(San Antonio, Tx)
Just like many of you all of my life I've had irregular periods and when I went to my OB birth control pills were the obvious answer since they help regulate your period.
In 1999 however I stopped taking birth control pills and my periods stopped also. At that time I was over weight but still had not been diagnosed with PCOS.
In 2000 after getting married my husband and I decided to try and conceive but after a year were not successful. At the time I thought if we stopped trying so hard maybe it would "just happen" but even then it didn't.
At the beginning of 2001 I decided to start eating right and losing weight.
I went back on the birth control pills (mircette) and also took a diet pill called meridia to help jump start my weight loss. I was on meridia for 3 months and after less than 6 months I lost 60 lbs.
My husband and I still were not "trying" to have a baby since it was so hard before but after missing my annual OB appointment (I needed to get a refill RX for my birth control pills) I found out that after only 1 month of not being on the pill I had conceived.
At this time I still knew nothing about PCOS and contributed this success to the lack of effort we were putting into it and my prayers being answered. My son is now 5 years old and it wasn't until early last year when we decided to try again that I was told I had PCOS.
After the pregnancy I gained all of the weight back (and then some) and this is why we could not conceive again after my son.
My new OB recommended I try metformin and clomid but after thinking about what steps I took the first go round I opted to try losing weight first and if after a few months nothing happens, I will try the metformin. If I am not successful with metformin, I will use clomid as a final option.
So there is hope! I strongly recommend that if you are overweight, try to lose those extra pounds. You will be surprised how much better your body reacts to everything when you are at a healthy weight. I'm in constant prayer about being able to conceive again, just as I was with my first gift from God and my prayers are with you all as well.
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