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I haven't had a period in about 6 months. I have PCOS but I've never gone this long without a period. They were always pretty un-regular and a little all over the place and maybe twice in my life have I actually skipped one. Then all of a sudden nothing, for 6 months. We've been trying for a baby for almost 2 years with no luck (have 2 children already). Ovulation kits have never showed a positive result for ovulation (but it does say on the box that it won't work if you have PCOS). I'm 30 years old. Anyone experienced this or know what could be happening ? Thanks
I'm not sure that's something I could afford at the moment, the cost runs into the thousands. So there's nothing the GP could prescribe to induce ovulation ? Does this mean I've stopped ovulating too ? Thanks for your reply
What tablets are they likely to give me to bring on a period ? Will bringing on a period guarantee ovulation though ? Will they put me on these tablets if I'm overweight ? I think that's also putting me off going to the doctor, the fact they'll likely just tell me to lose weight, which for a PCOS sufferer, isn't always easy. Thanks
Hi dilydaly if you see a gp they should at least offer to send you in for blood tests to check hormone levels. I've just started taking Inofolic - a dietary supplement meant to help the body reduce the symptoms of PCOS. My consultant recommended it because my PCOS is mild and I appear to be ovulating (although I'm unable to conceive thus far...).
The doctors I've seen so far have been fairly sympathetic about how hard it is to lose weight with PCOS so hopefully you can see a doctor that will look at your wider symptoms.
Hi i wasnt ovulating ( found out by blood tests) but was having periods so a little different to you. Clomid taken for 6 months put me right and my son is now 19 !!. I would see your gp and ask to be referred for blood tests. Good luck
Have you had your prolactin levels checked? Simple blood test. If they are very high it can stop you ovulating and you can have medication to reduce the levels. I have very high prolactin and was under consultant care both times I’ve conceived within 18 months of being on the right medication.
Well I phoned the doctor, couldn't get an appointment so she said she'd give me a form for a blood test. Had that done yesterday and should have the results in Tuesday afternoon. They're testing for prolactin levels, hormone levels, renal function and thyroid function. Fingers crossed for Tuesday, can't come quick enough !