Clouise19 · 16/12/2017 20:38
Hiya, I'm new to all this. But I really need some advice and maybe some comfort about my infertility I suffer with PCOS and have done since I was 13 years old, me and my partner have been trying for a baby for roughly 9 months. This a really took a toll on us both, we knew it wouldn't be easy... but we didn't think it was going to be this hard. So I'm going to try something new! Has anyone tried Seven Seas Trying For A Baby tablets?! And if you have; have they worked, what side affects (if any),how many packs did it take?
If any of you have any tips, I would honestly appreciate it!
gamerpigeon · 16/12/2017 21:13
They worked for us but we had no known fertility issues or cycle irregularities so don't know if they made much difference.
It took two packs to work and I had no side effects. I then stuck with seven seas as my pregnancy vitamins - I tried pregnacare as I got some free but they made me feel sick!
gamerpigeon · 16/12/2017 21:21
Sorry, I didn't realise this was in Infertility - it just came up on my Active list - so my comment probably isn't all that helpful.
But hopefully this bumps it for you.
Fiestylittleowl · 17/12/2017 09:54
I took seven seas for a year and nothing. Been on pregnacare for a year and still nothing. They are only vitamins I suppose to not going to make a massive difference if you have other problems. We have unexplained fertility. Fingers crossed you get you BFP soon x
QueenAravisOfArchenland · 17/12/2017 14:23
You've only been trying nine months, which is well within the range of normal. You don't know that you HAVE any problems with fertility yet. And if you do, a multivitamin is unlikely to be any help. The only thing you really need to supplement during ttc is folic acid.
If you get to a year of trying without success then go to your GP and start the medical investigations route. But if you do have fertility problems due to PCOS multivitamins are unlikely to be the cure.
JoJoSM2 · 17/12/2017 17:57
You mean the multivitamin? If you've got PCOS, don't ovulate regularly etc then you might benefit from medical help. Of course a multivitamin won't hurt but it's not design to cure fertility issues but to prepare the body for pregnancy.
Clouise19 · 17/12/2017 19:28
I've been doctors, they referred me to a gynaecologist, she fobbed me off with tablets that will bring me on a period, and told me I need to loose weight, I'm not massive... I'm a size 12 in clothes. So this made me really self conscious about my body, especially when I was under weight a couple years ago. So as of now, they won't do anything for me, so I'm trying to do it on my own... thanks anyway for reply to my post😊
JoJoSM2 · 17/12/2017 19:42
So you got tablets to regulate your cycles? Why do you feel fobbed off?
Clouise19 · 17/12/2017 20:24
Because all she said was 'I'll give you these as a one off' and discharged me out of her care. I had to take one tablet 3 times a day for a week to bring on a period. and the only reason she gave me those is because I played mouth about her telling me I needed to loose weight. I go to the doctors for advice about trying for a baby and all I get is "you need to loose weight, or we won't do anything" that's why I felt fobbed off!!
Clouise19 · 17/12/2017 20:25
They only gave me one lot of tablets meaning I only got one period. The only way I can get them tablets again is if I go back to the gynaecologist
Kleptronic · 17/12/2017 20:38
PCOS is affected by weight. The more fat a woman carries, the more oestrogen is stored in the fat cells. I don't know much more than that, but that is a fact. PCOS is undoubtedly more complex than simply being weight dependent, but it is a factor.
Wearing a size 12 doesn't necessarily mean a person is not overweight - it depends how tall they are. I'm in a 12 and could do with losing about 10lbs.
So what I'm saying is it might have been good advice, but badly explained.
QueenAravisOfArchenland · 18/12/2017 12:51
Losing weight and controlling your diet is probably the most effective way to manage PCOS and encourage a regular cycle. Not surprisingly, doctors are probably going to want to see you do that before they institute invasive procedures and drugs or megadoses of hormones. And again, you haven't actually been trying long enough for infertility investigations to start under the NHS.
Are you tracking your cycle? Do you have signs of ovulation? There are threads on here for people TTC with PCOS.
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