Originally Posted by dawnmarielovesu
I was diagnosed with PCOS back in spring, I am 18 years old & have been getting fewer than 4-6 periods a year since I was 13. My doctor put me on birth control to try & regulate my periods. What happens if I go off of it? Does that mean I will go back to having those 4-6 periods a year that randomly occur? Will I ever be able to have children?
I do not want to take the birth control anymore because I am not, & have never been sexually active, & am not planning on having sex anytime soon. I have a hard time keeping up with it, & it has caused me to have 10-15 pounds of weight gain when I use to be 115-120 pounds.
What do I do?
the doctor perscribed you birth control for more than an unwanted pregnancy, it is to help your insulin level stay to the point of where they should be and to protect you from developing into something cancerous.
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it tells you almost everything you need to know.
it is also a way to be able to cut the acne, cramps, and help you to loose wieght. as for your pregnancy question, birth control also plays a role in that and makes it so when you are ready to have children whenever the time may be it will help you tremendously with this task.
i have 19 and have pcos myself, and i have never had sex in my life and i am not planning to for awhile, my gyno still perscribed me birth control. the birth control is just a way for your life to be easier in dealing the stressfullness of pcos.it is also said that you gain wieght with taking birth control. you could always try a different type of birth control.
hope this helps.
anyway hope this helps