Has your FS also considered Endometriosis?? I have both - PCOS and Endo - had patches removed for Endo a couple of months back (for me my symptoms were irregular periods, and the pain!!). Could be something to look into (if you haven't already that is).
How do they test for that? I've have lots of ultrasounds but no mention of having endo.
Your story is similar to mine. On the pill about 10-11 years went off in January. Irregular cycles then fell pregnant, miscarriage at 10 weeks the no period for 12 weeks only spotting after provera this month.
I'm just confused as to why I fell pregnant last time (it did take a few months though) then now I have borderline pcos?!? My girlfriend thinks I should get a second opinion but my FS is highly recommended and well known in my area so I'm torn what to do.
Missmya, pcos and irregular periods go hand in hand but it doesn't mean in your case you never ovulate it's just infrequent making it hard to pinpoint your fertile time. pcos can come on from weight gain or for some of us we've had it since puberty.
I am on metformin, have been while ttc all 5 pg's. For some it aids in weight loss(I wish it did for me!!) as it helps with insulin resistance. This can be tested for via blood but your FS can prescribe it without testing. Some pcos'ers have fallen pg with just the met and not needed clomid. Together with the clomid it may increase fertility. I tried not taking it and didn't respond to the clomid then added it in and it has always helped me to O. pcos is is pretty obvious via u/s and it sounds to me by your posts that this is the case. A second opinion won't hurt but taking met is not going to hurt either way. I'm on 3tabs daily and yeah it upsets your digestive system but you soon adapt and increase it gradually. There are also studies to show that it may reduce the risk of m/c in the first 12wks of pg too. Oh I'm on 200mg of clomid and don't find my side effects have increased with increased with the dosage.
Sorry that is long winded.
Fallenangel, yes clomid can make your cycle longer. It depends on how long your body takes to respond to the meds. Hope the cramping settles down. Is it ovary pain or lower abdominal?
Hopefully, sorry to hear your appt didn't go well. Are you starting clomid again straight away, does your FS make you take provera or the even more horrid....wait and see if AF shows?
babydust, hope AF is kind when she shows.
Hi to everyone else.
I'm having another scan tomorrow and hoping to be able to trigger O in the next couple of days. please, please, please!!
chook76 took the words out of my mouth. A blood test will diagnose PCOS and usually a lower abdominal scan (although nothing showed up on my scan, but yes to the blood test). I would highly recommend getting a second opinion, the first FS i went to knew nothing about the pain i was in (Endo) and frankly didn't care. My second FS on the other hand knew within 30secs of me talking about my history. If you are in Brisbane missmya84, i can give you the name of my FS, he is very good.
Thanks so so much girls! Your help is appreciated.
He said that I'm borderline as my bloods are in normal range but looking at my ovaries and also my irregular cycle, not a very good ovulation rate, pimples, weight gain in the waist area (Looks like im always bloated) he believes I am borderline. He asked if I put on any weight after my miscarriage and I said yes - I put on about 3 kilos or so. He said that even though I'm not over weight that putting on that extra weight can trigger it?!
I'm sorry to go on about it, I guess I'm just upset and also trying to get my head around it.
I'll give it a go until next cycle and see how things go.
Hubby has been reading up on it tonight and there seems to be some really good things about it.
Thanks again girls.. Your feedback and advise means so much!
Oh and I am location on the sunshine coast.
Last edited by missmya84; 17-10-2011 at 21:00.
missmya -so sorry to hear your appointment didn't go well. Hang in there!!hopefully next month will be better for you!
Chook76 -Thanks i hope so too. It's lower abdominal pain... kinda like period cramping/pulling type pain. I doubt it's implantation cramping as it's WAY too early... but i'm worried it's AF as "normally" it should be due this friday, however i don't normally get period pain AND i only O'd 2 days ago?? I think i might ring and speak to one of the nurses tomorro.
for everyone else that is either waiting to O or in the 2ww. This has to be SOMEONE'S month
Good luck for your scan today hun, let us know how you go!
Missmya, you aren't going on about it, I know EXACTLY how you feel now, and know that you have my sympathies as well xx
Hope you girls are doing fine...such a nice day in melbourne today...too bad i have to work while my DH is having a day off
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