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Good Morning Ladies!

My husband and i have been TTC for over 2 years, with no luck - and then recently i was diagnosed with PCOS. I have just been to see a naturopath, as i wanted to try a natural approach first before heading to full blown fertility treatment, which will be our next step. She has put me on a tablet called Polyfem which is designed for women with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrom... Just wondering if anyone had been on it and had any positive/negative feedback?!

Thanks Ladies! xo



Haven't tried it, but I have PCOS and went on one clomid cycle and got preggers! I understand you wanting to try something natural first, but just wanted to say that if it doesn't work, the early stages of fertility treatment for PCOS are not too bad. I found it good that I knew exactly when I was ovulating and knew exactly when to expect either a period or a BFP! Good luck in TTC




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Wow, really hope all goes well for you and your husband. I personally went on the fertility roller coaster and I understand that it's not easy. 14 yrs ago I was also diagnosed with PCOS and went on Clomid with no success. Tried the whole diet/exercise regeim, lost weight but had no effect on the PCOS itself. Went through 7 gruelling cycles of IVF, a double miscarriage (twins) and when something major went very wrong as a result of IVF I was advised to not go through it all again. These are the realities of IVF that you don't often hear of. I hope it doesn't sound negative of me but depending on your age, (I am 42) I personally would advise not to postpone IVF in case things go wrong which cause delay.There are risks with IVF as with anything,which is a good reason to look for natural alternatives but there is also the risk of those natural alternatives not working for some people,therefore delaying the start of IVF. It's personal choice and depends on the severity of your PCOS and your age. On a lighter note 14 yrs later, one divorce later and with a partner of nearly 8 yrs, against all odds (him as well with fertility probs) we conceived naturally and now have a happy and healthy 3 yr old daughter who we both feel incredibly blessed to have in our lives. Our girl is the only child we will ever have unfortunatly but there are couples out there who are worse off. I hope my honesty doesn't deter you from IVF but encourage you to just make a quick but thorough decision as time/age is crucial in regards to fertility as you would already know.
All the very best of success to you both smile
I've never heard of it - do u just buy it from your naturopath? Or from the chemist? I like the sound of it...

Hi Ladies,
I too have PCOS. I was diagnosed with is back in 2008. We tried for 9 months and then we saw my GP, who confirmed I had PCOS. I dont fit the stereotype for PCOS though, which is what puzzled my GP. I dont have excess hair and I weigh 55kg!
She referred me to a specialist who prescribed Metformin, Primolut to get a period and Clomid. I did 3 cycles of Clomid all which failed! We did though end up falling pregnant the following cycle naturally and we now have an 18 month old DS.
We are now jumping back on the TTC band wagon and its been confirmed I once again have PCOS. We have been TTC for 4 cycles and my cycles vary in length for 28 days to over 80 days! This cycle I am currently on day 47 and no sign of ovulation yet.
I am headed to the specialist soon to see what he recommend this time around, since the Clomid failed to work last time sad

Best of luck in your journey and i would love to know your feedback on the natural approach.

Nic smile



Hi,
I also have PCOS and did over 3 years IVF to have my son. I saw a naturopath after I stopped feeding him and have just found out I'm pregnant after 1 try. No it was as easy as it sounds. I was on vitex for over a year. I think the medication you are talking about is the same. My vit D levels were also very low and things improved as that increased. It did take a year to get regular cycles but I'd never had that before. I'd take a year of naturopath over a year of IVF anyday, but it really does depend on what your cycles are doing.

Good luck.
Hi,
We have been TTC for 2 1/2 yrs now and found out after a year that I have PCOS. I started seeing a natropath but they just couldn't get my hormones on a stable level. I am on Clomid now. It has regulated my cycle to 33days, haven't gotten a POS yet. I wish I hadn't have waited so long, but I also wanted to go with the natural process first but after a while of TTC it gets harder to cope with not falling pregnant. Good luck with everything. But my advice would be not to wait to long with everything.

Hi,
I also have PCOS and did over 3 years IVF to have my son. I saw a naturopath after I stopped feeding him and have just found out I'm pregnant after 1 try. No it was as easy as it sounds. I was on vitex for over a year. I think the medication you are talking about is the same. My vit D levels were also very low and things improved as that increased. It did take a year to get regular cycles but I'd never had that before. I'd take a year of naturopath over a year of IVF anyday, but it really does depend on what your cycles are doing.

Good luck.

hi,
just wanted to ask you how long did it take you to fall pregnant after seeing the Natropath?
I am seeing a natropath and getting acunpuncture. she did blood tests on me and found out Im low in Zinc, low in iron, low in Vitamin D. i have been on heaps of vitamins for about 1 month now and Im feeling heaps better. But still not pregnant sad
I cant afford IVF so a Natropath is my last hope!
Im hoping once all my levels get to normal that will help me.
Any advise would be appreciated.
Thanks

hi,
just wanted to ask you how long did it take you to fall pregnant after seeing the Natropath?
I am seeing a natropath and getting acunpuncture. she did blood tests on me and found out Im low in Zinc, low in iron, low in Vitamin D. i have been on heaps of vitamins for about 1 month now and Im feeling heaps better. But still not pregnant sad
I cant afford IVF so a Natropath is my last hope!
Im hoping once all my levels get to normal that will help me.
Any advise would be appreciated.
Thanks



It took 1 year to get my levels up to normal and have regular periods. I had none before I went to the naturopath. You'll need to get your levels checked again to make sure they have increasing enough. I know my naturopath said most people need 6 months to get low levels up.
Hope this helps.
Hi Girls,

Thought i'd touch base again with how things were going with the Polyfem.

It's been 5/6 weeks since i first saw the naturopath and she started me on polyfem. From what i understand now about the Polyfem - it is to help your ovaries and help get out of your body the excess and wrong hormones your body produces with PCOS.

I have now also started on Vitex (about 10 days ago) - and take 2ml per day. Which i believe helps stimulate your pituitary glad and release the correct hormones to cycle properly.

It's still only early days - but i've lost 4.9kgs already - and the only thing i've altered in my diet - is introducing better meat (free range chicken, grass fed meat etc). Before being diagnosed with PCOS, i wondered why i couldn't shift the extra kgs i gained for no reason - i am fit, i excercise and go to a personal trainer frequently.. and i eat well. But now - things are starting to look up. There are times i think my acne breakouts that come on my jawline have become less frequent, although not disappeared completely yet unfortunately. But - so far so good! I've been feeling much happier also!

All in all.. i'm happy with the way things are progressing... i am day 56 of a cycle - which is slightly longer than i've been before (52 days being my max a few times before) so it could be the medication altering things... or maybe there's a chance of a BFP? (i'll test after 60 days if nothing happens - so it's a new cycle record for me)

I would love to hear anyone else's feedback on Vitex and if it helped in regulating your cycle - or even if you noticed the first cycle on it was delayed.

Good luck to everyone! xoxo



Glad to hear it is all going well. It can take a while for your body to get used to all the changes, but is worth doing a test just to check if you are pg.

It feels so good when you can suddenly drop a few kg that never moved before. That was one of the worst things about pcos for me. I was fitter than all my friends but always much larger.

Good luck with the next few months. Hope it all settles down and works well.
Well Ladies, I have an exciting update!!! Yesterday morning - i took a test, and I'm Pregnant!!!

I have to book a scan next week to be sure how far i am along, but the by the Dr and my calculations... i'm about 8 weeks.

I've had very few symptoms - i had sort of put anything i was feeling down to it being side affects of all the new medication.

I'm looking forward to having the scan and seeing the heartbeat and making sure everything is ok, before i count my chickens, And i guess sinks in. It feels a bit surreal.

Anyway, thought i would just update you all with this exciting news... and fingers crossed for everyone else trying! After trying for over 2 years, i didn't think it was ever going to happen - but it did! So stay positive!

xoxo



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