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Worried :(

Hi I'm new to this but just wanted somewhere I could talk to other people who understand as feeling quite alone & low . I've been trying for a baby for nearly 2 years & tests recently confirmed I've got PCOS, endometriosis & fibroids. I'm waiting to have a HSG scan but have to wait for the first day of my period which are irregular & I'm starting to get more worried as time goes by & struggling to see any light at the end of the tunnel. I'm also in pain most days & feel like it's affecting my work but paracetamol,ibuprofen etc don't seem to touch it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated x

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I would recommend anything to help you reduce your stress levels, as with anything stress can heighten your symptoms making you feel worse. Take some gentle exercise to aid blood-flow, have a lovely hot bath, do some stretching which is also quite therapeutic and get a heat pad for your tum. I also have PCOS and the best thing you can do for yourself is to cut out refined sugars and carbohydrates, a couple of weeks of that and you will feel so much better and your ovaries may show improvements, exercise will also help you rid your blood of excess sugars further supporting your hormones, I would also strongly recommend taking cod liver oil as I find that really helps with the other symptoms of PCOS like skin and hair issues.

You can get stronger painkillers over the counter but be wary of codeine as it can make you constipated which will aggravate your endo pain, I have a stronger anti-inflammatory drug from the doctor which doesn't seem to have any side effects and really takes the edge off. It's all about trial and error, find what suits you best and stick to it.

I hope you find a way to manage your pain soon and you start to see improvements with you PCOS. Don't worry too much as this is not the end of the road for you on the fertility front, keep hopeful and stay strong xxxxxx


Thank you for your advice :) I will def try all of this, maybe I should go back to the doctor & get something stronger for the pain but wasn't sure of they would do that at the hospital but hve only had a consultation & an internal so far. I read that inositol is good for PCOS so I've been taking that but not sure I've noticed a diff. Thanks again xxx


You're not alone! I've been trying to conceive for over a year and I know it's an emotional rollacoaster. I use co-codamol (perscription strength) for my endo pain but it does make me feel sick, drowsy and constipated. An anti inflammatory is best for endo but I can't take these. Ask your gp about other pain relief options.

Reflexology was recommended to me to help regulate my cycle and improve fertility. It's relaxing too which helps with the stress of it all!

good luck with the journey ahead, try to stay positive x


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