Post # 1
My entire adult life I have had periods every 45-60+ days. That plus LH and FSH levels reversed and an u/s lead to a PCOS diagnosis three years ago. With help from a fertility specialist my twins were conceived and a year after they were born, when I weaned, my periods started coming back. Every 29 days. Exactly. This is not my body ladies. I’ve never been regular without birth control. That was in January so it’s been 5 months now. It feels very foreign to me.
Has anyone experienced something similar and then returned to their previous cycle? Or not returned to their previous cycle? We don’t want any more kids so I’m not concerned from a fertility standpoint, I just have no idea what to expect here. Thanks in advance ladies.
Post # 2
I have PCOS too, currently pregnant. so I can’t speak from personal experience but I’ve heard that pregnancy can ‘reset’ your system.
Post # 3
jennmariee: Can’t speak from experience as I’m currently pregnant and I have always had regular cycles…so we’ll see what happens after! But my mom had irregular and heavy cycles her whole life, and after having me her cycles became regular and much lighter/shorter (like lasting 3 days as opposed to 6).
Post # 4
I hope this happens for me! Same deal, 45-70 day cycles, one time went 9 months without anything. Currently pregnant after IVF and hoping, praying, and hoping some more it hits the “reset” button so we don’t have to do this for every child.
Post # 5
diagnosed with pcos about 4 years ago. my cycles were anywhere between 30-45+ days long and i could always feel when i was about to come on as it was very painful.
then i got pregnant and gave birth. baby is 8 months old and i had my first period 3 months after birth. then had one the next month, then the next month etc. ive not missed a month yet! only trouble is i no longer feel when im about to start my period which is nice, as it hurts, but also not great as i get no warning at all! this is apparently my new ‘normal’ according to doc.
having a regular period after baby is not uncommon at all and makes it easier when planning the next lol
Post # 6
You ladies give me hope!
Now I just gotta get pregnant first 😉
Post # 7
Hmm, perhaps not cured, but definitely different I’d say. Pre pregnancy, I rarely cycled. 60+ days and provera usually started the next cycle. To get pregnant, I used a combination of metformin, clomid, IUI with trigger shot. I got my cycle back 2 months post partum despite exclusively breast feeding. And in the almost 2 years, I’ve had a couple of 28 day cycles, a handful of 35-ish day cycles and a couple of 50 day cycles. So definitely an improvement cycle wise than was previously existing pre baby.
Post # 8
I have PCOS and I had a MMC in January. My cycles were always 45-60 or so days long, but they seem to be normal now even after only 10 weeks of pregnancy. I have had a 28 and a 29-day cycle, which is unheard of for me. I have to say, I began taking metformin right before I got pregnant in November (not overweight or diabetic, but my RE said that it helps treat PCOS), so I’m wondering if it’s the metformin or pregnancy that has reset my cycles. Either way, I’ll take it! I feel like it’s no time between my period and ovulation, which is great! 🙂
Post # 9
I don’t have a PCOS diagnosis, but pre-pregnancy and pre-birth control pill my normal cycle was 6 weeks. TTC after the pill and my cycles started to get longer. (I actually conceived on CD 109 or something ridiculous like that.)
It took 1.5 years to get my period back after pregnancy, and it’s been about 4 week cycles. But this last cycle, 2.5 years post-partum, I seem to be back to 6 weeks. It’s so weird.
My acupuncturist, who specialises in fertility, says it’s pretty common for these changes after pregnancy.
Post # 10
Not quite the same, but my sister couldn’t get pregnant naturally due to endometriosis and they had to use IVF to conceive their first child.
Five months after he was born, they conceived their second naturally. (Surprise!)
I actually have two other friends that happened to as well. I think giving birth can kind of clear you out and push the reset button
Post # 12
This post is giving me hope. It tooke us 13 months and 6 medicated cyles to get pregnant. I would go months without a period before I started taking meds to get pregnant. Currently 13 weeks and 5 days. Hopefully this will be the case for me, since we are already talking about how far apart we want our kids to be. We plan on at least two. 🙂
Post # 13
My endocrinologist when I was 16 years old told me that the best thing for me would be to have a child when I was young and that it could really help with my PCOS.
I am childfree, so that was never going to happen, but I am guessing there is thepotential for it to switch up all the hormones and reach a different kind of equillibrium! I am happy for you if that is the case!
** edited to add, my endo was not advocating I have a teen pregnancy, rather that I try to have children as soon as possible in my 20’s**