PCOS... losing hope

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starrynight123 Sun 10-Nov-13 17:28:32


I'm new to this site but finally signed up because my partner and I have been trying for a baby since last year and are starting to lose hope because nothing has happened for us. I have PCOS and only have around 5 periods per year (if I'm lucky) and have a whole bunch of tests lined up, including an ovary/womb scan (a couple of years back when I had my first scan, some growths were found) and I'm terrified.

I know in the scheme of things that 1 year is virtually nothing, but I'm now 33 and am scared that it will all be too late for me.

To top it all, some of our good friends have just announced that they are pregnant and although I'm so happy for them, it just made me feel even more sad and so low.

Reading this through, I appreciate it sounds really silly but I am feeling more and more depressed about it :-( I didn't expect conception immediately, but as more and more time is going by, I'm just feeling more and more desperate and scared :-(

Has anyone else experienced PCOS and does anyone have any advice?

I'd appreciate any comments.


ImNotCute Sat 16-Nov-13 21:33:43

Hi OP, glad you're feeling a little more positive than when you first posted.

Just a quick post from me to say I'm a mum of 2 with PCOS. Both DCs took over a year to conceive but didn't need any particular treatment, just more time.

I hope you get good news soon!

starrynight123 Wed 27-Nov-13 04:07:25

It is so heartening to read your stories, so thank you so much for sharing your experiences with me. This might sound miserable of me, but part of me still thinks it happens for other people but not me - I guess it's a pretty normal thing to think until it happens for you! Oh well.

I actually had a period last month and got some test sticks for identifying when I was ovulating. I was surprised that I did actually release LH but whether I actually ovulated, ice no idea.

Anyway, I'm going to make an appointment with my GP to take the next steps towards ttc. Do you have any advice what I should ask about?

The last time I saw her, she mentioned a scan. But is there anything else I need to get booked? Should I ask about clomid or bloodtests or something else?

I feel as though I'm going into battle, and although I know what outcome I want, I don't quite know how to get there(!)

In terms of diet and exercise, I have been making changes like 20mins cardio every other day (got to start somewhere!) and reducing sugar and carbohydrate intake while upping veg. I've also got a good multivitamin (well woman) but should change that to their trying to conceive one.

So, it's something.

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