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Hey Ladies! I just wanted to vent for a minute. 


I stopped BC in January after 10 years, never got AF.  Went to GYN Feb 22, she said give it another 3 months if nothing come back. She said to temp every morning and gain some weight. They weighed me said I was 97 pounds, I'm 5 foot. 


Fast forward 3 months: Never got AF, nothing. So I went back to GYN May 6 - She gave me a prescription of 50 mg Clomid to take for 5 days then keep temping to see if I ovulate. She also weighed me - I weighed 95 *SIGH* She said "I told you to gain weight and you lost 2 pounds". I am not kidding, I have been eating whatever I want all the time :(. Dr said to come back at the end of the month.  Fast Forward to Today: I never Ovulated and still have not gotten AF = My Frusturation, we are TTC but its IMPOSSIBLE to get pregnant if I never Ovulate! UGH! 


I have an appointment on Tuesday to go back and I'm so frusturated and I know she is going to weigh me and I haven't gained anything. (and honestly its not a weight thing, my mom was 90 pounds when she got pregnant with me, we are just tiny people. I'm always around this weight) I was thinking about doing accupuncture... I'm just SO frusturated! =( 

Posted on May 27, 2011 at 8:22 am
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Were you diagnosed with or tested for PCOS??  Have they tried (or mentioned) Provera to kick-start AF?  I'm surprised they would just give you Clomid if you haven't had a period in that long.  I'd call and ask some more questions... and then I would maybe consider getting a second opinion if your Dr. doesn't seem to be receptive.  Some just don't seem experienced enough with Fertility issues.  I'm sorry and hope you get some answers soon!! *hugs*

Posted on May 27, 2011 at 9:33 am
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So sorry you are having to go threw all of this :( ((((BIG HUGS))) Ditto what Allie said I would definitely go for a second opinion...

Posted on May 27, 2011 at 10:01 am
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Sorry you are going through this - I haven't ovulated either, so I completely understand your frustration.  3 rounds of Clomid and NADA!! 


How long have you been TTC?  If you have the ability to, I would go to an RE.  I don't think she should blame your situation based on your weight - if it is normal for you, you can't do that much to control it. 


Plus, like Allie said you should be taking Clomid after your doctor has induced your period - she shouldn't give it to you and just tell you to start taking it.

Posted on May 27, 2011 at 10:09 am
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Also...just to let you know, I looked into Acupunture specifically for TTC and would be happy to share with you what I learned (I made a post about it on the boards).  Feel free to ask me any questions you may have since we have similiar problems such as not being able to ovulate.  I can give you advice on what kind of monitoring they should be doing etc....Anyway I can pay it forward from all of the wonderful ladies who have helped me out!!!


 

Posted on May 27, 2011 at 10:18 am
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I asked her about PCOS. But she said I didn't seem to fit the norm. I have done blood work for thyroid everything was fine. I'm assuming she is going to give me provera on Tuesday.
Yes Cat please! I would love to know more about acupuncture. I made an appointment today for next Monday 6/6.
What can I expect? What's going to happen? Will it really help? It's so expensive! Is it worth it?
Posted on May 27, 2011 at 10:40 am
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But did she run your hormone levels to be sure?  If not, I would demand to be tested for PCOS.  Just because you aren't overweight it doesn't mean you don't have PCOS- you definitely have other symptoms! :)  I'm not overweight and have it.  And my Dr. said when I came in I didn't fit the typical physical description, but he still ran the levels and sure enough it was PCOS. :)

Posted on May 27, 2011 at 10:56 am
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Yeah you need to have full blood work for hormones too.  My doctor didn't believe I had PCOS because I don't have any physical symptoms besides a missed period and no ovulation.  But my testoterone level and ultrasound prove it.  There is of course a chance that you don't in fact have it.  There are women who don't ovulate but don't have PCOS. 


As far as acuptuncture goes, it is very expensive like my earlier post said...I think almost 50 - 75 a session and I needed to go 3x a week. Also they have some sort of acupunture that is super super expensive and they compare to something along the lines of a natural IVF.  She also wanted me to come off of all of my meds because my body temperature was all out of wack.  Right now, I am at the point that I want to exhaust all of my options via the medicine route.  If that doesn't work I will try all of the natural options like acupuncture before I do other things like IVF.  I am going to try and find that thread I did about it...It has been awhile, so I need to refresh my own memory :)


 


 

Posted on May 27, 2011 at 1:08 pm
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Oh and I do think it could possibly help.....The lady I met with was a friend of mine and she is extremely knowledgeable.  If she wouldn't require me to come off of my meds, I would def. do it.

Posted on May 27, 2011 at 1:11 pm
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Here was my thread...


http://www.projectwedding.com/post/list/acupuncture

Posted on May 27, 2011 at 1:13 pm
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Hey! It seems were are in the same situation, 10 years on BC and no period! I've been off BC since Aug and I've tried provera 3 times and I've only spotted on it each time. My doc referred me to an GYN and after a 6 month wait, I finally have an appt June 9. Hopefully I get some answers and a plan as I am beyond frustrated. My doc said I didn't have PCOS and she did do blood work and said my hormones levels were ok. I went to acupuncture for 2 months back in Jan/Feb and he said to gain weight as well, I'm 5 feet too but was 105lbs. I gained almost 10lbs and took all kinds of crazy herbs and it didn't help, but that's just me as I've heard lots of success stories with acu.

Anyway, I would definitely try to press your doc for more answers and get a second opinion if you are not satisfied. I saw 4 docs before one recognized there was an issue with me not getting a period. I wasted so much time trying to get someone to listen to me. Now here I am 10 months later and I still don't know what's going on with my stupid body!!!

Good luck to you and keep us posted!
Posted on May 28, 2011 at 3:05 am
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I wanted to give you guys an update from my appointment yeterday, we did blood work for (i hope) everything. She gave me provera and i'm supposed to call her in 13 days to let her know what happens, she wants to see if I do bleed or spot or nothing with the provera, then she is going to re-assess what the next step will be.  


Thanks so much Cat, I made an appointment to meet with the accupuncturist, so well see. I asked my Dr about it and she said there was no reason to think it would do anything, but im going to go anyway and see. 


Thanks Amy, Its so frusturating! I just really wish 11 years ago I never got on the pill and we figured out then what the problem was then =( 


 

Posted on June 1, 2011 at 2:36 am
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Thanks for the update!! Hopefully you will get some answers soon and a plan of action!!!! :)  So I'm assuming she actually tested you for PCOS hormone levels and such?  Keep us posted on the test results!!

Posted on June 1, 2011 at 5:54 am

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