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PCOS success stories please!

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Grace2296 Mon 13-Apr-20 19:21:43

I have just had some blood work done and am now waiting for an ultrasound, would love to hear success stories from those diagnosed! Positivity please 😊

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Hermie12 Mon 13-Apr-20 19:37:12

I was diagnosed with PCOS in my 20s, type 2 diabetes in my 30s and got pregnant naturally after about 8 months of trying when I was 40, easy pregnancy aside from needing to go on to insulin injections which went back to tablets pp . Scheduled c section and healthy daughter who is now 5.

RufustheLanglovingreindeer Mon 13-Apr-20 19:40:59

Diagnosed with under active thyroid and pcos in mid/late 20’s

Had clomid after trying for about a year

Took clomid for 6 months and was pregnant at 28 with ds1

The other two children just rocked up grin

Good luck

VideographybyLouBloom Mon 13-Apr-20 19:43:45

I was diagnosed when I was 14. Periods once a year if I was lucky.
We took Clomid for 6 months and I got pregnant with DD1. 13 months later I was pregnant with DD2 with no intervention.
There is a lot of hope so please don’t think you’ve been handed a life sentence.

Grace2296 Mon 13-Apr-20 19:48:14

Fantastic news ladies! Thank you so much for sharing 😊

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ButterPudding Mon 13-Apr-20 19:51:29

Metformin to conceive first, naturally/first month metformin with second, naturally with third.

Worriedmum97 Mon 13-Apr-20 20:20:29

Had my 1st at 25 after 9m of trying, 2nd after 11m at 29. Third one took 15mths + ovarian drilling+ 1.5 years on antidiabetic tablets when I was 33. Haven’t tried clomid. Before trying for the 3rd I developed some thyroid issues and maybe that’s why it took longer. Over these 15mths my thyroxine dose got up to what I think was the optimal level as on low dose I had 2 chemical pregnancies.

In a nutshell my advice is to check thyroid levels as it’s quite common to have this issue with pcos.

Grace2296 Mon 13-Apr-20 20:26:48

Hi @Worriedmum97 doc said my thyroid levels have come back normal, LH levels were high which is why he wants me to have the scan for cysts 🤷🏻‍♀️. Feeling much better after reading your comments 😊

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Shatandfattered Mon 13-Apr-20 20:29:47

Pcos, a beard to rival santa and hardly ever a period.... conceived first two purely by accident and had to try for four years with my third.... six months of Clomid then eventually gonal f injections and iui. I'm currently bouncing him to sleep at nine months old. Good luck and best wishes

Grace2296 Mon 13-Apr-20 22:10:36

@Shatandfattered that’s amazing 💖

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misstiggiwinkle Mon 13-Apr-20 22:18:21

Pcos & endometriosis diagnosed when I was about 21. DS took 13months of trying when I was 28, extremely long and irregular cycles. DD took 11months at 31, cycles slightly more regular but not perfect. Both times I had made the appointment to start the process of IVF and then cancelled due to a positive test. Currently pregnant with DC#3, 35 and took 1 month of trying - VERY surprised! We'd started trying saying that we wouldn't do IVF for #3 and call a halt to trying when I got to 38. Really quite amazed smile

Grace2296 Mon 13-Apr-20 22:59:43

@misstiggiwinkle wow that is so lovey to hear! ☺️ Do you mind me asking if you were taking any medication for your PCOS? X

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misstiggiwinkle Mon 13-Apr-20 23:32:49

No medication but I was told by a family friend who's a top fertility dr that the very best thing I could do in my circumstances was to dtd every other day for my entire cycle. Exhausting when you have a 51 day cycle but it did eventually work! The biggest challenge with pcos is the not being able to predict when you ovulate.

SooPDoZang Mon 13-Apr-20 23:51:19

I was diagnosed when i was 23 ( Im now 28 )

I have a 5 year old and 3 year old. Ive been trying to conceive for the last 2 years though and not had a hint of pregnancy but know im lucky to have the 2 i have

SooPDoZang Mon 13-Apr-20 23:53:15

Sorry forgot to say

My first DS took 27 months to conceive but he passed at 24 weeks

I had 3 losses after him and then fell pregnant with my DD 14 months after DS1. I fell pregnant with DS2 14 months after having DD.

faithandcake Tue 14-Apr-20 08:51:45

Started ttc after getting married with very irregular periods. Not successful after 2 years so went for testing and diagnosed with pcos. Took metformin which helped regulate cycles and after not conceiving a year later was put on Clomid. Conceived 3rd cycle!
21 months later got pregnant naturally last month - total miracle as weren't even trying! Sadly ended in MC but hopeful and planning to the again.
Good luck!flowers

SeaSeeker Tue 14-Apr-20 09:18:37

PCOS, told to start trying asap as unlikely to conceive naturally - conceived two children in space of three years, both on first month of trying. I realise I'm incredibly lucky but PCOS does not necessarily mean you will have issues conceiving. Best of luck to you 💐

Grace2296 Tue 14-Apr-20 09:30:37

@SooPDoZang I am 24 so a similar age to when you were diagnosed. Sorry to hear about your loss and thank you for sharing you story 💐 really hope it happens again for you very soon! x

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Grace2296 Tue 14-Apr-20 09:32:37

@faithandcake Clomid seems to help lots of women from what I’ve read! Fingers crossed for you that it happens very soon 🤞🏼

@SeaSeeker that is amazing and gives me hope! 😊

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faithandcake Tue 14-Apr-20 09:36:29

@Grace2206 I also have 2 friends with PCOS one has 3 children all conceived first month on metformin and the other conceived natural first month trying. There's so many hopeful stories for PCOS

Grace2296 Tue 14-Apr-20 17:29:36

There is, it’s making me feel better reading them all! 😃

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BoysRule Tue 14-Apr-20 17:38:23

I had pcos and no periods. I was put on the contraceptive pill to force a period - didn't work. Two years later I got a natural period, took clomid and conceived. DS1 is now 10. Same story for DS2 - took another two years to get a period and conceived naturally on that.

Grace2296 Tue 14-Apr-20 23:20:00

@BoysRule oh fantastic! 😊 Do you believe that the clomid helped then? X

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sojo44 Wed 15-Apr-20 07:22:31

I have irregular cycles and after bloods and ultrasound scans got told it was suspected PCOS (maybe a bit milder as I don't have any excruciating cramps). I was supposed to be referred to a fertility clinic but then CV hit so understandably that was all put on hold.

Then found out a few days ago that I've conceived naturally and currently 4 weeks pregnant (hopefully a sticky bean).

We've been trying for about a year for our first (my first cycle after coming off the pill was 126 days 😅, so they had to induce a period and since they've been around 28-56 days) and I've never even had a faint faint positive until this one.

anguauberwaldironfoundersson Wed 15-Apr-20 07:39:21

PCOS never treated. Started TTC November but already set the ball rolling with fertility specialists due to PCOS - cycles ranging from 17 to 70 days. Had ultrasound, bloods, all sorts and was sat down start of May to be told I'll "never conceive naturally, don't ovulate, go away, lose 6 stone and we will start invasive tests/treatment"

I was already pregnant

April was my first 28 day cycle for years - pure fluke. I'd started taking omega3 two months before as well which may have helped in some way (I'd also suggested this to two friends who had been struggling for years TTC and they also now have babies coincidentally!)

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