Meredith (fleckerbug) wrote in vaginapagina,

starting HBC

Hi. I'm considering starting HBC and was wondering if any of you could give me recommendations based on my situation. I'm pretty sure I want to go with a pill as I don't think I'd like wearing a patch and I don't care for the ring.

I have been TTC for a long time, but am likely going to prevent for the next year because I'm starting nursing school in the fall (2 year program; we're going to start TTC again halfway through my second year). I don't need to go on the pill to prevent because I don't ovulate due to PCOS. I've been using Clomid for over a year and was going to start using injectible gonadotropins as well this Fall, but I'm likely going to put that off until next year. I'd like to go on HBC because it can help clear up the ovaries with PCOS. It's sometimes used specifically for this purpose. A lot of women with PCOS have a few normal cycles when coming off of HBC before their cycles become irregular again. MY hope is that I would get pregnant quickly after coming off of it and not require further fertility treatments. The only other times I've gotten pregnant (unplanned) in my life were while on HBC.

Has anyone here used HBC for similar purposes? Were there specific brands or formulations your doctor recommended? Are there any that have a lower likelihood of causing weight gain (I beldieve my PCOS is worsened by excessive weight, though it's possible I've gained weight because my PCOS has gotten worse)?

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