Dear Ladies - quite a while before any other symptoms developed, I began to experience occasional bouts of overwhelming fatigue, and am interested in finding out if this is a common first symptom. I didn't have any pelvic pain or bloating for some months after the unusual fatigue began, and it didn't occur to me that I should see a
doctor as I put it down to my age and because it only happened occasionally - it wasn't a daily occurrence. At the time, OC wasn't on my horizon, but with hindsight I'm convinced that fatigue was the first sign something was amiss.
If this should appear to be the case, then perhaps fatigue should be given greater prominence as a likely early, first symptom of OC than it is in the available literature at present.
If any of you, like me, experienced unusual fatigue months/a year or more - before any other symptoms of OC appeared, and couldn't fathom why you were so exhausted, could you please reply to my post - it would be very much appreciated.