HISTORY

Treatments
BABY #1- 6 Clomid cycles, 2 IUIs with Femara, 1 IVF with 3 embryos transferred, 2 more IUIs with Femara & Follistim, and finally 1 IUI with Follistim.
BABY #2 - 2 Follistim cycles and natural conception

Timing
Decided to start a family May 2005. After testing & un-related delays, began first treatment cycle Oct 2005. First pregnancy confirmed Sept 2007. Second pregnancy confirmed Mar 2011.

For other IF couples
If you want to skip back to our infertility adventures, please see the history on the right hand margin. There you can find our journey from 2005 through 2007.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Thin Women PCOS

As a woman with PCOS, I still read about the condition from time to time. It's not something that magically goes away with or after a pregnancy. I still have symptoms though they rarely are significant enough to bother me. That said, I recently came across a site that caught my attention called soulcysters.com. I would have loved this resource when I was initially diagnosed!

On one of the forums there, I found interesting information about thin women & PCOS (I was originally told that obesity is a common factor in PCOS). I've never read anything that talked specifically about PCOS in thin women. Not only does this article cover treatment in thin women, it talks about potential causes of PCOS in thin women. It's very detailed & lengthy so I wouldn't suggest it for my casual readers but I wanted to link it here for any of my PCOS readers. (It covers PCOS for all body types as well).

http://www.jarrettfertility.com/PCOS%20patient%20handout.pdf

8 comments:

Isabella said...

Thank you so much for posting this. I was just diagnosed with PCOS this morning and doing some research. This article is very helpful and relevant to me. I'm grateful that you chose to share it.

Mickie said...

Hi Isabella! I'm glad that it was helpful for you!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!! This was very helpful to me as well. I was diagnosed with PCOS last week and have struggled to find a lot of info. on PCOS in thin women. I am
5'2 96 pounds with no other symtoms besides lack of ovulation. Thanks :)

Mickie said...

I'm glad this could help you as well. It's definiitely harder to find information on being thin with PCOS. However, most of the strategies for dealing with PCOS are still the same for us as our heavier PCOS sisters (except losing weight).

Anonymous said...

Wow. This was a great article and I finally think I understand why I have thin PCOS and what it actually is.

Anonymous said...

Amazing article - thank you for sharing!!

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Amber C said...

I found a natural way to treat PCOS is with Vitex. Praying this works :)