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11/11/2014 at 22:50
I'm very new to this and im here for advice. I'm just going to explain whats going on with me, please comment and tell me what you think. I am 22 years old, I have PCOS and the 1st period i've had in 6 years was July of this year and only lasted a few days, I was very happy about that! I had unprotected sex 8/16/14 and since that day my body has been going crazy. I never thought of pregnancy until I started looking up my symptoms, and plus I was told that I would never conceive. a few weeks after 8/16 I started becoming extremely tired. I'm the type of person who wakes up with energy so this was way out of the norm for me. Then I started to have a discharge like a white watery discharge. I automatically assumed it was an STD. Went to get tested, all test negative; so I assumed yeast infection etc. A few days after that I started having this uncontrollable urge to go pee! And it just recently started to subside. I went to the emergency room were they tested me for a UTI, bladder infection and also pregnancy; all test came back negative that was on 9/2/14. Since then i've been experiencing back pains, i have been sooo constipated, nauseated, and bloated and having a pain on my right side. Before I thought this could be pregnancy I went to the emergency room because I thought there was something wrong with my ovary. When I went they did a blood test for pregnancy which came back negative; that was on 10/22 they advised me to go see my OBGYN. Now here I am 11/11/14 with extremely sore boobs, my nipples have been so tingly and are very, very oily. And if I squeeze my nipple this clear stuff comes out. I just don't know what to do anymore or even what to say to my OBGYN because I dont want to sound stupid. I feel like if I was pregnant I would be showing, or it would be hard at the bottom of my tummy. I know this is a very interesting story, trust me, it is for me to. I can't see how I could be pregnant with a negative urine and blood test, but now I'm starting to wonder if my PCOS is causing false negatives. I just cant shake the symptoms.
14/02/2016 at 19:08
17/03/2016 at 16:32
Just take another test and see. I have PCOS and was told how hard of a time id have convincing.... It took us 1 month! Lol. Just prepare yourself mentally not to be but doesn't hurt to test again
17/03/2016 at 16:33
17/03/2016 at 21:45
ive have pcos since and was told would struggle to conceive. ive had 2 children and pregnant with 3rd in 4years
14/06/2016 at 10:06
hi ladies, I'm new to this.. um; I'm 18 yrs old and me and my partner have been trying to conceive for the last 4 months, we have recieved news that I have got PCOS after 6-8 long months and also after 2 operations on my ovaries due to having cysts and them popping.
me and my partner are ready to start a family, but having pcos and trying to conceive is being to stress me out because there is nothing more that I want for me and my partner.
please get back to me as my GP's have just fobbed me off and not really told me anything about PCOS; I have read about it online, but nothing really makes any sense!
thanks again Ladies,
14/06/2016 at 10:42
I feel your frustrations, most Doctors are useless when it comes to PCOS. Researching online is great there is so much information out there. I am lucky not to have cysts with my pcos I just have the syndrome. As a young lady i had extremely irregular periods, often missing them for many months. Since being on birth control pill (Cerezette) for a few months they have come back most months just a little unpredictable in lengthen cycle. I hated the side effects when coming off the pill and have vowed to not use it again though.
I am sure you have read there is no cure for pcos, often a change of diet /life style will help manage it. For a long time I knew this but I wasn't ready to do anything about it. Now after unsuccessfully trying to conceive I am ready to make the change. For this condition there is a specific way of eating, it is following a low GI diet, there is research to suggest eating gluten free and dairy free also helps, limit any sugar intake and eat clean try to avoid processed foods eating fresh and organic if possible. With pcos your body doesn't process sugars properly. This includes the sugar part of carbohydrateS. Exercise can also help.
For the medical side of this condition don't give up with Doctors you do have to keep going back until you find a Doctor who has more knowledge of this or is keen to act and refer you. A lot of American ladies say about finding a good endocrinologist as it is their field, here we don't have that option. I have recently been referred by a Doctor to the Gynecology team at my local hospital where they have started to do Fertility tests. In the UK you have to have been trying to conceive for at least 12 months to be refered. I know it's frustrating but please do take comfort in the fact you are young and Asgard and worrying it is with having this strong need to have a child you do have time to figure everything out. For now track your periods, try to track your ovulation just keep trying document all the evidence ready for when you get that opportunity to get further help.
Is there any specific questions you want to ask?
30/06/2016 at 23:43
thankyou!! this has helped a lot.. well I am going away to America in a few weeks so I wouldn't be changing my diet just yet.. but I have made a few adjustments.. I appreciate everything that you have just said
01/07/2016 at 07:14
No problem, good luck 😊
26/11/2017 at 23:40
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27/11/2017 at 09:00
After my post in 2015 and then trying to conceive for just over a year and just about to be referred for fertility treatment- I would like to announce that I am pregnant, having a little girl and due on December 23rd 2017!
Thankyou for all your support in 2015 :) xo
27/11/2017 at 09:35
Congratulations Courtney that’s great news.
i too went through almost 2 years with my Husband of not being able to conceive. This year though I’ve managed to get pregnancy easily (currently on 3rd pregnancy this year - no living children). We keep hope
06/12/2017 at 15:57
i have a question.
I have 17 days left until DD. I went to my MW appointment yesterday and I was in the room for a good hour then got referred to several nurses to get my blood as this is urgent.
I was in my GP surgery for almost 3 hours - my appointment was only meant to be 15 mins.
My MW has said that my little girls head is 4/5ths into my pelvis, which I think is wrong because I’m having severe lower back pain, and pains every 8-10 mins for the past couple of days. I am now experiencing severe diarrhoea (sorry TMI) the pains are having me double over in tears!
I don’t know what to do, I’ve tried warm baths, paracetamo, massaging my belly - walking makes everything worse.
06/12/2017 at 16:12
Sorry I can’t help you Courtney but I hope your feeling better soon and everything goes Well
04/03/2018 at 21:42
i have pcos and my cycles were greatly helped by having acupuncture (I’m a wimp and it doesn’t hurt me!!) it made my period a regular and an average length within just a few sessions. I got pregnant in around 6 months, I am now 34 wks pregnant.
this all came after years of worry about fertility as I had very irregular periods and very unbalanced hormones.
I recently started writing a blog as I used to read positive stories whilst I was trying to conceive to help me stay up beat when I was wondering if it’d happen. The link is: ljogelawilliams.wordpress.com
theres lots more information about my journey and about how I changed my lifestyle etc. I really hope this helps, as it’s the only reason I wrote it was to make other people feel better about their journey!
good luck, dont give up!
13/04/2018 at 20:02
Hi all, have just begun inveatigations into fertility having been ttc for over a year and would appreciate some insight.
I have had a blood test which showed low progesterone amd today went to the fertility clinic. An internal scan showed that my ovary (the one she could see) was polycystic but ready to ovulate (Im on day 10 of my cycle so thats bang on time). Needless to say we will be dtd over the weekend...
What I just dont undersatand is that my cycles vary a little but are not what I would call massively irregular (28-36 days) and vary by degrees rather than big jumps. My testosterone levels were fine too.
Is it possible to have a type of PCOS but ovulate regularly? If my testosterone levels are good then why am I polycystic? I'm within my bmi too weight wise and have no other healtg issues. Yet there must be something up having tried this long with no success.
Next step is another blood test next monday to check progesterone again. Staying positive!
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