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Old 12-24-2010, 06:10 PM   #11
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Im also a thin pcoser
Sleepygirl, were you able to conceive with medication?
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Old 12-24-2010, 08:11 PM   #12
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I am a thin cyster too. I actually started a group for this a while back, but don't think anyone ever joined. I am 5'9'' and 125 lbs.

I always crave bread and carbs, but never seem to gain weight.

I got pregnant my second month trying on fertility meds. I took Clomid the first month but I was dizzy from it, so my RE switched me to Fremara the second month and I got pregnant! With both meds, I ovulated later than normal (like CD 24 or something). Then about 8 months later, I got pregnant naturally by surprise. So definitely possible.

I did some research and found that the best treatment for thin cysters is actually an extended clomid regimen. 8-10 days of the clomid starting on CD 1 or 3. And a majority of us have low estrogen.... that is why I think the extended clomid works well. They haven't performed any studies on Fremara, but I have heard great success with it....and I am a success story of Fremara, but I do think clomid can work too. In fact, I am taking clomid again now. So we'll see.

Good luck to you!
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Old 12-26-2010, 10:57 AM   #13
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Thin cyster here too! I am a swimmer (not too hard core)... but am in shape. I've been on Clomid x 4 cycles now (3 at 50mg, one at 100mg). I ovulated with the Clomid but did not get pregnant. Now, My RE wants me to go on injectibles. I have yet to have my consult with the RE to formally talk about this but the RN said they speculate that the "eggs released" are not of good quality (even though they were at least 20-22mm ea cycle)... She further went on to say that the injectibles will improve the maturation and quality.

So, all in all, I am an active thin cyster that has failed the "cheaper" regimen and moving on to more complex stuff. Here's to a new year and hopefully a pregnancy someday. Hopefully we will all have a success story to share in the near future!
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Old 12-26-2010, 11:03 AM   #14
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I should add that when I said best treatment, that included fert meds only. Obviously injectibles, IUI, and IVF would be more effective. But the extended clomid is more effective than the normal regiment, or met alone, etc.
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:19 PM   #15
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Thanks for the tips. Extended Clomid though--would that increase your risk of hyper ovarian stimulation syndrome?
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Old 12-30-2010, 08:40 AM   #16
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Thanks for the tips. Extended Clomid though--would that increase your risk of hyper ovarian stimulation syndrome?
It shouldn't. That is usually only with injectibles because you are stimulating with them. With clomid, you aren't stimulating you are just increasing the extrogen produced. And with thin women, it is often low estrogen that is an issue.

In the studies, they did the clomid for 10 days, but I think it was the standard 50mgs.

This isn't somthing you would just do. You would get your bloodwork and discuss the protocol with your doctor if you had low estrogen.
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Old 12-30-2010, 03:06 PM   #17
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Od you remember where you found that study? I'll try Googling extended clomid or something.
I noticed that when I had my hormones tested, estrogen (estraidol?) was not tested so I don't know how much I have. My RE basically said that they really don't even go by hormone levels when it comes to the treatment itself. All they really needed to know was that I have PCOS and I'm not ovulating. Thanks for mentioning this though--I'm definitely going to ask my RE about it when I see him Tuesday.

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It shouldn't. That is usually only with injectibles because you are stimulating with them. With clomid, you aren't stimulating you are just increasing the extrogen produced. And with thin women, it is often low estrogen that is an issue.

In the studies, they did the clomid for 10 days, but I think it was the standard 50mgs.

This isn't somthing you would just do. You would get your bloodwork and discuss the protocol with your doctor if you had low estrogen.
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prenatals, fish oil (contaminant free, with DHA/EPA)
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Old 12-31-2010, 10:13 AM   #18
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I just wanted to chime in as I am also a thin cyster. 5'4 and 113lbs.

I have done 5 rounds of clomid and ovulated perfectly each time but sadly no bfp. Moving on to injectables and IUI next in Jan.

Let's hope 2011 is good to all of us.
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Old 12-31-2010, 10:39 AM   #19
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I will have to look for it again. I will post back when I find it. But just so you know, I took have taken fremara and clomid on the normal regimen and I ovulate just fine. The extended clomid regimen is for women with thin PCOS that don't respond to the normal regimens and is mostly due to low estrogen that needs more of a boost.
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Old 12-31-2010, 10:49 AM   #20
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Okay, I couldnt find it doing a quick search, but I did find this article. It is for hypothalamic ammenorhea instead of PCOS. But HA is due to low estrogen, so if the low estrogen is a factor in your PCOS then this could work as well. Hopefully I'll find the PCOS article for you, but I am going on vacation for a week. But here is the link for the other. Copy and paste the link out of the <>

<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17616859?ordinalpos=15&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez .Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum>
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