I finally am able to put my BFP story here. It still seems unreal. These stories have helped me tremendously in the past few months so THANK YOU!!
My DH and I are both 30 years old with no previous kids, married May 2013. I was DX'ed with PCOS in August 2013 by my RE and took the next 6-7 months to get my body in somewhat working order, with the help of my doc. Back then, we weren't quite ready for a baby yet but I hated the effect PCOS had on me. I had terrible cystic acne on my neck, cheeks and jaw line, fat stomach and of course, no period to be seen. I went on 750mg Metformin, diet (low carb, low sugar) and exercise. Anyways, it somewhat worked and in a few months I was having regular cycles but weak ovulation (short LPs of 9-10 days).
In March 2014, we started to get really aggressive with TTC. I went on Clomid, was temping, OPK-ing, the whole bit. My fourth and final Clomid cycle in July 2014 was done with an IUI and ended BFN. I should have followed the advice of most PCOSers out there and realized earlier that Clomid was not going to work for me. It thinned my lining (could never get above 5.5 mm), never made great follicles and made me a crazy person. (And when I say crazy, I mean CRAZY.)
In August 2014, I had started late on medication due to traveling for work. We had missed the window for Femara so we started injectables (Gonal-F) at CD12... it was basically a last ditch effort so we wouldn't waste the cycle. The injectables worked (2 mature follicles at 20mm) and we did an IUI and timed intercourse from CD22 - CD25. Total list of meds/supplements: 750 mg Metformin, Baby Aspirin, Gonal-F, Ovidrel, Pre-Seed, IUI and Prenatals.
I don't like to POAS but I was two days late at 15dpo (my LP is 12 days) and caved. Sure enough.... super dark BFP on a Dollar Tree test. I had a beta done same day (yesterday) and I was at 462 with a progesterone level higher than 80. They felt confident enough in those numbers that they don't want me back to see doubling (although I really want to go... might still) so next step is an ultrasound in 2 weeks.
I'm super nervous about PCOS working against me in this pregnancy and I know the next two weeks is going to be a long wait. This BFP has been nearly a year and a half in the making as I got my body right and it feels so good to finally be able to have a story to tell.
Oh yea, and I had somewhat strange symptoms leading up to my BFP:
1dpo-5dpo: Not much, just light cramping
6dpo-8dpo: Super itchy scalp and achy clavicles (??)
9dpo: Extremely vivid dream (I dreamt a strange man was standing over my bed and it was beyond real... ACK!)
10dpo: More vivid dreams, face is smooth and acne-free (say what!? it's normally a mess this close to AF)
11dpo: Positive pregnancy test dream, extreme aversion to eggs and smell of my shampoo
12dpo: Heavy chest (I thought I was getting sick. It felt like someone was sitting on me)
13dpo-14dpo: Itchy scalp and feet, sore bbs, temp skyrockets
WOW that was long but glad to share it here! xoxoxo