Oh the irony…

History: DH and I got together 6 years and 4 months ago. Roughly 6 years ago I started a BCP called Cyclessa. DH and I got married 5 years and 7 months ago. I went off Cyclessa 5 years and 2 months ago. We started TTC, because we knew it might take a while due to family history. Sometime between then and a year and a half after starting our TTC journey, I was dx’d with insulin resistance and put on Metformin (hereafter referred to as Met). At the year and a half mark, I went to an RE. She did the wandy thing and said “Hey! You have PCOS! OH! And you’re insulin resistant!” She upped my dosage of Met and we went on to a treatment that didn’t work (that was 2 years and 8 months ago). Since that point, DH and I have been giving it the college try…and eventually I resigned myself to living childfree. I have been at that stage now for about a year or so.

Yesterday: I read this article which says PCOS women also have an increased endometrial cancer risk. The risk of ovarian cancer is increased 2.5-fold, particularly among women who had never used oral contraceptives. Breast cancer risk is not clearly increased with polycystic ovarian disease. Just what I needed – another thing that will give me the kind of cancer that killed my mother almost 6 months ago.

Today: I go to the doc for a med check. I’ve managed to gain 10 pounds since he saw me a month ago and the only thing that has changed has been my meds. He upped my dosage of Met to 1500 (bring on the fire butt, baby!) to see if it will work a little better. When I mentioned the article to him and explained the whole “PCOS and all appeared when I went OFF bcp last time”, he put me back on Cyclessa.

You read that right. The woman who can’t get pregnant…is on birth control pills. Not for cycling reasons, not to suppress my ovaries for a stim. An infertile woman…on bcp. I think the only thing more ironic would be if I GOT pregnant. *looks at the sky and waits for karma to come bite her in the ass*

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  1. Here from LFCA, the fates are cruel and twisted. Thinking of you.

  2. Jess

     /  April 24, 2009

    Ugh, hun, it’s just retarded. I’ve been having major trouble with cycles too and have thought about going on BCP’s eventually, even though we’d like more kids. Seems stupid and pointless though, doesn’t it?


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