Posted August 18, 2005
My husband and I started trying to conceive
over 2 years ago. We had put it off until I felt like
we were prepared. When I felt we finally were I went
to my GYN and had my IUD removed. I had it for a year
and was on the pill for two years before that due to
We were so excited when I had it taken out and we knew
that we could finally get pregant. My doc said that
she didn't see anything in the way of us conceiving
and that she would see us at my first OB appointment.
After 10 months of trying unsuccessfully, I went back
to see her with my husband. She said that I was too
fat (her exact words) to get pregnant and I needed to
lose 15-20 pounds. I was so angry that I went on a binge
and gained 5 more pounds. Finally after I calmed down,
my mom and I both went on a diet and I lost 20 pounds.
I felt great. I just knew that this would change everything.
After another 6 months of trying I went to a different
OB-GYN in the same office. I told him my story about
losing weight and he said it had nothing to do with
it. He gave me an exam and without any tests said that
I had PCOS and
put me on Clomid, Metformin, and estrogen. That was
it. Didn't explain what I should do with charting or
ovulation kits. Nothing. I took the clomid for 6 months.
I was then so frustrated, tired, and worn-down mentally
that we decided to stop trying for a while. Take a break.
There was a huge void in my life. I decided that I
wanted to go back to school and get all these different
degrees. While I was talking to my mom on the phone
one night, telling her all my brilliant ideas, she said
that it would not fill the void. She was right.
So, I made an appointment to see a Reproductive Endocronologist.
Dr. Thompson is such a nice gentlemen. I have so much
hope right now. He put me on 2000 mg of Metformin and
Letrozole (a fertility drug). He said that I definitely
have PCOS and thinks that IUI
would be a great route for me to go. I am excited and
scared all at the same time.