Nicky - posted on 03/10/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )
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.