Help! New here and would like some support!


#1

Hello everyone! I am so glad I have found this site today. I was wondering if anyone was like me and could give me some insight on treatments. My husband and I have been off BC for 8 years. I was diagnosed with PCOS in June 2010. My GYN put me on Provera for July, August, and September and did a blood test to see if I ovulated during those times. I had the blood test on Tuesday and Wednesday the office called me and told me that I was not ovulating and they wanted me to see a specialist. They are supposed to be sending me a list of providers that they recommend so we have not seen one yet. I am so shocked and confused. I never would have thought that I wouldn’t be able to have children naturally. I have so many questions. I don’t even know where they would start. What kind of treatments did some of you start with, what kind of tests do they do in the beginning? We have no idea what to expect. I am so scared. Thanks for listening and I would really appreciate some feedback! If I do sound like I have a similar story to you, I would love a buddy that I could talk to one on one.


#2

So you are at the very beginning all of this?
Wow there is alot. I don’t have PCOS but I can tell you what I am doing. I’m am not familiar with provera but I think that most people start on clomid and clomid is supposed to either help you to ovulate or enhance (?) ovulation. I was put on clomid and also did an IUI (intrauterine injection) because my husband has a lower sperm count. There are also quite a number of injectables that can be used if your body does not respond well to clomid. If all else fails there is IVF. This process is sooooo complex and detailed it would take me the length of a book to tell everything, but if you have any specific questions I may be able to help.


#3

New to all this

ME: 33 irregular periods all my life.
DH: 30 fertility status unknown

My husband and I have been together 7 years (married for 4). We thought we were doing everything right by waiting until our life was all in order before trying to have children. Two and a half years ago we started TTC and at the time we told all our family and friends that we had started. BIG MISTAKE. I have my first appt with a specialist Nov. 17th. I am anxious and am curious as to what the appt will entail. I wish I would have gone sooner because now I have no patience. I just want everything to move quickly. Any advice for someone just starting this process?


#4

[QUOTE=Hannah&Joshua]Hello everyone! I am so glad I have found this site today. I was wondering if anyone was like me and could give me some insight on treatments. My husband and I have been off BC for 8 years. I was diagnosed with PCOS in June 2010. My GYN put me on Provera for July, August, and September and did a blood test to see if I ovulated during those times. I had the blood test on Tuesday and Wednesday the office called me and told me that I was not ovulating and they wanted me to see a specialist. They are supposed to be sending me a list of providers that they recommend so we have not seen one yet. I am so shocked and confused. I never would have thought that I wouldn’t be able to have children naturally. I have so many questions. I don’t even know where they would start. What kind of treatments did some of you start with, what kind of tests do they do in the beginning? We have no idea what to expect. I am so scared. Thanks for listening and I would really appreciate some feedback! If I do sound like I have a similar story to you, I would love a buddy that I could talk to one on one.[/QUOTE]
Hi Hannah&Joshua

I have PCOS and am happy to report I’m 5 months pregnant. It wasn’t an easy road, hard at times, but everything was worth it. I would be very happy to chat with you about the tests I did, the results of everything, the drugs I took (what worked and what didn’t) and just what to expect. You are not alone in this journey and there is SOOO much modern medicine can do for you :slight_smile:

Take care and please feel free to message me if you have any questions.

Alyson


#5

Somewhat new…but starting to get discouraged

Hi All,

I’ve been reading everyone’s posts and I’m so glad I’m not alone. Out of my group of 7 best girlfriends, I’m the only one who has not conceived. My husband and I have been trying for 5 years. I really think we’ve only been trying for 2 because the first 3 yrs, we weren’t really really trying. I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2006. I always had irregular periods but didn’t really think anything of it as I was super active and involved in Sports all through college (gyno said this was normal). Once my husband and I started really trying in 2007 we received news that my brother in law had a baby in the care of Child Protective Services, so we fought for that baby and he was placed in our home 3 months later!! :cheer: So we have a wonderful 4 year old!!! We felt fulfilled and were not stressed at all about having a baby and we were frankly too busy to start trying again. Well, last year we decided to start. My specialist checked us both out and my husband is Pefect, but me, not so much. I went on several cycles of Clomid with Provera to enduce my periods and it didn’t work. We stopped for a few months and In may of this year started again. My doc felt it best to get rid of all the cysts on my ovaries so in July of this year I went in for a removal of a polyp and ovarian drilling. After the surgery I had my period on my own and tried to conceive naturally, but it didn’t work. I was placed back on provera as my period did not come the following month and then placed on 150 mg of clomid. I just went in on Monday for my u/s to see if I ovulated, but nothing! :grr: So now my doc prescribed me the Follistim pen which I’m going to pick up today ($500)!!! I hope it works!! :pray: I was so upset yesterday after the docs office that I cried for an hour! My husband and I can’t afford IVF at this time, so I’m praying that the follistim works. My doc says my ovaries look great, I have follicles, but they are just not maturing enough. He says everything looks great, it’s just my ovaries are very stubborn. I’m optimistic with the Follistim, but I’m just not sure how I’m going to feel on Friday when I go in for another u/s to see if it worked. I’ve never felt so hopeless on this journey. My husband is so supportive and says that if it doesn’t work we’ll just adopt again. He says God may just have another plan for us. I love my hubby so much!! None of my friends understand, so I’m so glad I can come here and just let go!! This feels good! Thanks everyone! :slight_smile: