Metformin and Ovarian diathermy (drilling)
Hi! I self diagnosed my PCOS when I was 16- the doctors finally agreed. After my husband and I got married and started trying to conceive, I realized it would be harder than I thought.
After a year or so I went on metformin (extended release did alleviate side effects) and started to see some positive changes. After 3 years of clomid, gonadotropins, IUI, and IVF with NO success, I had ovarian drilling (diathermy) done and immediately started having regular cycles and lost about 20 pounds over the next few months with no change in diet or exercise.
After a full 4 1/2 years of fertility treatments, one month after the last cycle of gonadotropins, I conceived my son naturally! I had a healthy baby boy in 2003 and found myself pregnant again 10 months later!!!
NEVER give up hope and go with your gut when it comes to medical treatments. RESEARCH and don't assume the doctors always know everything!!! I suggested ALL of my treatments, and it finally worked! Best of luck to you all!
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