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Hi! Do not worry, just because you have PCOS doesn't mean your life is over or that you cannot conceive. It very well can happen. (easier said than done sometimes, lol)

Anyways, I am not sure what that means in regards to your thyroid. When I had those tests done, mine came back perfect. I was diagnosed with PCOS in August (2006). Most Dr's will prescribe Metformin for PCOS patients & Clomid to help with ovulation, but in my case the first 2 rounds of Clomid I did would not work and the Metformin only made me sick.

Either way, with people having problems with irregular periods & Clomid not working (not sure if you've tried it yet or not?), they normally recommend the next step to Injectable, IUI, and/or IVF. But, in many PCOS cases, there have been MANY BFP's with or without the medication as well. It really depends on any other health problems or how fast/far your Dr. is willing to go. The steps after Clomid get very costly, too, just to prepare you. I'm sure you've researched all of this, though!

Good luck to you & I probably wasn't much help but I wanted to offer encouragement. I find it very hard sometimes to listen to my own words but just know it can happen, it will happen, and just hang in there :) :angel:
Laf ~ I didn't have obvious symptoms of PCOS as I don't have a problem with excess body hair & never had a weight problem growing up or as a young adult. (I'm almost 23 now) I am trying to lose now because I gained unwanted weight due to seeking help for the disorder.

Anyways, my husband and I are trying to conceive our first child. I had an ectopic and then miscarried around 3-3 1/2 months, therefore placing me as "Secondary Infertility". We decided to start seeing an Infertility Specialist July, 2006, because I went an entire year without a period. They ran all of the tests first - blood work, fasting 3 hour glucose test (which showed insulin resistance), HSG, pap smear & breast exam of course (I was due for one anyways), and a few other things. After the HSG (was painful for me), at our next appointment they showed & said I had multiple cysts blocking my ovaries, which therefore any eggs could not be released. I was put on 2,000mg of Metformin (which helps in PCOS patients), and I stayed very sick on it. I did my first round of Clomid (50mg) in 2006, which didn't work. I did a 2nd round at 100mg, and that didn't do anything for me either. Both periods were induced using Provera, by the way.

Well, at our next appointment in April we discussed another procedure, which I had done July 2nd - Endometrial Biopsy to check for Uterine Cancer (since I have yet to get a period since December, too) & to see if my uterus could even sustain a pregnancy. Monday, July 23rd, is our next appointment to get those results & if everything came back okay, I'll start my next round of Clomid (150mg). If that doesn't work, we'll be pushed on to try IUI, injectables, IVF, etc. BUT, I will request more than 1 round of 150mg of Clomid even if this next round doesn't work since I started a new diet plan, and your chances increase when you exercise & eat right. Any Dr. will tell you that is a big key in Infertility and PCOS!

Btw, I was also diagnosed with Diabetes (I think it's a crock!) this past March so I no longer take the regular Metformin. Either way, sorry for the novel but I wanted to kind of map out how our process has gone. It really depends on the speed of your Dr, your health problems (if any), and the route they want to take you. :) Good luck and if you have any questions, feel free to ask!!

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