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Maria's Story
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 irregular periods.

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.


 

 

 


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