Trying to conceive and possible PCOS?

Heather - posted on 07/16/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




I am new to this site so I hope I am asking this in the right area. I had my first son in 2007. I had gestational diabetes that was diet controlled. I never developed diabetes afterwards. Now that the time is right my partner and I decided to have another child. We have tried a year and a half.

A few months ago I broke down and went to the doctor. We found out I have high blood pressure and possible PCOS. The ultra sound of my ovaries was inconclusive at that time. My blood sugar is still good. All my doctor could tell me is to lose weight. She put me on blood pressure medicine and metformin 500 mg once a day. The blood pressure medicine has done it's job but metformin hasn't done much if anything at all. I work out five days a week, along with weight training, for an hour to two hours. I haven't lost a single pound, but have gained.

I will say that since I had my son, my periods were very irregular. Since working out, it seemed to regulate them until now. It has been 45 days since my last period and I'm starting to worry. I don't know what's going on and my doctor is booked till the middle of August. My partner and I have unprotected sex regularly but I do not believe I am pregnant.

I have had a strong sense of smell for the past two weeks. To the point of making me gag a few times with various smells. I'm not hungry much and I'm moody. I'm starting to worry that this PCOS is wreaking havoc on my ovaries or it's something worse. I'm just at my wits ends to figure out why it was so easy the first time to conceive and now it seems like I have fell apart. Has anyone else gone through something similar?


Louise - posted on 07/17/2012




Have you done a pregnacy test? A strong sence of smell normally means your pregnant, as your sences become hyper sensative. Rule that out first and then go back to your doctors and ask them to check your hormone levels by doing a blood test. You need to know that you are ovulating every month and that there is no obvious reason that no pregnancy is occuring. If you have PCOS you need to know and action needs to be done to sort the problem out. Not knowing must be the worst thing.

Take the test and work from there! Also all this exercising is not helping one bit. Look into the Ducan diet. I lost 2 stone in 6 weeks and was not hungry at all. I did nothing strenuous at all besides walking the dog!


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