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30/09/2015 at 11:28
Hi, i'm Charlie. I'm 21 and was diagnosed with PSOC arond 3 months ago. I've never had regular periods over the years, but stopped hacing them completely for 11 months. I then had an ultrasound to test PCOS but was told they could see 'no bulking' and that no cycts coukd be seen. Since I keep chasing however dr's telling me I've got to wait 2 wks to be seen.. I came on last month miraculously, but am a week late again this month. I have been wih partner 3 years, we live together and I am terrified I wont be able to conceive. What are my next steps? Thank you x
30/09/2015 at 11:29
30/09/2015 at 12:17
Hi just wanted to say I also have pcos. I do get periods just pretty irregular ones. It's not impossible to conceive! I have two boys and am now expecting my third!
losing some weight helped me conceive number 2 but I've put quite a bit back on since having him and still managed to get pregnant again. I think if you're being healthy as much as possible then that helps. I think there is medication which can help periods- hopefully someone can verify that.
Unless they can see cysts on one or both ovaries they probably won't diagnose pcos - I had to really push for my diagnosis so if they say no cysts then try to find out what's the cause.
I was also told that they wouldn't offer any help with getting pregnant until I had been ttc for over a year without success. I personally didn't go down the road of temping and ovulation sticks - that may be a good idea for you if you'd like to see if your ovulating at all.
Sorry if I've rambled a bit lol x
30/09/2015 at 14:25
Hiya, I also have PCOS, unlike you i have regular periods but my ultrasound picked up cysts on both my ovaries. However, my bloods all came back as normal :/
I asked my doctor for some more information about trying to conceive with PCOS and she said they often offer Metformin tablets to help you ovulate. My friends also recommended Seven seas trying for a baby tablets because they have lots of the vitamins etc which you may need more than others.
I'm also terrified I wont be able to conceive but there are so many success stories that it gives me hope.
I'd ask your doctor about Metformin :) And maybe try the Seven Seas tablets :) I'm on my first month with Seven Seas (fingers crossed)
Hope this helps you a little bit, I know how daunting it can all be!! xx
02/10/2015 at 09:20
Update: I went drs yesterday as still no come on, i oushed for an appt. She saud that she could see my hormine levels were a tiny bit out and that I did have a little more testosterone but 'nothing to worry about'. I then explained how I'd like to start a family in a year or so and all she said was that if and when I was ready they could help me. Wpuld you assume that she is saying i would NEED help but doesnt want to scare me? I'm just not sure how to take it. She said if I dint come on within 6 months from now go back. Would anyone do anything sooner? Thanks x
02/10/2015 at 09:24
@StubbornBrit thanks for replying! That fills me with hope to know you've had 2 boys!! At least it shows it IS possible. How long was you trying before you fell pregnant the first time? And was you disagnosed bofore you had any children or after? Sorry for all the questions haha! Just cant stop thinking about it. X
02/10/2015 at 09:28
@StubbornBrit thankyou for replying. That fulls me with hope to know you've had 2 boys, goes to show it IS possible. How long were you trying before you conceived the first time? And were you diagnosed before all of your children? Sorry for all the questions! Its just quite worrying and where im only nearly 22 i get the impression from docs,etc its kind of like 'you're young-wait' but at the same time im worrying constabtly! Thank you & congratulations!!! Xx
02/10/2015 at 09:36
@SophieDelts thank you for your reply! Id never heard of Metformin so I will definitely ask about those. Did you have any further tests done after the ultrasound or was that it? The only thing that worries me is that im 21 and that my boyfriend is 26. Do you think this would be a other factor in making it harder? Or not make a difference? I know you probably wont have the answer haha im sorry to keep asking I just thought i'd get advise as the dr skirted round the question. Thanks for your help xx
02/10/2015 at 09:53
No problem, its worth trying :) Metformin helps with the insulin levels that people with PCOS produce :)
I had more bloods done yesterday so waiting to hear back....but i expect they wont show much :( Nooo I dont think that matters at all :) aslong as he is healthy etc! There's alot about women with PCOS should try for kids younger etc but I know people who have been lucky later on :D Don't worry too much about you may read on the internet...I've learnt to stop googling about PCOS haha.
02/10/2015 at 20:04
I was diagnosed after my first - he wasn't planned at age 19 - but I've had PCOS for as long as I can remember (the symptoms anyway). I was on metformin for about a year but it was supposed to aid weight loss- not help me get pregnant but I had horrific side effects so decided not to take it anymore - my GP said it was pretty irrelevant anyway.
I conceived my 2nd after around 5 months of "not trying but not preventing" (Basically OH and I don't want to become obsessive with TTC lol) I'd told my OH when we got together that I had PCOS and as a result would find getting pregnant extremely difficult and may not happen at all. When we found out we were pregnant he was like "oh yeah hard to get pregnant lol" now he thinks he has super sperm, bless him. :P
I am now almost 12 weeks pregnant with my 3rd, we were trying for about 6 months- again, not charting or taking supplements. I've also put on weight (oops lol) since having my 2nd so wasn't expecting to get pregnant this quickly- i'd been thinking about trying to lose weight again lol
Honestly, try not to worry about it. If they haven't found cysts then that's a good thing! My GP always said once I'd been trying unsuccessfully for a year then to go back to her and she would look into helping us. I'm 25 so I don't think they will use your age against you- yes being young does help but its definitely not impossible. At the end of the day if you and your OH have a loving, stable relationship and can provide a child with the same then age should have nothing to do with anything!
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