Saw RE

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Saw RE
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Tue, 06-22-2010 - 11:40am
So thankfully my ob had done enough tests that the RE was able to diagnose with PCOS right away. Thats not a surprise to me. Now we just have to figure out the cause. So tomorrow I go back for a blood glucose. He said the last time I had a blood glucose I was border line normal. I think he is leaning towards insulin resistant but won't know for a couple of days. I'm a little nervous about that. Keeping my fingers crossed thats not it. The if it is not to do more clomid at a high dose for a longer period of time and an ultrasound check. Same plan if insulin resistant just have to wait a month so we can start meds for it. Well now it's time to play the waiting game.
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In reply to: babyaholic2010
Tue, 06-22-2010 - 12:00pm
Well, I'm sorry you have to go through some testing, but honestly, PCOS is not a bad diagnosis to have. It's relatively easy to treat and the meds for it, for me at least, have been side effect free. I'm on 1000mg metformin and it's like taking a sugar pill to me. So good luck with the glucose test and hopefully now things will go smoothly!
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Tue, 06-22-2010 - 12:13pm
Kara
Thanks for reassurance. Question did you have to make any other changes besides the med? So are ttc now or do you have to take the meds for awhile before you can?
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Tue, 06-22-2010 - 1:45pm

Well, here's how it went for me:

I found out I had PCOS from my OB, but their solution was to just give me Clomid. 50 mg did squat and without a trigger shot I was ovulating really late (like day 20 or something). So I saw an RE and she did a few more tests and all the stuff they like to do. Even though I'm not insulin resistant she still put me on the metformin because it can help control hormone levels and they say it can have a big effect on miscarriage rates. She put me on the metformin Oct. 9th. We were actively TTC then, and I actually did get PG that cycle. It ended in a missed miscarriage in December at 9.5 weeks (baby stopped at 7). I asked the RE if she thought it was because I hadn't been on the metformin for long enough before we got PG and she said no. She ran the whole battery of miscarriage blood work just to rule things out and everything was fine. Fast forward to April and I got PG again (still using Clomid, it's my only hope!) and am now 11+ weeks with twins. I've been on the metformin all along. So no, no other changes really, just the met and using 100mg clomid. Everyone responds differently though, so just keep at it. Good luck!

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In reply to: babyaholic2010
Tue, 06-22-2010 - 9:05pm

Hi, there really isn't a known cause for PCOS, but with correct treatment you

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Wed, 06-23-2010 - 3:24pm
You've been through a lot. Were you diagnosed as insulin resistant? Sat at the doctors office for over 2 hours today while they did all the testing. To make it even better since it's a timed test of course they screw up. My last test was 20 min late. They don't think it will be a problem but their not sure. At least they apologized a dozen or so times. If I have to do that again I am taking my husbands PSP and watching movies. Reading a book was just putting me to sleep. Should get my results in 24 to 48 hours.


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Wed, 06-23-2010 - 6:16pm

Honestly, I keep forgetting to ask.