me for tests but I was going off to Uni, was young and stupid blush and never got tested.
Went back to the doctors last week and the doc was pretty sure I have PCOS. Cycles range from 28-45 days with all the usual horrid symptoms - acne, weight issues, etc etc

Just had a blood test done today on CD3 and waiting for a referral for a scan. Also need to lose a stone to get my BMI lower - it's currently 29.
DH also has a varicocele and has to produce a sample in a container the size of a urine sample jar! grin Doctor apologised for not having anything bigger...

Great to find somewhere with other lovely ladies in the same boat!

PS. Love LittleMissSnowShine's Keep Calm motto! smile

LittleMissSnowShine Tue 22-May-12 14:01:13

Oh jodidi - it's exam time for me too, working with GCSE stage teenagers, hormones and exams not a good mix!! Sorry to hear you're feeling down - 6 weeks is not a very long time at all to be 'over' something like that, give yourself as much time as you need. Take yourself off for a nice reflexology treatment or a massage - it'll maybe clear your head and help you relax...also good for the pcos!

hello penguin! Just like me then, I kind of realised at uni I had PCOS and dr suggested as much, but i really didn't push to get properly diagnosed until about 4 years later. ah student days!! I'm going for a blood test on CD2/3 next month too... onwards we go, fx for you!

RIBS Tue 22-May-12 19:17:26

Hi frozen, hope u aren't waiting 2 long 4.your scan!

Mooley how exciting, but what's happening now? Have u managed 2 not poas this morn. If so good luck the morning. Iv got everything crossed 4u except the legs, dtd night!

elizaregina Tue 22-May-12 21:03:38

Hi, I have poly cystic ovarian " syndrome" imp to know if you have the pcos or the syndrome.Syndrome comes with more side effects.

Had DD1 total shock - at the time i was about 2 half stone overweight BUT the time I conceived was a health kick before xmas, a 20 min walk to and from work up hills, totally cut down my diet at work, and home, literally two apples a day, and toast with two boiled eggs...for two weeks, felt amazing, no alcohol and a baby!

second time round - alot more heavy tried to conceive for two half years. Started metformin last august, won some personal training sessions and lost 9 pounds in the first week, ( two sessions), started to eat healthy, cut out alchol, ALSO took AGNUS CASTUS and WILD YAM, AND by chance had two jars of manuka honey - I read after some reackon this can help concive - i didnt know this at the time....

and - wham bam...DC 2 hopefully safely on way - past week 12 now....

I would recomend metformin - apparenty not only does it regulate blood sugar it also stimulates ovulation?

agnus castus but you need to take this regulary for months, as well as wild yam and manuka honey. coupled with little or no alchol and excersise and good diet....I think - no matter what weight you are - just loosing a good few pounds will really help jump start things.

MooleyWooleyShamaLamaDingDong Wed 23-May-12 07:24:43

Not good news from me I'm afraid, after 4 positives, I started bleeding lightly on Monday night. Has never gotten very heavy though but def think its chem %232 sad appointment with consultant on 19th and now following a strict diet and exercise regime!!!

How's everyone doing? On phone so can't check back through. Hope we are all enjoying the nice weather!!

LittleMissSnowShine Wed 23-May-12 07:28:36

Oh Mooley, so sorry sad hang in there

Eliza - didnt know that about manuka honey but coincidenrally just going thru a bit of a manuka craze at the min, been putting it in my herbal tea!

RIBS Wed 23-May-12 07:29:34

Sorry mooley. Im gutted 4u.
I hope the appointment goes well. X

elizaregina Wed 23-May-12 13:11:40

last time i was preggers didnbt have manuka just agnus castus and wild yam but who knows maybe manuka also gave extra help this time!

LittleMissSnowShine Fri 25-May-12 09:08:25

Mooley - any news? You ok?

MooleyWooleyShamaLamaDingDong Fri 25-May-12 18:58:37

Hi ladies, sorry been a bit AWOL, work has been manic!! I'm ok, AF is still in the house and showing no sign of leaving any time soon!! Hope she effs off soon so I can focus on next month.

On phone so can't do a proper catch up but hope everyone has a good weekend. Off to our friends tomorrow so will check in on Sunday smile

Enjoy the sun gringringrin

spottypyjamas Fri 25-May-12 19:00:51

Hello all,

Well a lots happened on this thread since i last visited! Really helpful to read everyones stories, and to feel im not the only one without the textbook 28 day cycle!

I was getting a bit stressed as my longest cycle up to now was 45 days, but yesterday i was on day 52! All negative hpt's, so i felt a bit trapped, i wasn't preganant but nor was i in a place to start getting trying as i had no idea what was going on when. N e how, i had EWCM on day 52 (i had this earlier on in my cycle aswell), but i did an OPK on day 52 and it was very positive, today is day 53 and i did my temp which showed a decent drop in temp (lowest temp of the last 53 days n e way), so it appears i have ovulated on day 52/53.

I guess this is a good thing because i wasn't sure if i was ovulating or not so dtd 2/3 times this week. However im not sure if because its so late in my cycle that if i were to get pregant would there me more chance of issues/complications early on/would it even be able to implant properly? Does your body attempt ovulation several times? i.e. when i had EWCM early on in my cycle, and i didnt ovulate, is my body having another bash at it?

Don't suppose theres much i can do either way, but just trying to gather info re my cycle so that when i return to GP in a couple of cycles im a bit better armed with whats what!

Thanks for listening all and i will try pay closer attention to threads so i dont log back on when pages have passed me by! Hope alls Ok with everyone else x

MooleyWooleyShamaLamaDingDong Fri 25-May-12 19:35:58

spotty I don't want to bring doom and gloom but just wanted to say that with PCOS you can get EWCM throughout your cycle, OPKs are not very accurate if you have high levels of LH and you can get many dips and highs throughout the month. Also, if your cycle is that long you might not be ovulating. However, I'm no expert, and I really really hope you are and you get some sex in and you catch the egg of its being released grin

Hope that post wasn't too harsh sad just want to be honest and frank!

spottypyjamas Fri 25-May-12 19:49:13

Not too harsh at all, just honest Moo and that's what i need. Guess it continues to be a wait and see game. My main hope is that i know one way or the other, pregnant or AF in a couple of weeks would be nice so at least i know where i stand. God this is frustrating!

I'm trying to maintain a level head, not getting over excited uneccesarily but not sulking/stressing all the time either. I'll continue on my search for my happy medium!


cystersledge Sat 26-May-12 08:46:01

May I join you ladies please?

We have been TTC for about a year and I was diagnosed with PCOS six months ago - darn! DH had a sperm analysis a couple of weeks ago and he is in fine fettle in that department (the joy mingled with relief on his face when he got his results was quite something to see... he had been more worried about it that he had let on.

Because I am insulin resistant (in spite of being a mere slip of a girl), my GP prescribed 1500mg of metformin and wanted me to take it for six months and then come back and see him for next steps. The six months are up on Friday so I am going back to see him. I'm expecting him to refer me to a consultant.

I've thrown some agnus castus into the mix in the last month just to see what happens...

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