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Hello, those who successfully gotten pregnant with medication, what medication was it and how many times did you go through it till it worked?

posted October 22, 2021
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A myPCOSteam Member

Im 33 wks pregnant for reference (due dec 7). I'll also say PCOS ranges so much in how it might affect your hormone system. What you need might look different than what i needed. The best thing that could have happened to me was finding a doctor who took pcos seriously and treated it like a barrier to getting pregnant and horemone imbalance that we could treat. I had a previous doctor who acted like it was just an inconvenience to ovulating occasionally and that it probably wasn't a REAL issue for pregnancy/miscarriage. Good luck!!

posted October 23, 2021 (edited)
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So i got pregnant with a few different things. I needed to do a progesterone challenge to induce my period (it was not fun) and then i could use letrozole to ovulate. It took two cycles and increasing the letrozole dose to successfully get pregnant. I also was put on on metformin and levothyroxine while ttc. Metformin because it insulin resistance can use anovulation and levothyroxine because thyroid levels can cause anovulation. Both my insulin levels and thyroid were considered "not optimal" while ttc and because they could be tied to higher miscarriage risk. Not through the roof bad, just needed a little booth. During the tww i also started progesterone suppositories (not as bad as taking it orally to indice my period). I started them during the tww because if i did conceive i would need the boost of progesterone for a healthy pregnancy/to try to prevent miscarriage. My midwife said with pcos our bodies often don't absorb progesterone as well so taking the suppository was a better method and starting early would mean we aren't playing catch up if i did conceive.

posted October 23, 2021

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