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TTC & PCOS(8 Posts)
I've been diagnosed with PCOS today but I'm trying to conceive. Where do I even begin to start with all this? Anyone in the same boat?
I am picking up my prescription for metformin tomorrow but not sure of the next steps.
Try looking into inofolic. I've been taking about 6 weeks and I feel it's helping with symptoms
Agreed about looking into myo-inositol.
Bear in mind OPKs and BBT may not work as ovulation tracking tools for women with PCOS so you might want to just DTD every 2-3 days throughout your cycles.
Got some inosotil, the tablets are huge though...
Has anyone been prescribed metformin and noticed a difference?
@FatThighsBlueEyes not me but my close friend has been on metformin for nearly a decade now and couldn't live without it. Combined with a low GI diet it's really helped her keep her weight in check as well.
I was prescribed Metformin and it gave me horrendous headaches and made my hair fall out....I'm hoping that was just my side effects and not usual (I don't think the hair falling out is!) But either way, it was enough to scare the bajeezus out of me and I switched to inositol.
The tablets are huge but they do so much good for you. They reduced my insulin resistance and I conceived my first within weeks of taking it properly for conception...just a helpful tip, don't forget to take it with folic to boost it's efficiency!
I have PCOS but I have Endometriosis too. I'm 25. I'm currently 6 weeks pregnant and it's taken 2 years to conceive with absolutely no hint of a pregnancy (or loss) in that time until now. I was on Metformin for quite a while last year and at first it gave me a terrible upset stomach which lasted loads longer than the doctor said it would. I felt it made no difference whatsoever in terms of regulating my period or helping me lose weight etc. It may work for you though, it's not a one size fits all solution unfortunately.
Some people have PCOS and never have any problems conceiving and some people have it and never ever get pregnant. I was lucky enough to fall pregnant totally randomly (after we had resigned ourselves to thinking it wouldn't happen without a lot of medical intervention) although like I say it's taken a long time but could be due to the endometriosis as well.
I had a pregnancy scan today and funnily enough the sonographer said I didn't have any cysts at all on my ovaries when normally at previous medical scans I've had they have been crammed full.
You can get medication such as Clomid that helps you to ovulate if you suffer from anovulatory cycles so I would say start using OPKs to see if and when you ovulate, just start trying and go from there. Good luck
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