Anyone trying to conceive?

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Hi. I'm 33 and was diagnosed with PCOS about 3 weeks ago. My first daughter was conceived naturally and extremely easily (married in August, pregnant in October). We started trying again about 2 1/2 years ago.
After a year of trying, I went to the OB/Gyn. They said I didn't have PCOS and that I should just keep trying since I couldn't afford fertility treatments. So we started saving more money in case I still couldn't get pregnant.
In October, I went to a new OB/Gyn who started me on Clomid. I went a few rounds, but never ovulated. Then she put me on Metformin - to satisfy a hunch. I was going to do Clomid again with the Metformin, but didn't have a withdrawl bleed after Provera. So she recommended that I go see a reproductive endocrinologist.
I went to see him and he told me that I definately have PCOS. I had a vaginal ultrasound and he showed me the cysts in both ovaries. He told me to continue the Metformin and put me on birth control pills to reduce the cysts and bring on a period. Then we're going to try Clomid again at a higher dose.
I'm so scared because I really want another baby, but I don't know how much I can afford. The Clomid isn't that bad, but very little of this process is covered by my insurance. I was just wondering what others had been trying or were successful with.

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Michelle - posted on 03/21/2009

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With my first daughter, I was able to concieve on the first round of clomid.  For my second daughter, it took quite a bit more.  I went through several rounds of clomid, with no success.  I was lucky enough to see a fertility dr. that worked with me.  I ended up doing the Metformin with the Clomid and then had to use a shot (don't remember the name of it) to release the egg.  The shot was the only thing not covered by my insurance.

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Nicole - posted on 11/12/2014

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I am 23 and I have been TTC for a couple months now with now luck. I have a 25 day cycle so i have periods every 2 in a half weeks we have been charting ovulation and trying days before and on ovulation days with no luck... Any answers???

Keith - posted on 03/22/2014

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Sherika - posted on 02/26/2013

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I have a a 3.2cm simple cyst on my right ovary I also have two small fibriods 3.2cm and 0.9cm I haven't seen my period for 4 months my doc reccomended I take provera for 10days for my period to start back I'm also taking metformin im so worried I want to get pregnant, before all this I got pregnant n now have a son I want to give him a sister I'm so worried I can't

Shannon - posted on 05/09/2010

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There is another medication out there BESIDES Metformin. Metformin is an insulin resistance medication. I went through hell to and hopelessness with PCOS, I still have it but I was put on ACTOS. About after six months on actos I concived my son. Don't let the doctors push you around ladies....fortunately for me my Dr's have something called "chain of command" so when they started thier crap of "theres nothing wrong with you" I followed the military's chain of command and DEMANDED the tests I need to find out how bad my PCOS was. Now I have a beautiful 4 month old son, just don't give up girls...FIND a doctor who is really caring and willing to help. If metformin doesn't help ask about actos!

Dulce - posted on 04/17/2010

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So I was Just put on metformin once a day. I am drinking red raspberry tea from an apothicary as well as a fertility blend. this is the first month so i got my period about three days after staring the metformin. I should ovulate around the 21 so we will see. Im nevous. My first child was unplanned and is 8 yrs old. now engaged to be married and we just cant wait to have a baby.
Chakra4 herb & tea house in phoenix az is great for the tea. she does online orders. Im hoping i dont have to use more drugs.

Kristy - posted on 10/15/2009

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I am new to the mothers with PCOS community and while looking around I came across your post. I know it is an older post and I hope things are going better for you but if not I hope this helps.

I am not trying to conceive but I have recently been through what you are going through. I tried for years to get pregnant and tried Clomid on 2 different occasions. It never worked. I finally started going to a better fertility doctor who started me on the Metformin. He had me take it for 3 months to help regulate my body. Then he started me on Letrozol which is an oral fertility drug. After only 2 months it made me produce a follicle. Then the doctor gave me a shot of HCG (a pregnancy hormone) which made the follicle mature and release. That month I got pregnant with my little girl who is now 7 months old.

Oral fertility drugs are the only kind of fertility drugs that our insurance covers and that is only because it is a prescription. We did have to pay for the shot of HCG which was $250. But we only had to pay for it once

Denelle - posted on 08/09/2009

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Nicky, not sure if you are still looking for advise on this subject or not but I'll throw my 2 cents in. I tried using clomid but never ovulated so my doc quickly put me on Follistim (an injectible hormone to help grow your follies) and that worked for us. After the fear of shooting myself with a pen (like an epi pen) passed I became comfortable and only had to use it 6 or 7 days until my follies were mature enough. I'd then get a shot by the nurse to force ovulation and we'd go home and "do the deed". I used it 3 times. I got pg on the 2nd and 3rd tries (the 2nd try resulted in a m/c). We are getting ready to try again and I feel relieved that I know what works for us.
I hope that helps.
How is it going with baby making?

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I'm trying too...I've been through the basic things they give us, clomid, birth control, metformin, cinnamin, but nothing seems to help. But I'm not giving up. I had my daughter in 2002, and that was unplanned, but as my PCOS symptoms became more apparant, and increasingly worse, its been a struggle to get anything under control. I'll tell you its hard to get pregnant when you don't even release and egg for 5 months. I can't help ya much, but I can relate to the struggle :) I hope you find something that works, and if you do let me know! lol!

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Sarah, I don't think asking for 1 more is too much. As long as you and your husband want to try, go for it. Don't be scared to go to the Dr., they're there to help. Even if you are worse than before, it doesn't mean that there's no chance. Good luck.
I tried the higher dose of Clomid with Metformin and had no luck - I got overstimulated and didn't get pregnant. The Dr. said no more Clomid for me. I have to take this month off because I have so many cysts so we're going to reevaluate in a month.

Sarah - posted on 04/26/2009

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With my first daughter I was put on clomid and metformin. I was on the clomid for 3 months before I concieved. My 2nd daughter I was on the metformin alone and somehow concieved. My doctor was very suprised considering how bad my ovaries were. I am now trying to concieve again. We are trying to do it without medicine. It has been alost a momth since my last cycle and am really discouraged but am scared to go to the dr. I really don't want to be told i'm worse than before. Do you think wanting just 1 more is asking too much?

Claire - posted on 03/26/2009

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Hiya!
I am trying to conceive number 2 too. I had one child in 06 with the help of a specialist when I was diagnosed with PCOS. I was put on Clomid, which didn't work at first...but as soon as they got the dosage right (double) I conceived straight away (ie the first month)! I was so shocked I had to do about 3 tests hahahah. Anyway, so I would say definately give the Clomid another go if you can. We are lucky in the UK as we get treatment on the NHS.
Anyway, so no luck with number 2 for a good while now so I am considering going back to my GP as I'm not on any treatments right now. She said that my fertility might just 'kick back in' after the first. This doesn't seem the case!!
Hope this helps...and good luck!

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