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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Message Board

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My husband and I have been trying to conceive for a year. My OB/GYN kept telling me that the reason I don't have regular periods and the reason I can't conceive is because I am underweight (5' 9" 120 lbs). He gave me a few cycles of clomid with no ovary response and no pregnancy. Then I went to see a specialist. The specialist immediately diagnosed me with PCOS. He said it is not very common to have PCOS and be underweight, since most people are normal to overweight, but he is sure of the diagnosis. I have all the criteria for diagnosis.

Anyway, the specialist says that I should try Clomid one more time. Then if it doesn't work he wants me to take Metformin for a few months and then try clomid again. He says he doesn't think that either of these things will work because in his words my "ovaries are ugly." They have so many unovulated eggs. He says he does not want to use injectable medications because my ovaries may respond too much and cause a problem like ovarian hyperstimulation.

So, I did some research on my own and found out that in patients who are overweight and have PCOS their fertility increased when they went on a low carbohydrate diet. I was wondering if anyone on the board has tried that? I couldn't find any research on diet changes in underweight women with PCOS because it is not common.

Does anyone have any success story about diet changes and fertility? Please let me know if you do I need a little encouragement.

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