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Old 10-05-2009, 09:28 PM   #1
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Hi everyone!

I'm new here and I thought i'd come by and say hi. I'm so glad I've found this site. For so long I've struggled to deal with PCOS on my own with very little support from any medical professional. Its so wonderful to know that there are people out here just like me and are dealing with the same issue daily.

So I was offically diagnosed with PCOS 3 years ago but it was suspected well before then, and because I am gay my doctors didn't give me any treatment options as he told me I wasn't going to get pregnant anyway so it didn't matter (what an ass!). So it was left up to me do find out if there was anything I could do and I struggled for so long trying to do it alone.

My partner and I moved house and I decided I'd try to suggest some treatment options to a new doctor. He was appalled at my prior treatment by other doctors and couldn't understand why I wasn't having any treatment. So I've just started on Metformin about 6 weeks ago and so far so good. I know there are a lot of lifestyle issues I need to address by glad that I've started and I'm thankful that I've found a place where I can be supported 100%.
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Old 10-11-2009, 11:06 AM   #2
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Hi Emchem, and welcome to the boards!

What an A$$!!!! I'm glad you found a different doctor, and one who sounds like he knows what he's doing!!!

It sounds like you're on a good path, and (now!) have good care! Keep it going!!! PCOS is a real pain in the rear, but it CAN be managed! Also, while it is obvious that you will not get pregnant by your partner, there are many gay women who DO want children. If that is you, then when you are ready, start taking your Basal Body Temperature (www.fertilityfriend.com can help) for a few months to see if/when you are ovulating and get a fertility work-up before you actually get an IUI (Intra-Uterine Insemination). This way, you're not wasting any time (or $) on "seeing how it goes" first. Because of the PCOS, you automatically qualify to see a fertility specialist.

Take care, and keep up the GREAT work!!!
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:41 AM   #3
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i was just diagnosed with PCOS 2 weeks ago and it was definitly a shock to the system seeing I am trying to get pregnant. What upset me the most was my doctor gave me no insight or information on this. Just told me to go home and try to get pregnant and in not successful in 6 months come back and he would put me on meds.....I want help now! Im requesting he send me to a gyno because I want someone who is going to support me and help me through this. Thank god I found this site because the past few weeks have been emotionally frustrating and I need to talk with people who are going through this. Anyone have any suggestions on what to do next???
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Old 08-19-2010, 09:27 PM   #4
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hi I just found this website I was diagnosed sometime this year i been blocking it out of my mind but my period has been playing hifding go see with me and now i am getting so scared. the bad part is I feel like no one understands me and my hubby and I want to try soon but I am so scared to try because i dont want to be disappointed my doctor told me the same thing. thanks for sharing your story i dont feel alone any more.
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:11 PM   #5
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i was just diagnosed with PCOS 2 weeks ago and it was definitly a shock to the system seeing I am trying to get pregnant. What upset me the most was my doctor gave me no insight or information on this. Just told me to go home and try to get pregnant and in not successful in 6 months come back and he would put me on meds.....I want help now! Im requesting he send me to a gyno because I want someone who is going to support me and help me through this. Thank god I found this site because the past few weeks have been emotionally frustrating and I need to talk with people who are going through this. Anyone have any suggestions on what to do next???
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It sounds like you need to go see a Reproductive Endocrinologist ASAP! I also have PCOS and am TTC. Since I don't ovulate, that means I'm not going to get pregnant on my own. Like a lot of women, most have ovulation difficulities. If you are among those of us with these problems, your chances of getteing PG on your own is very minimal. Best of luck to you in your quest for a BFP!!
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