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Hi ladies

I went to see my doctor yesterday and he thinks I have PCOS.
My periods are regular-ish (typically 34 day cycle, but almost every other cycle has been 46-48 days for no apparent reason. Just to confuse me this cycle looks like it will be 28 days  ::) ) Even when I was on the pill my cycles weren't regular.
I am constantly tired, and have been for the past year or so.
I have more body hair then ever - I'm dark haired so always been noticeable but it is getting worse. I'm getting married next year and was meant to be wearing a corset but my arms are so hairy I'm paraniod about it now.
I've put on 3 stones over the past year, despite not eating or excercising any differently - am 14 stones which even at 5'8'' is getting hard to disguise.

I've been trying to read up over the internet and have bought a couple of books, but was wondering if anyone here could offer any advice?

I'm lucky in that my SIL is a nutritionist and has said she will put together a diet plan for me for free. So hopefully I'll have that by the end of next week and the weight will start to come off.

Do the symptoms go away when your BMI is within the normal range?(only asking as my symptoms have steadily got worse the more weight I've put on.)

*Also, will my dr automatically refer me for an ovarian scan to see if I have PCO as well as PCOS? Are there any blood tests which can confirm PCOS - he didn't mention any of this.

I am so disappointed...my doctor suggested postponing ttc until the weight is off as he said that if I fell pg now, I'd be worse off symptom wise afterwards. I can see his point but really don't want to (I'm 24 but my oh is 38 and has had chemo. The dr said we have to try for at least another year before he will refer us to a consultant, as we concieved naturally last August but miscarried.) We don't need this on top of everything else  :mad: I'm in the 2ww at the moment but will have to consider his advice if AF arrives  ^eyes^
 

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Hi Witchypoo

Sorry to hear your doctor thinks you may have PCOS.  You'll find everyone helpful on this site and lots of support  :)

I too have darker hair on arms, face etc. I had a great lady to do my make-up last year on my wedding day and lots of pamering and felt great.  I had to try and ignore the hairy arms and enjoy the day.  I know it's hard and know exactly how you feel.

My periods did not return after I stopped the Pill in Aug 2003.  My doc automatically sent me for a blood test then referred for a scan that confirmed PCOS.

Like yourself, I've put alot of weight on over the last couple of years.  I was advised by the doc when I found out I had PCOS to try and lose weight and I managed to lose nearly 2 stone - my periods returned (I hadn't had one for a year).  I have though put that all back on and have now started the GI Diet (ediets.co.uk) I would reccommend anyone give it a try - I've lost 10 pounds so far.  My periods are every 2mths at present.

Losing weight can help the symptoms, not sure if they will go away completly.

I was advised to start ttc straight away!  I suppose all docs are different.  I saw a consultant within 6mths, who offered me a lap.  I chose to try Metforim (helps regulate peiods) - I picked them up today.  After 3 regular periods, I have further blood tests.  After 6mths, I can take Clomid also.  If nothing happening after that, I'll have Ovarian Drilling.  :(

I read several books from Amazon - Collette Harris and the Low GI Diet Guide To Managing PCOS.

Hope this helps.

Bugs x




 

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Witchy the least your doc can do for you he should send you for a scan to confirm his thoughts. I think blood test does confirm in some way the PCOS  :)

Loosing weight will help PCOS, definitely  :)

Collette Harris books are brilliant on that subject, I have 2 one PCOS and your fertility and PCOS diet book. They both tell you what food is good for PCOS etc. I recommend it  :)

Good thing about your nutritionist, it will be worth it to have your own diet plan. Don't forget to mention that you might have PCOS.  :)

Good luck, stay positive, you are still young and have plenty if opportunities  :)





 

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:) hi there just poking my nose in here girls  (lol) hope you don't mind but just wanted to say that i am a pcos sufferer and two weeks ago found out my little sis has it as well,my older sis has had it some yrs,anyway my lil sis had her findings from a blood test that her doctor organised for her and now she is awaiting on a scan appointment to come through.Through having problems with the clinic i attened they actually did both for me so i think from our findings they can tell from any of the two procedures.My pcos specialist i see also checked me for any of the symptons i could have and unfortunately i have about 80% of them still try not to worry hopefully soon you will be tested and the results should say the findings hope it all goes well and it you find that you do have the dreaded pcos don't worry as quite a few of us on here have it and are very friendly to talk to,i can promise you that.
 
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