polycystic ovarian syndrom

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SuperC

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Posted: 25 Oct 2007, 16:13
hi. does anyone have polycystic ovarian syndrom? My dr. put me on this to help me lose 10% of my body fat and with that and meds to help us have a baby. im looking for friends that also have this. but if you want to be friends thats great too.
sararay

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Posted: 25 Oct 2007, 18:48
I don't, but I have a close friend that does. She is also trying to lose in order to have a healthy pregnancy. I work in an OB/GYN office and I have learned a lot about it. Lots of people find that losing weight is the best medicine for that issue.

I am also trying to lose weight because I want to be at my ideal weight when my husband and I decide to have a baby in the next year or two. I want a very healthy pregnancy. We have some things in common. Very Happy I wish you the best.

Love the food that loves you back.

Take it one day at a time!
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SuperC

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Posted: 25 Oct 2007, 20:08
hey thanks, ya my dr, told me that it would help alot, losing weight to help get pregnant. right now im 181 i was 186 at my last appointment in sept.before i got pregnant for my son gage(18months) u was 150. when i had him i was 220 was the weight the day i went into labor. all threw school i was anorexic my senior year i found out that i was extremly sick and had to get lots of counsiling and help and now i love food, and im trying to lose it now. but i seem to be doing ok. i hope you and friend luck with the baby situation. and having pcos i just found out last month i had it. i wish your friend comfort and luck with it.
Kit14

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Posted: 25 Oct 2007, 20:35
I actually just found out I have PCOS recently. I'm a little worried about being able to have a child someday, but that won't even be a consideration for a long time, I'm only 21. So far I have read both books my mother sent me about PCOS,and I'm ready to start the program. I just hope I can stick to it. On top of being insulin resistant, I LOVE to eat too!

Best wishes with having a child!
SuperC

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Posted: 25 Oct 2007, 21:33
hey dont get discouraged, i would of been im alittle worried, but i have it my dr. thinks iv had it sience i was a teen, and im 30. but he is very puzzled becasue i have an 18 month old son gage. and i didnt have any help with concieving. but i did diet and walk alot i was about to get married so i was doing it so i wouldnt gain weight i didnt know i was going to get pregnant, my son gage is my only child and i tried for along time before he was here. so dont get discouraged ok.
jennylynne

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Posted: 25 Oct 2007, 21:42
I am almost 27 and I have PCOS along with a few other fertility issues with myself and DH. I was diagnosed at 24 after trying to conceive for 2 1/2 yrs. My doctor referred me to an infertility specialist 2 1/2 years ago. He didn't treat my PCOS except to start me on glucophage (diabetes meds). Because of our other problems, he started us immediately on IVF with ICSI (not only do they collect the eggs, but they inject each one with a single healthy sperm). I'm happy to say that our first attempt worked and we are the proud parents of 18 month old boy-girl twins. I am now losing weight, to be healthier for myself and for them, but also if DH agrees to have another baby maybe we won't have to go through the embryo transfer again (it wasn't bad and we have 9 totsicles on ice still, but i'd like to try this naturally).

I know that its hard especially when you are young, but keep doing everything that you can to make yourself healthier.

Best of luck to all of you, feel free to email me if you want any info or support or just to rant and rave.

SuperC

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Posted: 25 Oct 2007, 21:58
hey thanks so much,twins thats great, they had me on the estrogin pills, now im on medformin, and this diet to help with my menstrals so i can ovulate so we can try. im not discouraged i have an 18 month old son also(his name is gage) and my dr. says iv had this sience i was a teen. im 30 now. he's not sure how i was able to have gage, but now i have to have the help.there going to give it a few months then i will start the clomid if i havent gotton pregnant by then. at the moment im taking my temps and documenting everything.its so personal you know the stuff you have to document.lol . Im looking forward to the clomid but it makes me so nurvous with all the people have 6 or 7 kids at one time, im a chubby little thing.lol i would fall over i wouldnt be able to stand up if i got pregnant with more then 1 child. thanks i will keep you as a friend and if you need someone to talk to also im here.
jennylynne

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Posted: 26 Oct 2007, 07:20
I totally get the personal thing. I got way too used to go to doctor, take off pants, lay on table, get internal ultrasound... Followed by the exact same thing with the addition of being knocked out and a large needle used to remove eggs, followed 5 days later with the same thing minus needle and plus a syringe to transfer in the embryos. But i would do it all again if i had too. Even the more than 80 shots. (i hated needles, still do, but i got the two cutest(sometimes most evil) babies out of all of this) Bty, this is not to scare anyone about IVF, it's not fun but if its your only option or best option, its worth the embarrasment and the discomfort.

SuperC

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Posted: 26 Oct 2007, 09:37
Im really hoping we dont have to go threw all that, im not that far yet to see if i need that, were trying these other options first, then it will be the INF. did it hurt? I was told it does. was it costly? Im so happy for you and your huspand with the twins. Ya i hate the exams, i havent had the ultrasounds yet. i had one that detected the pcos along with the exam that sucked. I now understand why i skip my menstrals and have such bad cramping all the time, it hurt so much. and to make things worse my uterus is also tipped. do you still have bad cramping or did you have bad cramping?
mamaX4

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Posted: 26 Oct 2007, 10:30
Hi Christina! I have PCOS, and I'm 37. Like you, I had one child with no problems way before I was diagnosed, and later developed symptoms that tipped us off that something was wrong. I had a very irregular cycle, and thought that I couldn't get pregnant at all until I had a very painful cyst that led to me getting my first internal ultrasound. I was shocked to discover that I had been pregnant, but was in the middle of an early miscarriage. Pretty much blew my husband and I away! We had planned to adopt, and had not been using birth control since we believed it wasn't an issue. Long story short, my problem wasn't conceiving a child, it was carrying to term. I had had what I now believe to be three or more miscariages that I wrote off as nasty, painful late periods before I even realized what was going on. Once I knew there was a pattern, I started looking for a cause, and through some research, came up with PCOS. You're actually fortunate that you got your diagnosis at a workable age, as this remains an often misdiagnosed problem. I had to kind of bully my doc into doing some tests on me, but she was very nice about acknowledging that she was wrong when they came back! The upside - I was very lucky. I now have 3 more healthy, beautiful kids (4.75, 2.75 and 10 months). A lot of the reading I've done suggests that if you can get to a manageable weight and maintain a pregnancy (as in my case), you'll be able to do it again. I remember reading, too, that PCOS, once reversed, can actually make you more fertile, because once those eggs start moving the right way, they REALLY move. That seems to be our situation! I did have more misses in between, and our youngest little girl was supposed to be a twin, but we lost the other baby.

All this is a very long-winded way to say... keep on doing what you're doing. The Low GI diet seems to be great for us (although I am happily maintaining on South Beach). I wish I'd known about them sooner. Every situation is different, but my story has a happy ending, and yours can, too. If I can help or just lend an ear, let me know.
SuperC

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Posted: 26 Oct 2007, 11:17
wow, im sorry for your loss. wow that is great 3 babies huh, that is so good, im so happy for you, and thank you for that, ya my huspand and i really believe that we will have more. Im doing really well on this diet, he wants me to lose 15 pounds im close it already, but i think im going to keep on loseing more then 15. i have alot of suport but its always great to have more, specailly from people in your own situation. im so happy my sister showed me this site. im here if you need an ear also.
jennylynne

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Posted: 26 Oct 2007, 20:37
my periods were always very crampy (low back-butt cramps), but once my cycle returned they weren't so bad. my periods had been regular since they returned when the munchkins were 8 months (i nursed them until 12 & 13 months). i went back on the pill in july so thats finally back on track (lots of breakthrough and spotting, nearly 3 months of constant flow, ewwww). Honestly, IVF was not painful for me and i have a very low pain threshold. There was discomfort and worry, but no pain. I was at a family reunion 2 days after the transfer. There was more discomfort with being 8 1/2 months preggers with twins and having feet and ankles swelled until they looked like overstuffed sausages.Wink It is costly, we were lucky that they were doing a study on women with pcos at the time, so most of my meds were free. I think at least in my area it usually runs about $10,000 per attempt. I hope that no one has to find out about IVF for themselves, but I stayed positive and I truly believe that's why everything worked out. Everyone around me tried to be honest and realistic, that it might not work. But from the day of the retrieval i talked to them,at first only to one because i felt wrong hoping that they would both implant, but once the first ultrasound came in they were constantly harrassed with me talking. (they had names from retrieval on). i would do it all again. Good luck to all, i hope that you all are able to get your PCOS under control and not have to do IVF.

SuperC

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Posted: 26 Oct 2007, 20:57
i found out i had this one day because i didnt have my cycle for 2 months and my test kept coming back negotive, but then on a saturday i started and it was so bad heavy that i went threw a pack of pads in 1 day and was in so much pain that i could barly move and we was down in ohio(a state away) at my nieces birthday party so it wasnt like i could go take a scalding hot bath and soak( but i did at the hotel) or curl up in bed and cry, i had to hold it in and deal, so when sunday came and it hasnt let up and i had (sorry to anyone who reads this that gets grossed out) but i had clots the size of 50 cent pieces so when monday came i called my dr, and i was so weak and tired he wante dme to come in right away and he checked things out and told me i had it and they started me on a birthcontrol pill to stop my monthly i had lost too much during my cycle.. Unfortunitly i was late again even with the medacation and the dieting but i did start a week after i was told i should of. so i hope thats not a bad sign, the other day about 5 days after my cycle i went the bathroom, and i noticed alittle red clot in the toilet and i had a little powder pink for a few days after that, im not really sure if that was normal, but i mentioned it to my dr, but he didnt talk about it said it was normak. but i cramped for a few days after that too. sorry if i got to detailed. its just nice having people who know what im going threw i can talk to, maybe they can tell me what is normal for this and whats not. hmmm well im glad your are normal again maybe next month mine will be i hope.
jennylynne

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Posted: 27 Oct 2007, 06:26
Are you in MI?
(since you were down in Ohio)
I'm in Flint, MI.

My first cycle back on the pill I started a week before i was supposed to and then had 11 days no period, then almost 2 straight months of something. So what you had is probably normal. The only reason my drs could come up with was my weightloss was throwing my hormones for a loop and that between my body getting used to the pills and the weightloss it would regulate within 4 months total.

SuperC

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Posted: 27 Oct 2007, 12:08
oh ok, so it was normal then cool. ya im in the kzoo.flint thats cool, i know where that is. so it might take a little but i will regulate, ok. got it i feel better now. ty.I am so tired today, i cant believe it but i just woke up, it feels like foreve sience i slept in this long, i think ill head to the gym and wake up and the matab going, that always helps when im tired.
newnikki

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Posted: 08 Sep 2009, 19:15
Hey I'm 21 and I was diagnosed last year with it. My cousins also have it and I found out recently that my grandma had it. I fairly overweight and my cousins who have never been overweight have found it very difficult to have kids. When I was diagnosed I was told but the doctor that my chances of having kids naturally were very low if I stay at my current weight. She reccommend that I lose the weight and maintain a healthy weight range for the remainder of my life. My only problem is finding a diet that suits and works for me.
If you have any suggestions of diets that work and can continue to be maintained please let me know Smile Best of luck for you



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