It’s been 2 years since i decided to stop my treatment to have a baby with my fertility doctor, Dr. Binarwan Halim. He already said that i have a infertility problem and i diagnosed with PCOS. Now, i have time and money to afford the treatment and medication (since it is not cheap), i think this is the right time to have a baby. 3 years is the right time to expand a family. I pray to God to have a baby this year, so next year, in my 29th i already holds a title as a mother. Amen.
In the early August, i started a treatment to cure my PCOS. For those of you who doesn’t know PCOS is, i rather explain it first. Based on Wikipedia, Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common female endocrine disorders. PCOS is a complex, heterogeneous disorder of uncertain etiology, but there is strong evidence that it can to a large degree be classified as a genetic disease.
PCOS produces symptoms in approximately 5% to 10% of women of reproductive age (12–45 years old). It is thought to be one of the leading causes of female subfertility and the most frequent endocrine problem in women of reproductive age. The principal features are anovulation, resulting in irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, ovulation-related infertility, and polycystic ovaries; excessive amounts or effects of androgenic hormones, resulting in acne and hirsutism; and insulin resistance, often associated with obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and high cholesterol levels. The symptoms and severity of the syndrome vary greatly among affected women.
Based on that diagnosed, i have to take a few steps to get pregnant. First, medication with drug about 3 months. If i’m still not pregnant in 3 months, i’ll go to the next step which is ovarium maturation process. The doctor said that i have to take a fertility pills during my period and in the 15th days, he will break my “egg” so i could ovulate. If that treatment still doesn’t work out, i have to take insemination. The worst part if all of those treatment doesn’t succeed, i have to take in vitro fertilisation.
So here i am in the first step of my medication. Doctor said i have hormone disorder that make my male hormone higher than the female hormone. It’s because of insuline disturbed my body’s metabolisme, like obesity which is i’m not, food and lifestyle. So to reduced and stabilize those annoying hormones, every night i have to take a pill name METFORMIN, originally sold as Glocopage.
Effect of the drug Metformin helps to reduce the concentration of glucose in the blood of patients with diabetes mellitus. This is achieved by reducing the absorbability of glucose from the gastrointestinal tract, inhibition of gluconeogenesis in the liver. It is also used in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome, and has been investigated for other diseases where insulin resistance may be an important factor. Metformin works by suppressing glucose production by the liver.
When i got my period in the mid month, doctor gave me 3 kinds of colorful pills which i should drink during my second day until 6th day of period. The medicine name called Blesifen that indicated for the treatment of ovulatory dysfunction in women desiring pregnancy, include patients with polycystic ovary syndrome, amenorrhea – galactorrhea syndrome, psychogenic amenorrhea, post – oral – contraceptive amenorrhea.
Other drug was Clomiphene Citrate for fertility medicines. Clomiphene can be combined with metformin if metformin has not triggered ovulation. Combining the two treatments can make it more likely that clomiphene will work.And the rest medicine are remain unknown, because it wrapped without the original case. But i guess it were around Aldactone, often used with estrogen-progestin therapy. This reduces hair loss, acne, and abnormal hair growth on the face and body (hirsutism).
After consumed those pills during my period, in the 13th – 19th days it was time to making love. The rest of time is just wait and pray. My last period was August 12th and it supposed to be in the same day or at least in the same week which will be happen 4 days ahead, around next week starting today. So finger crossed, if i don’t get my period until August 22nd, i should get my pregnancy test. But if not, i still have 2 more months to processing natural conception.
BUT (there still a but), after sharing with my sister in law who has a same problem, she said that those 3 months of medication just wasting time and money. Because actually the doctor could speed up the process of fertilization into second step. The basic treatment actually almost the same, take everyday Metformin/Glucophage pills and then during period take fertility drugs to help ovulate. She said the 15th days after period she went back to the doctor break the “egg”.
So i guess i will stop taking my medicine if i still not pregnant in the second month of drug treatment. The reason is the time is run fast and fertility drugs cannot be taken after 3 months treatment, so i’m afraid the doctor will extend my treatment into another months or year. I don’t want that. I want immediate result which is possibly taken.
October is the right timing to the next step. Pray to God, please Lord !!! Deep inside my heart i have a great and strong feeling, me and hubby will have twin boys. Dunno why it just come up. I hope it will come true. And i already have a name from my baby/ies that goes around inside my head. Finger crossed, Amen!