Battling PCOS

Discussion in 'Reproductive Health' started by Katya K, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. Katya K

    Katya K New Member

    Hi, everybody!

    It has been 14 years since I have been battling my PCOS. I have tried metformin, laparascophy and ovary stimulation. Unfortunately, nothing has helped me. I am 30 years old. My husband and I are dreaming about a baby son or a baby daughter. My gynecologists told me that if ovary stimulation didn’t work, that she would recommend us IVF or even egg donations. Is there anyone here with the same health problems? Maybe, there is someone who can share his stories of success or IVF and egg donation experience. I really need someone to speak with.

  2. Emi

    Emi New Member

    Hi, KatyaK! I have the same problems like you. I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 20 years old. When I was in my teens, I always had some problems with my periods. They came with certain delays. When I was 19 years old, I gained a lot of weight – nearly ten kilos. This fact made me consult a doctor and soon I was diagnosed with PCOS. However, my disease didn’t prevent me from getting pregnant. I took metforim and thanks to it I’m a happy mother of a three year old angel.

    Katya K, you shouldn’t give up with intentions to become a mother. Medical science is rather effective nowadays, so you will certainly find a nice solution for your problem.

  3. Katya K

    Katya K New Member

    I wasn’t lucky with metformin as you were. Moreover, I’m not overweight. I’m very skinny and can’t gain weight, though I eat loads chocolate sweets nearly every week. When I was taking metformin, I felt only nausea and nothing more. When I was taking hormones, the effect was the same. Once I even had hallucinations. I don’t think pills and tablets will work with me. However, laparascophy didn’t work with me either.

  4. Emi

    Emi New Member

    Then you need something more effective than surgery and medicines. I think you should try IVF as a possible variant. By the way, did you feel well after the ovarian stimulation? I have a friend who had similar problems with her fertility. She has also experienced some problems with her health after the stimulation. Her ovaries were overstimulated and she had some additional problems. You must be very cautious with such things.

  5. Katya K

    Katya K New Member

    No, I didn’t have any problems with my health after stimulation. But I have recently read in one of the forums that ovary stimulation lessens the ability to conceive. I think it’s because the egg number is limited, and when you stimulate your organism, it develops more eggs that it usually does. You see, I don’t want to waste the time. At present I’m hesitating: whether to choose IVF or IVF with a donor egg. I’m thinking about the second variant because the last test revealed that my oocytes aren’t of good quality. Maybe, egg donation will be more effective than a simple IVF, but I’m really scared of doing it.

  6. Tonia Tonia

    Tonia Tonia New Member

    Hi, Katya K. IVF with egg donation is better than simple IVF, if the quality of your oocytes isn’t good. Though I wasn’t diagnosed with PCOS, I had also some problems with fertility. When I was 34, I started to have certain problems with my periods. They started to come with bigger and bigger delays. When I consulted my gyny, she diagnosed me with early menopause. It was the last thing that I wanted to hear from her. However, it was my diagnosis and I had to do something with it. She proposed me to try egg donation and I agreed. It wasn’t an easy decision, but it was the only way to pregnant. All in all, the procedure isn’t a scary. You just contact the clinic, choose an appropriate donor, take pills to synchronize your menstrual cycle with the donor’s, have an embryo transfer and wait the result. I had to experience two procedures before I got a positive result.

  7. Katya K

    Katya K New Member

    Hi, Tonia Tonia. I’m really happy for you. I have also read somewhere that IVF with a donor egg is better than a simple IVF. I had a stimulation 6 months ago. The result was zero. My organism bore it well. I felt only some discomforts in my tummy and nothing more. However, my hubby and I didn’t conceive our baby. The doctor asked me to do egg test and it revealed that I have oocytes of mediocre quality. It means I still have some possibilities to conceive, but none is going to guarantee you anything… Oh… How it annoys me! It would be one hundred times better if my gyny told me that egg donation is the only way to conceive! You see, I can’t get rid of the thought that there is still a possibility to conceive by myself…

  8. Tonia Tonia

    Tonia Tonia New Member

    I understand you very well! I had the same feelings, the same emotions… At first, it’s hard to realize that you won’t become a mum as easily as your friends do. You are angry at yourself. I will never forget the moment when the doctor told me that I’m going to have a menopause in 34. What a nightmare!!!! But we are strong ladies! I’m sure you will also make a right decision! Just believe in better things!

  9. Katya K

    Katya K New Member

    Emily, Tonia Tonia, thanks for your support! I really need someone to talk, but people who don’t have the same problems aren’t able to understand me well. They just say ‘do IVF with donor eggs or don’t do it’. These words drive me really crazy!!!!

    P.S. Tonia Tonia, the thing why I don’t want to experience IVF with donor egg is that this procedure is very expensive in the US. In addition, it’s hard to find a reliable clinic to deal with. There are so many scammers who want to take your money…

  10. Tonia Tonia

    Tonia Tonia New Member

    Yes, that’s right! I’m from Germany. Egg donation is prohibited here, so I had to find a clinic somewhere abroad. Though there so many offers, it’s always hard to choose. Before starting doing anything, I would recommend you to read the laws of the countries where this medical procedure is conducted. For instance, in some countries it’s conducted on altruistic basis and you won’t have to pay for the donor egg. In some countries this procedure isn’t totally anonymous. It means your child will get the information about his biological mother when he or she becomes an adult.

    I have chosen the country where this procedure is done on a commercial basis. I have signed the contract with the clinic, paid some money. In their turn, the clinic found a nice donor and transferred the embryo into my uterus.

    In nine months, a baby girl was born. She resemblems me greatly. Only my close friends and my relatives know that was conceived with the help of a donor egg.

  11. Katya K

    Katya K New Member

    Sound great!!! Really happy for you!!! I have already googled some information about the egg donation procedure. I’m a natural blond with blue eyes. How do you think is possible to find a donor for me? Before doing anything the doctors test both the patient and the donor. Did you pass any tests? What were they?

    P.S. Please, name the country and the clinic where your program was conducted.

  12. Tonia Tonia

    Tonia Tonia New Member

    My program was conducted in Ukraine. I dealt with BiTechCom. It’s the clinic, which is situated in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. Both my husband and I had to pass a number of tests before our program was started. I don’t remember all the tests, but the included hormone tests, blood tests, gynecological check-up, breast and pelvic ultrasound checkups. My hubby also passed some medical tests. When we visited the clinic for the first time we had already had the results of these tests.

    You need to do all these things to help the doctors make sure that you are able to conceive and carry a healthy child.

    P.S. I don’t think that your appearance is a unique one. Though I was born in Germany, my granny is Chinese. I have narrow eyes. The clinic has found the woman who resembled me. When my daughter was born, she looked like her father. Now she is 4, and she has dark hair and narrow eyes like me.

  13. Katya K

    Katya K New Member

    It’s nice that you have managed to solve your problem in such way. I support the idea of passing medical tests before doing anything. As for me, I have a large bunch of med tests results, so it won’t be difficult for me to pass some additional ones^^^. I would like to ask you whether you did anything to get ready for your pregnancy. I mean something like vitamins, healthy dieting and etc. Did you take any medicines after the embryos were transferred into your uterus? How long did you wait before doing your pregnancy test?

  14. Tonia Tonia

    Tonia Tonia New Member

    I didn’t do anything special before IVF with donor eggs. Just tried not to catch a cold, eat more fruits and vegetables and work out three times a week. The doctor prescribed a special hormone pills to support my possible pregnancy. I also had to put special suppositories. The first attempt wasn’t successful. But the next IVF with donor egg was successful. I made my test on the tenth day and it BF.

  15. Katya K

    Katya K New Member

    Tonia Tonia, thanks for today talk. I’m really glad to meet you here. At any rate, I have some general ideas what this procedure means. I have read some articles in the net, but it’s always more useful to get information from the person who has experienced all these things in his own life.

    Thanks great for your messages and support! I hope it’s not the last time we meet here. Good-bye! Take care!

  16. Tonia Tonia

    Tonia Tonia New Member

    I’m really glad that I have helped you in some way. Just set the goal and move to it. Katya K, I’m sure that everything will be OK. There are quite a lot of excellent specialists. You must find the one who will agree to help you. If you need any help, you may always email me here. I’ll be glad to help you again!

    Take care! Bye-bye!


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