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My doctor's office called me today about my results. Only thing is, the nurse wouldn't tell me anything over the phone. When I had it done they said that if everything was fine they would tell me but if they found anything they would call me in to come and talk to the doctor. I just don't want there to be anything wrong but if there is at least we can find out and maybe fix it. Pray for me girls. I will be going in Wednesday morning.


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replied May 21st, 2007
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I am sorry you got that type of a call. I hate that...The good news is that whatever the results are they can now help you accordingly. I am praying for you and I have a good feeling it will be fine. Hang in there.
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replied May 21st, 2007
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It would be really funny if I was actually pregnant when I went in, but I don't expect that. She said that everything looked fine but they found one little thing, come on can't you tell me!
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replied May 21st, 2007
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It'd be great if that "one little thing" was a little bean Wink

but .i'm not trying to get your hopes up. I hope that they can offer you some answers! The fact that you got pregnant earlier this year is a hopeful sign, I think. Keep us updated, hon!
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replied May 21st, 2007
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I surely will!
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Good luck to you girl! I'll say a prayer for you.
Keep us posted and good luck!
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replied May 21st, 2007
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I'll pray for you! Hopefully it is something that can easily be resolved and you'll get your bfp next month.
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replied May 21st, 2007
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good luck at the doctors mg. I will be saying a prayer for you tonight. Hopefully it is good news, it most likely is.

Best of luck Very Happy
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replied May 21st, 2007
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Good luck, mg! I hope that "little thing" is either something good or something that is easily fixed.
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replied May 22nd, 2007
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I will pray for you MG. Hopefully everythings gonna be fine. Hugs
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replied May 23rd, 2007
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So Here It Goes
Well, sorry to disappoint anyone but there's no little bean. I did get a lot of confirmations to some things that I have suspected for a while. First off, my thyroid is just messed up. My tsh was 0.01 and it should be .3-3, why means I am hyperthyroid. I have thought that I had a thyroid problem since I was a teenager and I finally got my confirmation. I am so tired of feeling tired. What's funny is I have a lot of symptoms of hypo (weight gain, fatigue) but I am hyper. I did some research though and there are some people that have these symptoms with hyper too. Everyone is just different. Hyperthyroidism also causes light or absent periods so that is part of the reason I have been barely bleeding and not having a period sometimes.

Now to the next part. They did a female hormone panel and to my shock Wink .... I have pcos. I kinda had a feeling since my ultrasound in februrary that I had this. I started researching heavily about everything so I am glad to know what's wrong now. Initial evaluation of this (as some of you know) requires checking the levels of LH and FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone). In a normal person the ratio should be 1:1. A ratio of 2:1 or higher is indicative of pcos. Well, my LH was 8.6 and my FSH was 3.1, so my ratio is 2.77:1. So, yes I do have it.

My doctor's plan of action was to get more conclusive tests for my thyroid, which he did today. He wants to get that to going first since thyroid problems are linked to miscarriages and also for my health and well being. Then when we figure that out, he is going to start me on clomid. In doing this, I will undergo monthly ultrasounds and bloodwork to make sure I ovulate.

It seems like I have a long road ahead but he's thinking we may get to start the clomid next month. I love my doctor so much. I had to keep pushing to get everything done but now that he knows something is wrong he is going full force to fix it. Maybe this will all end in me not being nearly as tired as I am though. I went for an interview monday so I had to get up at like 6 in the morning and by 3 pm I was passed out on the couch. It's gotten worse in the last few weeks. I will keep you guys updated! Thanks for your thoughts.
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replied May 23rd, 2007
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Wow....sorry hun. At least you know what your facing now. The thyroid thing (from what I understand) can be easily delt with. But the pcos isn't as easy. They're putting you on clomid for it? My doctor told me that because I have a history of cysts that any ovulating stimulant wouldn't be an option. Confused
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Well, if I'm not put on clomid I probably won't get pregnant. It's different if you have pcos because the reason you have the cysts is because your hormones are out of wack. Your FSH is low so your follicles aren't maturing yet your LH is high telling your body to release something that isn't there. It's very complicated. I have done a lot of research and I am by no means an expert but this is the course of action for women with pcos. When you eventually go for some bloodwork if your cycle is still screwed up ask for a LH and FSH on CD3. This will let them know if you have pcos. With all they cysts you've been known for it might be a good idea to check it just to see. I know I may get more cysts but I am going to have them anyways thanks to my condition. If you go online and start researching you will see what I mean. My symptoms just fit with everything I read and I cramp like all month long.
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replied May 23rd, 2007
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hey girl i have a hypoactive thyriod so i can understand the problems with that, but i will tell you one thing.. at the time i was trying to concieve and could not and after i was put of medication to correct it i have had a healthy happy pregnancy and all it is is one pill a day. Good luck with everything! Doesnt it feel good to finally know whats wrong with you? Now you know what needs to be done to fix it Smile
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monkeygirl22 wrote:
Well, if I'm not put on clomid I probably won't get pregnant. It's different if you have pcos because the reason you have the cysts is because your hormones are out of wack. Your FSH is low so your follicles aren't maturing yet your LH is high telling your body to release something that isn't there. It's very complicated. I have done a lot of research and I am by no means an expert but this is the course of action for women with pcos. When you eventually go for some bloodwork if your cycle is still screwed up ask for a LH and FSH on CD3. This will let them know if you have pcos. With all they cysts you've been known for it might be a good idea to check it just to see. I know I may get more cysts but I am going to have them anyways thanks to my condition. If you go online and start researching you will see what I mean. My symptoms just fit with everything I read and I cramp like all month long.


Honestly, I always thought I had it. But it is a common misconception that you have to be obese to have it. And my last doctor basically laughed when I brought it up (hense why I changes dr's) But, I will hopefully get to see a specialist in the next few months who will be more agressive then my current doctor. (who said no ovulation stimulants).

I hope it all works out for you and you get your bfp soon!
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Thanks! There are a couple of girls on here who have it and clomid and metformin was their course of action. My doctor told me that even though I don't have the outward physical characteristics of the disease I do still have it.

I'm not worried as much about the thyroid except for the fact that hyperthyroid seems to be a little harder to get under control than the other side of the spectrum because it can have so many causes.
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replied May 23rd, 2007
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Hi Mg
I am sorry honey.

I have Hashimotto thyroiditis which will soon make me a hypo and I have been Hyper due to my antibodies attacking my thyroid. This is easily controlled and put in place. Don't worry, It will be ok. It shouldn't take more than 3 months to get you going. I am surprised he is starting you on clomid so soon if he does not want you to try. My doctor said the taking clomid longer than 6 months could have procautions. I have always wondered if I have PCOS...hmmm, I think I am gonna have to check that. iui is a very good method for patients that have PCOS...
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replied May 23rd, 2007
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MG, I am so glad you got some answers. It sounds like you have a really good, thorough doctor. Here is a really good site for pcos symptoms. www.soulcysters.com. I have yet to be diagnosed (seeing a endo tomorrow) but have always thought that I have it also. The site has alot of info. Good luck on the road ahead.
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replied May 23rd, 2007
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mg - I'm happy for you that you have some answers. It sounds like there are solutions even if the solutions are perfect.

BTW, I think your research shows that you have career goals that are in line with your personal traits and interests. That is something to be very proud of. A lot of people don't end up in careers that suit them. Very Happy
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replied May 23rd, 2007
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urgggg!!! I am mad... I posted earlier today and when I came back to this post it wasn't there Evil or Very Mad

Anyways, Mg I am glad that you finally got some answers. THey may not being the ones that you wanted to hear, but at least you can finally start to put things together. I had a hard time dealing with my 3 month wait, and my best friend kept saying to me....this just brings you one step closer to your ultimate goal of having a baby.

I wish you the best on your road of trying to find the right path for your body.
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