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PCOS success stories, please share!

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peachesarenom Thu 26-Oct-17 20:50:15

I'd love to hear your stories. Please share!

boatrace30 Thu 26-Oct-17 20:55:01

PCOS diagnosed at 16. I’d have 3 or 4 periods a year. Then I went on the pill for 13 years. Stared TTC DC1 in May 2014. Became pregnant in September after highly irregular cycles (it may we’ll have been first proper cycle). DC1 born June 2015, breastfed for 14months and had no sign of periods. Stared TTC DC2 last August, periods were regular (35-42 days) but light and I had a short luteal phase. Saw a consultant 11months in and was prescribed Clomid but never took it as for pregnant that cycle! Now 17 weeks.

Advice - seek help as soon as you can if needed and try not to stress (advice I didn’t follow but I’m sure getting the Clomid relaxed me and made it happen)

peachesarenom Thu 26-Oct-17 20:58:31

Wow! Congrats! Were you DTD every other day?

boatrace30 Thu 26-Oct-17 22:52:08

Every 2-3, from dpo 7-25 or so, it was tiring!

SkafaceClaw Thu 26-Oct-17 23:04:28

Tried for two years then successfully conceived with Clomid.

This time round we were rather surprised- two months of trying and I am 27 weeks with number 2. I do think this is down to losing weight, running and following a low gi diet.

greenapplesplatter Thu 26-Oct-17 23:20:13

I didn't get diagnosed with PCOS until 28. I'd always been on the pill so didn't have irregular periods etc. Tried to conceive for a year & then experience a blighted ovum pregnancy. Then went private & got the most lovely fertility consultant, we tried metformin & clomid unsuccessfully. Thought it was going to be a case of IVF but he suggested trying ovarian drilling first (nowhere. near as brutal as it sounds - was in & out same day) then fell pregnant with DD (now 4) 3 weeks after the op. Good luck OP x

peachesarenom Fri 27-Oct-17 10:59:21

Thank you all! With long cycles DTD does get tiring! I've always thought ovarian drilling sounds painful so good to hear it isn't that bad!

boatrace30 Fri 27-Oct-17 12:47:37

How long have you been TTC @peachesarenom ?

peachesarenom Fri 27-Oct-17 15:59:13

boatrace30 I've been trying since Nov but just didn't use contraception. In August we started to consider ovulation and DTD a lot more. Joined mumsnet. September I almost died from DTD, everyday for what I thought was my 'fertile week' which lasted about 3 weeks. Trying to be more relaxed this month. Getting lots of tests done by GP this month too. Sperm test has a hideously long waiting list! Dec!

Pickle0 Fri 27-Oct-17 17:11:37

I'm 25, took pill from age of about 17, stopped taking it 3 years ago, not used contraception scince, been trying properly for about 1yr, went 4 months without a period so went to see GP who over last few months has been doing lots of blood tests, and then I went for an internal scan where PCOS was confirmed. I am now on metformin, have been told to try for 6 months and if no luck to go back for partner sperm analysis and possible referral to fertility dr.

peachesarenom Fri 27-Oct-17 18:11:02

Pickle0 maybe try inofolic

Pickle0 Fri 27-Oct-17 20:19:11

Never heard of it, will have a look, thanks

ILoveMyMonkey Fri 27-Oct-17 20:33:56

Diagnosed at 18. Tried for a baby for 2 years and had just started the fertility treatment route when I fell naturally. DS now 4 (5 next month). We started trying for a second when our son was a year old but it hasn't happened, there is no longer any fertility treatment available in our area and we can't afford private so looks like we'll be just us 3.

Periods go from regular for a while to huge gaps (currently on cycle day 115). We also dtd every other day for 30 days when we fell with our son - god it got boring ha ha.

Good luck

northernlites Fri 27-Oct-17 20:40:35

I was diagnosed with PCOS at 25, very intermittent cycles, weight issues, hirsuitism, anovulation. I started clomid at 32, (with metformin) tried it for around 18 months with no success, but did have a miscarriage in that time. I was then started on letrozole again with metformin, which I conceived with on my second cycle and had DS at 35, i had regular cycles following the birth, I then conceived naturally 15 months later without trying! Having a DD at 37 😊

northernlites Fri 27-Oct-17 20:43:29

There is a good book available called ‘Taking charge of your fertility’. This was very useful and helps pinpoint problems in your cycle and rectifying them as well when the best time to DTD is.
I found it invaluable, and although keeping an eye on your cycle sounds laborious it’s definitely worth it

AccrualIntentions Fri 27-Oct-17 20:45:13

PCOS diagnosed quite early into TTC, got referral to fertility clinic, spent a lot of time losing weight to get BMI down, unfortunately that didn't help my cycles (which were always long, irregular, anovulatory). Had 6 rounds of Clomid, the last of which resulted in a BFP and I'm now 36 weeks. I think our TTC "journey" was about 2.5 years in total but about a year of that was lost to me being too fat to be eligible for help so would have been quicker without this!

Borntoflyinfirst Fri 27-Oct-17 21:46:39

Tried for 2 years. Diagnosed with pcos. Very irregular cycles. Had clomid and ovarian diathermy. Fell pg on last round of drugs. Had dd. Fell pg again naturally before she was a year old. Sadly had mmc however was quickly pg again with ds. After ds cycles went awol again but fell pg with dd2 just before ds turned 3. We weren’t actively trying but were not using any proper contraceptives (pulling out sometimes doesn’t work!!) but were happy to ‘see what happened’. Periods have been very regular since then rather annoyingly now we don’t wish to get pg!

Noodlemuncha Fri 27-Oct-17 22:40:40

Glad to hear some positive stories. Just been diagnosed with PCOS today after fertility MOT. Was so shocked I had a little cry in doctors office but feeling a little better now. Have been advised to take Inofolic. Now for some further tests to check whether ovulating, I would have thought so as have all the right pains but does explain some very odd results from clear blue ovulation tests! Hormones all over the place!

Holdbacktheriver Sat 28-Oct-17 00:52:38

Another one with pcos here and I’m a glutton for punishment!

Ttc for 3 years (started early 20s so gp wouldn’t refer hmm ) with no luck.

Finally got a referral and while waiting for my appointment at the fertility clinic went on a low carb no sugar diet and got a bfp. Unfortunately I had an early mc.

Diagnosed a couple of months later with pcos and was given clomid. 3 cycles bfp and we had dc1. Went back for more clomid 1 cycle and we got dc2. Went back again 2 cycles another bfp and sadly another mc so tried again. My weight had gone up a bit so was given metformin for 4 months with no joy, so another 2 cycles of clomid but no ovulation. Then 1 cycle clomid & hcg injection and I got dc3&4.

And the icing on the cake 2 years later was a surprise bfp with dc5 I must have randomly ovulated and by some miracle with nocturnal twins managed to catch it!

peachesarenom Sat 28-Oct-17 14:05:10

Thanks for all the stories! It us so nice to hear that it can happen!

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