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Re: Getting pregnant with PCOS

Good luck with your operation and look forward to you posting an update in the future.

For your information I also suffer with PCOS and have two wonderful children! The first arrived very quickly after trying the 2nd arrived five years after the first after two years of Clomid and Metformine (a diabeties drug) I am not diabetic but you are more likely to have PCOS if you are and tests showed that women on Clomid and Metformine have a better chance of getting pregnant! My 2nd is 6 this week and I have been waiting for my 3rd without any help from drugs etc to no avail. I have now virtually giving up, I am happy with two but would like three but now I am swaying to sticking with two. Life is easy, we love skiing and it is so nice to have my handbag back and not a nappy bag!

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just a little update, had all my test results back and yes i defo have PCOS. i have a final check up today and i will be having an operation known as 'Ovarian Drilling' on tuesday 4th May. Fingers crossed it works! - feeling much more confident now, thanks to every1 for all there advice! i hope everyone has a lovley day! x
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Re: Getting pregnant with PCOS or any other Infertility

Hi All,
Just to let u know, me and my husband were trying to concieve for over 3 years and one of the Gynac suggested Zurich Hospital. I could have concieved by IUI, as I did one before( but unfortunately had to be terminated as the fetus was not good), the doctors at the zurich hospital were very adamant for ICSI (which is not covered by insurance). Dr. Leeners did my final treatment, but she is quite harsh and rude and ended me being pregnant with ectopic pregnancy. We strongly suggest not to go to the zurich hospital for the following reasons
1. Different doctors will see you each time you go, so there is no bonding with the doctor.
2. They will not ask for your views, but will impose thier decision on you.
3. And if any thing goes wrong, nobody takes the responsibility as there is no one doctor treating you.
4. Even if the money for the treatment like IVF/ICSI is less, we suggest going to private gynacologist as he will know everything what is going on with you.
You don't have to explain everytime about your history and you don't fear if the new doctor would know everything you told in your first visit.
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Hi Erin.

I too have PCOS and have some experience with fertility issues and other similar things, if you have some questions, please feel free to give me a PM BUT as for a long time, I wasn't trying to get pregnant, what I know is more related to other areas of PCOS related complications.

Meanwhile, the Soul Cysters message board for women with PCOS (and their loved ones) has some very useful information and it seems they have a pretty good and supportive community.

PCOS is something that you will probably be best off finding a gynecologist who is very familiar or specializes in to have as your care giver - there are a lot more things related to PCOS than "simple" (if heartbreaking) issues related to fertility, pregnancy and the ability to carry a baby to term.

Hii......
i just read this thread...
I searched a lot about PCOS as i too have this..... I am single yet but still worried because i dont want any complication once i got married ina year or two...
I have gone through the tests prescribed by the gynaecologist and all are normal..just that the untrasound shows multiple ovarian cysts , so she diagnosed the early stage of PCOS...My weight and diet are all good and appropriate...i just have delayed periods of 40 days..

when i was not satisfied with my gyanecologist...one of my friend suggested me for the endocrinologist and now i am on treatment for four months.....Hope all goes well with my problem of cysts...
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Hii......
i just read this thread...
I searched a lot about PCOS as i too have this..... I am single yet but still worried because i dont want any complication once i got married ina year or two...
I have gone through the tests prescribed by the gynaecologist and all are normal..just that the untrasound shows multiple ovarian cysts , so she diagnosed the early stage of PCOS...My weight and diet are all good and appropriate...i just have delayed periods of 40 days..

when i was not satisfied with my gyanecologist...one of my friend suggested me for the endocrinologist and now i am on treatment for four months.....Hope all goes well with my problem of cysts...
It is good to see an endo, mostly because of all of the other complications of PCOS but also, if and when it comes to fertility, they can work together with your gyn to get you sorted.

Do your best to maintain your weight and diet as you go, I wish I had all along, it is more difficult for us to lose weight than for others due to the way our bodies treat insulin and fat.

Hopefully for you, as the treatment takes effect, your periods should become more "normal" - (I think) it is "already" good if your periods are regular, even if the cycle is something different, mine were all over the place (sometimes 6 months to a year between) until recently.

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Re: Getting pregnant with PCOS

Thanks Peg A for the immediate response

Hmm..i am on treatment from my endo..he is very experienced though.. and i will have visit him in oct..for next consult after a course...
There is a prob of some little increase in facial hair...
I told him about this and also asked him if i can go for laser but he said it wil be cured with this PCOS treatment...i am little concerned about my face too...i hope girls can understand
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Thanks Peg A for the immediate response

Hmm..i am on treatment from my endo..he is very experienced though.. and i will have visit him in oct..for next consult after a course...
There is a prob of some little increase in facial hair...
I told him about this and also asked him if i can go for laser but he said it wil be cured with this PCOS treatment...i am little concerned about my face too...i hope girls can understand
The most common treatment I know of is to take a medication called "metformin" aka "glucophage"... this medicine is used to regulate the way our bodies treat insulin. As it is, among the problems we experience (including increased facial hair) is an increased level of testosterone as that is what our bodies turn the insulin into / treat it as (I don't quite understand this bit - how can one "hormone" be turned into another?) so by regulating the insulin, the testosterone type symptoms should come under more control.
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The most common treatment I know of is to take a medication called "metformin" aka "glucophage"... this medicine is used to regulate the way our bodies treat insulin. As it is, among the problems we experience (including increased facial hair) is an increased level of testosterone as that is what our bodies turn the insulin into / treat it as (I don't quite understand this bit - how can one "hormone" be turned into another?) so by regulating the insulin, the testosterone type symptoms should come under more control.
As far as I know, PCOS never just goes away i.e. it cannot be "cured", it can only be controlled. I would'nt want to pump my body with artificial harmones unless I really needed them. Untill then, a good diet and lots of exercise work best. Just my opinion .

In my case, I had decided to go for the meds only if the PCOS got very severe or/and when I planned for a baby.
As it happens, I needed meds for both ovulation and egg rupture (HCG in this case). I had my baby this May
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Uh ..oh , I think I have just repeated what others have been saying ...ooops !
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Erin are you still in Estavayer - I was there the other day and thought about you. Would be nice to hear how you got on withe the treatment. x
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Uh ..oh , I think I have just repeated what others have been saying ...ooops !
It never hurts to repeat the information. I think of a lot of us who are diagnosed with PCOS we immediately feel defeated. It's good to remember that there are plenty of women with the condition that reproduce perfectly naturally. It's good to remember that we need to be a bit more careful with our diet. It's good to remember that (unfortunately) increased body/facial hair is also perfectly natural for us.

One of the diets that was recommended to me was the low GI diet. You can find a list of low GI foods here.

At the end of the day, I was told by my doctor that I should see him when I plan on starting a family. If that's what you're planning then it's the best thing for you to do.

It's nice to read about other women who have PCOS but have managed to have children. A reminder that PCOS does not equal infertility!
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I would recommend seeing Dr Singer in Zurich/Thalwil. He seems to be the expert in this area. Friends who were 40+ when they began thinking about kids got their little boy thanks to him.

I see Dr. Singer's partner Dr. Nick Lang, and can also HIGHLY recommend this practice. Both men are superb. Not just experts in their field, but their manner is very comforting, and they explain things very well.

The support staff is very caring and understanding, and all speak perfect English, so you should never have any communication problems.
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As far as I know, PCOS never just goes away i.e. it cannot be "cured", it can only be controlled. I would'nt want to pump my body with artificial harmones unless I really needed them. Untill then, a good diet and lots of exercise work best. Just my opinion .
Even though you are mostly right, in obese patietns weight loss seems to have some effect on PCOS...Meformin also works and worked in my case
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This is Erin, I forgot my old password and had to create a new account.... Yes I'm still in Estavayer, now married with a beautiful baby boy who was born February 8th this year! I managed to fall pregnant a few weeks after the operation on my ovaries! thanks for thinking about me!
I dont use my old account now as I forgot my password so if anyone would like to contact me this is my new name. Thank you to everyone who helped me by showing support and giving me advice!!
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Hi oldie
This is Erin, I forgot my old password and had to create a new account.... Yes I'm still in Estavayer, now married with a beautiful baby boy who was born February 8th this year! I managed to fall pregnant a few weeks after the operation on my ovaries! thanks for thinking about me!
I dont use my old account now as I forgot my password so if anyone would like to contact me this is my new name. Thank you to everyone who helped me by showing support and giving me advice!!
when i read the start of the thread and saw the date, i hoped i would see this post at the end! congratulations!

i know of 2 women who were told it was impossible for them to have babies and they are now both mothers (one has 4 children!). great news! congrats again!

now we'll just wait for the mods to come and ban you for duplicate accounts
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