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ICLW #3–Welcome!

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G’day peeps! If this is your first time here through ICLW, welcome! If it isn’t your first time here, thank you for being enticed enough by my polycystic ramblings to come back for second helpings. You should try the hard boiled ovaries. They’re delightful.

I recently did a 100th entry post that pretty much sums up my journey over the last 6 or 7 months of TTC. Click here to read oodles and oodles about my nether regions and kooky health plan over the last couple of months which eventually led me to (spoiler alert) get a period.

The short story is, I have PCOS. I’ve had irregular periods since I started having periods, although I was never formally diagnosed until I was 30 (I’m almost 32 now).I went off BCP in August of 2011 so Hubs and I could start TTC. For 7 loooooong months, I didn’t get a period. As a last ditch effort before starting Clomid, in March I went to see a Chinese medicine/nutritionist/acupuncturist who I have labeled Intuitive Health Lady. Within 4 weeks of starting acupuncture, and a FREAKING INSANE diet in which I eliminated all foods that brought me joy, I JUST got a period last week. Crazy.

So, now I’m holding off on the Clomid for another month to see if I can keep the period trend up au natural. I’m on the last 3 days of my 28 day Elimination Diet, and am also debating whether or not I should continue with the diet since it seemed to have jolted my system back into cycling again. Goal is to get my ovaries popping eggs like a Pez dispenser, and my system cycling like a Lance Armstrong.

Happy ICLW! I look forward to checking out your blogs this week.



About Sunny

I'm a happily married, 31 year old gal who is just starting her journey to conceive. I also have ovaries that may need a jump start. This blog is an attempt to channel my obsessive research on my Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome into something a pregnancy test. That would be awesome. I also hope that other women with this condition will find support in this blog. There are a lot of us out here! Happy reading, whatever your journey may be.

13 responses »

  1. It’s been 25 days already!? Time goes by so fast. (At least for me, reading about your diet 🙂 ) Congrats on sticking to it! I hope the periods keep on coming.

  2. Hi! This is my first ICLW! Great to connect wtih you! I was just recently diagnosed with PCOS and I also have endometriosis. Wishing you all the best with your journey!

  3. I say stay on this diet! Maybe add eggs and oranges back in, because those are awesome, but the rest I wholeheartedly agree with keeping out of your diet!

  4. Hello, I found you through ICLW and this is my first time! I really enjoy your attitude about all of this, sometimes you gotta laugh to keep from crying! I am wishing you all the best on this crazy journey of infertility!

  5. I am going to have to look into that diet because if my Dr. says the next step is injectables then we have to put TTC on hold till the funds come in. Looking forward to following your journey.

  6. You are doing amazing on that diet! It may be worth it to keep it up for a while and see if it’s really done it’s job. I wish you all the luck in the coming cycles.

  7. Yay for working with an alternative practitioner! I run in some natural fertility circles with some and the results they get are astounding! I also ‘fixed’ my PCOS with diet. Went from ovulating once a year or so to regular periods. 🙂 Awesome.

    It was lovely to meet you!

    (ICLW #54)

  8. Congrats on a natural success! Maybe the Facebook fast is helping too. Facebook sucks and is evil.

  9. YOU’RE ALMOST THERE!!!!! Your dedication to your diet has inspired me with my modified one!

  10. Happy ICLW…I hope the diet has worked for you!


  11. I had a similar scenario as you- dropped lots of carbs and sugars and started to get my period back. I would get my period every 50-60 days or so doing it that way. So glad you have too! One thing to check though- when I still didn’t get pregnant, my RE did a few blood tests at key points in my cycle and it turns out that even though I was getting +OPK’s and a period, I still wasn’t actually releasing eggs. Damn fake periods and PCOS ovaries. Might be something to look at (they can draw hormone levels at the end of a cycle to see if you o’ed).

    Good luck!


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