PCOS UK (Verity)
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Hi All,

I have been diagnosed with PCOS and not really been given any helpful advise from docs apart from keep trying and lose weight.

I am 28 and have been trying to conceive for the last 3years. I am slightly overweight but have been told that my BMI is good as I exercise 5 times a week and have a healthy lifestyle.

However in the past year/18 months I have put on a stone for no specific reason, my GP puts it down to PCOS.

My skin is really bad and getting me down at the moment, I am spending so much money to try and sort it out and cover up blemishes, the stuff from my GP doesn't work but I've been told it could take 3 months to work, that's not helpful to me in the immediate.

I am using ovulation strips but my periods are very irregular (1 in every 4 months) and when I do have them they last anything between 10-35 days.

Can anyone suggest anything to help me?


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Could you get blood tests from your GP to measure your hormone levels & check for ovulation? It is possible to have periods but not actually be ovulating.


I have had blood tests done but can never tell when I am going to have a period and those blood tests to check for ovulation have to be done 5-7 days before you start your period.

I have joined a fitness and weight loss group and going to try and loose weight. I am also taking vitamins and supplements to help so fingers crossed!


I have found the following supplements have helped me: omega oils, magnesium, zinc, vitamin D, and B vitamins. I've been able to stop taking metformin and now have a regular cycle.


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