Starting the tests – pretty sure I have PCOS.

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@lovelyrose:  Good luck! There is still a great number of women who have PCOS and were able to get pregnant and stay pregnant, so don’t lose hope if that’s what happens. Fingers crossed that you get an answer soon 🙂

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have PCOS and just started metformin.  After a bumpy first week, I’m feeling better than I have in years.  Hang in there, it’s something that can totally be controled. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

@lovelyrose:  Hi there, sorry to hear that. Just a question- how do you know if you’re ovulating or not? I’ve heard other posters say this too, but I don’t know how you track it! I was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries but not pcos (hormone levels are ok). I hope yours will come back fine too.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@lovelyrose:  The first few days I went all out at 1500mg daily.  By day two I was feeling pretty terrible.  I did some more research and saw that a lot of people start out at 500 or 1000mg a day, and I asked my doctor if cutting down was a good idea, or if I should come in to get tested.  He said try cutting back first.  I did 500 MG and by day 2 of that, most of the symptoms had gone away.  I brought it up to 1000 MG two weeks later, and felt fine.  I am now at the full 1500mg, and have had a bit of heartburn if I’m not taking it with food (I can be rather forgetful) but nothing other than that.

I also make sure I’m taking my vitimins as not having enough B12 can up the potential symptoms. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Good luck! I have PCOS, have been taking metformin for over a year and we conceived on our first try last month! My horomones really stabilized on metformin, and I totally think that’s what helped us conceive. (I was also taking vitex, but my horomone panels were coming back pretty good even before the vitex.) 

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@lovelyrose:  It’s a good idea in general, according to my endocrinologist, because it helps you regulate your horomones, get regular periods and decreases insulin resistance, which can lead to all other sorts of nasty stuff like diabetes. I was also taking birth control pills and spirinolactone (for PCOS-related acne and hair issues) before going off the pill in July. The metformin also really helped with weight loss!

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