Saturday, April 17, 2010

Our TTC Story

We were married March 2004. Lovely ceremony, beautiful day, no regrets. However, consummating our marriage did not come easy. For months/years were in doctors' office after doctors' office trying to figure out what was wrong. My new husband had no sex drive and non-working equipment. I realize this may be TMI, but I need to get the whole story out. We went to 5 different doctors. They all said, you're just FAT. East less, work out and you'll be fine. WHAT.EVER. Now to the doctors' defense, Bubba had gained about 100 pounds in just over a year or so. From about 230 - 330 (he is 6'1"). A big dude. Well he couldn't lose weight no matter what he did and was too scared to take Viagra (this is soo embarassing).

We finally found a doctor that actually listened to me. I KNEW there was something wrong with my husband. He ran a battery of blood tests and realized he had very low testerone levels and hypothyroidism. Normal for a 30 something year old male is like 600-1100, Bubba's was 106. NO WONDER! HELLO! Stupid stupid doctors. They put him on injectable testosterone and life has been lovely and normal ever since. I talked to his endocrinologist about HCG in combination with the testosterone, but she wouldn't do it. I knew injecting testosterone would make problems for when we really wanted to get pregnant. They call it "male birthcontrol" for a reason. But we always hoped, we could/would get a miracle baby regardless.

During this time my periods are getting farther and farther apart. I finally go the gynocologist and given a drug to start my period. Lucky for me, I didn't have to take it (I started a few days later). I asked her to run thyroid tests (can I say LOVE DOCTOR GOOGLE!). She did and said I was normal. Well thank goodness we had an endocrinologist already, so I went to her. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Synthroid straightens out my cycles to perfection 28 - 31 days.

Well fast forward a few years. No pregnancy, nothing, nada. We move to Florida and starting looking for doctors. My cycles are getting longer and longer. My doctor diagnosed me, last week, with PCOS. She told me she ran a C-Peptide test. Normal range is .4 to 2.4, mine was 6.2. I would say there is definitely something wrong. I was immediately given Metformin (500 XR). I don't have a cycle any longer than about 40 days (i know its very good for PCOS), but it's so confusing.

I have great fertile mucus, everymonth. We use fertile days. Can PCOS make you ovulate bad eggs? Or does it just make it seem like you're going to ovulate but then you actually never release an egg? I hope someone is actually reading this blog and can tell me.

This trying to have a baby thing is going to be an adventure.


  1. Welcome to the blog world and congratulations on your entrance into the church (well, relatively recently)! I don't know much about PCOS as I tested normal for that, but I am on metformin for slightly elevated testerhome (sp) and synthroid. As far as eggs go...I am so not an expert, but yes, I think your theory is a possibility. I am glad to hear you have found some better doctors and hopefully get answers to your questions. Have a great weekend and God Bless!

  2. Welcome! I don't have any medical answers, but I am here to tell you that your comment on Jelly Belly's post this morning made me laugh!! You are hilarious!
    Praying that you will get your miracle soon....