Help Anyone Have PCOS

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time4more - January 22

Ok, I just typed the longest thing and then it said I wasn't logged in ... GGRRRRRR... ok, I just found out that the reason I have been feeling so c__ppy with preggo symptoms is that I might have PCOS.... I have an appt to have testing done on Friday. I am curious about others with PCOS.... what were your symptoms? how were you diagnosed and treated? do you feel better? do you have kids? any fertility issues? I'm just interested in what may lie ahead... I know everybody is different, but I'd like to hear the stories. :o) ........ Here's mine... I have a 3yr old. I just gained 50 lbs in one year out of the blue....I didn't really overeat - but I did make poor choices out of stress and emotional eating. I have been super emotional - maybe even moreso than when I was pregnant. I have more hair to pluck on my chin than I did before. The hair on my head is falling out. I get bad headaches. I get nauseous if I don't eat frequently. I am bloated beyond belief.... I just feel like eternal PMS...basically I feel preggo.

 

time4more - January 22

oh and my cycles suddenly went from a predictable 28 days to a longer 37 dayish thing with only one day of light bleeding....

 

mommy fin - January 22

HI, I WAS TOLD I HAD PCOS ABOUT 6 YEARS AGO, I STARTED TO GAIN WEIGHT AND MY CYCLES WERE CRAZY, I HAD THE HAIR GROWTH AND EVERTHING JUST LIKE YOU. MY DOCTER PUT ME ON A DRUG CALLED METFORMIN. I HAVE HAD 2 GIRLS. AND EVER THING IS KIND OF BACK TO NORMAL. I STILL HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE HAIR ON MY CHIN AND MY CYCLES STILL CAN BE OFF EVER ONCE IN A WHILE . BUT MOST OF THE TIME I FORGET I EVEN HAVE PCOS. I MIGHT EVEN BE PREGNANT AGAIN.

 

time4more - January 22

Hi mommy fin.... it certainly sound like I could have it... are you still on the Metformin, or was that only a temporary thing? and congrats again on your pregnancy! :o) Anyone else have PCOS or have the symptoms?

 

layni - January 22

What is PCOS? Thanks... (sorry I'm sure I should know this)

 

time4more - January 22

hi Layni... PCOS is polycystic ovary syndrome.....and has been connected to fertility and insulin issues....among other things...... hey the only dumb question, is the one that isn't asked! ;o)

 

layni - January 22

Sooo, does it cause cysts? Or delayed ovulation? What are it's side effects? Thanks :-)

 

pinkie - January 22

I have PCOS...never been pregnant (never tried), but with two of my last serious bf's we had unprotected s_x ALL the time and I never got pregnant. My cousin also has PCOS and she has 3 children. My mom has it and well...I'm here and I have an older brother (5 years apart. I currently am not on any meds. The doctor said I had two choices either birth control to regulate my period or meds to make me ovulate. I opted for neither, at least not right now since he informed me that it would do no harm to me either way. But I do have VERY irregular periods. My bleeding is usually pretty heavy, but I've also had cycles which were only spotting (that prompted me to take the visit to the doctor where I was diagnosed with PCOS). I don't really have a problem with the hairs (althought I have seen one on my chin before), but My hair in the very center of my head is a bit thinner than the rest ( nothing dramatic though). My main problems are irregular periods, migraines, and severe PMS/moodiness (my hormones go crazy especially when my cycle is excessively long - like over 40 days). Oh yeah and my b___bs get really sore and my tummy can be upset (again its the worst when I go longer without a cycle). Like right now my last cycle was Dec 5th and my nipples/b___bs are killing me, its so irritating. And I've been very mooddy since yesterday. I can't wait until my period comes because this is very annoying!

 

time4more - January 22

from what I've researched, in most cases it causes your eggs to turn into cysts instead of being released at ovulation...but you can have PCOS and still not get cysts.... however, your cycles would be very irregular.... apparently it can happen out of the blue, because my cycle was clockwork until recently... side effects of PCOS - conceiving can be diff if your eggs aren't releasing or if you are having odd cycles, and you would be more apt to have insulin issues or diabetes than people without PCOS.... and the crazy hormones can cause hair where it's not supposed to be..... and all of the other stuff like weight gain, bloating, etc...

 

mommy fin - January 22

I am still on metformin, My docter toke me off of it for 3 months and my cycles were a mess.

 

time4more - January 22

omg pinkie!!!! you sound just like me! i can sympathize totally! ugh.... did the doctor give any indication as to whether the birth control or ovulation med (i a__sume metformin) would alleviate the symptoms at all?

 

time4more - January 22

mommy fin sounds like the metformin is the way to go! but you prob have to stop taking it now that your preggo....right?

 

BrendaW - January 22

Did you have any of the side effects with the metformin and do you know if there is something else you can take that works like metformin but doesnt have some of the side effects?

 

layni - January 22

wow- Thanks so much for explaining that... I have always wondered, but felt stupid asking, Thanks a bunch :-) BASBY DUST TO YOU****

 

time4more - January 22

Layni, you should never feel stupid....I think we all learn a lot from each other.... I've learned so much from you girls the last few months! :o)

 

time4more - January 22

pinkie that was very, very, very helpful!!! thank you!

 

pinkie - January 22

The birth control or ovulation meds can alleviate some of the symptoms that just come from the build up of hormones from not ovulating. But the meds have side effects themselves so...not much of a trade off in my opinion, I guess it just depends. I opted not to use birth control right now because I dont want it to be anymore difficult than it may already be when I try to concieve. and well since Im not ttc, I opted not to take meds that make me ovulate When I'm ready to ttc I wanna try naturally first and if no luck then I'll try meds...hopefully I wont need them becasue like I said my cousin has it and shes got 3 ( a 5yr old, 2yr old and soon to be 1 yr old)

 

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