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Newly diagnosed with PCOS, TTC and devastated

Postby FairyLisaTTC » Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:46 pm

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Me (30), hubby (28)
Oct 2014 - Diagnosed with PCOS
Jan 2015 - Referral to clinic (GP sent me to a wrong clinic)
Feb - Mar - HSG - clear, husband all fine
Apr 2015 - Clomid 50 mg - Ov'd BFN
May 2015 - Clomid 50 - no ov.
Aug - Sept 2015 - IVF clinical trial (ICSI) - One grade 5AB transferred on Tues 8! - BFN (Devastated is an understatement)
Nov 2015 - Natural BFP (over the moon)
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Re: Newly diagnosed with PCOS, TTC and devastated

Postby Hols969 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:30 am

Honestly don't worry, yes it may take a little longer but it's extremely rare not to conceive due to to pcos!! Has your hubbie been tested too as 1/3 of fertility issues are now men and lots of us have had issues with our partners sperm!!
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Re: Newly diagnosed with PCOS, TTC and devastated

Postby Hols969 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:37 am

Another thing I forgot to mention (am on my phone on a train!) is don't worry about your age as the one good thing about pcos is our egg quality lasts better for longer so we are actually more fertile than non pcos ladies. I conceived Noah when I was 36 and it took 3 hellish years but so worth it and he is just 9!!
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Re: Newly diagnosed with PCOS, TTC and devastated

Postby FairyLisaTTC » Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:44 am

Hi Hols

I really appreciate your response. I just have no idea what to expect at all. My husband is leaving in a sample this morning while I get my HSG - I'm hoping there are no issues there.

I can't wait until 18 March to get an idea of what we'll need to do!
Me (30), hubby (28)
Oct 2014 - Diagnosed with PCOS
Jan 2015 - Referral to clinic (GP sent me to a wrong clinic)
Feb - Mar - HSG - clear, husband all fine
Apr 2015 - Clomid 50 mg - Ov'd BFN
May 2015 - Clomid 50 - no ov.
Aug - Sept 2015 - IVF clinical trial (ICSI) - One grade 5AB transferred on Tues 8! - BFN (Devastated is an understatement)
Nov 2015 - Natural BFP (over the moon)
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Re: Newly diagnosed with PCOS, TTC and devastated

Postby Hols969 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:58 am

Do you know if you are ovulating ? Temping is the best way for pcos ladies, look at the fertilityfriends website
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Re: Newly diagnosed with PCOS, TTC and devastated

Postby FairyLisaTTC » Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:26 pm

Nope - no ovulating at all! I'd been tracking for about 9 months (OPKs- which I realise aren't the greatest for ladies with PCOS) (before my period completely disapeared) and never got a positive. I thought I was doing it wrong or missing it. My last cycle I went 7-8 months without a period until I took provera to induce one.

I went for my HSG and luckily there are no blockages and the professor who carried it said I had a great fertility specialist - so I've had a positive morning so far :)

I will certainly take a look at fertilityfriends and temping but looks like I'll be starting clomid in March/April depending on the hubby's results - we are going to follow up with the hospital on Wednesday as his results should be ready then :)

Thank you for your help!
Me (30), hubby (28)
Oct 2014 - Diagnosed with PCOS
Jan 2015 - Referral to clinic (GP sent me to a wrong clinic)
Feb - Mar - HSG - clear, husband all fine
Apr 2015 - Clomid 50 mg - Ov'd BFN
May 2015 - Clomid 50 - no ov.
Aug - Sept 2015 - IVF clinical trial (ICSI) - One grade 5AB transferred on Tues 8! - BFN (Devastated is an understatement)
Nov 2015 - Natural BFP (over the moon)
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Re: Newly diagnosed with PCOS, TTC and devastated

Postby Hols969 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:27 pm

Remember you dont need a period to ovulate, we have lots of ladies on here that have conceived without one, OPK's are unreliable, especially if your cycle is long so definitely worth looking at temping as at least you can tell fertility your chart which may help. They normally do 3 samples for men to get an average as they can vary massively. You will get there in the end so try not to worry too much.
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Re: Newly diagnosed with PCOS, TTC and devastated

Postby FairyLisaTTC » Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:58 pm

I'm so new to this, I always thought it would be difficult to conceive due to my irregular cycles but I seriously didn't think I would be dealing with subfertility. I've been reading lots of medical / public health journal articles (putting that Masters of Public Health degree to some good use). I've just joined the London group's facebook page. I'm sorry everyone here has to deal with this but I'm sure glad I'm not alone :)
Me (30), hubby (28)
Oct 2014 - Diagnosed with PCOS
Jan 2015 - Referral to clinic (GP sent me to a wrong clinic)
Feb - Mar - HSG - clear, husband all fine
Apr 2015 - Clomid 50 mg - Ov'd BFN
May 2015 - Clomid 50 - no ov.
Aug - Sept 2015 - IVF clinical trial (ICSI) - One grade 5AB transferred on Tues 8! - BFN (Devastated is an understatement)
Nov 2015 - Natural BFP (over the moon)
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Re: Newly diagnosed with PCOS, TTC and devastated

Postby miracle19 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:23 pm

FairyLisa - I hadn't had a period or apparently ovulated in 8 years and went on to conceive my daughter 8 years ago. With Poppy I had an HSG in the December and was pregnant in the March. I swear this helped.
8 years later and I finally have my son. I believe cutting back on sugar due to my diabetes diagnosis went a long way to help me do this too.
Really hope you get your miracle soon. Here if you need anything xxxxxxxx
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10 cycles of Clomid DIDN'T WORK.
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Re: Newly diagnosed with PCOS, TTC and devastated

Postby FairyLisaTTC » Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:28 am

So glad to hear of your succcess. I sincerely hope that I get my miracle soon. I have increased my exercise (not to lose weight but to increase muscle) and have lowered my sugar intake which will be helped very much by the fact that lent is tomorrow and I have to give up chocolate, sweets and alcohol completely :). My husband is a good support system, though he's an eternal optimist (even though he's a scientist).
Me (30), hubby (28)
Oct 2014 - Diagnosed with PCOS
Jan 2015 - Referral to clinic (GP sent me to a wrong clinic)
Feb - Mar - HSG - clear, husband all fine
Apr 2015 - Clomid 50 mg - Ov'd BFN
May 2015 - Clomid 50 - no ov.
Aug - Sept 2015 - IVF clinical trial (ICSI) - One grade 5AB transferred on Tues 8! - BFN (Devastated is an understatement)
Nov 2015 - Natural BFP (over the moon)
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Re: Newly diagnosed with PCOS, TTC and devastated

Postby Mrs_G » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:36 pm

Hi Lisa,

I can understand how you are feeling, I was distraught when I was diagnosed after ttc for 18 months then landing up in hospital in agony as an emergency (never did get to the bottom of that, thought ectopic initially). Started on Clomid and conceived the 3rd month. He's now 2 and a half and I'm back on Clomid again. It is a tough journey and I've found it very emotional but there is support out there (here is a great example!). Be kind to yourself, do what you need to get through each day. I had to avoid pregnant friends for a while because I just couldn't face them. You'll get there, sounds like you've got a good consultant. Good luck xxx
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Re: Newly diagnosed with PCOS, TTC and devastated

Postby FairyLisaTTC » Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:24 pm

Thanks Mrs_G :)!
I'm sorry to hear about your journey but glad that it all turned out well. I wish you luck whilst trying for baby number two.

I sometimes think that God is playing a cruel trick on us after all the issues that we have overcome including long distance - I thought we deserved a break but apparently not.
Me (30), hubby (28)
Oct 2014 - Diagnosed with PCOS
Jan 2015 - Referral to clinic (GP sent me to a wrong clinic)
Feb - Mar - HSG - clear, husband all fine
Apr 2015 - Clomid 50 mg - Ov'd BFN
May 2015 - Clomid 50 - no ov.
Aug - Sept 2015 - IVF clinical trial (ICSI) - One grade 5AB transferred on Tues 8! - BFN (Devastated is an understatement)
Nov 2015 - Natural BFP (over the moon)
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Re: Newly diagnosed with PCOS, TTC and devastated

Postby Joanne81 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:12 pm

Just a quick post Fairy...I know it seems hopeless and devastating being diagnosed but just think, now they know they can help you ovulate. The diagnosis is hard and the process can be emotional but at least they have diagnosed quite early in the ttc journey. A friend of mine had a period every month and no pcos symptoms and a bmi of 18 and diagnosis took 3 years as her husbands SA was low so they never even checked her. Both her and me have little girls now xxxx
TTC #1 since May '12, diagnosed Aug '12 after a lifetime of irregular cycles and lack of ovulation. Referred for treatment Jan '13. 7 rounds of clomid and DD Molly born at 36 weeks 30/07/2014

TTC #2 Sept 2016...BFP Dec 2016. EDD 31/8/17.

http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/5a8ed0
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Re: Newly diagnosed with PCOS, TTC and devastated

Postby FairyLisaTTC » Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:26 pm

It's always good to hear success stories. I hope I can one day (hopefully not in the too distant future) say the same thing.

Thank you :)
Me (30), hubby (28)
Oct 2014 - Diagnosed with PCOS
Jan 2015 - Referral to clinic (GP sent me to a wrong clinic)
Feb - Mar - HSG - clear, husband all fine
Apr 2015 - Clomid 50 mg - Ov'd BFN
May 2015 - Clomid 50 - no ov.
Aug - Sept 2015 - IVF clinical trial (ICSI) - One grade 5AB transferred on Tues 8! - BFN (Devastated is an understatement)
Nov 2015 - Natural BFP (over the moon)
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Re: Newly diagnosed with PCOS, TTC and devastated

Postby Joanne81 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:44 pm

Like Holly says, it is rare for everything to fail. May take a little longer but it will be worth the wait. xxxx
TTC #1 since May '12, diagnosed Aug '12 after a lifetime of irregular cycles and lack of ovulation. Referred for treatment Jan '13. 7 rounds of clomid and DD Molly born at 36 weeks 30/07/2014

TTC #2 Sept 2016...BFP Dec 2016. EDD 31/8/17.

http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/5a8ed0
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