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PostSubject: Re: PCOS, Infertility & Pregnancy   Sun 25 Nov 2012, 12:47 am

I too have PCOS and all the things that go with it, It is very inspiring to see so many of you who are having periods and successful weight loss despite your PCOS. Greenstargazer if you haven't had your baby already all the best for the birth and congratulations!!

I spoke to my Dr about my PCOS and pregnancy at my pre op appointment, and he has told me to wait 2 years to TTC. very disheartening because I was hoping to be pregnant in a year! I guess only time will tell with how well my weight loss goes and how quickly I can get down to a healthy weight.

If after all this I still have the hormonal hair though I'm getting laser hair removal!
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PostSubject: Re: PCOS, Infertility & Pregnancy   Tue 02 Oct 2012, 11:35 pm

Hi Bec

Wow what a journey you have been on. All the best with your weight loss and your next round of IVF.
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PostSubject: Re: PCOS, Infertility & Pregnancy   Tue 02 Oct 2012, 5:08 pm

Another pcos girl here, ttc for 6 years with 16 rounds of Ivf, a miscarriage and two chem pregs. My main motivation for the sleeve was the hope that it will give us a better chance when we go to Ivf again in a year or so.
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PostSubject: Re: PCOS, Infertility & Pregnancy   Tue 02 Oct 2012, 6:54 am

Hey TRacey



I use aldactone 100mg - it helps with my PCOS i stopped using it though when i was TTC and noticed the hair come back with the vengance

Talk to your GP about it (it can cause some dehydration though as it is a diuretic)



Hope that helps
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PostSubject: Re: PCOS, Infertility & Pregnancy   Tue 02 Oct 2012, 6:28 am

Hi all

Since the sleeve I have not been using oral contraception because it's not being absorbed so hubby and I are using condoms but I have noticed an increase in symptoms especially facial hair looking for tips/advice has anyone had a similar issue.
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PostSubject: Re: PCOS, Infertility & Pregnancy   Thu 20 Sep 2012, 2:30 am

Thanks ladies it is so nice to hear others experiences don't feel so alone fingers crossed that with weight loss come less symptoms, more sex and fertility lol It is an exciting to think that this time next year I could be pregnant
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PostSubject: Re: PCOS, Infertility & Pregnancy   Thu 20 Sep 2012, 1:33 am

GReen stargazer i hope i am lucky as you i dont want to wait till 12mths - if i get the go ahead nothing will stop me trying. I have been trying for 4 years and was going to do IVF this year but they changed the guidelines and wouldnt except me due to my high BMI.

I have been dx with PCOS since i was 13yrs old and been battling it since 2001 with all the horrible symptoms.

I hope to have relief of some of these symptoms with the weight loss - time will tell though

Keep smiling ladies we will get there xxx
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PostSubject: Re: PCOS, Infertility & Pregnancy   Thu 20 Sep 2012, 1:16 am

I was also told 12 months pre-op too, but my surgeon was happy with my progress and weight loss through the whole process that at 9 months he said all was OK to start trying. I had to fess up when we found out because I literally conceived about 3 days later.



It's such a spin out Tracey, I found out I had PCOS about two years into our relationship. Since then we had been trying and then not trying, then trying, then gave up completely for about eleven years ... so contraception was never an issue for us until I had the surgery.



I'm thinking about either condoms or the Mirena once bub is here. I'm grateful to have one baby after all these years, the thought of having any more is so foreign to me, about as likely as us packing up and moving to the moon. But this hasn't stopped hubby (and even strangers) ask about us having more.
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PostSubject: Re: PCOS, Infertility & Pregnancy   Thu 20 Sep 2012, 12:55 am

Hi Ash, my doc said the implant is no good as one of the side effects is weight gain, apparently all the oral pills will have the issue of not absorbing because of the lack of stomach she did get me to try a vag ring but I found it uncomfortable so I guess the hubby will have to wear a condom. I am also from campbelltown area! Good luck
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PostSubject: Re: PCOS, Infertility & Pregnancy   Thu 20 Sep 2012, 12:32 am

Hey tracey

I'm in the same boat as you. My surgeon and OBGYN both said 12mths as it stops you losing weight and isnt good for baby's health.

I use to use the implanon but it really affected my mood and i Didnt get a period at all. IF you dont want to use condoms maybe ask your GP for alternative to the pill.

Goodluck either way
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PostSubject: Re: PCOS, Infertility & Pregnancy   Wed 19 Sep 2012, 11:28 pm

It is so weird such a big shift in your thinking on top of everything else. Congratulations on your weight loss and conceiving you must be so excited. My surgeon told my husband and I not to try for 12 months and we can't wait. My period has been more regular since surgery which is already a huge improvement as before would not get a period at all unless I was on the contraception pill.
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PostSubject: Re: PCOS, Infertility & Pregnancy   Wed 19 Sep 2012, 10:37 pm

Hi Tracey,

I lost 13kgs pre-op on Optifast and immediately post op my cycle was regular (previously I had maybe only 2-4 periods a year). We used condoms for seven months and then, just two cycles later, I conceived. :D

I'm grateful that I was 9 months out when it happened, so my body could heal. And my surgeon had just given us the green light to start trying too - even though we already had. ;)

We've already had to start thinking about contraception after bub arrives ... very weird for us to get our heads around after all these years.

Good luck!
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PostSubject: Re: PCOS, Infertility & Pregnancy   Wed 19 Sep 2012, 1:49 pm

Hi sleevers I was diagnosed with PCOS about 8 years ago, and my GP and I have been concerned with my lack of fertility. I had my surgery 8 weeks ago and since then my body is not absorbing the oral contracetion so now the concern is as I lose weight become more fertile could get pregnant before it is safe to do so. Just wondering what other contraception options are all u ladies using since surgery?
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PostSubject: Re: PCOS, Infertility & Pregnancy   Wed 11 Jul 2012, 12:43 am

It is good to see that PCOSers are still getting results from the sleeve. It is my main concern that the PCOS will figt the sleeve.

I am not insuline resistant it appears even though they tried to treat me for it for years. Metformin hates me and makes me soooo sick so I am glad I don't take it now.

My kids are clomid babies, I can't ovulate without it.

Just something I saw from reading the last few post though, PCOS is a syndrome, that means it will never go away. You will always have it. Your ovaries might look fine, and your other symptoms might lessen but it is always there and anything, not only being overweight can trigger it to play up. Remember many people with PCOS are thin or under weight also. Just something to be mind full of.

I am hoping however that the weight loss might lessen my facial hair...
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PostSubject: Re: PCOS, Infertility & Pregnancy   Sun 01 Apr 2012, 2:03 am

Green Stargazer, that was NOT the information I was hoping for! I'm guessing the anethsetic, which helps with the hair on our heads falling out, doesn't even take a second glance at the excess hair elsewhere! lol. Oh well... At least I will look like a trim man instead of a large one :P
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PostSubject: Re: PCOS, Infertility & Pregnancy   Sat 31 Mar 2012, 11:43 pm

My GP is a moron mj, I try to steer clear of him if possible! Limited choices in a small town. I went back to him for other other reasons about 2 weeks after surgery and he didn't even ask how it went or how I was. When I resisted the drugs for pcos he basically said "meh, well I dunno, try surgery, there's no more drugs to try".

Heaven help anyone who actually gets sick! I limited my visits to once a year for prescriptions only!
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PostSubject: Re: PCOS, Infertility & Pregnancy   Sat 31 Mar 2012, 11:04 pm

Myselforsomeonelikeme wrote:
Hi,

Just jumping on the end of a PCOS thread, although it has nothing to do with TTC.

I'm wondering if any of you lovlies had the *joys* of excess body/facial hair with your PCOS and if the weightloss had helped reverse this PCOS side effect too?

Cheers!

Hello,

I wasn't on any meds, like JustHayley my body rejected metformin.

I've lost 42kgs in the last 12 months and the only symptom that has changed is that I've finally conceived. I still have the excess hair and I had an ultrasound the other day to check bub out and my ovaries were still covered in cysts. Obviously my hormones must have improved, but my GP (who specialises in PCOs) hasn't mentioned that any bloods that I've had showed a dramatic change.

I spoke to one of the personal trainers at my gym last year who lost some weight and had excess hair issues too. She mentioned that over time (years) hers had improved and it has become more of a weekly problem than daily.

Maybe it's too early for me to know anymore.
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PostSubject: Re: PCOS, Infertility & Pregnancy   Sat 31 Mar 2012, 1:30 pm

Hey Just Hayley,

Go and see your GP for some blood tests sweetheart. Also if you don't have a specialist taking care of your PCOS let me know and I can send you some details of mine and some other that specialise in PCOS. Feel free to PM me. No need to just wait and see, that's what modern medicine is for...to satisfy our curiosity - lol!
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PostSubject: Re: PCOS, Infertility & Pregnancy   Sat 31 Mar 2012, 12:05 pm

Also have insulin resistance aswell as the PCOS and my body rejected diabex, metformin and all of the above in every way shape and form! The surgery was supposed to be the last resort... hoping it will sort itself out with weightloss and in the absence of any medication. Time will tell I guess...
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PostSubject: Re: PCOS, Infertility & Pregnancy   Sat 31 Mar 2012, 11:55 am

Just to give you an idea - I have PCOS and insulin resistance and since starting opti on 27th dec 2011 and being sleeved on 11 Jan 2012 I have lost 24.6kg so it does work. I have had a couple of weeks with no weight loss and it seems to be when I either don't get enough calories or fluids and the insulin resistance causes my body to go into starvation mode. Also I have been really bad at taking the metformin, I'm just not motivated to take it.

So the sleeve can definately work for women with PCOS and insulin resistance.
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PostSubject: Re: PCOS, Infertility & Pregnancy   Sat 31 Mar 2012, 11:31 am

Hey JustHayley,

I'm planning to see my GP this coming week to have blood tests done re diabetes and my diabex meds. Then plan to see my endocrinologist in a couple of weeks (must book that!) to chat about how & when I'll know that PCOS is gone. I assume it will be blood test and ultrasound. I suspect you could go and get a check up now JustHayley to see what's happening, because from all teh reports I've had from other PCOS sleevers, they were off their meds by a month post op - how exciting!!!

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PostSubject: Re: PCOS, Infertility & Pregnancy   Sat 31 Mar 2012, 10:22 am

I'm also interested in how the sleeve will affect PCOS. I'm 5 weeks out, how long before you get tests to see if there are any changes? Also want to know if it takes away symptoms!

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PostSubject: Re: PCOS, Infertility & Pregnancy   Sat 31 Mar 2012, 10:09 am

Thanks Mj78
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PostSubject: Re: PCOS, Infertility & Pregnancy   Sat 31 Mar 2012, 9:07 am

Hey Myselforsomeonelikeme

I've got PCOS, I just got done on tue 27th. The info night I went to, one of my surgeon's previous patients spoke and she had PCOS and she said hers had all gone! Both in terms of ultrasound of her ovaries (no more "pearls"!) and her blood tests! So that really motivated me to get the surgery done!

I think there is a PCOS thread on the "other health issues" section.....
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PostSubject: hair loss?   Thu 29 Mar 2012, 2:56 pm

Hi,

Just jumping on the end of a PCOS thread, although it has nothing to do with TTC.

I'm wondering if any of you lovlies had the *joys* of excess body/facial hair with your PCOS and if the weightloss had helped reverse this PCOS side effect too?

Cheers!
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