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07/07/2013 at 14:24
Hi im 20 years old , i dont have periods anymore which is quite concerning , i was on the pill twice and came off them as trying for a baby and jus forgetting to take them which wasnt a good idea , but anyways i have now been to see numerous docotors who have just told me to keep trying , mean while 2 years ago i was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries , i am still in process of trying for a baby and waiting an appointment with a gynacologist any women out there with the same problem or know what a could do to help , i am also lactose intolerent and maybe know what i could do to help me try for a child .
14/07/2013 at 22:08
i got diagnosed with pcos in dec, I have just been put on metaformin, I've been on them three weeks now n got a positive ovulation on cb tests today. I haven't had a period since coming off the cilest pill in aug n I've never had a positive cb test. I'm really hoping the metaformin is working for me, n hopefully the gynaecologist will put you on them to. Metaformin helps balance your hormones and can prepare your body for fertility medication but you can still get pregnant on them. Good luck and I hope you get some good advice from your consultant
14/07/2013 at 22:55
I have polycystic ovarian syndrome (polycystic ovaries can be sub-clinical ie.without symptoms such as excessive hair growth, weight gain and lack of ovulation, but pcos is with the clinical signs- you might already know this). I concieved after 3 years following ovarian drilling and a good clear out down there! But I have been told that controlling it is easier on a low gi diet- this is how metformin helps, as it is the same drug they give type 2 diabetics to regulate their blood glucose levels.
My pcos is also much better when I am slimmer and fitter- I'm pretty sure its bad right now, but I'm still breast feeding, so the hormones are still up in the air anyway. But I know thats not true for all pcos sufferers- in fact, most of the sufferers I've spoken with differ in their symtoms and the way it affects or doesn't affect their fertility.
Hopefully if you get seen by a consultant you will get it all sorted. Be prepared that you may have to be under 30 BMI to get any treatment, so if you're not, its something to work on before your appt.
The positive thing is that you have age on your side- I was 31 when we had our first appt. My pcos has only got worse since I got older (and fatter!!)
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