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10/01/2016 at 23:34
I wonder if anyone can offer my any advice! I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was reasonably young. I was on the pill from about age 17 - prior to being on the pill I used to have quite heavy periods and would be quite poorly. I was on dianette mainly but did swap around a bit.
i came off the pill in September after getting married and we are ttc. I'm currently on day 105 of my cycle. When I came off the pill I did have a light bleed. Since then - nothing.
I I had some blood tests done and my testosterone levels were the low range of normal. My fsh was 5.8 and lh was 18.3. Cholesterol and everything was fine - all vitamin levels fine, not anaemic.
I started taking a multi-vitamin (pregnacare) plus extra magnesium, vitamin D, Iodine & cod liver oil. I did take agnus castus initially but then read if you already have high lh levels it can make the problem worse because it can increase lh levels to rise.
I had done a couple of ovulation tests but had been really sporadic with them and not done them regularly. I did do one last Sunday (8 days ago) and it looked positive - it stayed positive for about 12 hours & then looked negative again. I've also read though with pcos you can have several lh surges so I don't know if that means I've actually ovulated!
I suppose technically if I had ovulated there was a possibility I had timed it right and could be a few days pregnant but I've no idea.
I've had quite a bit of cramping and a constant sensation of something going on in both ovaries but I'm just a bit confused and don't know if theres anything else I can do to help myself!
I got told I could take metformin - I currently take 250mg every other day as that's as much as I can tolerate at the moment. I previously tested positive for insulin resistance but that has since reversed through exercise.
i also have never had any excessive hair growth, don't really struggle with acne, im a size 12/14 so weigh more than I would like too but my weight isn't a massive issue either.
If anyone has any experience, suggestion, comments or otherwise i would be very grateful!!
13/01/2016 at 15:24
I was on cerazette for about 2-3 years and came off it on the 20th of October while I was on my honeymoon. My af did not return until the 29th of December, 10 weeks exactly. Everybody seems to be different but they say it can take anything up to 6 months for things to settle back to normal.
I was the very same using opks to see if im even ovulating. Af arrived on the 29th December for 4 days so I counted that as CD1 I have just started af again on CD13 so my body is still trying to get back to normal!
Im sure it will arrive soon fx xx
13/01/2016 at 15:39
I also have PCOS. Yes. The ovulation tests are really a waste of time for you. Sadly, you will only be able to confirm by temping it may be something you want to try. On a positive note. I have 3 beautiful children. My first is a product of 2 months on metformin and 1 month femera. With help from a fertility Dr. To ovulate by receiving a trigger shot when my follicles were large enough. My 2nd I fell pregnant with when my first was 6 months old wall natural. The third with just one month on metformin. Hopefully, you will start to see your cycles start to become regular on the metformin. Good luck!
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