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Hi I have just been diagnosed with PCOS. I just wanted to ask if there is anything I should be taking.I am not trying to concieve but I am doing a donor cycle. I am very confused by all this as the DR only said I have to lose weight, He didn't tell me anything else, Should I see my GP about and be monitored?:confused:
I don't know the answers to your questions sorry, but probably best to contact your GP who should be able to at least answer them for you.
Hmmm, doesn't sound like a very considerate doctor!
What tests did he do to diagnose you? If you haven't had ultrasound and bloodwork then that's probably something you'd want done just to be sure diagnosis is accurate and also to see a little better what your body is up to.
There's nothing that you have to do, it does however put you in to a higher risk group for type 2 diabetes so that's probably his weight comment. Though, I think it's more about health than weight myself, a more complete approach.
There are lots of really good doctors and specialists around who can help you further, I think it would be a good idea for you to try see one :thumbsup:
I take nothing for my PCOS, have been warned to have a healthy diet due to the increased risk of diabetes, which for me is increased as I had gestational diabetes in my pregnancy. A low GI diet is a good way to go for PCOS sufferers especially due to the diabetes issue. Might be worth checking but I remember reading with PCOS sufferers who donate eggs that you have increased risk of hyperstimulation (sp?) disorder when using the meds to increase ovulation, just something I remember reading so maybe something to look at. I found GP's who specialise in OB/GYN are great for info on PCOS so might be worth seeing one if you can find one local to you and cheaper to see than a specialist.
Very good point Kiahsmum, Ovarian Hyperstimulation is quite serious, and definitely something you are more at risk for with PCOS.
The standard practice for my Ob at least is to monitor you far more closely (scans and such) than a regular donor.
I to have PCOS and it is true weight loss will do a great deal, and even if you don't loose any weight exercise is major, it will help your cycle become more regular.
Now if only I could follow my own advice, we'd all be better off :laughing:
I am losing weight, but I have never had a problem with my cycles they have always been regular.:yes:
Hey Bev - soory to butt in on your question. But was just thinking about when my sister-in-law had her IVF and she was also diagnosed with PCOS they put her on a flare cycle or boost cycle rather than the standard long cycle.
So my question is does anyone know if this is standard protocol or just one particular doctors view on IVF and PCOS?
Hi Peta, my name's Peta too...... exciting huh?
Isn't it amazing - I don't know what it was like when you were a child. But until I was in high school i did not know any other girl named Peta. I went through high school with 2 other girls named Peta.
But now it is such a common name for girls. I used to hate my mother for giving me this name. Silly huh. But people still can't spell it - they spell it the boys way. Very frustrating Pet-A not Pet-ER I say.
I have PCOS too. My gyno told me a healthy diet and exercise help keep the cycle regular but also that most women with PCOS have an increase of hormones that affect their insulin levels and insulin resistance, as well as affecting their thyroid. I had tests to check my 'levels' for all those things. Exercise & diet can keep those things in check. Id go see a gyno/ob to get things checked out a bit more. I think it would help ease your mind and they might have some pamphlets. My gyno gave me a dvd to watch and quite a bit of info to read. Was very helpful and made alot of my past health issues make sense.
Good luck on your journey and I have to say what a wonderful woman you are to donate for a lucky couple.
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