Yeah the doctors wouldn't see me until after one year because it was 'normal' had they taken time to see me they would have discovered my PCOs and I wouldn't have wasted hundreds of pounds on monitors and sticks that were supposed to be picking up my non existent ovulation lol.
Your age shouldn't matter! If you can give you baby a stable and loving home who cares how old you are!
Yeah I feel so young to be at my FS like women are looking at me funny, ( I look 18-20) lol so that doesn't help, but I went off bcp oct 2010, didn't get anything till January and then only had few days of spotting in march, went to gp in June and that's when they said I had pcos, and was referred to FS and here I am now
yeah, i dont think age really matters either! i think providing you have a stable life and relationship, its fine. me and OH talked about it massively, and it wasnt something that we would have decided if there was even an ounce of doubt in either of our minds. i mean, i was so confident in our decision i didnt even bat an eyelid about telling our parents!
my parents have been really supportive. OHs parents...not so much. theyre more of saying that we are too young, dont know whether we are stable etc. but tbh, its not as if we have been together a couple of months. its almost four years. its not exactly rushing. and we live together.
as for the money...im glad i know now, before i went and spent all that money on things that were never going to work because of the pcos. did you find that the tests/sticks etc said you were ovulating massive amounts?
im looking at your siggy Mrs.B and it looks good that at least your cycles seem to be half regular! will that be something that helps when you start taking meds?
how did you manage to get your diagnosis? it took me four years for anyone to take me seriously that something was wrong!
We went in once we hit a year, they will start to investigate then. As we are both young(ish) lol don't smoke and hardly drink they were happy that there is probably something going on. The doctor asks a few questions to start to determine which route to go down. Apparently because of the massive range in my cycles 19 - 44 that gave her an idea it was me rather than my husband. So she wrote off to hospital to book my scans and told me to get bloods done at the beginning of my next cycle ... which dragged out to be my longest one yet! typical lol. I had my bloods done, then my scan, The woman who did the scan saw the cysts and said that the bloods were needed to confirm PCOS, but there are cysts, doc said my bloods weren't too bad but added to the other symptoms he diagnosed. I'm seeing a different doctor tomorrow so will see what she says, might get told a bit more face to face.
As for my monitor, it mostly showed a lot of highs but never peaked.
ahh ok. its good that it all got sorted really quickly then, once you had your initial appointment.
when i say that they didnt take me seriously, its more like, they werent willing to consider that there might be a problem, so i was put straight on the pill at 15, even though i didnt want to and i went there (with my mum) complaining of seriously irregular/absent but horrifically painful cycles. they just didnt see why that bothered me, and told me i should be grateful for having so few. and suggested that it was alcohol related (at 15!!) which i thought was out of order, especially seeing as i dont even drink. and this was told to my mum.
when i went back to the doctor most recently and actually found out it was pcos, they were very...uncaring. it was like, 'youll easily have kids, its really stupid for you to suggest starting to ttc now'. they tried to lie to me a lot, by saying that pcos didnt affect fertility.
Hi ladies! Mind if I join? I'm not as young as the rest of you (I'm 27) but I'm in the same situation with PCOS. I don't have cysts but my hormone levels and irregular cycles led my obgyn to the PCOS diagnosis. I was actually lucky and diagnosed about 6 months in since my cycles have been so long. My doc snuck in half of the infertility testing early to try and figure things out. I still had to wait for the 1 year mark to move forward but at least I knew ahead of time. We're at 13 months now and just got finished all the new 1 year testing. I go back at the end of the month to talk to my obgyn and if all the testing came back fine, she'll be starting me on clomid.
Hey, I am 25, and I was diagnosed with pcos in May 2011. We have been ttc since Jan 2011, but I made an appt with an endo in may due to all of the other lovely symptoms that pcos brings. They said that since I am young, that I should ttc for a whole year before seeking fertility help, which all actually be next month, but they did put me on metformin for the insulin resistance, which they said can help with ovulation as well. I am meeting with my obgyn on Monday to discuss moving forward. I share your frustrations as well with doctors not taking me seriously, but i knew something was wrong and low and behold I was right! I think the hardest part is just the not knowing. Not knowing how ling this whole process will take, not knowing if or when you ovulate, or not knowing if you ever will get pregnant. Trying to stay positive though. Good luck everyone!
I agree wing_nut! I hate the not knowing. I'd love to be able to count down to ovulation or have an idea of when the best time is for us to get pregnant but I just never know. I'm sure that is half the problem, I just can't predict ovulation so who knows if we catch it or not.
katherine, that sucks. but i suppose its quite good that youre actually ovulating? how long have you been trying?
raelynn, of course you can! welcome its nice how supportive your doctor has been. mind was in good with the testing, and the fact that he said if i dont bleed three times in the three months immediately after coming off the pill (so between now and feb) then he wont bother getting me to wait for a year, because the chances of me ovulating independently are so slim. but at least i know its all moving in the right direction!
wing_nut, youre so right! im glad that i now know, it was so frustrating knowing that something was wrong and that no one was willing to consider that. have you found the metformin to be helping with your cycles? im really interested in seeing how successful all these different treatments can be.
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