No Need to Lose Hope....A Few Simple Suggestions

by Cecile

Hi I'm Cecile 30 yrs old!! I'll been married last march 2008. I'll been diagnosed PCOS last October 8 2007. I had no idea about PCOS.

Only the details my doctor said to me I'm so upset on that time because that the time my boyfriend and I had a plan to get married.

According to my OB it due to my irregular menstruation that's why I had a PCOS. She recommended me to take metformin and clomid.

My husband is working as OFW in Saudi Arabia. He works there every 3 months and had a 26 days vacation. We tried twice with the support of the treatment of clomid but until now were not succeeding.

I'm taking clomid 3 times a day for 5 days. But when I read the different stories in this site I'm still hoping and praying that we will be successful next time we try it again!

My husband went home again on 1st week of February 2009 and we will try again. But I'm scared to lose hope again cause I gain much weight because of the treatment.

Could you give me an advice how to lose weight and the thing I must do in my case!! I'm so desperate to have a baby. I'm 30 yrs. old and my husband was already 34 yrs. old. Please I'm hoping with your advice cause now I'm losing hope specially now my husband was miles away from me!! Thank for the time spending to read my stories. bye bye


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Editor's comments:

Hi Cecile. We suggest that you take the time to understand the drugs you are taking. We don't think you should be putting things into your body unless you know what they are and what they will do inside your body.

It is potentially risky to blindly follow whatever a doctor says. How do you know that "doctor knows best"? Don't just assume it. Check it out. When a doctor tells you to take a drug, first find out what the benefits and risks are.

For example, did your doctor tell you that there is a possible link between Clomid and uterine cancer? So drugs like Clomid should be used cautiously.

Secondly, we might suggest the following:

1) Educate yourself as to what causes PCOS so that you can make intelligent decisions for dealing with it. Read books, visit websites, talk to others who are dealing with issues similar to yours. Get second opinions from other doctors. Become knowledgeable about the various conventional and natural treatment options that are available.

2) A healthy diet plays an absolutely crucial role in managing the symptoms of PCOS, including infertility, acne, weight, hair loss, male-pattern hair growth, and depression. A healthy diet will also greatly reduce your risk of developing diabetes and heart disease.

A good place to get diet advice is from the PCOS diet book .

3) Regular exercise is vital. Daily exercise, when combined with the correct diet, can be as effective as some drugs, but without its side effects.

4) Read Ten Essential Tips for Controlling PCOS and Infertility.

5) It's tough to lose weight if you have polycystic ovary syndrome. But it is definitely possible! Here's an information page about weight loss.

There's no need to lose hope. Start by improving your overall health. That will help to normalize your hormones and make it more likely that you can start a family.

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by: Michelle

Hello. I understand how you feel. I was diagnosed with PCOS shortly after marring my husband. We have been married for almost 4 years now and have been wanting to start a family. I have tried 6 months of CLOMID and am now onto IUI cycles with Injectable hormones. We are hoping this works. We are getting very tired of trying and always getting our hopes up for nothing. He tries to be supportive, but I don't really think he understands all of PCOS. CLOMID made me very moody while on it, and it does increase your chances of cancer. Hope everything works out for you!

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