Hi, I previously had no periods without meds, I was annovulatory also and I have pcos. We have been ttc for three years but I was not diagnosed with pcos until last year. Every woman is different but it's worth a try, about 2-3 months ago I had ovarian drilling and 6 weeks later I started my first nonmedicated af! After 6 days of follistim injections I had four follicle (mature eggs) and I Had IUI last wednesday. I am happy to say after having my first nonmed AF and my first ovulation I am currently in the two week wait. I understand what your going through and no one can tell you for sure if you will get pregnant or how long it will take but there are so many options to help you get your little one! And you probably will not be as complicated, most women with pcos ovulate with clomid and metformin. good luck hun, It might take longer than planned but it will be worth it!
So y did u directly jump to IUI, didnt u try meds like clomid and metformin first to induce ovalution?
I took five rounds of clomid ( up to 150mg) and metformin and did not ovulate. So after having surgery I started with tamoxifen (pills) bc clomid is no good for me. But the tamoxifen didn't work very good either that's why I took follistim injections. My doctor had us do a postcoidal test, so we had sex sunday night and then went to my RE monday morning and he took a small sample of my cervical mucus to see how many sperm survived the night. He said a normal result should look like a swarm of ants, I had three sperm survive. So this means my cervical mucus is hostile to hubby's sperm, so I took a trigger shot monday evening and we did IUI that wednesday.
I want to point out that Metformin does not help with ovulation. It will really only help with making your cycle regular. I do not know why everybody keeps on insisting that Metformin will make you ovulate. Even my doctor advised me that he will not help on ovulation but only to make your cycles regular and with weight loss if you need.
actually metformin regulates your insulin and testosterone levels which for many women is why their cycle is irregular. the high insulin and testosterone prevent you LH from rising which prevents ovulation. so for most women when the hormones levels return to normal it can trigger ovulation, then two weeks later a period.
my dr told me to take metformin to help me ovulate ans this last month was the first time i had a positive OPK! my cycles have been regular since mirena removal which is very odd, because before my first and so far only pregnancy i had been diagnosed with PCOS and had to wait 3-4 months for my nexy cycle!