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Postby Sophie14 » Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:08 pm


I was sort of diagnosed with PCOS in march, after referring myself to a specialist. The GPs didn't really know what was wrong with me - I had been on the contraceptive injection for a few years, and after coming off it, I didn't have a period for over 12m. I don't have any symptoms of pcos apart from no periods.

My husband and I would like to try for a baby next year, and the specialist advised us to go back and see him then, as I will most likely need drugs & treatment as i don't think I ovulate. I am nearly 30.

He gave me a prescription for provera, and recommended that I take it every 3m or so so that I have a period. I am due to take it again soon, but had a short (2 day) period without it.

Would you think I should still take the provera? Does this mean I have ovulated? Next year should we ttc without intervention, or just go back to the specialist?

I have been taking vitamins, and also some seven seas trying for a baby vitamins (in anticipation).

Sorry for all the questions, I hope someone has had some similar experiences!

Thank you
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Re: Provera

Postby Hols969 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:18 am

Periods don't really mean much to be honest as you can ovulate without them and not ovulate with them (I had regular ish periods but rarely ovulated. I would look at fertilityfriends website as it advises how to track to see if you are ovulating. It is important to have the 4 periods a year to keep your uterus healthy. The contraceptive injection is not good from a pcos point of view as can much up your system. If you are not trying until next year it may be worth going on the combined contraceptive as generally when you come off it your body is less pcos so you have an increased chance of conceiving.

Get your hubbie on Boots Vit C and Zinc tablets as 1/3 of fertility issues are now men so extra zinc will help (get this diet good too).

Diet wise cut out all white carbs as possible as these can make the symptoms worse. I conceived aged 36 so dont listen to the ticking clock as you have plenty of time and actually the one advantage of pcos is our egg quality remains better for longer so can conceive later than the norm. It is pretty rare not to conceive due to pcos so try not to worry too much.
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Re: Provera

Postby Rocket dog 1 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:58 pm

I was on the depo injection for around 7 yrs and once I came off it, it took a year to have a period I have recently been diagnosed with pocs and I see the fertility consultant in a few weeks to discuss my results
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