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PCOS - How did you get your BFP? IUI? IVF?

Hi Ladies!

I have PCOS and really don't ovulate.  You can see my history in my siggy.  My RE wants to do IVF but we have to wait until January when I get new insurance with IVF coverage.  We are currently 100% OOP.  Until we can get the new coverage, we will continue with IUIs and hope that one of them works.

Which method gave you your BFP? 

Also, while I am on my break cycle, my RE put me on BCP to settle my ovaries down.  He hopes that I will have a better response to meds when I come off of the pill.  Any thoughts on this?  Next cycle we will do 100mg of Clomid CD3-7 and then 75IU Menopur cd8-10 with an IUI.

Thanks for your help!! :)

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  • We did 2 rounds of Clomid and I had zero response.  So we went straight to IVF.

    Took us 4 tries, but I also had an incompetent RE.

    Good luck!

     

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  • OMG you sound exactly like me! I get regular periods, but never ovulate because my ovaries are very Polycystic!

    I did 6 cycles of clomid, 2 with IUI, then 4 cycles of injectables with IUI. I kept pushing for more IUI cycles, because my new insurance didn't kick until Jan! My last IUI with injectables was July, then I started BCP's in decemeber for Jan IVF!

    IVF #1 worked for us, put 2 embies back in, one stuck and split, see siggy!

    Good luck and I am here if you have questions!

    I am getting ready to do IVF #2 in Spet/Oct.

     

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  • 5 rounds of clomid, 2 rounds of injectables, 1 injectable IUI = BFNs

    IVF #1 = BFP

    IVF #2 = BFP

    success rates for those where PCOS is the only issue are generally excellent. 

    DX: PCOS * Success with IVF

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  • I have PCOS - i used to have cycles about 50-70 days in length. I got pg on my own once with an O date of CD50 (ended in m/c)..... then I was with my RE.

    I got pg with Griffin on our first cycle of 100mg clomid + met  + IUI and trigger. I had one follie.

    I got pg with the twins on my 2nd cycle of the same protocol- only thing i did different was add in wheat grass pills from CD1 until IUI day.  I had 2 follies.  It was my 2nd cycle that time. First cycle was a bust - no true mature follies- i had a kidney infection that cycle and likely screwed things up.

    best of luck to you!

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    success rates for those where PCOS is the only issue are generally excellent. 

    This! PCOS patients can usually "make" a lot of eggs. My RE just told me the other day my ovaries are perfect for IVF, just not good for doing it on my own.

     

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  • I did not respond to clomid, but did respond to femara. It looks like that didn't work for you! Femara + IUI is what worked for me.

    Good luck!

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    success rates for those where PCOS is the only issue are generally excellent. 

    This! PCOS patients can usually "make" a lot of eggs. My RE just told me the other day my ovaries are perfect for IVF, just not good for doing it on my own.

     

    My RE told me that same thing!  I got 12 follies on 75IU Menopur for cd3-8!!!  My IUI was then cancelled. 

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  • I got my BFP on my 4th cycle of Clomid/IUI. 
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    IVF is what worked for me. 

    Best of luck to you! :)

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  • DD#1: I went through 5 failed IUI's (Clomid for 3 and Femara for 2) before having success with IVF #1. 

    DD #2: Surprise BFP!!  Pregnancy temporarily "fixed" my PCOS and I was shocked to conceive on my own.  My PCOS is back and thriving so I recently went back on Met to help with it. 

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  • For #1 I did 4 rounds of clomid. 2 rounds that of follistim for IUI that were canceled due to over-response.  I got pregnant waiting for IVF consult on a break cycle.  Was only taking Met at the time.

    For #2 Did 3 rounds of clomid.  1 round of femara (5mg) for IUI that might as well have been canceled for no response and then the 2nd round of Femara (7.5mg) with IUI worked.  When we went in for the IUI RE said we should try 1 more Femara/IUI then move to IVF.

    I think I would have done well with a hybrid cycle also Femara or clomid + injects.

    Good luck.  

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  • Some PCOSers are notoriously bad responders to clomid.  I am one of them.

    I concieved my daughter with metformin, femara and IUI.

    I'd ask your RE about femara...we have SEVERAL femara babies on this board, and it is super, ridiculously cheap and has much fewer side effects than clomid. I'm a HUGE femara fan.

     

    Good luck!!

     

  • We did 5 rounds of clomid and 1 round of femara with my OBs.  After the anovulatory round with Femara my OB sent me to my RE who diagnosed me with PCOS and immediately started me on Metformin, despite all my bloodwork coming back normal.

    3 months and one failed IVF later, we got pregnant the old fashioned way, while I was taking 1500mg/day of Metformin.

    Good luck!!  

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  • clomid and femara never worked for me. i got my bfp from gonal-f +trigger+ iui. it was my 3rd iui but first with injects instead of pills.
  • I did 2 injectable IUI (Bravelle) cycles that were both BFNs.  My first fresh IVF was a BFN too.  My first FET was a success - we put back 2 and one stuck.  Good luck!
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  • We have had two surprise BFPs.  DS's came three cycles after a Femara+Menopur+Ovidrel cycle where I had three nice follies on the left and three tiny follies on the right and the Ovidrel had no effect = cysts on the left.  I suspect that I O'ed those three follies from the right based on the fact that the three cycles afterward were short for me and I got pregnant on the third one.  I had also been on a low carb diet and had been doing cardio five days a week for a year after metformin was determined to be a bad match for me (I lost too much weight and my estrogen levels plummeted).  

    Our second BFP was my third cycle after weaning DS, we are cautiously expecting in February.  I attribute this one to the fact that it was still early enough after my hormone reboot that my PCOS had not taken its full effect yet.  I actually felt O pain (for days) with each of the three cycles and I'm pretty anovulatory.

    Have you looked into Femara versus Clomid, I responded much better to Femara than Clomid... a lot of PCOS'ers do but not all.  Also, though more expensive, many PCOS'ers have better luck with follistim than menopur b/c of their individual LH and FSH levels.  Do you know what your levels/ratio are?

    Good luck!!!

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  • IUI-I got my BFP from 200 mg of clomid (gave me one 30 mm follicle) with an Ovidrel injection the night before my IUI. MFI was also a slight issue with us (low morph)

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