I'm sorry if this is quite a long post but i'm a bit stressed out at the minute and I really want to know more about PCOS. I thought i'd ask in here because there seems to be more discussion of PCOS in this forum than in general TTC. My partner and I made the decision to start TTC this month, but i've not had a period for around 8/9 months now. After being to see my GP she's done a fair bit of blood work and seems quite sure that i'm not ovulating. In fact, has pretty much confirmed I have PCOS - I have an ultrasound to confirm this later today. My GP mentionned that I have most of the 'big' symptoms - lack of periods, hair growth and weight gain. She said that acne is another symptom and I don't have that although I do have have increased spots. The weight is a really big problem for me - i've gained approx. 5 stone in 18 months despite maintaining a balanced diet and doing a reasonable amount of excercise. Is the weight likely to come off when i'm treated for PCOS or will I struggle will this forever now? Also, I have a history of depression and i've only recently stopped taking anti-depressants, the GP has said this might also be linked. I don't feel like I have much support from family and i'm worried about how this will affect things. Although my partner is there for me, he's very closed off emotionally and whereas I tend to sit, discuss, cry, chat, discuss some more etc he tends to deal with things very quietly and in his own way. Then, my sister has said that i'm "doing it for attention" (referring to being stressed about PCOS) and my mum has said that "i'm stressing over nothing" just because my aunt has PCO and has three children! They don't seem to understand that i'm very upset, and that the severity of PCOS is different in different people. Or am I the one that's overreacting? Really I want information about how to manage this and what to expect... have browsed the internet to death but its all so clinical and I want to know what to really expect from people in the same boat.