So I was thinking since there are so many of us that have PCOS, some of us who might have PCOS and some of us who have no idea....that there should be a thread for us gals.
Here is the just of my story...some of you have read my rants.
STC for over a year now, suspected PCOS b/c no pg being off BCPs over 3 yrs, STC, family history of PCOS and other fertilit issues, 3 GYN's said no way I have it b/c I am thin and not hairy. Hello have they ever heard of people who have aytpical PCOS...not everyone is textbook! Anyway, so after being on 2 mos of Clomid and still no pg I decided that enough was enough and we went to see a wonderful RE who immediatly Dx me with aypical PCOS. I finished my 3rd and last round of Clomid in April and waited for AF to arrive so I could call my RE and make an appt to get me stared on Femara and glucaphage. He will be doing several f/u U/S thru-out my cycle and I have my HSG scheduled for Friday. DH S/A is a-ok.I started my new meds yesterday and am optimistic about our chances of becoming pg more than ever! The RE said he is very optimistic about our chances as well (friends of ours referred us to him after having a sucessful IVF with twins 4 yrs ago...they said he would not say that if he did not mean it! plus two people I work with see him too, one just had her 1st in December and the other he and his wife have had 2 kids and they are working on their 3rd!). Hurray for super RE!!
Anyway, so that is kind of a long story short!
I am also an RN and working on my masters in nursing and am seriously thinking about writing my graduate thesis about PCOS and heart Dz. PCOS causes cancer and heart disease. I really think that there is a huge correlation b/t the 2, seeing how PCOS is underdiagnosed and how heart dz is the #1 killer in women. .... ...ok I'll get off the now! I sure hope that made sense..I am suffering from a nasty cold from H*&$ and it I tend to ramble and not make any sense!
Good luck everyone with and
Definition of PCOS http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pcos
Links for PCOS