Wednesday, 6 May 2009

The POSITIVE Pregnancy Test

I'd started my Metformin in October 2007 and was feeling better than ever. My periods had been now regular since March 2007 but in January 2008 my period didn't arrive. I decided to take a pregnancy test but didn't want to get my hopes up or anyone else's so I did this test by myself without telling anyone I could be. I can't explain the feeling that went through me as the test said Positive! I was shocked and overjoyed. My mum was shopping with me on that day and I ran out of the local Church cafe toilet and waved the positive pregnancy test in front of her face, she was as shocked as me. I then got on the phone and told my boyfriend who was over the moon. It had taken 3 months for me to get pregnant from taking the Metformin. Me and my boyfriend hadn't been using Contraception for a few years trying to get pregnant and now we were. I had to see Mr Trehan throughout the pregnancy to check how I was and he was brilliant and helped me a lot. We were given the due date of 26 October 2008. I was quite anxious throughout the pregnancy and kept thinking something could go wrong but everything was fine. I had to take Metformin for the first 11 weeks of my pregnancy because it gives the baby some protection that my body can't give it with having PCOS. My due date came and went and I had to be started off because I was 2 weeks overdue and I ended up having a caesarian section on 8th November 2008 and had a healthy baby boy who is the most perfect thing ever.
It is now May 2008 and my son is 6 months old and even more perfect then the day he was born. I am still pain free and regular with my periods and feel great. I'm still taking Metformin to help me with my blood sugar and weight and Mr Trehan says I'll be fine to have more children. Everything has worked out perfect for me, I've had a good few years of pain and distress but I've got there and I just want people to know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I've written on forums in the past and one specific girl was only in her twenties and her endo was that bad she was going for an elective hysterectomy because her consultant told her there was nothing more they could do (she'd had a number of laparoscopies like me and like me had the endo lasered away each time). I told her about Mr Trehan and that he sees Privately and she went to see him and he did the same op that i had (Radical Excision of Endometriosis) and her endo had spread over her ovaries and he had to take one of her ovaries away but told her she would be able to have children which is what she wanted so her story also ended up being great. I would recommend this operation to anyone, even if your symptoms aren't that severe they normally do get worse unfortunately so ask your hospital about this operation, please do not go through with the lasering because its just pointless and makes symptoms worse. There's also consultants that do this op privately (Mr Trehan also does and is the Endometriosis Specialist and speaks and does lectures all over the country on it). For more information please visit is website on
If anyone would like anymore information please do not hesitate to contact me or even for a chat, i know what its like to suffer from this horrible illness and I would like to say a big Thank you to my family especially my mum and wonderful boyfriend for all there support and love x x


  1. I am so glad to hear that you have had success with the excision. I am scheduled to have a the surgery on Friday, I have suffered from Endo and PCOS for years now... I have had 8laps with burns each time of the endo I developed Poly Cystic Ovaries a few years ago now and have been taking Metformin since June last year....

  2. I hope the operation goes well, i'm sure it will and you feel as symptom free as me from it. Let me know how you get on and all the best x x x

  3. wow this is such a great story, thanks for sharing! i've had PCOS for years now and have to take birth control pills to get my period and my doctors said nothing else will help because i don't ovulate if i dont take the pills. my husband and i want to have a baby now though so i stopped taking the pill and haven't had period in like 5 months so i don't know what to do! my doctor never told me about metformin so that's great advice, i will ask them to give that to me too, as we were planning on going to find a donor egg and do IVF that way. Thanks again!!