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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:16 pm
by gee
Hi cysters,

This is my first post on here (so grateful for this forum). I'm heading to London tomorrow morning for a 30 minute initial consultation (costing £250! There goes my student loan!) with Mr Joseph Aquilina who specialises in PCOS.

I was diagnosed at 17 (now 20) and was just given a leaflet to read after diagnosis and sent away :( I'm hoping for some answers/advice and i'll definitely share it with you.
My symptoms... Anxiety, depression, tummy aches dull and sharp (not just during periods), constipation followed by diarrhoea, sweating and getting hot easily.

Here are my questions for him...
1. Recommend any specific contraception? (Currently on Lucette/Yasmin but already tried Microgynon and Marvelon)
2. Any negative effects contraception has on PCOS?
3. Future fertility chances?
4. Options if fertility is low?
5. Do I start trying early for children? How early? What is the ideal age?
6. Can the condition change for better or for worse? (How often to check-up?)
7. Diet/Lifestyle? Particularly to maintain good mental health (expecting obvious answers like exercise etc)
8. Any signs to watch out for?

I'm not sure if these are really naive questions, and the answers could be lurking in this site somewhere. If anyone else has any question ideas then let me know


PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:05 pm
by mariauk
Hey Gee,

How did it go? Hope it all went well...