I've been having weird irregular cycles.. since I started my period at the age of 16 (now 23).. I was a late bloomer.. I would go for months without having a period.. and when I did have one.. it would last for 1-2 weeks.. I'll have really painful cramps and horrible mood swings.. after I got married.. i started spotting.. a little, probably for about a whole month.. I decided to do something about it and went to see my doctor.. i had a blood test done .. and during my ultra sound.. she mentioned that my uterine lining is thick.. and is causing my periods to be irregular so she gave me birth control pills ... to regulate my periods.. I
I stopped taking them about a month ago.. because my husband desperately wants a child .. last month.. my period started from the 11th to the 18th.. this month it was.. 20th to the 25th.. I'm scared that I might not be able to get pregnant.. should I seek help? I also started taking folic acid about 400mg a day.. to help w/ the pregnancy..

I'm scared i might have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome .. but I don't have any of the symptoms.. and i'm pretty sure if i did.. my doctor would of mentioned it during my ultra sound but she didn't . No one in my family has that..

I keep hearing about Ovulex. Should I start start taking that to increase my chances of getting pregnant?
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replied July 18th, 2007
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Re: Irregular Cycles..
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I've been having weird irregular cycles.. since I started my period at the age of 16 (now 23).. I was a late bloomer.. I would go for months without having a period.. and when I did have one.. it would last for 1-2 weeks.. I'll have really painful cramps and horrible mood swings.. after I got married.. i started spotting.. a little, probably for about a whole month.. I decided to do something about it and went to see my doctor.. i had a blood test done .. and during my ultra sound.. she mentioned that my uterine lining is thick.. and is causing my periods to be irregular so she gave me birth control pills ... to regulate my periods.. I
I stopped taking them about a month ago.. because my husband desperately wants a child .. last month.. my period started from the 11th to the 18th.. this month it was.. 20th to the 25th.. I'm scared that I might not be able to get pregnant.. should I seek help? I also started taking folic acid about 400mg a day.. to help w/ the pregnancy..

I'm scared i might have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome .. but I don't have any of the symptoms.. and i'm pretty sure if i did.. my doctor would of mentioned it during my ultra sound but she didn't . No one in my family has that..

I keep hearing about Ovulex. Should I start start taking that to increase my chances of getting pregnant?



No one in my family has it.. Only me I have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. I have all of the same problems you had mentioned in your first paragraph. Its a blood test that it shows up in many woman go misdiagnosed. My periods were all weird they put me on birth control to stop me from ovulating. (sometimes I wasn't even ovulating on my own.) When I did ovulate it hurt. Are you over weight have any unwanted hair etc.. I don't I just have all of the period problems LOL and problems with my ovaries.

My partener and I have been trying to have a baby for over 6 months without any fertility drugs my doctor said that I would have to go on metamorpine.. To concieve.
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replied July 18th, 2007
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the medication is called metformin.... it is a insulin sensatizing medication. Some women with pcos are insulin resistant and it treats it. Also what is good is to adapt to a modified diet program similar to one for diabetics or another exaple is the south beach diet as well.
I was diagnosed with pcos last year and up until last week i was pregnant, although i lost it in miscarrage ( at 9 weeks) there is hope for pregnancy... it just takes us a little bit more.

a bit of advise... keep good record of your cycles. when they start, how long they last for and if you are good to remember that then move onto temp charting with a bbt (basal body temp) thermometer

Ovulex is an herbal suppliment that contains some herbs that are NOT safe (black cohash) to take during pregnancy... I was roused into purchasing it when we first thought i had pcos and it made me feel like crap to be hones and I was out a whole lotta money. I did take it for the three months and nothing.. what did help was working with my gyn who works with women with pcos. and changing my eating habits.
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replied November 9th, 2007
I'm not overweight.. I haven't had my period since the last time I mentioned it on here. Last week, for a day.. I had some light brown discharge.. that got me thinking I was going to go on my period.. but didn't. I'm seeing my gyn next month for my yearly.. Should I ask her about Metformin and Clomid?

If I decide to go on a diet.. which would be the best one?
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replied November 13th, 2007
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Hi x-bad. I am a personal trainer, as well as a personal wellness coach. I also work with the company herbalife. They help with and just an overall maintenance of the body. I would really like to discuss a "diet" with you that is healthy, as well as help you with your irregular period. I have had a lot of issues with mine so I understand what you are going through. There is a tablet with herbalife that you can go on that can help with all of those problems, as well as just being more healthy. Because a lot of problems can be from your diet, and the fact that you aren't getting enough nutrients in your body, because food alone doesn't give you everything you need. I hope I can help you!

Danyelle
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replied November 13th, 2007
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It doesn't sound like PCOS to me at all, to me it sounds like endometriosis is more of a possibility.
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replied November 14th, 2007
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Hi I am wondering if I have the same thing. Im 27 years old and my last two periods have been late. I've not been very well over the last few weeks, tummy pain, feeling sick, headaches and I have a blood test this Friday and I am waiting for a scan as well. My period for this month has just arrived (2 weeks late!) but I have been worried about everything. Would my blood test pick anything up?
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replied November 14th, 2007
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It doesn't sound like PCOS to me at all, to me it sounds like endometriosis is more of a possibility.


Hmm, soo I had an ultrasound when I went in the last time I was there, ultrasound can detect endometriosis right? I also had some blood test done but my gyn didn't mention anything to me. She told me if I wanted help getting pregnant I should see a specialist. Should I see another doctor to get a second opinion?

When I do go on my period.. they'll be soo bad to the point where I can't get out of bed sometimes.. is that a sign of Endometriosis? What do I need to do next? Do I need to see a specialist?
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replied December 9th, 2007
i have pcos and im the only female in my family with it..and i go 4-5 months without gettng it and when i get it im miserable. PCOS can cause endometriosis because your body is building and building the lning but you arent releasing it.. i tryed the pill but blood pressure ddnt agree i was at stroking levels and i just was on metformin and it was dropping my blood sugar to low.. so im heading back to the doctor.. and pcos gets over looked horribly i have had it ever since i started getting my period at age 11.. its a simple hormone blood test. they test your testotrone levels and the main indicator of it is your lLSH to FSH ratio. if its more then 2 to 1 (im not sure which one has to be higher i forget) then they diagnois you with PCOS. i dont actually have any cystic ovaries i just dont ovulate lol
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