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SuffolkLady Wed 18-Jan-17 15:12:39

Hello,

This is my first post on a forum so please bear with me!

Ive known I had PCOS since I was 17 (found by ultrasound for something else), at the time I didn't have any major symptoms of PCOS I was told not to worry and come back when I was TTC. Fast forward 12 years and I am now married and aged 29 and I have been TTC for a year with no success. My periods range from 33-69 days - since coming off the pill a year ago they seem to be getting longer and longer. I don't suffer terribly from any other symptoms and my BMI is 19.5 (i wonder if insulin resistance could still be an issue for me and if so whether i should adjust my diet?)

I had scans/blood tests 9 months ago which confirmed PCOS but am having these repeated with the hope of making my application with the GP to be put on Clomid.
One of my blood tests is the CD21 test - how Im meant to time that correctly with irregular periods I do not know!

Im looking to connect with people who are going through similar and perhaps at a similar stage. It's quite overwhelming to start all this!

Thanks

SummerHopin Wed 18-Jan-17 17:06:47

Hi SuffolkLady,

I am in a similar boat although I only found out I had PCOS after coming off the pill and having no periods!

We have a PCOS thread over in the conception section and the girls there have been a real life saver for me as we've all been and done most things so have lots of tips!

I've (tried to!) put the link below smile

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/conception/2791363-PCOS-Periods-Provera-Pals-Plus-All-The-Bits-In-between

SuffolkLady Wed 18-Jan-17 17:33:39

Thanks so much!

Hopefullymumstheword Sun 12-Feb-17 23:44:13

Hi i have pcos got diagnoised when i was 16 only symptom was no periods which at they time i was like great! (Well as great as it sounds to a 16 year old lol) anyway im now ttc and have been for the past 6 years and now have all the symptoms sad anyway i was perscribed metformin and no luck but ive currently just started inositol, vitex, maca, there ment to regulate periods smile

bananafish81 Mon 13-Feb-17 13:02:55

I'm lean PCOS and although insulin resistance is more of an issue with classic PCOS and being overweight, it's still an endocrine disorder and associated with insulin sensitivity

My consultant told me to eat low GL, and has me on metformin and inositol to help regulate insulin

I'm doing IVF so it's mainly for miscarriage risk than to regulate my cycles, as I'm on artificial hormones to give me cycles.

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