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Old 06-20-2013, 08:53 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hello,

 

We have been TTC for over a year and been seeing a specialist for 4 months now. She has me on Metformin and asked me to lose weight. I have had a really hard time losing weight my whole life. I am 24 years old and weigh 172 pounds (down 15 punds since starting to TTC due to the Metformin but stalled at this weight now). I keep getting told that all I have to do is to lose weight but i am frustrated at working so hard at it and berely seeing results. I also feel like that cannot possibly be the only solution since a lot of people that are heavier than me get pregnant everyday. I just need a place to vent and hear how people are dealing with the same issues.

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Old 06-20-2013, 10:08 AM
 
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I'm sorry you are struggling.  I believe that weight is not the only factor that affects TTC.  Losing weight is not always the solution.  Sometimes losing a little weight can make a big difference, and you have already done that.  Well done!  I do not have PCOS, but my RE prescribed metformin for me, and the cycle I started it, I got pregnant.  I was overweight when I got pregnant.  I would have liked to have weighed less, but it just didn't work out that way.  My pregnancy has been healthy and relatively easy.  I would suggest making sure your specialist does not focus just on weight issues.  Make sure she has looked at other factors that could be affecting you.  Has your partner had a sperm analysis?  I am also thinking that instead of focusing on your weight it might be good to do something that makes you feel connected to your body and helps you feel better as a whole like yoga.  For me yoga is about finding balance and being present in my body.  It also made me feel strong and more relaxed.  Finding some peace while TTC can be very important.  Good luck!




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Old 06-26-2013, 08:58 PM
 
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Ugh I hate to hear that a lot of docs saying weight is a major cause of Some women's infertility. I was told I was too fat to get pg. lost 60# and still took me another 7.5 yrs and IVF to conceive. Pisses me off. Just sayin. Turned out for me, dysfunctional ovulation and male factor. So don't let it get you down. I started watching my carb intake and doing a lot of walking and so far this year, I've lost 70# And have about 30# til my goal. Metformin made me extremely ill so I'm med-less. Are you ovulating regularly? I was only having two cycles a year, tops. I did a lot of research and stated taking soy isoflavones in January. I've had regular cycles and ovulated every single time smile.gif don't let the weight thing get you down. Healthy should be the goal. Ther are healthy "fat" people all over the place...proud to be one of them. Ad lots of unhealhty "fat" people get pregnant all the time without help. ugh, i hate that word, "fat". ugh. Male factor is still preventing pregnancy on my end though greensad.gif IVF isn't an option now, our insurance doesn't cover it so we are trying on our own. Keep your head high and keep plugging away at the weight loss, it will happen smile.gif def insist on other testing, because being heavy isn't likely the issue behind your ttc troubles
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