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NoAngel683 Fri 18-Jul-08 18:42:28

I have recently found out that I have PCOS..been trying to conceive for almost 7 years now and no luck. I have tried Clomid in the past and it never did work..it also made me bleed horribly bad. Has this ever happened to anyone else or am I the only one? I am currently seeing a new doctor who put me on birth control for two reasons..to get rid of 2 cysts on my right ovary and to also make me ovulate..I also have been taking Metformin for the past month and half. So please if anyone out there has any advice to give I would really appreciate it.

detoxdiva Fri 18-Jul-08 18:53:13

Hi - sorry to hear about your situation. I also has PCOS, although thankfully not so bad that I had to go down the Clomid/Metformin route to conceive (although it did take me 2 years). Just bumping this really - Atillathemeercat is the resident PCOS expert - I hope she'll be along soon with some advice.

Have you tried the Verity website? www.verity-pcos.org.uk

AttilaTheMeerkat Sat 19-Jul-08 07:46:13

Hi NoAngel683,

Nearly seven years in ttc; I can't begin to imagine how you must be feeling by now.

I was not able to take clomid either - was told I was not suitable to take it due to sky high LH levels (clomid encourages such production).

Did they establish that clomid was the actual cause of the bleeding?. I only ask this as some other gynae problems like endometriosis and or fibroids can do exactly the same. Were you ever evaluated properly to see if either of these were actually the cause of the bleeding?.

This doctor you refer to - is this a gynaecologist at a subfertility unit?.
I cannot understand why you've been put back on birth control if this is indeed what you're taking; that won't help you ovulate.

Are you being monitored currently - any blood tests, ultrasounds etc?. Are they doung anything else apart from the Metformin?. What happens if this does not work, do you know?.

The cystic follicles associated with PCOS can disappear - only to be replaced by further cystic follicles.

If you are not under the care of a gynae then you should be. If you are already, I would seek out a second opinion from another subfertility unit - your GP can refer you. It is fair to say that some units are far better than others.

As previously mentioned by detoxdiva Verity's website is good to look at.

HTH a bit

Attila

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