Pcos

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Found 15th Feb 2009
Hi all,just looking for a bit of advice and support,i was diagnosed with polycystic ovraian sydrome a few month's ago after 2 year's of hellish symptom's. Me and my partner have been together almost 5 year's and couple of year's ago i had a miscarriage and have been trying to get pregnant since then,extremely frustrating not happening,also some of the other symtom's that pcos causes are not very nice.Just wondering if any other ladies have it on here and how they cope with it and has it affected you getting pregnant? many thanks in advance xx

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My sister has it and she has been trying for a baby for years, it's not a very nice thing to have. x x x x x

I don't have it, but my friend does and she has 2 children. The first one was conceived naturally, for the second one she had to go to an assisted conception unit to find out the best time to conceive. Hope it works out for you.

I dont have it as far as im aware. Although never tested and did try and get tested for it as have symptoms.
However after 11 years trying and more than a dozen miscarriages all b4 12 weeks. I conceived and gave birth last year to the most perfect baby boy.

I put it all down to a book called ]Fit for Fertility by Michael Dooley
http://img.tesco.com/pi/Books/S/34/9780340896334.jpg

It tells you how a few simpel changes can be all i takes. I conceived withinabout 4 months of starting the changes. My OH cousin gf in about 5/6 months and she been trying for a lil while too.

PM me if you want more info

DIVA1977;4384690

I dont have it as far as im aware. Although never tested and did try and … I dont have it as far as im aware. Although never tested and did try and get tested for it as have symptoms.However after 11 years trying and more than a dozen miscarriages all b4 12 weeks. I conceived and gave birth last year to the most perfect baby boy.I put it all down to a book called ]Fit for Fertility by Michael DooleyIt tells you how a few simpel changes can be all i takes. I conceived withinabout 4 months of starting the changes. My OH cousin gf in about 5/6 months and she been trying for a lil while too.PM me if you want more info



Awwwwwwwwwww congrats glad you managed to have a baby after all that heartache x x x x x

Angelstar;4384705

Awwwwwwwwwww congrats glad you managed to have a baby after all that … Awwwwwwwwwww congrats glad you managed to have a baby after all that heartache x x x x x



thanks, yea im firm believer in whats meant to be will be. Had given up in some respects. But saw this book on the new in stand in the library and just picked it up. All we did was take some hebal stuff and i made OH stop carrying his mobile in his trousers as the " microwaves" heat up the sperm and make them sluggish. I bet this is the case for so many couples conceiving as most men carry their mobiles there all the time

DIVA1977;4384786

thanks, yea im firm believer in whats meant to be will be. Had given up … thanks, yea im firm believer in whats meant to be will be. Had given up in some respects. But saw this book on the new in stand in the library and just picked it up. All we did was take some hebal stuff and i made OH stop carrying his mobile in his trousers as the " microwaves" heat up the sperm and make them sluggish. I bet this is the case for so many couples conceiving as most men carry their mobiles there all the time



Yes,I know with my sister her hubby got problems with his swimmers so between the both of them it's no go. She got a little boy who's nearly 7 but had been trying for number 2 since he was a couple of months old but to no avail. Shejust thinks now it will happen if it happens, then if not she got 1 so she just taking each day as it comes

If you've been diagnosed with PCOS you should be able to get Clomid prescribed, it overstimulates the ovaries and forces ovulation.

Good luck x

Angelstar;4384799

Yes,I know with my sister her hubby got problems with his swimmers so … Yes,I know with my sister her hubby got problems with his swimmers so between the both of them it's no go. She got a little boy who's nearly 7 but had been trying for number 2 since he was a couple of months old but to no avail. Shejust thinks now it will happen if it happens, then if not she got 1 so she just taking each day as it comes



Tell her to seriously buy or loan the book i said from the library.
Michael Dooley is one of teh UK's top specialists. And teh book only came out feb 2007 so quite up to date. My OH had 2x normal count but only 25% mobilitywhen we started (normal is 40% +. )By time i conceive he had 60% mobility. I got him saw palmetto from health shop, made him eat one natural brazil a day and stop carrying phone in pocket.

I took agnus casta which if hormoes are too high or too low it regulates them. Normal this herb is used for menopausal women to help with flushes. But biggest bonus is that it can greatly reduce or even eradicate PMT OH notice first month a difference by 3 months huge difference.
So whilst you trying to conceive your man is getting a welcome break from your inner monthly beach. And we all know we worse as getting aunt flo double whammy when your trying

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Thank-you so much for all your advice,i have bought that book diva so wish me luck,and congrat's on your baby boy that is very nice to hear xxx

DIVA1977;4384866

Tell her to seriously buy or loan the book i said from the … Tell her to seriously buy or loan the book i said from the library.Michael Dooley is one of teh UK's top specialists. And teh book only came out feb 2007 so quite up to date. My OH had 2x normal count but only 25% mobilitywhen we started (normal is 40% +. )By time i conceive he had 60% mobility. I got him saw palmetto from health shop, made him eat one natural brazil a day and stop carrying phone in pocket.I took agnus casta which if hormoes are too high or too low it regulates them. Normal this herb is used for menopausal women to help with flushes. But biggest bonus is that it can greatly reduce or even eradicate PMT OH notice first month a difference by 3 months huge difference.So whilst you trying to conceive your man is getting a welcome break from your inner monthly beach. And we all know we worse as getting aunt flo double whammy when your trying


I will tell her about the book many thanks, also she is diabetic as well which doesn't help x x x x x

Skafairy;4384883

Thank-you so much for all your advice,i have bought that book diva so … Thank-you so much for all your advice,i have bought that book diva so wish me luck,and congrat's on your baby boy that is very nice to hear xxx



Let us know how you get on , i swear by it. I get fed up of people saying we didnt need this years ago. But years ago we didnt microwave, food ,sperm ( inadvertently)eat fruit and veg thats been stored for years in warehouses. Pop, crisps and junk food were a teat and at parties.


Good luck and i really mean that, i know how hard it is to want a baby and you probably feel ev1 is pregnant all around you all the time and that you gonna knock out the next person you hear say i had a termination

I assume from what you say, you are not under the care of a fertility unit. You have to go see GP andexpelain you have been trying for over 2yrs. I am sure you would be referred then, but if not go back and keep saying the same things un til you do get referred.

As you know, even then there are no guarantees but at least you will then be getting all the help possible

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DIVA1977;4384993

Let us know how you get on , i swear by it. I get fed up of people saying … Let us know how you get on , i swear by it. I get fed up of people saying we didnt need this years ago. But years ago we didnt microwave, food ,sperm ( inadvertently)eat fruit and veg thats been stored for years in warehouses. Pop, crisps and junk food were a teat and at parties.Good luck and i really mean that, i know how hard it is to want a baby and you probably feel ev1 is pregnant all around you all the time and that you gonna knock out the next person you hear say i had a termination



Yeah i get people telling me thing's like that all time don't need book's etc drives me mad.
And yes it is hard everyone seem's to be pregnant apart from me but i try to stay positive and it's good to hear your good new's.

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iglimpse;4384996

I assume from what you say, you are not under the care of a fertility … I assume from what you say, you are not under the care of a fertility unit. You have to go see GP andexpelain you have been trying for over 2yrs. I am sure you would be referred then, but if not go back and keep saying the same things un til you do get referred.As you know, even then there are no guarantees but at least you will then be getting all the help possible



i am not under a fertility unit right now no as my doctor wants me to lose a stone before going ahead some medications,in the last year i put on 2 stone and still have a stone to lose but frustrating when people around you get pregnant that weigh far more than me.i had periods for 3months at a time for the last 2 yrs so in there eyes i havent been trying to get pregnant for 2 years only in between months i was bleeding could i try

DIVA1977;4384866

Tell her to seriously buy or loan the book i said from the library. … Tell her to seriously buy or loan the book i said from the library. Michael Dooley is one of teh UK's top specialists. And teh book only came out feb 2007 so quite up to date. My OH had 2x normal count but only 25% mobilitywhen we started (normal is 40% +. )By time i conceive he had 60% mobility. I got him saw palmetto from health shop, made him eat one natural brazil a day and stop carrying phone in pocket. I took agnus casta which if hormoes are too high or too low it regulates them. Normal this herb is used for menopausal women to help with flushes. But biggest bonus is that it can greatly reduce or even eradicate PMT OH notice first month a difference by 3 months huge difference. So whilst you trying to conceive your man is getting a welcome break from your inner monthly beach. And we all know we worse as getting aunt flo double whammy when your trying



Change and improvement to diet to be as healthy as possible has to be a good thing. As for the herbal stuff, it does not eradicate PMT, or help with the menopause.....unfortunately. Angsta cannot regulate hormones, just not possible. Although if you feel better after taking them, good but your hormones will still be the same.

PCOS can cause a lot of weight gain and fluctuating weight... which you can't really do much about, so I would remind your doctor of this. It could be mission impossible to lose what he wants you to because of the PCOS. Be strong with your GP's.

My friend that you'll see I've spoken of in Tess's thread has PCOS, and has never managed to shift the extra weight she's gained from the PCOS, yet is still getting Clomid etc. Her hub has diabetes and lowered sperm count too unfortunately :?. She also gets ovulation sticks and preg tests prescribed in batch form so she can test every day to see if she is ovulating.

I'm a nurse. I used to be real shy with doctors feeling they knew best - too scared to question them etc... but nope. You've got every right too, and they won't think bad of you for it. Sometimes the only way to get things forward is to be a bit more direct with the GP and plead your case. The patient is meant to be a PARTNER in their healthcare, so let them know what you want.

good luck girls xx

Skafairy;4385047

i am not under a fertility unit right now no as my doctor wants me to … i am not under a fertility unit right now no as my doctor wants me to lose a stone before going ahead some medications,in the last year i put on 2 stone and still have a stone to lose but frustrating when people around you get pregnant that weigh far more than me.i had periods for 3months at a time for the last 2 yrs so in there eyes i havent been trying to get pregnant for 2 years only in between months i was bleeding could i try



that seems a little unfair. GP should be willing to refer so long as you have lost some weight, this shows motivation. GP should not delay your referral until you have reached a certain weight, just keep going back every week, see different GP until you get referred.

Failing that, ask about gastric band surgery to lose weight. I am sure you don't need this but it will make them realise how desperate you are to become pregnant.

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iglimpse;4385133

that seems a little unfair. GP should be willing to refer so long as you … that seems a little unfair. GP should be willing to refer so long as you have lost some weight, this shows motivation. GP should not delay your referral until you have reached a certain weight, just keep going back every week, see different GP until you get referred.Failing that, ask about gastric band surgery to lose weight. I am sure you don't need this but it will make them realise how desperate you are to become pregnant.



My doctors are terrible took them 2 years to even sort what i had,took them over a year to send me to hospital for scan,just kept telling me cause am only 24 bit young to worry about things i had to really push them to even seen a gynocolgist.i dont think i am heavy enough for gastric band am a size 14/16 which is quite normal for alot of women am also 5,9 i just have to keep going and not giving up

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WeeWifie;4385125

PCOS can cause a lot of weight gain and fluctuating weight... which you … PCOS can cause a lot of weight gain and fluctuating weight... which you can't really do much about, so I would remind your doctor of this. It could be mission impossible to lose what he wants you to because of the PCOS. Be strong with your GP's. My friend that you'll see I've spoken of in Tess's thread has PCOS, and has never managed to shift the extra weight she's gained from the PCOS, yet is still getting Clomid etc. Her hub has diabetes and lowered sperm count too unfortunately :?. She also gets ovulation sticks and preg tests prescribed in batch form so she can test every day to see if she is ovulating. I'm a nurse. I used to be real shy with doctors feeling they knew best - too scared to question them etc... but nope. You've got every right too, and they won't think bad of you for it. Sometimes the only way to get things forward is to be a bit more direct with the GP and plead your case. The patient is meant to be a PARTNER in their healthcare, so let them know what you want.good luck girls xx



Yeah i am trying to be strong with the doctors but it is hard they really are awful my doctors.i think she wont take me seriously as am only 24 and she says this is very young to start worrying to much which i think is very unfair,as i am in a good realionship a good home with good money for a child so unfair for them not to take me seriously

Skafairy;4385238

Yeah i am trying to be strong with the doctors but it is hard they really … Yeah i am trying to be strong with the doctors but it is hard they really are awful my doctors.i think she wont take me seriously as am only 24 and she says this is very young to start worrying to much which i think is very unfair,as i am in a good realionship a good home with good money for a child so unfair for them not to take me seriously


My friend started trying at 24 and she's gonna be 28 this year.... it's never too soon to get started on it with PCOS. Yes it's very unfair for them to be not taking you seriously. I bet had you been married it'd be a different story with them - which it definately shouldn't be. Have you tried all the different doctors at your practice? Perhaps you could change to a different surgery, or ask for a second opinion from another surgery about it? Don't give up... just keep trying.

My old doctors were really awful. I tried all the docs in the surgery bout a prob I had once to be having them all not take it seriously, and not examine me properly as they thought it was something contagious... for 4 years I saw them at least once every couple of months about it!!! I was left with serious scarring from it, but one day a locum doc was there and got thediagnosis first time I saw her soon as she looked at me. I've changed practice now and the docs I'm at now are really understanding bout everything. Really put the patients first there.

good luck skafairy....tring to conceive can be so so stressful.... i would seriously advice joining a pregnancy forum for loadsa tips and support x

I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 18, i'm 28 now.
I had had problems with my periods from the age of 13 but my gp just kept saying that it was normal for a teenage girl and that i'd grow out of it.
When i was 18 my thyroid stopped working aswell and that's when i got diagnosed.
The weight fluctuation is terrible and there is really not that much you can do about it. I have to be soooo careful about what i eat.
We've been trying for a baby now for 7 years to no avail. It doesn't help that i dont have periods for very long amounts of time, I haven't had one now for 4 and a half years!
I was referred to a fertility clinic but they are very strict about the amount of weight that you have to lose before they will try certain things.
On the plus side though my husband is very fertile apparently (something he now tells everyone lol) so at least its only me with the problem.
With pcos it can be so easy to lose hope and get low in yourself, especially when so many people are having babies all around you, but you just have to be happy for them. I just try not to worry about it now and just hope that one day everything will slot into place, I am lucky that my husband is lovely and we're very happy together, a baby would just be the cherry on the cake.
If you'd like to chat about anything just pm me

Hi there

My best friend has pcos, she lost 4 babies all conceived naturally then in october 2008 she had a healthy baby girl xxx

just thought i would tell you so there is hope x x x

I have Pcos, I've had it for about 10 years since it was diagnosed. Along with all the uncomfortable symptoms you obviously will be aware of it was really hard to become pregnant with my last two children. I tried for 7 years to conceive our fourth child. Eventually third round of clomid and metformin was successful...only to give birth to a dead baby full term. Our fifth child was conceived again with the help of clomid. He is now three and I wouldn't be without him.

PCOS means that you have some form of "insulin resistance" which affects your chances of becoming pregnant. It also means you are more likely to develop diabetes later on. The many cysts that grow each month that never quite mature and release an egg mean that your periods may be highly irregular ( I used to have maybe one every 18 months if I was lucky ) ovulation becomes less frequent ( so there's rarely an egg available to be fertilised anyway ).

If you have PCOS and want to get pregnant you'll most likely need the help of your doctor. I used Metformin to give me regular periods and control the insulin resistance, ( on becoming pregnant you have to stop using metformin straight away ). To replace the metformin, I had to inject myself with insulin several times a day during pregnancy and my diet was incredibly restricted. Clomid or "clomiphene citrate" is the drug of choice for PCOS sufferers because it means you can pinpoint exactly when you will ovulate. Your doctor if he/she prescribes this will want to scan your ovaries and take blood tests to ensure the clomid is working adequately.

Good luck with trying for a baby.

PCOS means you will have to make adjustments to your lifestyle whether you are wanting to precome pregnant or not.

Hope this helps. Please get in touch if you need any further info x x x

WeeWifie;4385125

PCOS can cause a lot of weight gain and fluctuating weight... which you … PCOS can cause a lot of weight gain and fluctuating weight... which you can't really do much about, so I would remind your doctor of this. It could be mission impossible to lose what he wants you to because of the PCOS. Be strong with your GP's. My friend that you'll see I've spoken of in Tess's thread has PCOS, and has never managed to shift the extra weight she's gained from the PCOS, yet is still getting Clomid etc. Her hub has diabetes and lowered sperm count too unfortunately :?. She also gets ovulation sticks and preg tests prescribed in batch form so she can test every day to see if she is ovulating. I'm a nurse. I used to be real shy with doctors feeling they knew best - too scared to question them etc... but nope. You've got every right too, and they won't think bad of you for it. Sometimes the only way to get things forward is to be a bit more direct with the GP and plead your case. The patient is meant to be a PARTNER in their healthcare, so let them know what you want.good luck girls xx



This is absolutely right. *Tell* your doctor what you want and need, don't let them tell you what they think is best for you. How they gonna know that? Make sure you are assertive and you come out of the doctors surgery getting exactly what you went in there for, not a load of old pretentious " you're too young to be worrying about this dearie" drivel!

P.S. You dont need to worry about your weight/size. You look gorgeous x x

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Aww thank so much for your kind words everyone,i know some people think it's sad getting support from a deals website but i think some people are so lovely on here,plus its so nice to talk to people that have the same problem,it's very hard when your going through something and no-one you know is,make's you feel quite sad and alone,so thank-you so much for all your kind words xxx

sometimes it's easier to talk to others x x x x x
Please keep us updated

iglimpse;4385119

Change and improvement to diet to be as healthy as possible has to be a … Change and improvement to diet to be as healthy as possible has to be a good thing. As for the herbal stuff, it does not eradicate PMT, or help with the menopause.....unfortunately. Angsta cannot regulate hormones, just not possible. Although if you feel better after taking them, good but your hormones will still be the same.



So you know better than a fertility expert i think not, i didnt pluck that info out of thin air. Michael Dooley has done extensive clinical trials and w/e you say i dont give 2 hoots as i have a beautiful boy after 11 years of miscarriages and FYI when i had my very 1st one i was only 9st and went to gym regularly and ate well

DIVA1977;4389470

So you know better than a fertility expert i think not, i didnt pluck … So you know better than a fertility expert i think not, i didnt pluck that info out of thin air. Michael Dooley has done extensive clinical trials and w/e you say i dont give 2 hoots as i have a beautiful boy after 11 years of miscarriages and FYI when i had my very 1st one i was only 9st and went to gym regularly and ate well



So glad it worked for you. But it is not a recognised treatment becuase it does not work in enough people, therefore cannot be used to treat people.

We would not need any fertility untis if it was a simple case of take this....and it will solve the problem.

iglimpse;4389809

So glad it worked for you. But it is not a recognised treatment becuase … So glad it worked for you. But it is not a recognised treatment becuase it does not work in enough people, therefore cannot be used to treat people. We would not need any fertility unts if it was a simple case of take this....and it will solve the problem.



Didnt say it was simple and tbh in 8 years under a specialist i dont feel they did much for me i too was size 14/16 like OP when first referred and was tool too fat for treatment. Im a lot bigger now and that was a major reason the initial pressure to lose weight and 5 miscarriages in a year/18 months.

No theres lots of reason and the books goes into them . But the book also says like for me a few lifestyle changes is all thats needed often nothing drastic. Like i said eat some bazil nuts to build up selenium levels, dont carry mobiles near his bits and takes herbal supplements. The book actuualy list about a dozn for each. The 2 i mentioned seem to be what would be most beneficial for us armed with the knowledge i had. As fertility clinic always classed me as sub-fertile
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