Hello soulcysters! What a wonder site to have found. I have been struggling with PCOS for three years now. I was diagnosed after 8 months of trying to conceive and having irregular periods. I too struggled with hair in unwanted places ( though blaming it on my italian heritage). I was on the pilll for 10 years before I got off to try to have a baby at age 26.
But looking back I think I had symptoms while I was on the pill. Even though I fit into the thin cysters (5 foot 115 pounds) I could never lose that 5 pounds. But I ate whatever I wanted unknown to me all the sugar and carbs were killing me inside.
So I started to venture in the world of the infertility club. A club I did not want to belong to. Especially when everyone around me became pregnant after only 1 month of trying. So on I went with husband in tow and entered into 2 hardest years of my life. Like other readers, to see what my ovaries looked like compared to “normal ovaries” my heart sank.
Oh my stats are greater than 30 follicles in each ovary. We went thru clomid, injections ( I can’t remember the names of now) and into the retrieving 30 eggs and having 19 embryos frozen. I also was well on my way to over stimulation of my ovaries, leaving me looking 5 months pregnant. Luckily I was saved of that.
Even thru this emotional rollar coaster my husband and I and family and friends were optimistic that one day a baby would come. Then after a year and a half in Oct of 2007 I became pregnant with a blast transfer and then later miscarried end of Nov 2007. The worst day of my life. At this point I tried the IR diet (half way though) and accupuncture, herbs, I was on metformin 3 times a day.
So after some talk we did one more frozen transfer in March of 08 which didn’t work and all my frozen embryos were gone. I was emotional gone. My husband and I couldn’t do anymore. So after a long summer and building myself up again. I am on a quest to become healthy. Eat the IR diet, start exercising again and becoming spiritualy connected again. I feel the strength coming back to try to get healthy again.
That is some of my story, I hope people can relate as I related to yours. Thanks for letting me share my story. This is a great website and it feels great to not feel so alone.
Want to connect with me? My name is gina-jazmin on the SoulCysters Message Board.