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Courtney's Story
posted April 13, 2007

After a year and a half of marriage and a trip to Hawaii, my husband and I decided to TTC #1. I started having some strange symptoms when I went off of the Ortho Evra patch including side pain, tiredness (especially after eating certain foods), having my period every other week and moodiness. I called a friend of mine (an OBGYN) in Atlanta and she asked me to go to a lab immediately for blood tests.

Two weeks later I went to her office and they did an ultrasound. I had high testosterone, messed up hormone levels, an enlarged ovary and the PCOS signature "string of pearls" of eggs in my ovary. She diagnosed me with PCOS. It was a complete shock to me and I got very depressed for a week or so. I went back to the lab on day 14 of my next cycle to see if I ovulated on my own. My level for progesterone was 2...obviously anovulatory. She asked if I would like to go onto clomid and after discussing it with my husband, we said yes. I started a combination of estradiol, 50 mg of clomid and prometrium. Two months after starting the clomid and other drugs I was pregnant with my little boy.

In December 2005, he was born at 7 lbs 9 oz. and 20 3/4 inches long. I tried to breastfeed. My son and I got thrush almost every other week for 4 weeks. I did not have enough milk supply though I did rent the pump from the hospital to try to increase supply. I gave up after 6 weeks of trying.

Now I am TTC #2 with 1000 mg of metformin, 100 mg. clomid, estradiol and prometrium. It has been 7 months and no luck. I have ovulated on clomid though. Next month we are trying IUI. Pray that we will conceive our next baby in God's timing. He has been so good to us!

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