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Just Diagnosed and TTC

everyrose
everyrose

Hi everyone,

I have just been diagnosed and am currently trying to conceive. Feeling pretty gutted at the moment, so would love to hear from others how they came to terms with it and anything that has helped. I am a bit of an information geek, so book or website recommendations esp welcome. I am a healthy weight (BMI 24.5) but am going to try and lose a bit more.

My GP is really helpful and has already offered an early referral for fertility if we want it.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Have your doctor check you for insulin resistance. (This can be checked with a fasting insulin blood test). You don't have to have high blood sugar, to be insulin resistant. If you are insulin resistant, try Metformin. It may help you conceive esp if your cycles are irregular/anovulatory

everyrose
everyrose
in reply to SamHodge

Thanks Sam. Will definitely ask for fasting glucos blood test.

Hi, I was TTC for about a year - periods stopped couple of months after coming off the pill. My GP referred me quickly, after a scan was indicating PCOS. I had a tubal patency test, lost 5% of my body weight (BMI was already within healthy range) and starting taking inofolic - have a google - I had an induced period to have bloods and dye test, then 35 days later had a period on my own. I’m now 13 weeks pregnant which came as a massive shock. I don’t know what worked - there is evidence that chance of conception goes up after dye test, even if no blockage. But I’d give that lot a read. Also pretty much dropped carbs out of diet too xxx good luck

everyrose
everyrose
in reply to lizimc

Thanks Lizi, that's really helpful. Will try out inositol and am definitely going to try and lose some weight.

Hope all goes well with your pregnancy and congratulations!

lizimc
lizimc
in reply to everyrose

Thank you, fingers crossed for you xx

Its pretty rare not to conceive due to pcos so try not to worry, for some it takes within 2 years (which is the same as non pcos ladies) but for others it can take a bit longer and need a bit more help. Do you know if you are ovulating - look at the fertilityfriends website as temping is the only way to accurately tell if you are ovulating (as periods dont really mean that much). Has your partner been tested too as 1/3 of fertility issues are men so it may not be you with the issue!

You will get there in the end so try not to worry too much.

everyrose
everyrose
in reply to Hols969

Thanks Hols - really appreciate the reassurance. Am trying not to worry, but it's tough :-(

My partner hasn't been tested yet, but GP will do this ahead of referring us.

I have been temping for about 4 months and think I have ovulated once in that time, so not great really.

Hols969
Hols969
in reply to everyrose

It is tough, took me 3 years to conceive Noah who is now 12 - I rarely ovulated even though my periods were regular. One thing I am 100% sure which helped is I had reflexology weekly between my two IUI sessions and my period arrived to the hour which had never happened before so I am sure it did the job !!

I only found out I had pcos when ttc. From my experience, get yourself referred to the fertility clinic. They will test you for a few different things like your tubes etc. I was put on metformin but although it regulates my periods I still didn’t conceive. So now trying some fertility drugs before ivf. The clinic have been brilliant and you can go at your own pace with it but for me, it helped to be informed x

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