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PCOS, Periods, Provera & Pals. Plus All The Bits In between.

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AmyC86 Mon 28-Nov-16 09:06:57

Welcome to our third thread on PCOS. What we don't know isn't really worth knowing. We're a friendly bunch of women who have a few things in common. We all have either PCOS or unexplained infertility and we're all on a mission for a BFP!!!!

For new members, and old alike here are the links to our 1st and 2nd threads:

http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/conception/2481523-when-to-expect-period-provera

http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/conception/2685865-pcos-periods-or-lack-of-and-a-lovely-bunch-of-ladies?pg=1&order=

Now without further ado, let's continue on our journey.......

YouBoggleMyMind Mon 28-Nov-16 10:38:49

Hi Amy!

This thread is for us both as we're both veterans!!

Fingers crossed December will bring good news!

SummerHopin Mon 28-Nov-16 10:50:21

Hi ladies - thanks for the new thread Amy.

I actually took some time to read the previous threads over the weekend and it was really emotional actually - hearing of the highs and lows, and also learning that so many had been on a similar journey.

To any complete newbies I would really recommend reading the previous threads. I feel very lucky to have found these lovely ladies, they are a real support when things get tough and its nice to be in it all together.

.....and yes you two, you are more than overdue your BFP! flowers

SummerHopin Mon 28-Nov-16 10:57:28

AFM, I had my day 2-5 bloods this morning and am booked to see the doctor on Friday. Not really sure what to expect (I think she mentioned starting on Metformin??) but at least things are moving now and I'm able to get in front of people to speak to them.

Anything I should make sure I ask / do / dont do at the appointment? x

Lookinatu Mon 28-Nov-16 11:05:17

Hi all does anyone experience more frequent periods with pcos such as every 2 weeks.

YouBoggleMyMind Mon 28-Nov-16 12:13:40

lookin not sure anyone can help with frequent AF on here, most of us need to induce AF with provera etc.

summer, if you're in the investigation stage then I'd ask about referrals etc and how long it takes.

FluffyEwok Mon 28-Nov-16 13:59:58

On day 3 of clomid and im roastingangry

FluffyEwok Mon 28-Nov-16 14:39:00

Has anyone heard of a mooncup to help conceive? Apparently if you put it in post sex the sperm doesnt fall out hence increasing chances!

satsooma Mon 28-Nov-16 15:20:58

Thanks for the new thread Amy!

I am CD14, no LH surge on my OPKs yet, I reckon it will be tomorrow, or wednesday.

I really need to lose a bit more weight though. I got down to a BMI of 24.9 for my first clinic appointment, but I have put on 4 kg in the 2 months since then. Time to start logging what I eat on myfitnesspal again sad.

satsooma Mon 28-Nov-16 15:26:21

Lookinatu I have PCOS and actually went through a phase for about 7 months where I was bleeding around every 2 weeks. It was pretty light though, more spotting than period. It is defintiely something to talk to your GP about though. If you are bleeding that frequently, you are likely not ovulating and the GP can probably prescribe you something to sort you out.

EllaMenoPea Mon 28-Nov-16 16:02:11

Place marking so I don't lose you all, lurking constantly!

Hoping this thread is the one for you all flowers

satsooma Mon 28-Nov-16 17:06:11

Would anyone be up for (re)-posting quick intros, like you had on the first thread? The old threads are quite a lot to trawl through and I feel like there have been quite a lot of new faces (myself included) in the past couple of months. I'll go first and hopefully others will want to follow?

Name: satsooma
Age: 31
TTC: #1 since October 2015
Diagnosis: PCOS
Treatments: Previously tried metformin. Now on second round of clomid.
Next milestone: I've got two large follicles this month. Should ovulate any day now!
Location: Southeast

AmyC86 Mon 28-Nov-16 17:20:49

Amy
30
TTC#1 Since 2011 😢
Diagnosis: PCOS
Treatment: clomid, 2 cycles of 50mg no ovulation. 1 cycle of 100mg & I grew a folicale, still in that cycle.
Next Milestone: progesterone bloods tomorrow & AF/BFP 7th December.
Location: Northwest

AmyC86 Mon 28-Nov-16 17:21:52

Name: satsooma
Age: 31
TTC: #1 since October 2015
Diagnosis: PCOS
Treatments: Previously tried metformin. Now on second round of clomid.
Next milestone: I've got two large follicles this month. Should ovulate any day now!
Location: Southeast

Amy
30
TTC#1 Since 2011 😢
Diagnosis: PCOS
Treatment: clomid, 2 cycles of 50mg no ovulation. 1 cycle of 100mg & I grew a folicale, still in that cycle.
Next Milestone: progesterone bloods tomorrow & AF/BFP 7th December.
Location: Northwest

YouBoggleMyMind Mon 28-Nov-16 19:10:02

Name: youbogglemymind (boggle for short)
Age: 29
Location: Home Counties
Ttc #1 since July 2014
Diagnosis: pcos
Treatment so far: 7 rounds of clomid (50, 100, 150) with provera to induce AF. Last 3 rounds with merformin. Actually ovulated on round 5 but didn't work, round 6 worked but I had an early miscarriage. Round 7 didn't work at all and now about to start my final round of clomid with metformin. Will have provera to induce AF.

NeverGoOutOfStyle Mon 28-Nov-16 22:43:10

NeverGoOutOfStyle
20s
TTC#1 Since M/C in early July
Diagnosis: PCOS
Treatment: Nothing so far, hoping to try Metformin again soon as I have been on it perviously.
Next Milestone: Not so much a milestone, but it seems my cycles are getting shorter, going from 47-52 days, to 29-33 so I am hoping that's a good sign, although yet to see a positive OPK so it's an OPK free month for me this month, back to focusing on DTD every other day and hoping for the best.

This thread has been such a reassurance to me recently while I fret over OPK's and a baby never happening.

Also yes to the period every 2 weeks! In 2014 I had a phase were I was basically always bleeding to some extent from August to November! It was hellish and felt never ending but it did eventually just stop, and it's not happened again since.

SummerHopin Tue 29-Nov-16 09:57:21

Name: Summer
Age: 31
Location: SouthEast
Ttc #1 - came off pill end of March 2016 and since then cycles have got longer and longer until they stopped. Latest AF provera induced
Diagnosis: tbc 100% on Friday but more than likely to be PCOS given my ultrasound. My previous blood results were not too typical of PCOS and the doc is considering if it might be PCO with lasting BC effects. Had another blood test yesterday (Mon) so will be getting the result Friday.
Next step: Get a proper hold on what is going on this Friday, and then Metformin I think as that was what we briefly discussed in my last appointment.

Had been feeling ok at the idea of having more tests and getting more answers, although lastnight again I just became so overwhelmed with the mountain that lay ahead of us, it worries me just how much fight we are going to need sad This thread has been such a help though, I wish everyone the best and hope that by the other end of this we'll have another set of BFPs x

satsooma Tue 29-Nov-16 11:24:04

So I said before that I really want to get back down to a healthy BMI before I get pregnant. I reached that goal a few months back, but have let things slip since. Actually I have been losing and gaining the same 5kg (~10lb) for a few years now.

Yesterday I managed to eat 'healthily' (which for me just means not eating too many calories) for the first time in a while, and am hoping to keep it up again today. I always find that it is the first few days that are really hard. If I can just persevere through to the end of the week, it should get much easier.

satsooma Tue 29-Nov-16 16:18:40

Ooh. Super positive OPK today. This is my lucky cycle, I'm feeling really good about this one!

AmyC86 Tue 29-Nov-16 17:55:42

Go for it satsooma

YouBoggleMyMind Tue 29-Nov-16 18:53:05

Good opk satsooma

I feel blue this evening ladies. Tell my something funny xxx

YouBoggleMyMind Tue 29-Nov-16 18:54:00

So blue I can't even spell sad

Elly1685 Tue 29-Nov-16 20:54:32

Hi Ladies! Found you!

Reading your brief notes have been really interesting as a reminder, so here's mine

Elly
28
TTC #1 since July 2016.
Diagnosis: none yet but I'm guessing PCOS due to all the symptoms. Had an ultrasound yesterday so waiting for results. Also waiting for fertility referral....

satsooma keep at the healthy eating - once you've done it a week you're more motivated to stick to it!

Boggle ... I'm a teacher and today a pupil in my class told me she liked Vincent van gough .... because he's good at drawing minions grin I think I'm failing as a teacher !!! X

FluffyEwok Tue 29-Nov-16 21:29:55

Been thinking about ivf today. If it gets to that do you plan to go nhs or private? X

YouBoggleMyMind Tue 29-Nov-16 21:52:21

Haha elly! Maybe if van gough was around now, he may have painted minions!l

fluffy, we will go through the NHS for IVF if it gets to that. We can't afford private treatment.

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