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PCOS & Maybe endometriosis. Had enough! Any suggestions appreciated

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  • PCOS & Maybe endometriosis. Had enough! Any suggestions appreciated

    Symptoms started around three years ago, when I became pregnant with my oldest son in 2010

    I was suffering with irregular bleeding/ discharge. Pelvic pain. Severe lower back pain (& still am)

    I went on to have a little girl in 2011 & my youngest son in 2012.

    Whilst pregnant with my youngest son I was referred to a specialist who did nothing and discharged me straight away (I guess as I was pregnant and they couldn't do much)

    7 months after birth, after severe continuous problems I returned to the doctor and FINALLY back in June the doctor sent me for a scan and it came back I have severe polycystic ovaries.

    I had the implant out after finding I found out I had PCOS so the doctor could define what was making the symptoms worse. the PCOS or the implant (that has a whole lot of side affects on its own such as bleeding/ pain and so on)


    After removal the symptoms calmed down but i am still having and irregular bloody discharge they are still there and really depressing me!

    this morning my doctor has referred me to a gynea and give me metformin and a whole lot of tablets for my constant migraines. as now they think I may also have endometriosis?

    I have no idea what to expect when I go and see the gynea. does anyone have any similar stories or ideas what is wrong with me? I have had enough now : (

  • Mine is more mild, but I do have PCOS. Both of my children were conceived with help to ovulate. The second was actually from the the help of a naturopath. I've always had irregular cycles unless I was on birth control pills. My first post partum period after my first was born lasted 6 months and kept getting worse and worse before I got desperate. My hormones were way way out of whack and I ended up taking progesterone based birth control pills for 2 months to make it stop, and that helped me go back to my normal sucky 3-4 periods a year.I'm in no way saying this will work, or that you should try it without consulting a doctor first, but this is personally what helped me resolve my symptoms:Vitamin D deficiency was one of my problems. I've been on supplements ever since. That can make PCOS symptoms worse. The other thing that was suggested was Inositol. It works a lot like metformin does.I had normal regular periods and was ovulating regularly about 2 week after starting the Vitamin D and Inositol. For now I'm waiting for my post partum period to show up from my second but after she finishes breastfeeding I plan to go back onto Inositol to manage my symptoms.. and Im hoping it'll help keep my hormones in check enough that I won't get horrible bleeding again like last time.Having irregular periods from PCOS can cause a really thick lining to build up and it can be horribly painful with cramping and very heavy, even clotty bleeding. At least that was how my situation has been. I don't have endometriosis, but have been check for it because of the symptoms.I hope all goes well and you're able to get this figured out and resolved.

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    • Staying on hormonal birth control keeps my symptoms under control. Otherwise I get cysts the size of golfballs, random periods with so much blood I go through a heavy tampon and heavy pad every hour, I'll go 3 or 6 months without a period and then wham I'm out of commission for a week, acne, random cramps... Yay for seasonique which doesn't even have inactive pills. It has lower dose pills every 3 months so I don't have a week of acne and cysts building during my period and I only have light bleeding. I only need a medium tampon on days I do martial arts and a light one the rest of the time.

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