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Pcos - Can Anyone Relate?

I was only diagnosed a couple of years ago when I was 28 years old, but probably have had it since I was a teenager which would explain a lot. I had been on glucophage and clomid to try and help me ovulate, but it wasn't working so my doctor put me on actos and femara which is supposed to have the same effect. Still no luck. I've been married for over 3 years - i'm almost 31 and my husband is 38. We desperately want to have a family and are getting discouraged. He's been tested and is fine so it's just a matter of getting my ovaries to cooperate. I've had ultrasound scans that show my ovaries are responding to the fertility meds but we can't conceive for some reason. I feel bad like i'm letting my husband down even though he says i'm not and is very supportive. Can anyone else relate? :(
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replied June 8th, 2006
I definately understand my husband and I have been ttc# 2 for 2.5 years, I to was just diagnosed with pcos in early sept of 05, but im sure I have had it since teen years.I have been on metformin1500mg as well as tried clomid with no luck. I now am only taking metformin and hope this month I will become pregnant. Good luck to all.
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replied June 8th, 2006
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Trying to conceive for almost 6 years and found out I had pcos 3 years into it. I haven't been able to get preg yet either...But we are hoping to add to our family through adoption.
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replied June 9th, 2006
My husband and I also briefly looked into adoption, but there are so many expenses involved (like the home study and lawyer fees) that we don't know if we'll ever be able to do it. It would take years for us to save up the thousands of dollars involved in adopting. Isn't there any program or adoption assistance for couples on a limited budget to be able to give a child a good home?
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replied June 9th, 2006
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If you go through your states foster program costs are greatly reduced and they do the homestudy .
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replied September 3rd, 2006
Re: Pcos - Can Anyone Relate?
I to have pcos and have been to a fertility specialist. I took the shots and they actually worked. I didn't become pregnant however. My husband sperm count was high, so we got discouraged and quit going to the center. I now have lost 50lbs and just order ovulex. Have you heard of it? I hope this works. I have a 1yr old nephew and a 6yr old nephew that I love dearly. I have come to terms that if ovulex doesn't work, those two boys will be it for me. Adoption would be another option but the cost is out of range for us.
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replied October 17th, 2006
Re: Pcos - Can Anyone Relate?
kristy6102 wrote:
i to have pcos and have been to a fertility specialist. I took the shots and they actually worked. I didn't become pregnant however. My husband sperm count was high, so we got discouraged and quit going to the center. I now have lost 50lbs and just order ovulex. Have you heard of it? I hope this works. I have a 1yr old nephew and a 6yr old nephew that I love dearly. I have come to terms that if ovulex doesn't work, those two boys will be it for me. Adoption would be another option but the cost is out of range for us.



hi there kristy
i have pcos also and I ordered ovulex almost a month ago. I was just wondering if it has worked for you yet? Please let me know how it is going. I heard ovulex dosnt have any side effects but I been on edge and I cried for no reason. I dont know if its trying to straightern out my hormones or what. I started it on my last period and still not due for period till the 25th so I hope it dosnt come. Please let me know how you are doing. Before ovulex I had no periods except if I took bc pills and I have facial hair problems. Can you relate?
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replied March 21st, 2009
Hi

My wife was diagnosed with PCOS about 3 years ago (before we got married). It was awful being told that we might never be able to have children so we made the decision to try before we got married (not ideal but glad we did!). Anyway to cut a long story short we tried for 9 months and almost gave up. We did get a positive result once but it turned to negative after a week so I guess we lost it. Then a few months later I remember coming home after work and my wife sitting there with a smile on her face - I knew straight away that she was pregnant! We didn't get overly excited as we thought we might lose the baby as many people with PCOS miscarry in the first few months. Anyway 9 months later little Joshua was born - a perfect little baby boy! He's now 2 and is my little mini-me and we love him to bits.

It seemed that everything we read was doom and gloom so I thought I would tell you our little story and don't give up!! It may take a while, even years but it can happen! The only thing I remember that might have made a difference is we both joined a gym and my wife did lots of exercise on the tread mill (for a couple of months if remember rightly). Whether or not this made a difference I don't know but it was around about that time she conceived. I also think she ate much more healthily as she was on a bit of a health kick at the time.

Good luck!
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