Don't know how to start


This is my first post here, but I have been trying to glean all the knowledge I can :).

My journey is just beginning, I’ve had irregular periods since they started. In college after a couple months of slight bleeding I was put on birth control to “try to re-establish periods”…I was supposed to be on them for two years but gave up after about a year and a half due to the horrific side effects. They did sonograms and blood tests and everything came back normal.

Fast forward to 25 years old, happily married for 4 years and another long stint of minor bleeding prompts me to go to the ob again. I am fortunate to be in the care of midwives and a NaPro fertility specialist that are very holistic in their approach, so I was put on Progesterone suppositories 10 days per month to regulate my bleeding. Last fall I stopped the progesterone to begin the Creighton model charting and found continuous mucous etc. At the beginning of this year we decided to begin trying for our little bundle and went to the fertility specialist to review my chart etc. I had sonograms done, complete blood tests and I was devastated to finally receive the news of PCOS. I am not overweight, don’t have excessive hair and have always had mostly clear skin so I was hoping the diagnosis wouldn’t be so severe. High androgens, reverse ratio follicle stimulating and lutenizing hormones…etc.

Anyway it devastated my husband and I, I have been put back on the progesterone suppositories to keep bleeds coming and stopping, however my temps and charts point to not ovulating, I’ve never had a positive ovulation test. We TTC during all the times we thought we had a shot this last cycle (should start period tomorrow so we’ll see but BFN as of yesterday), so my Fertility specialist is putting me on 25mg of Clomid on days 3-5 starting next cycle. I appreciate her tentative approach but I’m wondering if three days of such a low dose will help or not.

I feel so sad and discouraged sometimes, I know this is just the beginning … I just don’t know what I’m up against, I know it’s not impossible to conceive with PCOS but some things you read are very very discouraging :frowning:

I’m more than open to any suggestions on any facet of TTC, stories of successes or failures, wisdom etc. Thank you all.


Forget the holistic approach and go see a reproductive endocrinologist at a fertility clinic.

In a nutshell, here’s what’ll likely happen: They’ll probably recommend an HSG to be sure your tubes aren’t blocked and put you on clomid (or other drugs) while monitoring your ovarian follicles through ultrasound. Once your follicles reach ideal size, you’ll be given a shot to force ovulation. That’s when you’ll be told to either have interourse and/or they’ll perform an IUI (assuming your husband has no sperm problems).


Looks like my same story. I have same issues : irregular cycles from starting , PCOS ( no weight gain , no hair , clear skin , fit and fine ), 2 Years older than you . We tried to conceive for almost 3 years when I Dr. realized that I am not ovulating on my own. I tried clomid cycle of 50 mg , 100 mg , 150 mg and 200 mg too but no ovulation. When clomid doesnt work , you pretty much know Clomid is not solution for you. Then We thought lets try IUI once to maximize our chances. RE immediately said clomid is not working for you and we tried shots ( Follitism ) and some how egg growth and other progress were on track but both IUI were BFN.
Then finally I decided lets try IVF atleast I will be certain about embroys. I had all test related and cleared for IVF.

Finally 1st IVF worked for me.All I can , hang in there and go and see RE , he/she can give correct opinion about next step .

All the very best !


Clomid will work for sure but I have never heard of just using days 3-5 but I’m no specialist iv only heard days 3-7 or 5-9 but who knows…I have pcos with all the symptoms and I was put on clomid days 3-7 50mg and got prego my first cycle… they say on average people usually fall pregnant within the first 3 months on clomid… I hope all the best in your cycle and you may have your bundle of joy soon …GOOD LUCK:cross: