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TTC buddy in the same boat as me - Here's my story!

Postby Emz1491 » Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:04 pm

Hello Ladies.

I have just found this side and it made me really happy. I have been using netmums but not getting the responses I want.

I am a young healthy 24 year old and hav been TTC since June 2014 and I have been diagnosed with PCOS this month. After other doctors saying I don't have it.
I am not upset about it as now I know what they problem is.

I first went to the doctor in January as my last AF was a few month before then and she still told me to keep trying and it will happen and that she would not refer me for anything an till it had been a year. She said it wouldn't be PCOS as I have no other symptoms, just irregular AF. I was so upset for days. Also at this point 4 of my friends found out they were having a baby.

I pulled myself together and went back to the doctors in February and saw a nurse practitioner and she was amazing. I told her everything and she was just so helpful and booked a blood test for the following week. I got my results and she said there is a possibility that I might have PCOS. So she then referred me to have a internal scan and to for meet to meet a gynaecologist when I got my results. My OH also took in a semen sample.
At the scan it confirmed that I have PCOS.

On the 16th of this month me and my OH met my gynaecologist. I was not nervous of what he might say. But i couldn't have been happier with the results.
He said I wasn't ovulating, which I knew as no AF for a long time. He explained alot to me and said that as I have no other symptoms that medication should do the job.
He told me to start taking Provera 3* a day to bring on my period and also start Metformin 2* a day straight away. He also game me clomid 2* a day to take on day 2 to 6 of my cycle.

I have finished my Provera 6 days ago and waiting AF but I am getting annoyed as I just want to start taking Cloimd and my boobs are really sore and getting bad cramps. I am also getting very emotional. The other day I wanted to cry because I couldn't find my phone charger and it was right in front of my eyes.

Any way I would like to be able to talk to someone in the same boat as me so we can exchange advice and stories etc.

Thank you

Emz xx
I am aged 24 and OH 26
Started TTC June 2014 (came off pill)
Blood tests and scans Feb/March 2015
Diagnosed with pcos - 16/04/2015
Started Provera for a week and Metformin 1000mg daily - 17/06/2015
AF arrived - 02/05/2015
Clomid 100mg - 03/05/2015 to 07/05/2015
21 day Blood test - 16 but found out didn't ovulate till later in cycle
Day 31 - BPN
Natural AF arrived - 05/06/2015
Second round of Clomid 100mg - 06/06/2015 to 10/06/2015
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Postby Hols969 » Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:28 am

If you are tearful now you wait till you are clomid!!! You will blubber at adverts!! It can take up to 14 days to get a period so try not to stress - you will get there in the end, it's pretty rare not to conceive due to pcos!!
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Re: TTC buddy in the same boat as me - Here's my story!

Postby Emz1491 » Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:51 am

Oh no haha, I hope I am not too bad when on Clomid.
14 days? I didn't think it would take that long, I know I am stressing about it as I have started dreaming about coming on haha.
Aww thank you.
Did it work for you? xx
I am aged 24 and OH 26
Started TTC June 2014 (came off pill)
Blood tests and scans Feb/March 2015
Diagnosed with pcos - 16/04/2015
Started Provera for a week and Metformin 1000mg daily - 17/06/2015
AF arrived - 02/05/2015
Clomid 100mg - 03/05/2015 to 07/05/2015
21 day Blood test - 16 but found out didn't ovulate till later in cycle
Day 31 - BPN
Natural AF arrived - 05/06/2015
Second round of Clomid 100mg - 06/06/2015 to 10/06/2015
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Postby Hols969 » Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:15 am

Clomid didn't but I didn't ovulate, I conceived Noah via iui.

Warn your partner about the blubbing!!
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Postby Emz1491 » Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:27 am

Aww sorry it didn't work. But congratulations on Noah. My nephew is called Noah and I just love the name.

Haha my OH has been really good :)
I am aged 24 and OH 26
Started TTC June 2014 (came off pill)
Blood tests and scans Feb/March 2015
Diagnosed with pcos - 16/04/2015
Started Provera for a week and Metformin 1000mg daily - 17/06/2015
AF arrived - 02/05/2015
Clomid 100mg - 03/05/2015 to 07/05/2015
21 day Blood test - 16 but found out didn't ovulate till later in cycle
Day 31 - BPN
Natural AF arrived - 05/06/2015
Second round of Clomid 100mg - 06/06/2015 to 10/06/2015
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Postby boppity » Sat May 02, 2015 7:43 pm

Hi!
I'm in a very similar position, had my hospital appt at end of April and started taking provera next day to bring on period. Finished taking provera a few days ago so just playing the waiting game until clomid time!! Best of luck! Ps this site is fab, you'll find it really useful x
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Postby Emz1491 » Sat May 02, 2015 10:25 pm

Hey Boppity.

I just read your post you started, I am afraid there isnt much advice I can give up as I am new to this as well :)

Yes I do like this site, so many people are so helpful.

My AF arrived this morning so I can start my clomid tomorrow. I stopped taking Provera 8 days ago, I thought AF would come sooner but some people have said some women can take up t 14days to get AF after finishing provera.
How are you finding it now you have finished provera? I got very emotional and alot of cramping. As soon as AF arrived this morning I felt amazing haha.
Best of luck to you as well.

Keep me posted :) xx
I am aged 24 and OH 26
Started TTC June 2014 (came off pill)
Blood tests and scans Feb/March 2015
Diagnosed with pcos - 16/04/2015
Started Provera for a week and Metformin 1000mg daily - 17/06/2015
AF arrived - 02/05/2015
Clomid 100mg - 03/05/2015 to 07/05/2015
21 day Blood test - 16 but found out didn't ovulate till later in cycle
Day 31 - BPN
Natural AF arrived - 05/06/2015
Second round of Clomid 100mg - 06/06/2015 to 10/06/2015
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Postby MrsW_PCOS » Mon May 11, 2015 3:28 pm

Hi emz,

Good luck! I hope you feel ok on Clomid, I think many people do, and others not so lucky.

I'm extremely lucky because Clomid worked for me and we now have an 18month old toddler running around causing havoc! I never believed it would happen. I had no periods and didnt ovulate, and much to our amazement, we conceived on month 3 of clomid, so it can work!

I am on Month 2 of Clomid TTC number 2 now!

good luck with your journey, I wish you the best of luck :-)
TTC since Dec 2011.
No AF for 1 year
DH sperm count good
Nov'12: Provera & Clomid 50mg CD2-6 – Follies 5mm & no Ov.
Jan'13: Provera & Clomid 100mg CD2-6. Ov CD19/20. Prog. 52. BFN.
Feb'13: CD1 07/02/2013. Clomid 100mg CD2-6. Ov CD18/19
BFP 11/03/2013
8 wk scan 05/04/2013 heard & saw heartbeat :-)
12 wk scan 02/05/2013
EDD 14/11/2013
Baby girl born 08/11/2013 (induction at 39wks)
My chart:

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My Ovulation Chart
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Postby Cherryblossom » Fri May 15, 2015 9:37 pm

Hi ladies

I am new to verity. I have read some of the boards and thought speaking to other women going through the same thing might help. I feel v alone right now as all my best friends are pregnant, fell v easily.

We have been TTC 10 months, diagnosed with 'mild PCOS' - bloods normal aside from FSH/LH 5.1/8.6.

Am having hycosy next week then we will likely give it a month or two and doc says I will then go on clomid.

Sorry to hear your story emz. Hopefully we can get one another through this very difficult journey.

I have been to lows I didn't know existed Recently when best friend announced her pregnancy. This thing is taking over my life, I have almost forgotten who I am because I am letting it consume me right now.

So I totally understand how this thing messes with your mind. The screen saver on my phone is 'nothing worth having comes easy' and this gives me strength every time I look at it

Xxx

Xxx
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Postby Emz1491 » Sat May 16, 2015 6:39 pm

Hello ladies, sorry for my late reply.

Hi MrsW. Congratulations on your little one and good luck on your cycle.
I am on day 15 at the moment I have mainly had hot flushes on the clomid but last couple of days I have been feeling a bit sick in the evening but it doesn't last that long which is good. only lasted about an hour today, not long pasted. Just in time for dinner :)
I have a feeling I may have ovulated as have a few cramps last couple of days and sorry if too much information but what I think might be egg white CM. So fingers crossed.

Hi Cherryblossom, I am very sorry you are feeling alone but dont worry as I have felt alone too. The best thing is to talk to your OH he may not completely understand but he might help you, he is in this too :)
I felt exactly the same when my friends were announcing their wonderful news, I had to hold back the tears while being happy for them. It is hard but you need to keep thinking that your time will come, as will mine.
Now I am on the meds I do feel so much happier as I know now that I could full pregnant this month or the next, before the meds I was down a lot as I felt like we were getting nowhere.
It does take over your life but it best to keep yourself busy, start a new hobby, that is what I did. It does help.

I love your screen saver, It is very true.

This site is amazing, so much great advice and happy endings, which always gives me hope.

Please let me know how you get on with your scan, try not to worry.

xxx
I am aged 24 and OH 26
Started TTC June 2014 (came off pill)
Blood tests and scans Feb/March 2015
Diagnosed with pcos - 16/04/2015
Started Provera for a week and Metformin 1000mg daily - 17/06/2015
AF arrived - 02/05/2015
Clomid 100mg - 03/05/2015 to 07/05/2015
21 day Blood test - 16 but found out didn't ovulate till later in cycle
Day 31 - BPN
Natural AF arrived - 05/06/2015
Second round of Clomid 100mg - 06/06/2015 to 10/06/2015
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Postby boppity » Sat May 16, 2015 8:55 pm

Hi CherryBlossom,
I know what you are saying. It is so difficult when friends and relatives announce they are expecting. I agree with Emz though, def try to talk to your OH as I'm sure he'd want to support you and ease your unhappiness. This site is great too as you can chat to people who are going through similar problems.

Stay strong, there are so many positive stories on here. It could be you before you know it.
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Postby Israa » Fri May 29, 2015 12:31 pm

Hi Hun.. I am sorry to hear about your pain.. But let me tell you what I have been through myself. I've been married for nine years now and me and my sister got married on the same year.. We are only one year apart and we've always been so close all of our lives. Imagine when the month she fell pregnant with her first, I discovered that I had PCOS and that I needed help just to ovulate. I felt so sad and angry and that life was completely unfair.. Years went by and now my sister has three kids and one on the way and I'm still childless. The last time I saw her she was showing a burgeoning tummy and I just felt like screaming at her and telling her to stop showing off. Obviously that wasn't what she was doing, but I just felt so bad that hot tears were falling down my cheeks before I even know it. This issue had put a strain on our relationship as I now avoid going to see her at her house and tbh, I think I'd love her children more if I had a child of my own.

The point is TTC can definitely take over your life and change it dramatically, so try to be in control. What I usually do is that I avoid parks and places where there are loads of children, keep myself busy, and try to live my life and be happy because first I owe it to myself and secondly I owe it to my poor husband lol. When I take clomid I get so angry sad and emotional and my OH has to put up with me but in return, in every possible chance, when I feel a bit strong and happy, I just go out and have a bit of fun because otherwise I'd go completely mad ..

Best of luck to you and me and remember it will happen one day.. You just got to be patient :) xx
Born with PCOS
2006- got married
2006-2008 TTC naturally
2008-2010 took a break to pursue education
2012- miscarried at 9 wks as prog level was too low
Feb '15- diagnosed with overly high prolactin levels
March '15- dostinex for treatment of high prolactin, no ov
April '15- Clomid 50 mg, ov' but BFN
May '15- Clomid 50 mg, currently 11dpo
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Postby Emz1491 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:42 am

Hello Israa,

Thank you so much for your message, sorry I hadn't replied, I didn't realise someone had.
That must be so hard with your sister, i am so sorry to hear that. How long have you been trying? Have you been on clomid long?
I think i have gotta over my friends having children, i do feel happier for them and only hope that i will be joining them soon. I don't see them much which in a way helps, i think when the babies start arriving it will get to me, if i haven't conceived yet.

Yes i do feel it is taking over my life a little as i seem to always be looking on the internet for things. But i have recently started a new job so it does take my mind of it sometimes.
Yes good luck to us and fingers crossed.
I am aged 24 and OH 26
Started TTC June 2014 (came off pill)
Blood tests and scans Feb/March 2015
Diagnosed with pcos - 16/04/2015
Started Provera for a week and Metformin 1000mg daily - 17/06/2015
AF arrived - 02/05/2015
Clomid 100mg - 03/05/2015 to 07/05/2015
21 day Blood test - 16 but found out didn't ovulate till later in cycle
Day 31 - BPN
Natural AF arrived - 05/06/2015
Second round of Clomid 100mg - 06/06/2015 to 10/06/2015
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