22 almost 23 and Trying to conceive

by Mariah
(New Jersey )

Hey Ladies.

This is my first time posting on anything like this so bear with me LOL.

I turn 23 in January and for as long as I can remember, I've always been Irregular. But I've never really cared (I mean who REALLY wants to get their period and deal with the pain??) And growing up really secluded from the world. I never really went to the doctor either.

About 2 or 3 years ago I was said to have PCOS but i was young and there was still "hope" if I ever wanted to conceive. Cool.

My significant other and I want a child.

I haven't been using protection since last January. (Almost a year) and nothing. I went to the doctor and she put me on Metformin. For sure I would ovulate. It made me sick and I had a very light period once out of 4 months of taking it.

Yesterday went to the doctor AGAIN and she have me Provera and Clomid.

10mg of the Provera for 5 days and I would get my period and then 5 days of Clomid and then every other day after that to try and conceive.

WELL. I took my first Provera as soon as I got it yesterday and the way the doctor made it seem was that I would get my period ASAP.

I bought the necessary items to hold me down for this painful journey while I was waiting for it to get filled and nothing.

It's my 2nd day and I feel crampy but nothing.

I don't know how to feel at this moment.

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A more complete approach needed for PCOS pregnancy
by: PCOS Editor

Hi Mariah,

Thanks for your story.

Don't expect pharmaceuticals to perform miracles. There is no "cure" for PCOS. So your best course of action is to take a more complete approach to the problem, which could include drugs but also diet and exercise at the very least.

For example, you need to find out whether or not you have insulin resistance as a result of your insulin levels being too high. The majority of women with polycystic ovary syndrome have this problem, which is a major contributor to symptoms, including infertility.

Insulin resistance causes your ovaries to over-produce male hormones. You don't want that.

If you have an insulin problem, I suggest you investigate metformin as a drug that can help with that.

In addition, a low-glycemic diet is imperative for controlling insulin. Ditto with increased exercise.

Also check your vitamin D level and thyroid hormone levels, both of which can affect your ability to become pregnant.

We have dozens of articles on the above topics on our website. Take some time to have a look around and educate yourself. You can also subscribe to our newsletter.

Your destiny is in YOUR hands, not your doctor's.

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