I have been on birth control (orthotricyclen) since i was 16. I am now 19 and married. I have been off bc for about 4 months now and trying to concieve. When i was 16 my obgyn suspected that i have PCOS. However, i have not been diagnosed. I have read some forums where women talked about getting on metformin to help them concieve. I was wondering if i should talk to my obgyn and get put on it. I have really heavy periods, along with terrible cramps and before bc i was never regular. I would go months at a time without a period. I am looking for some suggestions. I feel like im not going to be able to concieve due to my irregular periods. Im not even sure if i ovulate properly. Anyone have any suggestions. My husband and i have baby fever soo bad. I would greatly appreciate some opinions. Thank you (:
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replied June 21st, 2012
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You need to be properly diagnosed with PCOS before a doctor could give you anything to help you ovulate properly.

I would also suggest that you and your husband have full fertility checkups done to spot any problems any or either may have so that the right treatments can be given. Also, lose weight (if either or both are overweight) stop smoking, drugs and alcohol, have a healthy balanced diet high in Zinc (this helps produce good sperm and eggs). You as the mother to be needs to start taking folic Acid before you get pregnant so it's in your system ready for when you do get pregnant. Folic Acid is important for the nurological development of the baby and should be taken every day until you reach 12 weeks. Take the folic acid everyday even if you dont get pregnant for 2 years I was told this
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replied June 21st, 2012
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You need to be properly diagnosed with PCOS before a doctor could give you anything to help you ovulate properly.

I would also suggest that you and your husband have full fertility checkups done to spot any problems any or either may have so that the right treatments can be given.

Also, lose weight (if either or both are overweight) stop smoking, drugs and alcohol, have a healthy balanced diet high in Zinc (this helps produce good sperm and eggs), also cut down or completely remove caffinate products tea/coffee etc.

You as the mother to be needs to start taking folic Acid before you get pregnant so it's in your system ready for when you do get pregnant. Folic Acid is important for the nurological development of the baby and should be taken every day until you reach 12 weeks. Take the folic acid everyday even if you dont get pregnant for 2 years I was told this
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