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Old 08-30-2006, 08:21 PM   #1
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conceiving with pcos and no periods at all?

Hi peeps,
I was diagnosed with pcos earlier this year, though I dont have any of the noted side effects, eg excess hair etc; though Im a bit overweight (not obese). I havent had a period at all in nearly 4 years now, and before that it was very irregular n far n few between. Im 24, I wanna know with honesty what my prospects are. Im in the uk and my doc hinted that pcos is still fairly new n still relatively misunderstood. Just wanna hear from anyone who might be better informed on it than I am! Any input much appreciated, thanks.

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Old 08-31-2006, 02:48 AM   #2
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Hi messy,

The little bit that I know about PCOS might help. I was dx 18 months ago, and have had a real battle with it. I haven't had AF for 10 months. I'm actually going to the doctors tomorrow to sort things out. (will let you know how I go)...
First thing we both need to do is to induce AF (period). I have read from other posts that taking Provera, can bring on a period. The first one is going to be a hum-dinger as I haven't had one for so long. Once the cycle is regulated, I'm not sure how long to take Provera for, but I will find out tomorrow, then we need to work out dates of ovulation. If after some time there is still no pregnancy, Clomid is the next step. I have taken Clomid on several occasions, but, my Gyno didn't inform me that I need to have a regular, proper cycle before I take Clomid. He knew my whole history and still put me on it. Obviously it didn't work and when I did fall preg while on it, the egg wasn't right as I hadn't ovulated properly and I m\c.
I recommened you get a referal to go and see a Gyno and take the steps from there.
I lost 25lb in hope that it would regulate things, but, it only made me feel fitter and look a little skinnier. (I was 194lb and I'm now 169lb) 88kg - 77kg.
I did read that if you can lose 10% of your body weight, that is a good start to regulating things. I know it's a hard thing to do, but, if I can do it, believe me, anyone can!!
Keep me posted on how you go.
Good luck with everything, I will message you again tomorrow and let you know what my doctor says.
Lots of love to you,

Leanne 26
DH 35
DS 8 (concieved naturally- was a suprise!!)
14.02.2000 m\c at 18 1\2 weeks DD
several m\c since
tried Clomid several times- failed
dx 18 months ago with PCOS
was on Met but have since stopped taking it as it didn't do anything in 16 months.
no AF in 10 months

Old 08-31-2006, 04:41 PM   #3
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Re: conceiving with pcos and no periods at all?

hi Leanne

thanks so much for your lovely reply! Please do let me know how things go for you, and if anything changes my end, Ill do the same!

love michelle

Old 09-01-2006, 02:44 AM   #4
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Hi Michelle!!
I went to the doctors today and they told me there was a wait of 2 hours or more with a 14 month old (we have custody of my nephew) 2 hours is a life time!!!!! I told my DH that I didn't have the patience to wait that long, so we did a couple of things in town and came home. Well, when we got home...... AF had visited and she looks like staying this time!! I'm so excited
I'm keeping track of it and if I don't get it again next month, I will be going to the doctors to see if I should take Provera to bring it on. But, hopefully I won't have to do that. (with my history, anything can happen though)
If I can get some sort of pattern, then we can work out if and when I'm ovulating. First things first though.

Loads of love to you

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Old 09-19-2006, 05:43 PM   #5
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Re: conceiving with pcos and no periods at all?


I have about the same problem as you. I started my period for the first time in 9th grade. After that, I had a period every month, then every other month, and then I went a whole summer with no period. Since then (15 years) I do not have my own period. Doctors have been telling me that it is not safe to go without a period for more than 3 months. It ups the risks for uterine cancer. When was 21, my husband and I decided to have a child. But how could I? I didn't get a period. The doctor put me on chlomid and then did transvaginal ultrasounds until my folicle looked big enough for ovulation. Since I didn't ovulate, they then had to give me a shot of estrogen. My husband and I had to have intercourse every morning and every night for a week. It worked first month out.
It wasn't enough just to use chlomid....I had to get the shot to induce the ovulation. The doctor said that I would probably go back to normal after the birth. Well, I didn't. I still do not get a period and my cysts are worse.
My mom had the same thing, but back then, they did surgery and scrapped the cysts off. She had 5 babies after that.
Hope this helps.

Old 09-19-2006, 07:47 PM   #6
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Re: conceiving with pcos and no periods at all?

Hi Messy.........unfortunately many of us have experienced infertility with PCOS. So, you will find some good advice on here as to what you can do. As for me...........when I went to see a specialist to get pregnant, I was immediately put on Clomid. I didn't have to have my period induced by Provera first. I hadn't had a period for 5 years when I began using the Clomid. I got pregnant after 4 months of using Clomid. What type of doctor are you seeing? You should be seeing a Reproductive Endocrinologist, if you already aren't.

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