I have PCOS and still trying to conceive

Discussion in 'Trying To Conceive #1' started by miss24, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. miss24

    miss24 New Member

    Jun 6, 2011
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    Hello all,

    I have recently been diagnosed with PCOS and my partner and I have been trying for a baby since last year september. I have the side affects, non regular periods, facial hair and hair loss.

    I have never been over weight but my doctor says i need to loose weight. When i found out i was a UK size 14 and now Ive lost weight and now a comfortable size 12. I have been trying to exercise and eat healthily but still have had no luck. I'm not sure when i ovulate as i my periods are all over the place.

    My doctor says they wont refer me to a specialist because it hasn't been a year or over, so now i want to seek a second opinion (private health care). I'm not sure where to go from here as i know what i have / know that i have pcos so i need some advice as to what to go and what to have. Do i have a consultation for them to test me again and then re diagnose me? or is there a specific procedure or treatment or should get?

    I'm so lost and feeling quite stressed out as i am quite clueless with re to this. i also wanted to know from anyone who has gone the private route and if so could recommend somewhere that's reasonably affordable.

    Thank you for reading x:thumbup:

    Miss 24
  2. ceejie

    ceejie Well-Known Member

    Apr 21, 2011
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    I'm sorry I wish I had some advice....the medical system is a little different in Canada and because my OBGYN knew I didn't ovulate I got referred to an FS right away. We had been NTNP for a long time because we knew I probably wouldn't conceive anyways, but once we got serious about TTC I got referred right away.

    I have PCOS as well. And, same as you I'm not really overweight, but my doctor keeps telling me if I want to conceive I need to lose weight.

    The funny thing is I used to be 210 lbs and not get periods at all. The dr said it was my weight and I had to lose weight. Over a couple of years I got down to 125 lbs, still no periods. Then, the doctor said I was too skinny and I couldn't get periods because of it. So I gain a bit of weight. Now I'm usually 145-165 (I know that's a huge fluctuation but I think it's due to the PCOS hormones, I just yoyo without trying) and according to the drs I need to lose weight again! It's pretty frustrating. And while I know I feel a lot better when I work out and eat healthy, I kind of wonder if it's just something doctors say so you can't get angry when their treatment doesn't work.

    My FS put me on Metformin for insulin resistant PCOS. It hasn't regulated my cycles, but after 2 cycles I conceived. I lost the pregnancy at 10 weeks, but as far as I know that is the first time I have ovulated in over a year.

    I hope things work out for you! Good luck.

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