27 year old, infertile, pcos

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27 year old, infertile, pcos

Postby tv1390 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:32 pm

Hi all,
I am 27 years old and I have pcos. After 6 years of ttc i learned i do not ovulate on my own. I tried two rounds of femara which did nothing. I then started clomid 50 mg & ovulated. I am now on my third round of clomid but this time did not ovulate. It seems my next step is a fertility specialist. I am becoming very hopeless. Has anyone had any similar issues? Does anyone know the cost of the medications etc. Before IVF?
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Re: 27 year old, infertile, pcos

Postby Danaa » Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:25 pm

What was the clomid dosage you took ?
You can next try injectables.
Clomid is fairly cheap but the injectables is another thing.
I don’t have prices for you bcs I don’t know where you live.
Have you tried metformin,PCOS diet?
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Re: 27 year old, infertile, pcos

Postby tv1390 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:39 pm

My dosage all three rounds has remained at 50 mg. My doctor has never been interested in increasing the dosage or adding metformin. Honestly it feels as if she is trying to push me off to a specialist which is expensive in Pennsylvania. Is there actually a test for PCOS? My doctor just diagnosed me by "process of elimination".
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Re: 27 year old, infertile, pcos

Postby BeeCee33 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:06 pm

Can you get a second opinion? My OBGYN wouldn't even check my progesterone and kept trying to send be to a specialist. When he did, he sent me to a perinatologist (I was losing pregnancies at the time) who ended up costing me $400 and didn't do anything for me. I found another OBGYN through my primary care doctor and I LOVE her. She starts small, but promises to do whatever she can to help achieve pregnancy (short of IVF, which she can't do for us). It's night and day from my old doc. I'm starting my second Femara cycle now. We plan to do 6 (because I responded well to the current dose) then move on to IUI if no pregnancy has occurred. When I asked for a price list on IUI (not covered by my insurance), they were able to provide it and it was surprisingly affordable. It's $330 for the initial wash (includes full SA, subsequent washes would be $280 or something), and $189 for the actual IUI. That's not monitored with ultrasound.

A lot of fertility clinics do post a general price list. I found this one helpful: http://wisconsinfertility.com/education ... fertility/ That clinic is in Wisconsin, and obviously prices will vary depending on where you live. (I'm in NW Washington state.) But hopefully that helps give you an idea of some of the options.

A note on metformin-- if you haven't had your hemoglobin A1c levels checked, maybe have your primary care doctor do that. My PCP is the one who prescribed metformin for me (even though it sounds like my new OBGYN would have wanted to put me on it once I started seeing her). My other OBGYN just told me my A1c levels were high and that I should lose weight... Thanks, buddy!
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Re: 27 year old, infertile, pcos

Postby tv1390 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:26 pm

Unfortunately in my area this obgyn is the only one who directly works with infertility. She will prescribe clomid or femara & offer IUI. I did two rounds of femara which did not cause me to ovulate. So we switched to clomid. The first round I did ovulate but the second was inconclusive. The third round i definitely did not ovulate. My obgyn will not so more than five rounds of any ovulation induction medications. So she included the femara in that count even though my body did not respond to it. So essentially I had one month to really TTC. Now she is discharging me and automatically referring me out for IVF.
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Re: 27 year old, infertile, pcos

Postby BeeCee33 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:50 pm

Ugh, I'm sorry. :( The whole medical system in this country sucks. But if you need help getting pregnant especially, forget about it. Have you looked into fertility docs in your area? I hope you find someone that's willing to to work with you on what you can afford. My doctor said that, at a certain point, they do just push for IVF because there are SO many causes for why it might not be working, but IVF has a really good success rate compared to other methods.
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BFP Feb 20, 2017 :angel: mc @ 5 weeks

BFP June 2, 2017 :angel: mc @ 5 weeks

Henry James born 7/2015

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Cycle 1-- BFN
Cycle 2-- BFN
Added progesterone
Cycle 3-- BFN
Cycle 4-- BFN
Cycle 5-- IUI #1 10/4/18
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Re: 27 year old, infertile, pcos

Postby Danaa » Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:24 am

Change doctors and find someone willing to work with you.
Did she at least tested your hormones,thyroid,a scan to check how everything looks!
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After 3 years in which we tried everything we are doing IVF in Greece with Iakentro Athens.
Short Protocol with Bemfola and Cetrotide
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FET#1 ended in a very early loss,chemical pregnancy.
FET#2 ended in a loss at 22w due to IC,my boys will be forever in my heart .
FET#3 MMC at the 10 weeks ultrasound.
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Re: 27 year old, infertile, pcos

Postby cindywoolfe » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:56 am

Hey, honey. How are you? I hope you're alright. Good luck to you! I have been in this situation. It sounds awful. You don't deserve this. My prayers are with you. I'll suggest that you wait. There's going to be an event, soon. It's being hosted by the clinic I went to. They'll be bringing their best doctors and advisors. You'll have a lot of luck if you go for it. They can help you, I'm sure of it. If you need more details, ask me!
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Re: 27 year old, infertile, pcos

Postby Olivia29 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:37 pm

Hi there. Hope you are doing fine. I am sorry to hear what has happened. This just hurts me. I know how you feel. I have been through 2 miscarriages too, before i had my daughter. Infertility sucks. It is dreaded by every woman. Mostly people lose hope. Which is wrong. Because now there are so many option. Through IVF and surrogacy you can have your own children. What can be better. Because you are right. Infertility is common in men too nowadays. I think people should open up about this. And talk about infertility. And the options they have related to it. There is nothing bad about it,
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Re: 27 year old, infertile, pcos

Postby julietrocks » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:40 am

Hello! I am really sorry to read about your experience! We are in the same boat! I am an infertile too! I really want baby! My doctor has suggested me for surrogacy! I am going to sign a contract with a clinic in Ukraine! I am very much satisfied! Good luck!
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Re: 27 year old, infertile, pcos

Postby LucyBrown » Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:49 pm

I'm so sorry to know about your infertility. However, you can control your pcos with a carb free diet. I would suggest visiting a good clinic for your infertility treatments. You can try IVF or IIUI for it. I recently registered at a Ukranian clinic that offered me a free initial consultation. They offer a lot of promising procedures. Just hoping to help you out! Take care! :)
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