Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

(5 Posts)
FairySweetness Mon 15-Feb-16 17:50:33

My husband and I have been trying for a child for about a year so far, and not used contraception for probably 3 years. I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 13 (I'm 32 now) so have had a while to get used to the diagnosis! But while I did feel down then, it's getting to be unbearable now. There are 7 pregnant ladies at work, one of my friends is pregnant, 2 have had babies in the last 3 months and most if the rest of my friends have completed their families. It just seems wherever I look there are babies and it's getting me down.

I've been referred to the specialist now, but while I'm waiting had anyone with PCOS got any tips? I'm trying to lose weight, I have never had a regular cycle, but am trying ovulation tests (no positive ones yet). Any thing else work? Or anyone going through the same thing?

longestlurkerever Mon 15-Feb-16 17:58:21

Hello Op. I have Pcos too, though this was only diagnosed after I was pregnant for the fifth time with dd2 (Dd1, 3mcs) so I didn't get a lot of help. From what I understand though, Pcos can cause problems with ovulation but also with embryo formation, making implantation less likely and early miscarriage more likely. The good news is that there is lots that can be done, though not all doctors are fully up to speed. Metformin and inositol can help with insulin resistance, which is key, and chlomid can force ovulation if you don't have a regular cycle. A low GI diet can really help if you have trouble getting the meds prescribed, and in my most recent I took a herbal remedy called agnus castus for which there is a lot of anecdotal support. There used to be a ttc with Pcos thread in conception. If it's still active it's a good source of information and support. Good luck!

longestlurkerever Mon 15-Feb-16 18:00:53

Ps if you can sort your insulin resistance the weight will probably fall off. I was forced to follow a low GI diet as I had gestational diabetes (linked to Pcos) and thanks to a combination of that plus breastfeeding o have lost 15kg. I was never hungry as I had regular high protein snacks - mostly nuts - between smaller meals

waitingimpatient Mon 15-Feb-16 18:01:33

I have pcos and have found ovulation tests very unreliable. Always seem to be negative yet o do ovulate some months (this has been confirmed by scans and bloods) so it may be that you do ovulate and the tests are not working

FairySweetness Mon 15-Feb-16 18:14:09

Thanks. I've been on metformin a month now, and no period our anything, just a lot of nausea. Am trying to lose weight. When I was first diagnosed I was normal weight. 20 years, several depressive episodes, a long time on the pill and hypothyroidism man I've got quite a way to go now.

Me husband have been trying to have regular sex, but due to clashing shifts I think our only option is clandestine meetings in a laundry cupboard like they do on Holby City.

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