Tuesday, December 22, 2009

hola

Welcome ICLW’ers!

It’s my first month participating in this. I created this blog a few months ago but it’s only recently that I have been regularly posting on here. As my little outlet in cyber-space to vent, ponder and just be.

Our story:

I married the most wonderful man 5.5 years ago. Our first 3.5 years we were happy to just enjoy married life together, and started TTC 2 years ago on a lark actually. I was running out of birth control pills and we were about to embark on a long international trip together, so we thought what the hell, let’s do it. Granted we felt financially, emotionally and over all ready to be parents.


So I was ok for 2 months or so before my body was overtaken by frightening symptoms: horrible cystic acne, a lot of my hair falling out, my period disappearing for months at a time and weight gain all centered around the abdomen. I’d gone to see a dermatologist about the acne, and cruelly she wouldn’t give me anything if I were TTC. I went to my GP about the hair loss, he suggested it was part of getting older (?). I was so extremely confused. Some six months later, I finally went to see my OBGyn about the missing periods, and as soon as she heard my symptoms she diagnosed me as PCOS with Insulin Resistance, further confirmed by blood work and a sonogram. We spent a few months in her treatment and that of a RE she referred me to, who had me start on Metformin, which I have taken 2000mg of for 16 months now. The OBGyn had me do two cycles of Clomid, which were both unmonitored. We were told to have timed intercourse, that too without any real information on when to “time” it.


We spent a good year with her… hoping the metformin would kick in.. hoping the clomid would work… Finally at our wits end, we went to see a RE that came highly recommended as the PCOS man in NYC. I’ve seen him for 6 months now. We’ve done 2 more cycles of Clomid but with Ovidrel and sonogram monitoring, we did another month just now of clomid + gonal F + ovidrel. I’m currently in my 2WW… hoping and praying…

So that’s my story. This has been a really lonely journey for me as I haven’t chosen to share it with very many people. I’m hoping to find a community online, and hope ICLW is the start of that.

13 comments:

Melissa G said...

Oh honey, ICLW is most certainly the place to be for IF bloggers. So glad you found us, and Welcome! (And thanks for the thoughtful comment on my blog!)

Sounds like you must be doing well with the Metformin, I've heard it can be a real bear. Hope this tww flies by, with good news to follow.

Hang in there.

Jill said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Oh how nice it would be for you to have some good news at the end of your wait! Don't worry that you don't feel anything yet, I didn't have any symptoms until after my BFP. Best of luck!!

Erika said...

I too have PCOS with insulin resistance... Ivebeen on metfo.rmin for 3 years since being diagnosed. They just upped my dose and it's kicking my butt but I'm still not at 2000. I hope your body does ok with it! I hope this time is when you get your BFP! Welcome to ICLW it's so great all the new blogs you fund and readers that find you!

jenn said...

PCOS is a bitch isn't it. I hated Met. It made me so sick. Hope you get your BFP soon. Hang in there.

[cre] said...

I'm new to ICLW this month but it has connected me to others who are going through the same things I am. I would like to also recommend www.soulcysters.net; it's a forum for women with PCOS. It has different threads for those who are TTC, those who aren't, those who are pregnant, those who just want info on PCOS and the meds and the s/e etc etc etc. It's a really great resource! The women are all really amazing and so helpful! I spend more time on it than I do any other site!

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