My name is Heather and I am from Northwest Ohio. I am 24 years old and just recently married my best friend of 5 years. We love kids and are patiently waiting to become pregnant. I stopped taking BC in January of 06, hoping that I would give my body enough time to regulate itself by the time my wedding rolled around 9 months later.
However, last June, I realized that something was wrong when I didn't have a period since April 6th. My gyn at the time said ever so nonchalantly over the phone that is was nothing to worry about and that it was probably just polycyctic ovarian syndrome. Having NEVER heard this term before from her, not even once, and fuming because she wouldn't see me, I switched doctors. I am now seeing one of the most well known doctors in my area and am very happy with my decision. He is proactive with my situation, which in fact DID turn out to be PCOS.
A slight set back to our baby making process, but we are hoping to see positive results by next Christmas. I was given Provera to induce a period in October, but have not seen my little red friend since. He put me on Glucophage since then and have still had nothing but upset bowels. I am to take a prego test in 2 weeks and if it is negative, another dose of Provera. I do not see him for another 2-3 months, so I am hoping that by then, my weight will come down and my insulin will be lower than 20. Right now it is 26 - talk about some insulin resistance!! If this glucophage doesn't work with in 6 months, I am going to ask him about Clomid.
Has anyone taken both Clomid AND Glucophage and had any luck?? We desperately want to have a baby and start our own family, but I am concerned about my health as well. The PCOS has made me gain 70 pounds from March to July of 06 and I have remained at that weight since then. My blood pressure was through the roof and has come back to normal with Atenolol and Weight Watchers and Exercise (Dr's orders).
To everyone out there trying to conceive, may God keep you patient and faithful and bless you with a little miracle!!