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Old Nov 25th, 2010, 10:26 AM   1
babygirlhall
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Wish i knew what was happening?


Hiya,
Im getting really fed up now, was told i have pcos just over 4wks ago and have been taking metformin since then. I know its still early days cos some people have been trying for ages but its killing me not knowing whats happening and whats ahead?? Wish my body would just give me a sign, O or AF? Anything!! Last AF Aug 5th
Moving house in a few weeks so guess that will keep me busy cos this wtt business is really getting me down
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Old Nov 25th, 2010, 10:54 AM   2
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maybe the stress of the move is slowing down ur AF?



 
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Old Nov 25th, 2010, 13:58 PM   3
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I am sorry to hear you're stressed out hun. I feel for you because I have PCOS and although we are not going TTC until August, I am worried about not knowing and waiting and everything you've described basically! My first was an "accident" so I didn't have to go through it before.

I know it's hard but try not to stress and I am sure everything will fall together xx



 
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Old Nov 25th, 2010, 14:25 PM   4
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I'm so sorry you're stressed! I have PCOS and I too am on Metformin. I have had PCOS since age 15 and they told me I will never be able to get pregnant on my own and I have until age 30 to try and I should just go straight to IVF. Now they know that's not true, and I can get pregnant on my own I just need a little help..
Metformin can take anywhere from 3 months to 6 months to work. It helps with PCOS because it helps with insulin resistance, helps with weight loss (me and the toilet are best friends a good 2 hours after I take my Metformin), women with PCOS have an increased rate of miscarrage but Metformin reduces that rate dramatically and it helps with ovulation. Metformin is one of the best treatments for PCOS and it should help you, but it's going to take time to get results. I know you're TTCing, but you honestly might try taking birth control for 6 months as a treatment option to help regulate your periods and get your body in a more natural cycle. It's atleast worth a shot. If you have any questions you can message me! I'm very much here for you!

I also want throw out there chasteberry aka vitex is a supplement alot of TTCing women and it has helped them get their periods regulated as well as hormones too. It takes 3 to 6 months as well, but it's an option and I want to throw it out there for you.



 
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Old Nov 25th, 2010, 15:29 PM   5
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Thanks everyone for your replies
littlemonster- I came off the bcp in June and had my withdraw bleed then af but nothing since, first i was thinking it was just the pill messing with my body but then i got told about my pcos :-)
My blood levels came back ok apart from my lh levels which were really high!
Im not overweight or suffer from any of the obvious pcos symptoms so was told its only mild pcos, i started on a very low dosage of met and am now taking one & a half tablets a day (built up dose slowly cos suffer with ibs!)
With my first baby i came off the bcp in the June and fell preg in Oct so had my fingers crossed this time would be the same, guess not
My bbs were really sore for over a week so was sure something was happening but nothing yet
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Old Nov 25th, 2010, 16:14 PM   6
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Have you taken a pregnancy test? How long were you on the pill? Did your doctor order an ultrasound?
LH is an indicator of PCOS, but there are other things it can be because usually women with PCOS have a problem with androgen levels so maybe they could do some further testing to really pin point what is going on specifically. How long in the UK will they wait to help you while TTCing with meds and stuff? Honestly it sounds like you need something to jump start your cycle like Provera and if you haven't had a period since August I'm wondering if the lining of your uterus isn't super thick by now and if it is super thick, it will lessen your chance of getting pregnant.



 
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Old Nov 26th, 2010, 03:29 AM   7
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Yeah, have taken several tests and all bfn (last one was about 5days ago). The doc did not offer any tests yet, she gave me 2months worth of met then i guess if nothing has happened in that time i have to go back. She did say if the met did not help i might she will have to reffer me to fertility clinic When i got preg after coming off the bcp first time i never had a period, just got preg instead! Wish that would happen this time i was on the pill aprox 3yrs the first time and 3yrs the second time. I do get lots of cramps (like af) but it never comes, also get some twinges/pinchy feeling in Ovary are but nothing happens.
Oh and thanks for your advice, its really good to speak to someone



 
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Old Nov 27th, 2010, 12:56 PM   8
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You're welcome!

I must say I disagree with your doctor. It takes Metformin up to 6 months to work so to assume it's going to work in 2 months isn't realistic. I guess I would go with it, because if you can go see the specialist sooner. Honestly they really need to do an ultrasound to see what's going on. It's possible to be pregnant and not get a positive test when you have PCOS too, so a ultrasound will help give alot of info and tell if you are pregnant or not and how thick your lining is and how many cysts you have. You can have PCOS and no cysts also, but I'm just saying they need to be taking better care of you! Since it has been so long since you went off bcp's they need to give you something to jump start your cycle. Keep me posted lady! I hope they get things going for you and you're pregnant soon!



 
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Old Nov 27th, 2010, 13:39 PM   9
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Thinking i might go back to the docs next week, need to find out a bit more about whats going on! Im so cunfused I will defo keep you posted, thanks for your advice you have been a huge help
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Old Nov 28th, 2010, 01:25 AM   10
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No problem! If you ever need me I am here for you! I have gone through that and I have many friends with PCOS who have as well!



 
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