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PCOS worries

Hi Everyone,
I'm new to the forum, so I do apologise if something similar has been discussed before. 
I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2015 and have struggled with irregular periods for as long as I can remember. It's just something that I've had and not really worried about...until now!!
My boyfriend and I have recently decided that we would like to try for our first baby - so exciting!! But at the same time I'm really scared.
I know that PCOS can make conceiving harder due to not ovulating - which is something that worries me. 
I've never attempted to track ovulation before, but have been reading up on it and is something that I plan on doing. I've also started to take pre pregnancy vitamins and eating healthier. 
We've only been trying for a few months, so I know that I need to be patient, but  Iguess I was hoping to speak to people who are in a similar position to me would be nice to hear others advice/tips/stories etc. 

Thank you x 


  • Hi,

    I'm not officially diagnosed with PCOS but from a scan on my ovarys and I do have enough cists for it to be PCOS (stated by the doctor) as it runs in the family.
    I had my lo a few months ago, after myself and my boyfriend had spoken about trying it sounds odd but we set it in our minds that we weren't trying so that we didn't add pressure to ourselves.

    It may be worth speaking to your doctor to see if they can help at all, my friend has PCOS and is currently getting help to conceive with her husband.

    All I can say is don't put too much pressure on yourself and speak to the doctor if you would like the help that they can give.

    I know it's not much of an answer but I hope it may help.
  • You may be better speaking with your doctor as opposed to just tracking ovulation with OPK's as PCOS can give a false result. I have PCOS and have to take fertility drugs to make sure I ovulate ( I also get scans and bloods but that's because I am doing IUI and so they need to time insemination exactly).

    It cant hurt chatting with your doctor. They may suggest trying naturally for a year or so first and then maybe trying drugs. The best thing you can so is just eat healthy, look after yourself, and relax and enjoy the BD for the time being :) x
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  • HannahBanana17HannahBanana17 Regular
    edited Aug 19, 2019 12:46PM
    Hi 👋 

    I agree with above, have a chat with your GP and your partner and see how you feel. If you’re happy to wait and see you might fall within a year, quite a few with PCOS do. As I’m sure you know there are so many different variants with PCOS and some have more extreme cases than others. I have PCOS and have been TTC for 17 months now, I asked for a referral after 10 months and my GP was kind enough to say yes (my PCOS and husbands previous cancer was enough for the early referral). I do ovulate but my cycles are irregular ave. 36-44 days whereas a friend of mine has never ovulated and therefore never conceived after 4 yrs of TTC (with meds’). I suffer with excess hair and I’m obese, my BMI was 38.

    So I was referred to a fertility specialist earlier this year and am waiting for my 3rd appointment. I have been given metformin to help regulate my hormones/shorten my cycles (which it appears to be doing at little bit) and will hopefully be given Clomid once my BMI is below 35. Oh and I track my ovulation my temping (vaginally) and although I can’t see until I have ovulated, it lets me know that I have and I am able to see some patterns. 

    Good luck x
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