poly cystic ovarian syndrome) in August of 2005, and since then it has been an upward battle in my body. Sailor Man and I have been trying for 2 years to get pregnant (yes he was gone for about 7 months, so it's only been 17 months straight -- but even before he left we were trying so it = 2 years) and we've not been successful. I have been begging my PCM for the last 6 months to send me a specialist to talk about this problem. I know there are solutions out there but no one was listening to me. Finally, after nearly breaking down in tears, I got my wish. I was given the chance to talk to an OB-GYN, and I did today. I got a lot of fabulous information from her, a lot of information! I was worried about going in, Military doctors can be very impersonal and so I was worried that she wasn't going to listen to me. BUT she did! So I had my annual "fun" exam done and then we sat and talked. She listened, asked questions, and then come to solutions. She did a brief medical history with me, then I went down for a pee test to make sure I'm not pregnant right now, I will know tomorrow if I am or not (I'm thinking NO!) and then I will start a pill called "Provera" which is a 10 day course of pills that will make me have a period.
On the 3rd day of my period I will start "Clomid", and I need to go in for some extensive blood work to make sure there isn't anything going on. Like a thyroid or diabetes problem.
On day 14 of the cycle is when we need to have sex (!) and a week later go in and have a blood test to make sure I ovulated and if I did, go in a week later to have a pregnancy test done. If I did NOT ovulate we start all over with a higher dose.
She would also like Sailor Man to go in and have a semen analysis just to make sure nothing is going on on his end. She told me that a lot of women with PCOS suffer from secondary infertility -- they get pregnant once (pretty easily) and then have a hard time getting pregnant again.
She did say that if I could lose 10% of my weight my chances would increase a lot of getting pregnant ------- So I'm working on that as well.
It's a lot to take in, but as of this moment, I'm feeling less discouraged now than I have in the last 3 years.