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July 27th, 2010, 05:51 PM
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I never thought having a baby could be so difficult. With my first child, I got pregnant the first month I stopped taking oral BC. So when we were ready for #2, we thought it'd be a cinch. We were so wrong....

After TTC for a couple months with no success. I wasn't getting my period, but I assumed it was my body adjusting to being off BC. I went to the doctor for an unrelated issue. At this point it had been more than 2 months since my LMP. The doc I was seeing was one I had never seen before. After we discussed my primary reason for the visit, he started questioning me about my cycles. He asked me a couple of random questions here and there, and went to the computer to look at all my old test results and reasons for visiting the doctor over the past 4 years. He then told me he suspected PCOS and did a blood test to confirm.

Blood test came back and confirmed that I had PCOS (March 2010), which in turn explained the high tri-glycerides another doctor found a couple of years prior, the insulin resistance we recently discovered, the hair growth, and the weight I couldn't take off. He started me on metformin right away.

So here we are. I've had 3 cycles while on metformin and have lost 11 pounds (yay!). But this entire thing is still so new to me. I'm hoping and praying that the metformin is enough to help us conceive another child, but I'm still early into this journey, so we will see!
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August 6th, 2010, 11:00 AM
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Hey! My story is like the same as yours, minus the first child! I am trying SO hard for the first!! My doctor put me on Metformin too?? I still dont understand why? You've lost 11 LBS thats awesome! I havent lost anything, but then again, I haven't really tried!! what are you doing? are you exercising????

Hope to hear from you soon!
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August 8th, 2010, 09:04 AM
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Hey! My story is like the same as yours, minus the first child! I am trying SO hard for the first!! My doctor put me on Metformin too?? I still dont understand why? You've lost 11 LBS thats awesome! I havent lost anything, but then again, I haven't really tried!! what are you doing? are you exercising????

Hope to hear from you soon!
Hey, thanks for reading! The only thing I've done is cut back on sugar, keep following with my diet changes (I started reading the eat this, not that books back in 2008), and exercise about 3 times a week. It's very slow going though, the weight doesn't just come off, so it takes a lot of patience on my part. Goodluck with your TTC journey!!!
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August 8th, 2010, 09:24 AM
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Oh...where to begin? I guess I'll start with my cycles so far on metformin. They've been OK. I had one in April, skipped May, but had one in both June and July. I was due for AF in August this past week, and so far no AF. I don't know if I'm skipping AF this month, or if I could be pregnant....that is still a mystery to me.

So, my cycles in April, June, and July were all the same. Heavy flow for the first three days, hardcore cramping for the first 2 days, sore boobs just days after ovulation which start to subside just after AF shows up, crabbiness, and headaches. And none of them lasted more than 5 days, which was nice. I thought I had something to go by, but I'm still stumped as to what's going on this month.

After AF ended in July, DH and I knew we had the first real chance to BD the way we should. Deployment and family vacation had gotten in the way previously, but this was the first month we'd be alone and at home for the entire cycle. So I bought an OPK and started testing a few days before I hit the 2 week mark from the start of my LMP (because my cycles have been about 30-32 days). I got a positive reading on the first day (Sunday 07.18) and another positive on the second day (Monday 07.19). I kept testing because I wanted to be sure they were actually positive readings...I'd never seen a negative lol. Anyway, on Tuesday (07.20) I finally got a negative, which meant my LH surge must have taken place on Monday. All the research told me 12-48 hours after the LH surge is when I would be ovulating. We BD'd Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed, and Thursday.

The week after I noticed I hadn't yet gotten sore boobs like I usually do. No moodiness, no cramping, nothing to warn of AF. However, right after that week, I had a headache for 5 out of the 7 days that week. I went to the doc and he gave me a pregnancy test that came up BFN (no surprise there since I was like 7 days before my missed period). August 3rd, 4th, and 5th came with no AF. I tested on the 5th since I should have been a day or two past my missed period and BFN. The doctor drew more blood on the 6th, but no idea what the results were, so I POAS this morning, still a BFN.

This is so aggravating. I'm having slight slight cramping and I'm super bloated, to the point where I'm uncomfortable. And the last couple of days, my boobs aren't sore, but my nipples are tender. Something must be up. I'm not entirely convinced I'm preggers....if I hadn't skipped over May I'd probably be over the moon. However I'm not 100% convinced I'm not either. It took me being 10 days late with Aidan before I got even a hint of a positive, so it could just be that my body is slow to produce hCG.

Either way, this is killing me. I wish I could just have some answers!! I'm not testing again until next Friday, just to be sure. And either way I have a referral to a specialist, so if I'm not preggers, hopefully I'll have some answers in the coming weeks.
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August 8th, 2010, 09:31 AM
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Please keep us posted! I am dying to know what the results come up as! Good luck from one PCOS gal to another.
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Please keep us posted! I am dying to know what the results come up as! Good luck from one PCOS gal to another.
Thank you!!!
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August 10th, 2010, 06:38 AM
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I'm terrified AF is coming....ok maybe not terrified, but relatively anxious.

The past few days I've been feeling more tired than usual and my boobs are full on sore. I don't remember that happening with Aidan. Plus I got a BFN after I was already supposed to be late.

I've never had a cycle this long...if I get AF it'll have been a 5 week cycle instead of a 4 and some change. AND, I'll be really upset because we used the OPKs and I KNOW I had an LH surge when I was supposed to, but obviously did not ovulate. Ugh..who knows I could be overreacting and over thinking this entire thing. And I know I'll keep torturing myself like this until either AF comes or I get a bfp. I'm waiting until later in the week to POAS because I think I'm going to lose it if I keep getting bfn after bfn after bfn. If I test on Friday I'll pretty much know for sure. Until then, I'm going to *try* and keep my sanity....
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