Im new to this and I need some help. early this year I was told it will either be impossible or extremely difficut for me to conceive because of my PCOD do any of you have any tips on what to do? I rarely get my periods maybe 3 times a year.
Hi, dmarie. Sorry no one has responded before now. This board isn’t very active. I’d suggest trying the PCOS board - it’s got a little more going on.
As for your question, I’m not sure who told you it was impossible, but it is VERY possible for you to conceive, even with PCOS/PCOD. You’ll find several PCOSers throughout these forums that have already given birth and many more that are currently pregnant. Conceiving with PCOS may prove to be more difficult than for someone without any medical problems, but it is still very possible.
There are medications to help with PCOS. Typically, taking birth control helps to regulate your hormones so the PCOS doesn’t affect you too much, but if you’re trying to conceive, obviously you don’t want to be taking birth control. Metformin is the typical med most docs use. When we started TTC (trying to conceive), I stopped birth control and didn’t have a period for several months. That’s when my obgyn discovered my PCOS. My endocrinologist put me on Metformin, and I was regular for several months afterwards. My body did eventually stop responding to it, but I’m a rare case. Most ladies have continued success on it.
When you decide you’re ready to start TTC, I’d recommend talking to a fertility specialist or at the very least your obgyn. They will probably do some blood work and start you on Clomid or Femara to see if it will help you ovulate.
I hope this has been helpful. If you ever have any questions, feel free to message me on here. Good luck to you!