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    Unhappy Pcos shock, life turned upside down.. And scared

    Hi,
    I am 25 a litte overweight, havnt had my period for 9 months, and was this week given the news that i have pcos.. i am horrified, and scared.. Not having my period has straight away taken me to the thoughts that i cant have children..
    Right now, i have massive ovarian cramps on my right have no idea why, and tomorrow i fill find out if i have diabetes 2.. so i will also ask regarding the cramps.. so safe to say, I have most of the symptom's that pcos comes with..

    I have been given the pill estelle 35ed which i hope will help my body to get back on the right track..

    Anyone else in similar situation, or have been? i need advice, stories and just someone to talk to...

    any one lost the period, but still managed to have kids?

    I am in shock, and all the reading online has made me think the worst.. i know, google can be the worst enemy..

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    Hi CiCi,
    I'm 27 and was diagnosed with PCOS a few months ago. I saw a fertility specialist and have been put on Clomid. I find out tomorrow I the first round helped me ovulate or if I get the dosage increased.
    You can get pregnant you will just need assistance be drugs or IUI - IVF.
    Feel free to pm me if you want to ask questions about my journey so far xx
    Good luck

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    hi Yolandac31,

    Thanks I might take you up on that, had you lost your period as well?
    I am prepared to get help to get pregnant, just scared if it fails, but then again, panic stage, and google have taken over my life this week.

    Doctor recomended estelle 35 ed for 6 months to help my hormones settle and hopefully reduce the cysts, and bonus loosing some weight..

    My boyfriend of 4 years, is not ready for kids yet, and i dont want to pressure him.. however trying to explain that if we start trying, I will not be pregnant tomorrow and giving birth next week, :P but that it will take the time.. so will see in 6 months time, but want to be as prepared as possible

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    I have PCOS too (conceived DD through ovulation induction and IUI).

    Can I just ask, was it a gp or a gyn that prescribed the pill? My FS/ObGyn didn't was me taking anything that would interfere with my ovaries as contraception after I had DD.

    I am no expert, but since pcos can be managed with lifestyle, I would think that the pill will only mask any changes in your cycles if you modify your diet or take metformin. I would suggest a second opinion on that.

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    Yes I didn't have a period since stopping the pill. The cycle was 200 days - I was then put on the pill to bring on a cycle so I could start the Clomid.

    I too was scared but read a lot about the drugs and alot of people have had success with it. I'm not sure that the pill will fix you up though tbh as soon as you stop it you will still have same problem (my understanding of PCOS) . You should try and get a referral to a fertility specialist the wait time varies mine was about a month then you have it all laid out option wise.

    If you are overweight they might put you onto a drug called Metaformin it's meant to help somehow - I wasn't given it so can't comment.

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    hi, SPecial PatrolGroup

    I am very new to the lingo, ( english is not my first language:P )
    What is DD?

    It was my gp who adv the pill for six months in hope to get a little control over the hormones, and hopefully get my period back, she adv to just start the pill and hopefully in the next month or 2 to have a period..Also because my partner is not ready to start trying..
    But will have another chat with her tomorrow, as i got the news on monday i didnt have questions as i barely understood what pcos was..

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    Sorry, when we say DD or DS we mean Dear Daughter or Dear Son.

    To me, the pill doesn't make sense, but as I said I'm not a dr but if it were me, I would be looking at another form of contraception for now that doesn't effect your hormones/ovaries.

    Have you read about metformin? It is a drug used to regulate insulin (even though you may not have diabetes) and some people find it helps to regulate their cycles.

    Also, try a low gi diet.

    Good luck

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    Hi cici87

    I have PCOS and was on clomid for three years and now an pregnant! Feel free to pm if you have questions

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    I don't have PCOS but I'm not ovulating properly and the specialist will be putting me on clomid next month, which is the best drug for not ovulating. I've done extensive reading and it has excellent success rates.

    Good luck

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    I have PCOS, am not ovulating, went off the pill as it caused stomach cramps, 5kg overweight, no AF(aunt flo) since April(except August, brought on by ralovera as I needed to have one) and was not prescribed anything as I wasn't ready to fall pregnant. DP(dear partner) and I had spoken and wanted to wait a year or two. I am now 16 weeks with no help falling 3-4 months after last AF.

    I too worried that it meant I could not have children, was absolutely devastated and was depressed for so long as I also have a subseptate uterus which can make it hard for pregnancy to stick. It was a complete shock as I didn't think our minimal slip ups would result in baby with my perceived low fertility.

    There is so much to help if you can't fall without help but it is possible to become pregnant with PCOS. It in no way means you will not have children.

    Also stay off Google unless it's a specific question and don't wonder too much. It scared me more than helped and now I know there is nothing to worry about. Hope everything works out for you

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