Pregnant at last

by Ciara

I would just like to tell you a "success story" that may give other women hope. Here goes.

I have not had a natural period since 1996 when I was 21. After 8 years of Diannette, I came off and my periods hadn’t returned even after a year.

I already knew I had PCOS as I had had an ultrasound in 1996. In 2004 I had blood tests and a transvaginal ultrasound. The results were predictable—elevated androgens, testosterone, and LH, and hormones were all over the place.

My gynecologist put me on Glucophage/Metformin, but despite months of this, I had no period and blood tests showed very little improvement.

In the meantime I had self-medicated with various herbs such as agnus castus and saw palmetto, but again, no periods and my symptoms were all there.

My gynecologist then gave me Provera to bring on a period and put me on 5 mg. of Clomid from day 3 to day 8 of my cycle. I got a period, not a natural one, but nevertheless a period which I was grateful for! Then I tried the Clomid, and blood tests revealed that I had ovulated! There was hope, at least, even if I hadn’t conceived.

Several Clomid cycles followed, I think 8 or 9 in total, but I didn’t conceive. I came off Clomid, my gynecologist said my periods might return, but no such thing happened even after 3 months.

I had more blood tests which showed I had hypothyroidism as well as PCOS. At this stage I was despairing of ever being “normal” or becoming a mother. Still no sign of a period.

When my breasts began to ache I took a pregnancy test. You guessed it, I was pregnant! Now I am 37 weeks pregnant, and it was completely natural.

Somewhere along the line, my hormones had decided to regulate themselves. So please tell other women out there that there is hope!

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Thats me !!!
by: Jennifer Davis

I just wanted to comment that I found this website and read your story and that is me !!! Only difference is that I have yet to get pregnant. I am 31 and did not have a period for 12 years since having my first at 12 the doctors said it was normal and be patient . I finally went on birth control for a year and had one every month like clock work then they stopped. I tried metraformin and chlomid three times....Very stressful but the final time i did ovulate so i knew there was hope just did not pin point to get pregnant. we are ready to try again...have been maried 7 years and want a baby so desperately the good news is that in the last year I have had about 6 periods naturally and right about on a schedule. We have not tried the chlomid again...just been hoping it would happen naturally.....alas no luck yet.....I was wondering if you could me I would love the support.....I know it will happen but knowing what you went thorough can you suggest my next step...i would love some email if you would is thank you so much

and by the way congratulations.....

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