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    Hello to all!!!!!
    I hope everyone is well. I see there is little activity here. I'm Starting to worry.

    No yet, but I'm hoping after the ultrasound DH and I can start alot more. This week he is on a business trip and I've been cramping off and on during the day for the past 5 days. :mad:



    Hope all is good with everyone!!!!!!

    Good Health and Luck to everyone!!!!!!!!
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    hi Deevadoll and everyone else,
    This forum is pretty quiet lately, although maybe everyone is busy. I know i am, which is good at he moment as i am on the tww. AF is due today, or it could be late like last cycle. I know i'm not pg though cos i can feel AF coming (I had a headache last night and tiny cramps on off for the last coupla days). But it has been good to be preoccupied with somethingother than babies! Hope you are well,

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    Hi everyone,

    I hope all are well.

    I have just finished my last cycle on clomid & thought I was Preggers. I normally have 29 day cycle & this time it was 35 & my temp stayed up. Boy was I dissappointed when AF came.

    I am not trying again on clomid. We have been trying for past year & I really think something must be awry in my body. I have appointment with Gyno in April & we will be looking at artificial insem or ivf or something!! who knows! He wants to flush my tubes & that sounds pretty scary. Has anyone had that done?

    It seems everywhere I look someone is getting pregnant or having babies even on TV!!

    Good luck to all.

    Jodster

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    Hey Jodster,
    How many miligrams of clomid are you taking and how long have you been taking clomid?

    I guess I'll have to call me doctor again. These past 3 months have not been good to me.

    To see what I'm talikng about, check out my thread in TTC after m/c

    Good Day To All!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Hi there girls, Goodluck to you both for BFP's! Well I saw my gyno yesterday and all the tests came back showing signs of PCOS, which we already knew but had to have it documented and the last tests I had in Sydney I don't have anymore. I have my metformin and will probably start taking them on monday.

    I go back to see him in 4 mths so fingers crossed I will have my by then

    Goodluck to you all!

    I will keep you updated to let you know how the metformin goes.

    *hugs*
    Cailin

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    I have been on clomid (2 tablets) I think that is 100mg for a year now.

    My emotions are absolutely crazy. I am yelling at my poor 4 year old son for no reason & crying for days for no reason at all.

    I am pretty relieved to have a break.

    While on the clomid I was ovulating very high. You need to have a level of 15 to ovulate & mine was 180 most of the time. So that makes me think there is something else happening.

    My gyno is an hour away from our small town & that makes things difficult as I have to have time off work & then every finds out what you are doing & then they keep asking whats wrong & on & on!!

    What is this metformin others are talking about?

    Jodster

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    Metformin is a drug used to regulate insulin levels in women with PCOS. The reason being is that insulin resistance (Web Def: n. State in which the body does not respond to the action of insulin hormone although enough insulin is produced.) is often the cause of infertility in women with PCOS.

    Its also used by Type 2 Diabetics for the same reason, to regulate insulin which will also regulate blood sugar levels.

    They were able to find out my insulin levels by doing a fasting glucose test, and thats why I have only just been prescribed this medication. My Dr also told me that one of the reasons women with PCOS stay on metformin (not just when trying to concieve) is to reduce the risk of Diabetes later in life.

    If anyone wishes to elaborate feel free.

    HTH's

    *hugs*
    Cailin

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    Thanks for the info Cailin, I should probably get my insulin levels checked.

    Jodster

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    Cailin is correct. I've been taking Metformin since Oct. and it not only helps with the insulin (which regulates your metabolism) and infertility but it also helps to regulate your menstrual cycle, which unfortunatly for me it works because :af: arrived today.

    REALLY BAD CRAMPS

    My mother takes it a 1000 mg a day (2 times a day) for her Diabeties.
    My glucose test showed a moderate increase in my blood sugar but nothing to be worried about.

    Test are still being taken to see if Metformin can decrease the chances of m/c in women with PCOS and if it has any effects on breastfeed children.

    I hope this gave just a little more to add to what Cailin stated.

    Have a great weekend ladies!!!!!!!!

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    Hi Jodster,

    To ease your fears about getting your tubes flushed, I had this done to me yesterday and am off work today recovering. It was fine! I have PCOS and I tried clomid for 1/2 a tablet, and a whole one both which didn't make me ovulate so now I am seeing a naturopath.

    But my gyno recommended a laparoscopy which we did to make sure I didn't have blocked tubes or any other complications. I was worried as I've never been to hospital other than being born myself! but after a long wait in the day surgery unit (which was the worst part of it), they put a needle in my hand and next thing I knew I was waking up. Had a bit of pain but it was fine. It was also good news as she said I had a very good looking pelvis (oh, blush) with no problems and that my PCOS had got better since my ultrasound diagnoses about middle of last year. So the naturopath probably has something to do with that.

    WAs it you who also asked about diet? My naturopath recommended a low-GI (glycemic index) diet which i've been following and have lost some weight, although weight isn't a problem for me. You don't have to cut out all carbohydrates, just the "bad ones" which are ones that are easily absorbed into the blood stream (usually the yummy ones!) The book says pasta is OK, and to eat Basmati rice and high fibre stuff etc. I recommended getting a low-GI book or cook-book to find out about it.

    I recently confessed to a friend about my problem ( which I always find difficult) and she said she had a friend with PCOS who improved her diet and got pregnant reasonably quickly. I wish that had happend for me! I have about a 7 week cycle which is soooooooo long to wait. Cycle before last my husband was sick the time we think I ovulated and we didn't do it right when we should have. Last cycle we thought we won't miss it so we'll do it every 2 days from day 14. That continued for 5 1/2 weeks and I had a non-ovulatory cycle!!! Sometimes I think someone is trying to punish me.

    I know how you feel about everyone getting pregnant. We know so many people who got pregnant either without trying or the first month. And yes, pregnancy on TV is also annoying - Kate Lanbroek, KAte Ceberano, Naomi WAtts etc. Even bloody Chopper Reid's wife is (I've stopped watching Enough Rope as he started having all these people on who were pregnant or talking about children). :mad:

    Wow, what a blab. Well it is my first post!

    Best wishes and good luck to every one!

    C

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    Thanks for your post Caz. It was very informative. Why did you get your tubes flushed? Was it just in case they were blocked? Can you tell from an ultrasound if your tubes are blocked?

    That's enough questions for now. I sound like a big sook being scared to undergo anything as I had a Ceasar with my first child, with an epidural so I have never been under - that's what scares me! The worst part about that was the drip!!

    I have another month before I see the Specialist so I am not going to thing about it & try & relax until then.

    It's great to be able to talk to others about these things!!

    Jodster

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    Hi again Jodster,

    I know how you feel about going under. I felt scared too as I'd never been put unconscious by anyone before (I've done it myself plenty of times though as I often faint with injections!). But the staff at the hospital were so nice and put me right at ease - the anaethetist came and said exactly what he would do, and the nurse who accompanied me to the theatre was really nice. They just kept reassuring me the whole time and they would look after me really well, and they did. They put a needle in my hand, the anaethetist asked me how I felt and I said 'a bit dizzy' and the next thing I was waking up. Piece of cake! I didn't have any nausea either some people get.

    Yes I got my tubes flushed just to check that they were ok and she checked for endometriotis and for anything else that might get in the way of a pregnancy. I'm not sure if an ultrasound can check for blocked tubes. I'm glad I had it done, it's good to get it checked out and to know that it's all fine down there, or if there is something wrong it's good to know too so you can do something about it. It's also important to feel comfortable with your specialist. We first saw a guy who we weren't happy with at all - he didn't give you much information and was quite insensitive. So we were recommended to another one and she's much better. So be fussy!

    Hang in there Jodster! If I can do it you can.

    Best wishes,
    Caz

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    Thanks Caz,

    As we are in a small town I don't have much choice of specialists, but as I have been seeing him for a year I feel pretty comfortable (or as comfortable as you can get with a gyno).

    I'll let you all know how I go. O

    Thanks for the info.

    Jodster

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