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TTC for ages v2

Discussion in 'Pregnancy' started by woo77, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. chocolateheaven

    chocolateheaven New commenter

    Eac - sorry to highjack the thread - but ask your doctor about metformin if you don't already take it. It can be taken safely throughout pregnancy, and significantly reduces the risk of miscarriage from PCOS by regulating the hormones. Recommended to be taken throughout first trimester, if not throughout whole pregnancy. Big congratulations, really happy for you! Sorry again to jump on, and to say something that you may already know!x

     
  2. Amybella

    Amybella New commenter

    Aww, thanks for asking guys, but unfortunately I think AF is here (although not convincingly yet - won't go into too many details!). In someways I suppose it is good as it makes this cycle 30days as opposed to the 35 days I thought it was going to be, but on the other hand v confusing as I don't really understand where I ov'd! Gaah! Oh well, roll on next month I suppose. I told myself if I wasn't pg this month I'd go back to the doctors, but at the moment can't see me putting myself through all this again...
    How are you feeling toe? Any better?
    Antoniou, let's hope that giving everything a hammering with clomid gets things going and isn't just the doctor trying to fob you off as you suggested.
    So excited for you guys that are already cooking little beans - gives me a glimmer of hope!
     
  3. toeinwater

    toeinwater New commenter

    Thanks for asking after me guys. After being house-bound on Saturday night, I took it easy for the next couple of days, still felt 'off' on Sunday, but yesterday just a bit tired and sore. However, I did say to OH on Sunday night, if we wanted to be in with a shot of a baby by 'the usual way' we were already running behind schedule for this month, so had to get down to it Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. He was a bit worried about me as I'd been poorly, but we did manage to dtd last night without incident ore recurrence of illness. So although a limited month, at least hopefully in with a shot, as I expect I'll ov tomorrow going by previous months (have given up on cbfm, so guesswork and ewcm 'reading').
    Miss B - 18 weeks! Wow! Glad to hear you're doing well. No FS appointment before the Christmas 'poke and ***' extravaganza! SO looking forward to that!
    Amybella - sorry af is looming.
    Antoniou - can't remember what I need to comment on, but sending hugs your way, cos you probably need them!
    Hugs and baby dust and all that mallarky to everyone else.
     
  4. eac902

    eac902 New commenter

    Thanks for your post Chocolate. I'm not on metformin, I've not been seen by a specialist about my PCOS (recent diagnosis) so I don't know if I have the insulin-resistant type or not. I'm presuming that matters?
    I would ask my GP but I seriously doubt he'll know anything about it. I am ringing the midwife on Monday so will add it to my list of things to ask, thank you so much x
    Amybella sorry AF is rearing her ugly head x
    Lovely to hear from you Miss B, glad everything's going so well x
    Love to all x
     
  5. eac902

    eac902 New commenter

    Toe hope you are better x
     
  6. ITA76

    ITA76 New commenter

    Wow! Time really is flying! So good to hear it is all going well.
    Havent booked my app.as the doc told me last time they cant do much more till OH has done his sample! Anyway he is going to the docs next monday to get the ball rolling! And then we can move on.
     
  7. In conjunction with giving a sample, this phrase really made me laugh - is that how they get the sample?! Hope everything gets moving for you soon.
     
  8. Strange things are happening with me. I'm on CD6 (took my last lot of clomid for this cycle this morning). My AF usually lasts 3 days, 4 at a push. However, this AF was heavier, more painful and has lasted longer. For the past 2 days I've been having quite a lot of dark brown blood in my pad. Not AF-type amounts, but definitely enough to need to wear a pantyliner. Usually by now I'd be completely stopped, so this is very odd for me.
    My last AF only lasted about 24hrs, so I don't know if the brown blood is maybe the remnants of that AF that just didn't come out at the proper time? Has anyone else had anything similar? Do you think I need to mention it to the FS?
     
  9. elisa1

    elisa1 New commenter

    I saw my GP on Monday as I don't seem to be Ovulating but I'm having regular periods. I have a blood test booked for next Friday and my Dr has prescribed me Metformin to make me Ovulate. She was really positive.
    I'm just a little gutted as I'm 40 and time is passing me by! My elder Sister smokes, drinks, and has throughout her pregnancies and has 6! Yes 6! Children and does not care for them all and seems to be dragging them all up at the cost of the tax payer. My younger Sister has one, and conceived naturally after 3 months!! Life is so unfair at times!!!
     
  10. Me too.
    I'm actually losing the plot - burst into tears earlier as I had to go to 3 different photocopiers to get a set of resources copied because the first 2 were broken! Bloody hormones!
    My brown spotting appears to have finally stopped so OH and I can now start dtd again with a bit more dedication than last cycle (we managed to dtd just 4 times the entire month - poor man).
     
  11. Amybella

    Amybella New commenter

    Oh poor you, Antoniou: it's horrible being a slave to your hormones. Perhaps don't lurk on the winter babies thread until you're feeling a bit better!
    I have been a bit of a hormonal wreck too: my friend had her baby yesterday, so she's another one who's gone through a whole pregnancy from beginning to end whilst I've achieved precisely nothing so I have probably done more than my fair share of crying!
    This AF has been horrendous, compared with my usual ones, even though it was only a 30 day cycle, really painful and plentiful. I'm wondering whether something had a little go in there, but failed. Think I will POAS next month, because even if there was a feint line, then at least I would know I was capable of something...
    I have made an appointment to go back to the doctors on Monday, as I haven't been back since the first time I went as I only phoned up to get the results of my 21 day bloods and my husband's SA. I'm a bit nervous and don't really know what I will say, but I think I would even feel happier to discuss my blood tests and the SA in more detail. Have decided not to take OH with me, as I have just found out that the mother of a boy in my class now works as a receptionist and I don't want to start rumours at the school gate!
     
  12. Amybella

    Amybella New commenter

    That sounds positive, Elisa. I've not heard of that drug. Were you the person who posted elsewhere saying that you hadn't managed to get a positive OPK? I know what you mean about time passing you by. I'm nearly 36 and my husband is considerably older than that, but there are still people our age who just seem to pop them out aren't there? Not fair!
     
  13. chocolateheaven

    chocolateheaven New commenter

    Hi Eac (again! Plus others wondering about metformin!) Just butting in again to tell you what I know about it, as it's my daily drug! Basically, it was developed as a drug to treat diabetes. It works by making the body more sensitive to insulin. PCOS commonly leads to elevated levels of testosterone, LH and insulin. Elevated levels of insulin for a prolonged period can lead to insulin resistance, and then diabetes, developing, which is why the two often go hand in hand, but PCOS can often lead to high levels of circulating insulin without you being insulin-resistant.
    Metformin works by lowering this level of circulating insulin. This can boost fertility, as high insulin levels can lead to stimulate the ovaries to create testosterone, which can in turn suppress ovulation. Metformin works by preventing this, but is only really effective in women who are overweight rather than those PCOS sufferers who are slim (or so the research suggests anyway).
    As for the impact on miscarriage rates, I believe it works in basically the same way, by regulating the hormones. It also apparently has been proven to increase blood flow to the uterus, and alter the lining of the womb to make it better-able to sustain a pregnancy. A medical journal website states that research suggests "In women with PCOS the risk of miscarriage is very high, around 50%. By
    giving metformin, the risk is reduced to that of a woman without PCOS." It can be taken throughout pregnancy without consequences.
    Don't know if that is of any help at all, but there's loads of stuff around the internet on it if you google it. x
     
  14. kittenmittens

    kittenmittens New commenter


    Chocalateheaven, I'm an interloper on here but thanks for the info re: Metformin. Really helpful as I have polycystic ovaries so may need this drug, now ttc number 2 and will mention it to my GP on next visit. Thanks xx
     
  15. Amybella

    Amybella New commenter

    Thanks chocolateheaven, that's interesting to read. I wonder if the doctor will prescribe me anything...
     
  16. chocolateheaven

    chocolateheaven New commenter

    If you want any links to credible research to take and present him with, let me know :)
     
  17. toeinwater

    toeinwater New commenter

    Well girls, I'm entering a usual symptom-spotting 2ww as we've managed to dtd a bit around ov, so figure I'm in with as much chance as I ever am frankly. I was worried there for a while, as I wasn't sure how I would spend the 2ww if there was no chance of a pregnancy at the end! At least if we've dtd, I feel credible gearing up for the finish line in, about 16 days time I guess. Think I ov'ed today (morning?) and we dtd Monday, Wednesday and tonight so there we go. That's that. Wait and see. Blah blah blah blah blah!
     
  18. It's very quiet on here. Hope everyone is well? Good luck for your 2ww toe, it's the worst part of the cycle I think, especially if you know you've dtd at the right time and are conscious if every twinge. Let's hope it's an early Xmas present for you. I'm on cd9 so not much happening. Got a follicle tracking scan Monday morning to see how I'm responding to the higher clomid dose. Trying to ensure we dtd, should ov around Thursday.
     
  19. antoniou - good luck tomorrow at your folly tracking scan. Hope the increased does of clomid has worked and you have a couple of lovely follicles waiting! x x x
    toe - sending ooodles of babydust to you and everything crossed for your 2WW. Hoping for a lovely early Xmas pressie for you! x x x
    Love and luck ladies x x x
     
  20. Amybella

    Amybella New commenter

    Not too bad thanks. Nothing much going on here. Have doctors appointment tomorrow. Feel quite nervous about it. My next AF is due on Christmas Day, that could put a downer on things when it arrives! Hope your follicle tracking scan goes ok.
     

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