Hi everyone! I am glad I found this forum and hoping to learn a little more about PCOS and other's experiences.
I have was diagnosed when I was 16 and was just prescribed contraceptive pills, never thought much of it.
I have been trying to conceive for about a year but my periods are very irregular and seem to be getting so long ( from 38 to over 130 days!) . I saw the GP November last year because we decided to try for a baby and because I sometimes was getting strong pains on my right lower abdomen. I had ultrasounds which showed small cysts. The GP said I just needed to keep trying for now as my bloods were normal ( just glicose thyroid etc, no specific insulin resistence or hormone levels were done yet). I felt a little deflated because it is quite hard to try when you have a period every 3 months(if I am lucky).
I use kindara on my phone to track my cycles but don’t do the temp checks.
I think the anxiety of not getting pregnant took a lot of my motivation away, I stopped exercising and put on weight. On top of all that my partner started having some erectile distinction, he went to the doctor and it is likely to be psychological. Sex feels a bit forced and almost another source of anxiety. I feel I am more worried because I am 32 and don’t want to wait too long to have a baby and he might not have the pressure of getting older on his head as much).
I guess, after this long text (sorry) , my questions are:
1.What tests should I ask my GP to do?
2.How did you manage to get your GP to refer you to a specialist?
3. Has anyone managed to get regular periods with medication?
4. how did you get your partners to get on board with trying to get help?