TTC with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome? Find support here!
Fri Oct 23, 2015 1:13 pm
PCOS has taken over my life! I was diagnosed in my late teen years. I have been on BC since being diagnosed 15 years ago. My doc never put me on anything else to help with the PCOS. I am just now learning of all these other medications i should/could be taking. My doctor will only refer me to an RE after 6 months of active TTCing. I am feeling very overwhelmed. Now that hubby and i are going to start TTC'ing soon, i feel like there is so much more i should have been already doing! Im starting to think my body is never going to do what it should. Before i was diagnosed I would get AF maybe twice a year. My body just didnt ovulate. Im so worried that once we officially start TTC'ing, im not gonna ovulate. I hate that im letting myself get this stressed and worried already! Any advice on how you ladies coped with these feelings??? I know its not an easy road with us Cysters. Any advice/tips for keeping it together when our bodies dont wanna work right??!!?? Haha...i feel like im already way too emotional for this!
Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:55 pm
Hello, welcome to the forums. I have PCOS and don't always ovulate. Metformin has helped. I also take vitex. It's hard sometimes and sometimes I cry for no reason. But we keep going, because we are fighting the good fight. Good luck.
Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:15 pm
I never realized it would be this hard! I feel like im out before i even start! what is vitrex?? whats it used for?? And where can i get it!
Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:54 pm
Vitex is an herbal supplement. You can buy it at health food stores, or online. It usually ten dollars or less a bottle. It helps regulatr your hormones.
Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:44 am
Ttc is a difficult process for some of us. But you just gotta hold you head up and keep trucking along. You shouldn't stress yet. You haven't started yet, save your energy. Get a basal body temp thermometer and start tracking you cycles. You'll know if you ovulated each cycle and will help you get in tune with you body.
Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:28 am
TTC is hard. PCOS is hard too.
I suspect I've had PCOS since my late teens but was only diagnosed a year ago. I'm now on metformin, before the Met I might have had a period once or twice a year. Now with the Met and provera when needed I've had about 9 periods in the past year; some of them came on their own.
Don't count yourself out yet. I know its hard but PCOS isn't a death sentence. Talk to your Dr. If they won't help seek care elsewhere; sometimes we just have to take charge of our health and get stuff done ourselves.
Take it one cycle at a time, track your cycles, use OPKs to determine if/when you ovulate. Most importantly don't count yourself out. You can and will get pregnant! Remind yourself of that and take each cycle as it comes.
Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:49 pm
i have been having such a crappy few days! Im trying not to give up hope. Ive had a few cycles when i thought ok this is it...definitely gonna get a BFP and nope negative. still am getting negative after negative! Its heartbreaking! This month i have been having CRAZY pregnancy symptoms(am i pregnant "unexpected wedding gift") and got a negative yet again! I know i tested WAAYY to early. My period isnt actually due until today....it hasnt shown up just yet! I'm trying not to get my hopes up just yet. Dying to test but at the same time so scared of yet ANOTHER negative! Im AF doesnt arrive by tonight ill test again. Who knows...maybe theres a reason im so overly emotional the past few days! Whatever the result, i just gonna keep my head up and know that theres always the next cycle!
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