PCOS and Trying to Conceive
I am 24 years old. In May 2011, my husband and I started trying for a baby. We didn't even try on our own, as I had gone almost two years in the past without any period, so I definitely knew something was wrong with my hormones. We went straight to my OBGYN and I was diagnosed with PCOS after suspecting I had it for possibly several years. I was also diagnosed with hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's) and now take Levoxyl daily, which has greatly helped with my previous extreme tiredness.
We have been trying for the past 11 months with fertility drugs. As I said, I do not ovulate on my own whatsoever, so it's nearly impossible to try the natural way. Well, after 11 months of infertility treatments we are financially and mentally drained. We decided to take a break. I felt discouraged with this, so I started researching natural ways to battle PCOS. I found your site and was really encouraged by the stories, so I ordered some cream. Within 5 days of starting the cream, I had a period on my own! (Doesn't that seem fast?).
I have also limited my caffeine, and am trying to eat gluten-free, processed sugar-free, and generally low carb. I am also planning to buy the vitamins and nutrients you suggested to supplement my diet.
Since my body has no natural cycle of its own (yet), I was going to try as you suggested and treat my body with a 28 day cycle (14 days on the cream, 14 days off). However, I want to give my body as much of a chance to ovulate on its own as possible. Even on fertility drugs, I still ovulated late (CD 17-22) if I even ovulated at all. Should I wait until cycle day 21 before starting the cream, and allow my body a 35 day cycle, just in case I ovulate? Or should I just start with a 28 day cycle? I'm afraid if I start the cream too early, I may never even ovulate, which will defeat the whole "trying to conceive a child" attempt.
Any help you can offer will be very much appreciated. Thank you so much for this very informative website! You are giving women like me hope!
All the Best,