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    When u call a new doctors surgery ask the reception if they have a doc who would be suited to fertility. I did that and my doc used to work in a fertility centre so I was lucky.

    Also imo weight is not all pcos is about I have never been overweight before I was diagnosed.. definitely find a new doc.. even add on a couple of months to how long u have been waiting so u get looked at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeckG7 View Post
    Thanks for the info ladies!

    I was diagnosed with PCOS 8 years ago and have been on the pill ever since.

    I never had a regular cycle previously to going on the pill.

    Does that mean I should wait longer to see a doctor then?

    There's so much conflicting information out there!

    I've gone off the pill to get my body prepared as we plan to start ttc in March.
    I wouldn't wait longer. I would actually wait less time, because you know you have fertility issues.

    I TTC for 6 months and then went to a fertility specialist, as I only had 2 periods in 6 months!

    The way I see it, if you only ovulate 3-6 times a year (when most people ovulate 12 times) then you're already fighting an upwards battle and you're going to need help. My specialist is amazing and totally agreed with everything I said.

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    Thanks again ladies!

    Heyside I was was definitely carrying some extra weight. It was all around my stomach. I never had a regular cycle (I'd get AF for a week, it would disappear for 6 weeks and then it'd be back for 2 weeks then disappear for 3 months). I actually thought I was pregnant due to the way I was carry weight and not getting a period for 6 months. That's when I was diagnosed. I was literally just slapped onto the pill. There was no talk about diet... Avoiding sugar, gluten and alcohol Ect. It's only now that I'm doing research as we're getting ready ttc that I've found all of this out.

    A colleague found out she had pcos when ttc and she has two dd now. She gave me the details for her GP yesterday so when we get back from our belated honeymoon in March I'm going to go see her.

    She's meant to be very understanding and has a good hookup with a really good Gyno.

    Much better than my current doctor who won't refer me because she doesn't believe me when I tell her I have pcos because she hasn't done a blood test - I'm like "lady I've had the blood test - and every time I have an internal ultra sound the doctor explaims "wow, there's a lot of cysts on your ovaries, I haven't seen that many in awhile!".

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    How has everyone's partner reacted to PCOS?
    We're deciding when to start trying and my husband is saying we'll get pregnant straight away - and he just doesn't grasp the fact that people with our condition don't just get pregnant at the drop of a hat!
    I want to start trying sooner rather than later because of the reality that we do have a harder time when TTC.
    My husbands 41 this year so I just don't feel we have that much time to muck around and I am having a hard time communicating the reality of our situation to him.

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    Hi Becky - My DH has been very supportive and really cant praise him enough, PCOS is something we have to deal with as a couple and partners need time to come to terms with the diagnoses as much as we do if not more. Finding out we have PCOS usually makes sense to us as we have suffered symptoms for quite a while but not known what is going on. I suppose it comes out of the blue for our partners. Maybe talk to your DH and say that you just want to get the ball rolling incase you need help further down the line as it can take a long time to see specialists etc, when you see someone you can then just start to follow the medical advice. Do you ovulate at all? I don't so I suppose it was very clear to DH there was no chance of getting pregnant without help.

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    I came off the pill to try for my DS2. Between the time I stopped to the time I started clomid and conceived, I didn't have a cycle. I knew initially I was going to have problems and applied to see a FS almost straight away.


 

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