PCOS success story
I wrote a massive post telling my story after joining in 2017 and TTC for past 8 years with my husband, but button bashed and lost it all.
I will keep this one short and sweet in the hope to give some hope to everone in my situation and struggling day in and out with PCOS. Thre really is hope for us all.
I got diagnosed with PCOS in 2010, 3 years after I got married and been struggling to conceive since. My husband is healthy and we got his sperm tested back in 2010 and waa normal/healthy. All this time I blAmes myself for him not being a Dad.
2017 was a horrible year, we all have them, work problems, family members passing etc
In August 2017 I decided to start looking after myself more. First thing being my weight which had risen to 16st 6. A lot for my 5ft 2 frame. I started following a Keto diet with my husband and fast forward 8 months, I have lost around 50lbs
Losing weight regulated my period and although cycles still varied by a few days, they were here once a month. Still no idea if ovulating though.
May period came a week late which was unusual, then 2 days later I had what looked like another small bleed. Never happened before and got upset my pcos had flared up again, and blamed work pressure and for having cheat meals recently.
I had heard of spot bleeding and although was lucky I even seen it, took a HPT a few days later and a week later, both negative. 8 carried on as normal, bummed out and confused.
I was on holiday in Italy with family in June and just enjoyed myself, drank and ate, making the most of our much needed break away. Although near the end of the holiday both my husband and I realised...still no show of June AF.
The day after we got home from Italy, I tested half hazard midday and got a solid BRO within 10 seconds. Took 2 more and the line appeared straight away!
In shock, absolute shock and think we both still are. We estimate my BFP was at 7 weeks and I am now 9 weeks.
We haven't told any family etc yet as very early stages of first trimester. Bloods are being taken on 9th Aug and first NHS scan 2 weeks after.
We are both so nervous and also excited that we simply couldn't wait that long for a scan to see if everything is okay with the baby, so getting a private scan done today.
I can't believe we are here... finally, close to tears writing this to you ladies. I really hope today goes well.
Other than losing weight over time, the only other things I dine the last month or 2 was take vitamin D oral spray from Amazon once a day if I remembered Sewell as folic acid, which all women should take when TTC.
I hope I have given even just one of you hope. Please don't assume you need to be in and out the Dr constantly begging for some sort of medication and getting upset like me if you don't get it. Try looking after yourself first and take vitamins.
Baby dust to all xxx