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Hi everyone.

I've been diagnosed with pcos for a few years now. I don't get my periods and only get a bleed if I take medication (Provera).

However I wanted to check if other people are getting bad period like cramps in your back and stomach and legs? It feels like when I usually get my period or bleed however I have not taken Provera and I am not getting a period. This usually goes on for about 5 days. Pain killers numbs the pain a bit but not completely and I'm finding it difficult to manage. I've had this 3 times now over the last couple of months.

There's a constant dull pain in my lower stomach and back and at times I get pulsating pain there and down my legs.

And I'm not pregnant.

Has anyone experienced anything like this?

I would be thankful for any advice.

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Hi jojo, yes I have experienced the symptoms you describe. I have been referred to a gynaecologist for an MRI scan and am due results consultation today.



My daughter gets regular periods but the pain is usually very bad & just as you described.

She says the pain is from her whole abdomen & radiates down her both legs. She was missing school every month as it was so bad. She was prescribed Mefanamic Acid for pain relief but it wasn't always effective.

Interestingly, she started taking Merformin about 6 weeks ago & her latest period was nowhere near as painful as it normally is. I've read some articles on Metformin as a painkiller & there seems to be a link. A very welcome bonus for her!

Wish you all the best.


It's the sugar you eat that metformin is processing for you because with pcos our bodies can't process it.

Try to get her to eat low carb, she may not have to take metformin then, I don't because I try to stay clear of sugar. ( I know it's difficult).


Hi, she's been trying really hard to be fair to her. We've overhauled her (& my) diet completely.

We try to eat a more healthily with just the odd treat!

She's lost 10lb so far but more importantly her self esteem & confidence is quietly coming back.

Also booked a clinic appointment to hopefully kick her hirsutism into touch or at least improve it ☺️.

Wishing you the very best.


That is fantastic!! It's a slow and steady journey.

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Hi everyone

It ended up being a very large kidney stone. In hospital now waiting for operation tomorrow.



Hope all goes well & wishing you a speedy recovery.


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