We finally got a BFP after 7 months of trying.
I am 29, Dh is 32. I have slight PCOS but am not over weight. I am a chronic spotter, often spotting for up to 7 days before AF and several days after. My periods have always been irregular and my doctor suspected that I wasn't ovulating. I tried using the Ovulation LH tests for a few months but I kept getting numerous positives so I don't think they were working for me (apparently common with PCOS)
My doctor prescribed me Metformin after 3 months of trying and I only took 500mg per day for a couple of months but could not build up to the 1500mg because it was making me so sick. So after 6 months of failed trying my doctor booked me in to a Fertility Specialist. I wasn't that keen to go on Clomid or anything like that just yet and I had 1 month until the appointment so I decided to give it one last shot using every method I could. And low and behold, the morning of the appointment I did a test and it was positive! So here is how I did it:
- Eliminated all carbs, dairy and sugar from my diet
- Started taking 1500mg Metformin each day (500 in morning and 1000 at night)
- Took 1000mg Vitex (Agnus Castus) every morning
- Acupuncture (I had been doing this for the past two months)
- Chinese Herbs (pill form) morning and night
- I started temping using fertility friend
- After BD I lay in bed for at least 20 minutes before going to the bathroom
The main change I noticed during my fertile period was that I had a lot more watery CM than I normally have.
Here is my record:
CD10 - BD
CD13 - BD, Watery CM
CD14 - Watery CM
CD15 - Watery CM
CD16 - BD, Watery CM
CD17 - Watery CM
CD18 - BD, Watery CM
CD19 - Watery CM
CD20 - BD AM & PM, Lots of Watery CM
CD21 - Watery CM
CD22 - BD, Watery CM
CD23 - Ovulation (according to FF), BD, Watery CM, Really Tired, Constipation
1DPO - Watery CM
2DPO - BD, Tired, Constipation
3DPO - Tired, Constipation, Short wave of dizziness in evening while lying on couch
4DPO - Tired, Woke up with a bad sore throat, temperature rise by .3 degree celcius
5DPO - BD, Sore throat, pelvic twinges, temp slightly higher, really achy legs at night
6DPO - Sore throat, temp rise again by .3 degrees
7DPO - Temp rose again! by another .3 degrees, pelvic twinges, woke up with really stuffy nose. Starting to get my hopes up. Very achy legs at night, very hungry, cravings for cheese.
8DPO - Temp went down by .3 degree, woke up in really bad mood, pelvic twinges, BFN with First Response, Nose was really runny and sore throat, achy legs and bad headache at front of my head. really tired, came home for lunch and had red brown blood on tp after I went to the toilet. I was really disappointed and upset as I thought it was the start of my spotting before AF. Didn't go back to work just lay on couch and watched movies. Felt really emotional. DH bought me a chocolate mud muffin and I ate it all. Was so over the no carbs, no sugar, no dairy!
9DPO - Light brown spotting continued, temp went down slightly, still in really sad mood, stayed at home. Bad headache and runny nose continued. Cramping. Think my boobs are starting to feel slightly sore... Really achy legs at night and could hardly sleep, felt really hot. Had a feeling I was pregnant.
10DPO - Day of Specialist Appointment, Woke up tested with First Response - slightly visible BFP! Cancel appointment. Really tired, headache and runny nose continues. Light brown spotting continues with cramping. Sore BBs.
11DPO - BFP with first response - line is much darker. Still spotting and cramping. Runny nose. Sore BBs.
12DPO to 14DPO - Light brown spotting and cramping, Runny nose. Really tired.
15DPO - Blood Test BFP - HCG 322. Spotting and cramping. Sore BBs. Really tired
17DPO - Blood Test HCG 829. Spotting and cramps are subsiding. Sore BBs, Really tired
18DPO - No Spotting!
I am currently 5 weeks and 2 days pregnant! It still feels very surreal. Fingers crossed everything will go well from here.
Before the BFP I was starting to get so over it, I thought it would never happen for me. It was pretty hard giving up the carbs, dairy and sugar. Doing the acupuncture, 1500mg Metformin and Vitex together I can't be sure what helped me achieve the BFP but all I can say is give them all a go! Good luck to everyone trying.