PCOS And Pregnant

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suzanna - September 12

I am 30 and was dx three years ago with PCOS and started the drugs. They made me so moody that I stoped taking them. I had a child when I was 22 and never thought I would have another since I had PCOS. I started 6 months ago working out and doing lots of cardio and eating a low fat, low carb, high protein diet and lost 20 lbs. My periods started becoming normal again and my acne was better (only broke out right before a period, like before). I just found out I'm pregnant. There is hope for someone like us to get pregnant with this. You have to work really hard and just relax. Good luck!

 

BrittneyCierra20 - September 25

I found out i had pcos when i was 18 bc i had lots of weight gain skin tags and acne so my doctor put me on metformin and birth control later i stopped the birthcontrol and got prego easily..but now it has been 4 years later and im engaged with and trying to get prego again ive had to miscarriages so my doc put me back on metformin hopefully this will help with my weight gain and acne and i can become prego soon..Question how long does it take for the metformin to start working

 

Soledad - November 18

So, I am 28 y/o and never pregnant. I am simply depressed...My sister is pregnant w/ TWINS...this is her 3rd pregnancy...she has PCOS, but has never had weight issues. My cousin, who is as fertile as cow dung, is preggers w/ baby #7. Needless to say, this is not exciting for me. i am experiencing so many symptoms and if I were preggers, I'd be about 4 weeks. This sucks, b/c I really wanna be. My symptoms are- Insomnia/functioning on less sleep than usual (nov) Numbing lower bk pain/pulling in my uterus (right after my Oct period/November) Weird cravings (october) Hate the smell of burts bees honey chapstick (Oct/Nov) Nausea (Nov) Emotional (nov) Clingy but distant Really lite/short period (oct) Frequent urination (end oct/nov) Food aversion (oct/nov) Feelin "off" My guy sleeps more My guy is feelin off/emotional/and vomiting Frequent/Extra funky farts Up/Down s_x drive Dizziness for abt a week, now i'm constipated(nov) Diarrhea Breast tenderness Pink/Brown blood I have taken abt 3 HPT's and all negative...but i just read that the best time to test is at abt 5wks so maybe...or maybe it is just a head pregnancy...

 

DoloraK. - December 21

I'm 18 years old and have been married for about 2 months now! My husband is currently in the military and I'm not 100% sure how to tell him that I have been diagnosed with PCOS, since he just left to basic training&I don't want to put him under too much stress while there. Although I know we are young, we always talked about having a big family. We were talking about conceiving a little one once we were stationed wherever it is the military puts us! Hearing the news was heartbreaking and I don't know how to swallow the whole situation... Any advice on how to deal with this, even just more information about it, just anything that will help me through this!! Thank you!

 

moemoe86 - December 22

Dolora, I really don't have any advice for you, because after a year of knowing I have PCOS I still don't fully understand what it is or whats going on inside me. But I do know that I am pregnant, without even trying. My guess is that everyone is different, and it is not necessarily a sentence of infertility. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. I hope someone who knows more posts for the both of us...

 

DoloraK. - December 23

Moemoe, I feel as if I'm more worried about telling my husband! Not that he would be mad or anything of that sort but, he would be upset that he can not be here to support me or help me through this. I know him so well and I'm stuck in-between telling him the truth and filling him in on what's going on, which is what he'd want, and just keeping it to myself until I see him again, which isn't until his graduation! I just wish I knew more about it so I can answer any questions he would have for me if I decided to tell him before his graduation! Thank you for the positive outlook though, knowing that you were diagnosed and are currently pregnant makes me feel a whole lot better! Congrats! :)

 

lozz490 - January 16

im 20 going on 21. I was diagnosed with PCOS at the age of 15 n its played on my mind every day ever since. im currently studying primary teaching at uni but considersing dropping out to have a baby as i know i will never be happy until this happens as i have been with my partner 3 years and we have been trying to concieve for the past 2. i know i'm still young but its what i really want and i'm scared its now or never if ileave it til i finish uni in 4 years i may get worse... any advice would be more than welcoms xx

 

silvabbcake - April 28

Hello, all. I'm 26 years old and was diagnosed with PCOS yesterday. Next week I am scheduled to have my ultrasound to see if I have any tumors/cyst in my ovaries and also have blood work done to check my hormones to make sure that I do in fact have pcos. I am a bit worried about all of this since I have been trying to get pregnant for 2 years and had no luck. Hopefully, this is the start of my "trying to get pregnant" journey. I would really appreciate any advice I can get. Thank you!

 

lozz490 - May 2

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swtfarheen - July 22

hi karen, this is farhi here. hey i want to know who was ur doctor, can u give me the contact no of ur doc coz i had 4 times miscarriages n my doc is not able to find out any reason as to why i had 4 times miscrriage.

 

aimee33 - September 9

Hello, I was wondering is there anyone still on here to get advice from I see the last comment was added in 2005 but I just found out about this page?

 

aimee33 - September 9

I'm sorry for the last post I see the last comment was not in 2005 but actually july of this year! But please if there's anyone still here for advice please respond! Thank you.

 

jessicarabbit - September 14

I was diagnosed with PCOS 2 1/2 years ago. I had never had any problems with my period, but then all of the sudden I put on 30 lbs out of no where and my periods stopped coming. I was started on 500 mg of Metformin and was gradually increased to 1700mg. If you haven't taken Met before, you definitely want to start out low and gradually increase. It really causes A LOT of stomach issues. But after the first couple of weeks that will subside. The Met brought on my periods, but they were still too far apart for me to have a good ovulation (~ 45 days apart). After a year of trying on Met alone, my Dr started me on Clomid. My first round (50 mg), I didn't respond very well. My second round (100mg) was awesome, and I got pregnant on my 3rd round (100mg). Right now I am 5 1/2 weeks along and am scared everyday, but my different hormone levels are rising normally, and I'm trying to stay optimisstic. I also did a low-carb diet (Atkins/South Beach). My Dr. said those seem to help a lot with PCOSers. For those of you who are recently diagnosed with PCOS, there is a book called "PCOS: The Hidden Epidemic" by Dr. Samuel S. Thatcher. He basically specialized in PCOS and his book answers a lot of questions and explains a lot in regards to how our bodies operate compared to "normal" people. Definitely would recommend it.

 

ahornaday - September 20

i am 5 weeks pregnant and got told i had pcos and was told i could never have kids. im so scared that i might lose my baby i just dont know what to do.

 

ahornaday - September 20

dont give up i got pregnant without any drugs just dont stress bout it

 

aimee33 - September 20

Hello everyone I am 33 years old and was diagnosed with pcos when I was 15 years old and on that day the physician also told me that I would never be able to have kids. He then explained to me that if I loose weight that it would get better because at that I would 8months-a year without a period. So after that day I started dieting and exercising and I lost about 60 pounds and sure enough my periods starting coming regularly so I thought my fight was over with the pcos. Then I spent 7 years with my finance at the time trying to get me pregnant I was put on clomid I had to take my temp everyday and all sort of things and never gotten pregnant. Well the last year I took clomid was in 2006 and all of sudden in sept of 2007 I realized that I hadn't had a period in 3 months but I thought nothing of it other than my pcos must of been affecting it again but that wasn't the case on sept 6 2007 I was rushed to the ER with heavy bleeding and found out I was 12-14 weeks pregnant and was more than likely miscarried I was able to listen to the heartbeat and look at a sonogram of the baby and then 4 days later I lost the baby. I was crushed I had so many questions and so many mixed feelings that I never got answers too. So I tried right after that to get pregnant again never did. Then all of sudden in feb og this year I realized that I didn't have a period for 2 months so I went took a blood and urine test both came back negative I said okay pcos again. Then on the morning of valentines day I woke up in my bed bleeding all over I rushed to the ER again to find out I was pregnant again 8 weeks and I miscarried. My soul was crushed I have been so depressed since then. So when I found this sight and read a lot of the comments it brings me to one question should I have been put on metformin all the way back when I was first diagnosed? Would that have save my babies?how do I start now to try and control this pcos ? Please help with any advice!

 

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