Re: Am I at the end of the road?

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Posted by on April 22, 19100 at 21:12:31:

In Reply to: Am I at the end of the road? posted by Naomi on April 19, 19100 at 21:47:10:

Naomi, I certainly can understand how frustrated you are but at age 28 please don't "throw in the towel." I assume that you and your partner have been fully evaluated and the only problem thus far is ovulation. Follistim is a good drug but must be given in very low doses in patients with a history of ovarian hyperstimulation. I have treated some women with extremely low doses over a three week period to achieve ovulation and pregnancy. Even with physicians experienced with PCOS there is some degree of trial and error to come up with the optimum tratment protocol for each patient. I do not see IVF as an absolute necessity at this point. Remember, it is better to be an overresponder than an underresponder as the former is easier to treat.
Best of luck!

: I am 28 and was diagnosed with PCOS 5 years ago. I am anovulatory and about 20 lbs overweight. I have always had irregular periods. Now they are almost nonexistent. My OB put me on Clomid 5 years ago with no success. I had to use provera inbetween to start my period. I was then referred to a RE. It has been three years now ( on and off). I have had to "wait out" between cycles due to over stimulation three times. I am currently waiting again. If the follistem is hyperstimulating my ovaries can I continue to use it? does PCOS ever correct itself? Are women with PCOS always anovulatory? Should I try anti andogen drugs? Is IVF my only other option? I tried metformin with no luck. I was terribly ill and was never able to get up to the full dose. I feel like this is the end of the road for me. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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