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This is partial record for me and it may be helpful for anyone else in my situation.
My condition– polycystic ovaries (w/o pcos), 6 at home inseminations with donor sperm (all bfn), 4 iuis (1, possibly 2 chemical pregnancies), 1 ivf (chemical pregnancy), non-obese, over-responder; regular periods but at this point questionable if I’m ovulating monthly or ovulating mature eggs (is that possible?)
What I know doesn’t work:
clomid— bad side effects. had ocular side effects (blurred vision, kaleidoscopic vision, headaches) at very low doses.
gonal-f— even at 75 iui over responded. after doing 75 for a month, needed more to respond (up to 150) but then over-responded again.
femara and menopur— no response
Possible solutions to consider/ask:
— should I try metformin though I technically don’t have pcos (yet)? http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01233206 Even without full blown pcos, I have all the infertility side effects and responses.
— natural alternatives to metformin http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090823083418AAgemEf
— other natural alternatives. see #10 http://www.stopagingnow.com/liveinthenow/article/10-drugs-with-great-natural-alternatives
— last site for alternatives http://www.ehow.com/way_5515950_alternative-metformin.html
— link between PCOS and Vitamin D deficiency