Thursday, October 4, 2012

TTC Thursdays

Hi my name is Lauren Williams and I'm going to be blogging on Thursdays about my personal experiences with taking Pregnitude.  First some background information on me. I have PCOS and have been trying to conceive for 8 years and  5 months.  In that time, we have had 1 miraculous pregnancy which devastatingly ended in our son being stillborn. The PCOS symptoms I currently experience are:
  • Infertility
  • Anovulation
  • Irregular periods - can go for months without a period
  • Much lighter menstrual flow than when younger, it was very heavy when I was younger
  • Extreme fatigue & lack of energy
  • Weight gain more in waist than hips
  • Difficulty losing weight even with healthy eating & exercise (Have not been able to lose any of the weight from my pregnancy and it's been 20 months)
  • Hair loss
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Excess hair growth on face, chest & stomach
  • Acne
  • Anxiety & Depression which I take anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medication to control
My only pregnancy was conceived with Clomid since I don't ovulate and since our loss, we have been using Clomid again with no success.  I just finished another unsuccessful cycle of Clomid on Monday and started my period and started Pregnitude. I've only been on Pregnitude 2.5 days now, but I would like to share my personal experiences with it and share my journey of Pregnitude with you.  So far, all I can report on is I've had diarrhea but I also had that on Clomid as well, plus I have been sick this week, so it could be from that, I will update next week once I feel better.  I was very nervous to start the Pregnitude as it is still so new but I did a lot of research on myo-inositol to see how it had helped others & when I read the research it really gave me hope.  I was nervous to stop Clomid as I know it makes me ovulate & I don't know yet what will happen when I take Pregnitude, but the side effects of the Clomid were wearing me out & I am pretty close to maxing out my use of Clomid, so it was time for a change.  I look forward to what may happen as I continue on this journey.

*Disclaimer: Please note that Pregnitude is an official sponsor of Power Up for PCOS 5K.  However, the individual listed below is not affiliated with Pregnitude or a volunteer for Power Up for PCOS.  Power Up for PCOS posted a request for someone starting Pregnitude to blog their personal experiences for the Power Up for PCOS blog.  This should not be construed as medical advice.  Please see your doctor for further information.* 
Written by: Lauren Williams
Power Up for PCOS which provides support to women with PCOS and their families through educational Power Up Groups, building connections with other PCOS women, calendar of upcoming PCOS events, professional referrals and reviews, PCOS store, and other specialized events to raise money for PCOS research.  She can be reached by visiting, emailing or by calling 810-545-PCOS (7267)

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*Please note that I am not a medical professional. I am not qualified to give out any medical advice. I am a woman with PCOS who is sharing my personal experiences in this blog and I advise you to consult a professional.* 

1 comment:

  1. I'm so sorry for your loss, I too suffer from pcos, and like you have had a miscarriage. I take metformin which helps meds for anxietys.. I tried clomid gave me chest pain! Letrazole/ iui one time got pregnant the first time miscarried, now I'm waiting for my cycle to return.. On the fence about trying again I have much more fertility issues other than pcos that breaks my heart and scares me.. But it's your courage to blog about your struggles to help other women who suffer in silence.. Thanks so much