Hi again and thanks to all those who posted all the helpful info.
Dp & I moved to our first house & entertained tonnes of people over the holidays, and I've been in a really low space about the m/c, TTC and PCOS diagnosis so I've avoided answering for a variety of reasons. Mostly just not being able to face all this.
But...this is a new year, I'm feeling like a fresh start, my dp has agreed to start eating well with me to encourage me in weight loss, I'm back at the gym. I'm really hoping weight loss will help, but emotions, stress & food are closely linked for me, so it's taken me a while to get back to a place where this is possible. (Thanks for the encouraging story on that DesireeH).
Just by background, I am currently taking: Calcium, acidophilus, two multis, wild yam root powder, Vitex and red clover powder. In the last 14 months of preparing to ttc and since starting to ttc in july, I have been drinking herbal fertility tea containing red raspberry, Vitex, and red clover (with honey
As for my cycles--for a very long time I have been very regular, I always had 28-29 day cycles with very rare exceptions. But since I`ve been regularly charting, and especially the past 11 months, my cycle has been ALL over the place
-usually no longer than 43-45 days, although I`m currently at day 50 with no af and still waiting--my longest yet. The time that I did get pg in August I o'd on day 13 & 14. I do know when I ovulate as I have been charting faithfully, monitoring cervical mucus, cervix changes, and with a Clearplan fertility monitor (which gets expensive when your cycles are long!) Most recently I o'd on the 27th of Dec, (more than 28 days after my previous af).
After some soul-searching, I have decided to take metformin for now, (plus healthy eating), as I feel this could help without doing too much damage. Also I found out that my mother also has Polycystic Ovaries--she has also struggled with weight & has recently given up wheat & lost a tonne. BUT she never had any miscarriages and got pg with my sister & me on the first try both times! Sigh... It is comforting to know that she has polycystic ovaries too & really confirms PCOS for me--sigh!
Thanks also to scbegonias for the soulcysters suggestion--I have just checked out the msg boards & they look good. Good overall site. I also found a cool natural medicine site for PCOSers created by a naturopath, which I will post a link to here when I remember it.
thanks again to everyone.
-Jesse who's very much looking forward to AF so that she can start this whole thing again!