Mon, Oct-15-01, 21:35
Plan: dr. adkins
Location: Pensacola, FL
PCOS in Florida
My name is Stella and I have PCOS as well. I am 26 and was just diagnosed last year. I thought I was going to die. "I am infertile, what did I do to deserve this" I felt like my world had ended that day. I even encouraged my hubby to find a new wife who would be able to give him children. It was HORRIBLE!!! I was so mad at first because I had wasted 2 years on my family Dr. telling me that I was on BCP's for 7 years and it takes some people almost a year or 2 to get their cycles back. Beware; do not fall for that line. I wasted a lot of time waiting for my periods to come back when I could have been finding ways to treat PCOS.
I went decided to try an OBGYN to see what his opinion was, he ran some tests and BAM, PCOS. It was not even a month after I saw him that I was diagnosed. One trip for blood and an ultrasound did it. At this point I was about 180lbs. last July 2000. My Dr. said "I have 3 PCOS patients and I can get you pregnant."
He did not put me on any diet plan. He automatically put me on CLOMID, I started on 50mg/d for the 5 days for 2 months and every month he did an ultrasound with no improvement nothing was happening. The 3rd month he increased the does to 150mg/d nothing happened again. He said" you ovaries are like asleep, and I do not know how to wake them up."
So on to a fertility specialist we go, he after much of my begging put me on metformin. No diet plan here either. Now I am at ummmm 190 maybe. I tried the metformin, however I will say I did not take it as regular as I was directed to. Skipped some days etc. so I quit taking it. Dr. says well, your only option is the shots. That will be 3000.00 a month please....
I was devastated, I do not have that kind of money to spend for 3 months in a row. So I gave up. I quit going to this Dr. in January of 2001. I just said what is meant to be will be. Then in March I was watching my local news one night and they were covering a conference that Dr.'s from across the country were coming into town to hear this one man speak on...what else PCOS. This Dr. who knew so much about PCOS was here in my town. He specializes in PCOS nothing else.
So I made an appointment and after 3 months I went to see him last week. I was on cloud nine when I left. He said there really is no magic drug for me but the adkins diet and maybe clomid after my cycles come back from loosing the weight on adkins. I was like "excuse me" I have been told by all others fertility drugs were my only option. He had this book of local women who came to him with PCOS on the verge of spending thousands of dollars on fertility drugs. He put them all on the adkins diet and after about 6 months they were pregnant. Some did have to go clomid but for 5.00 a pill that is better then the 5000.00 fertility drugs.
I was so sike, not really about the diet, but about the new options I have now. I started Adkins today I have a ways to go but I am determined to try everything I know before I go to the shots stage.
My only battle right now is that the previous Dr. I saw in July of last year screwed me because instead of submitting to my insurance a claim of PCOS, he calls it INFERTILITY, and that is all it takes for your insurance company to put up a red flag and stop paying for anything, and I mean anything. They do not want to even pay for Dr.'s visits now. And I am like "I was seeing him for PCOS not infertility treatments." They do not care, one word of infertility and you can hang your benefits up.
So anyways, I have just ran on and on. I would love to hear from anyone with PCOS doing the carb diet. It is nice to know I am not alone. Fellow PCOS friends email me at **** I would love to hear from you. I wish everyone much luck with their pregnancy to be... I feel if we work hard, we can do it. Hang in there and God bless....