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25/09/2013 at 22:06
Jeeeeeeez...... it's like reading my own story!!!!!!
I was diagnosed with 'something consistent with pcos' in 2007, put on the pill to help my system keep my eggs. I was only just 23 then so never even though about a family! Now, though, we're trying. Came off the pill in Feb, took until August for a proper AF, first ov'd in July, but it's not happening every month, with ridiculous amounts of days with spotting.
Had scans again last week, they said I now have pcos, and quite bad. But I'm exactly the same as you girls. I'm a size 8, I've thick hair, but no excess anywhere else, I don't struggle with my weight, I don't get spots, I don't have issues with insulin... literally the only symptom is messed up cycles. Even my recent GP's didn't believe me that I had it - they asked me how I knew I had it. I said I'd had scans years back and they bopth said, "But you don't LOOK like you have it!". Thought it was weird they asked me how I knew I had it....wonder if some people say they have it, when they don't - a bit like when people say they have flu and it's a cold, or a migraine and it's just a headache. I dunno!
The stupid thing is, if they KNOW we already have a fertility issue, why do they make us try a year? It's like saying telling us to try baking a perfect cake, but omitting one of the vital ingredients. Of course, women with pcos do get pregnant, but for me, I think a little help earlier on would do wonders for self-esteem, hope, well-being and state of mind. Surely trying for a year should only apply if the vitals are happening! I've been incredibly lucky in that my GP agrees, so after just 6 months off the pill (and only 2 months since proper af arrived back), I'm already booked in to the fertility people for two weeks time. That's not to say all will be plain sailing, but at least I feel like I have a listening ear in my GP.
Fergy...can you just say you've been trying nearly a year? Speed up the process?
Sounds weird....but I'm so glad you ladies are in the same quandry!! I've been battling with this for 6 years - how it can be possible with only one symptom! I guess we're just awesomely unique
Let's all keep fc for each other
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24/01/2014 at 11:34
I'm in an odd situation, I have regular periods and my cycle length is between 30 and 35 days. I went to the doctor as I have bleeding which lasts about a week. This happens a week after I ovulate. I went for an internal scan and was informed that I have polycystic ovaries. I have no symptoms, I have regular periods and I have an 18 month old baby! I have put on around 4 pounds so perhaps weight gain is my only symptom. None of it seems to explain the random bleeding though! Has anyone else had this?
19/03/2014 at 20:13
Hi ladies, I'm a little bit consfused.. I've been diagnosed with PCOS as it showed on my ultrasound.( That's the second ultrasound in two years that shows this). I don't have any symptom though! My cycle is completely regular and I'm not overweight. My blood tests are also just fine. My doctor said I should be on birth control but is it really necessary? Since I don't show any symptoms, I don't wanna take unnecessary medication.. Does anyone have a similar story? What do you ladies think?
22/03/2014 at 13:43
Fernandar, weight has little to do with it. I'm 53kg and 5'6", so well within the limits of good weight to height. They kept saying my bloods were absolutely perfect too, except finally, my consultant said there were tiny tell-tale signs with bloods that she spotted. See my post - http://www.babyexpert.com/forum/polycystic-ovary-syndrome/you-cant-have-pcos-because-youre-slimor-so-i-was-told/194337.html
Being on birth control isn't a necessity, but being on it stops your body preparing to ovulate and the egg not maturing enough, leaving you with cysts instead of mature follicles. The only problem is, I went on it, them saying I needed to, but the problem was just as bad (if not worse) when I got off it. It depends if you want to conceive or not in the near future. If so, I would think carefully whether to go on it because it can take months and month for your cycle to return to normal, which is agonising when you decide now's the time to try. At least if you don't go on it, you know you don't have chemicals to deal with.
Wishing you all the best xx
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