TTC, Not complete success yet, but a start!
(Ed. summary: "2 weeks after I started the supplements and 1 week after I started walking I started my period!")
I am 23 and DH and I have been married 3 years and TTC for about 1 year. I was on the pill for 1.5 years before we decided to TTC and when I stopped the pill my periods were way out of whack. Having one every other month, and sometimes not having one for 3 months. (Got off the pill in July 06 - Had a period in July, October, December-with Prometrium, February, April, August-with Prometrium) Very sporadic.
My Doctor said I might have PCOS in September. She told me to try to lose some weight because even a 5 pound weight gain can make you skip periods.
I decided to try taking some herbal supplements also. We were going to try clomid if my natural approach did not work.
Well, I started walking on a treadmill every weeknight (anywhere from 1 - 3 miles) trying to eat healthier, and started taking prenatal vitamins every night along with fish body oil (free of mercury and lead) and Vitex. All GNC brands. Also, I bought some raspberry tea and drank that maybe every other day.
2 weeks after I started the supplements and 1 week after I started walking I started my period!
That means I ovulated, but we obviously didn't fertilize. I was not charting my basal body temperatures or anything to really let me know I was ovulating. I was just trying to get my period back.
So now, I am continuing my eating/exercise routine, charting my temps religiously, and keeping an eye on my CM. I want to catch my ovulation this time and BD BD BD!!
I don't know if it was the walking, or the vitamins or what exactly brought my period back. I really didn't stick to a strict diet and I didn't want to overwhelm myself with hours of intense exercise. I just tried to eat littler portions, and make sure I got on the treadmill for an hour every night and walked while I watched my fav tv show Scrubs. And took my vitamins, vitex, and raspberry tea. That's what worked for me.
I hope my story helps some of you. I know coming to this PCOS website and reading other women's stories helped motivate me. I will keep you all posted on what happens next. Hopefully I will ovulate, BD, and we get that much wanted BFP for Christmas!! Good Luck to you all!!
Kari, TTC in NC