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Ovusense and tracking ovulation PCOS

Eileen200800
Eileen200800

I am TTC and have been off the pill for nearly a year.. I only spot each month rather than an actual period. I am considering purchasing Ovusense to see if I ovulate but am also aware that I might find this very demotivating.. does anyone have any experience of no periods and using things like Ovusense?

I haven’t been formally diagnosed with PCOS but am pretty sure I have it. I have been referred to gynae but appointment keeps being delayed by Covid-19.

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Hi, unfortunately most if not all ovulation trackers do not work with PCOS, so it makes sense to wait with your investment and just "try" around what you think might be your fertile days if you are aiming for a baby. It helps to track other things like cycle length, cervical mucus and (if you are determined) temperature. There are good apps for that. I had ovulation sticks and they did show ovulation although I did not ovulate every month. Your gyn can do a scan for the polycystic ovaries and your gp can check for hormone levels. If they know the length of your cycles, they can also order a blood test to see if you have indeed ovulated. You possibly don't have pcos if you had regular periods before the pill. Sometimes the body takes a few years to get back to normal after coming off the pill. You might still be ovulating regularly! Hope things wolk out soon for you! 🤞

Eileen200800
Eileen200800 in reply to Tigr

Thank you Tigr! I had a scan which showed polycystic ovaries but GP said my blood tests were normal... so a bit of a confusing one.. Before the pill I had horrendous periods and used to bleed everyday so it sort of feels like it’s gone from one extreme to the other. I keep hoping that like you say taking a few years to go back to normal after the pill something will return!

I did try tracking my temperature but found that waking up everyday and the first thing I was thinking about was fertility wasn’t that healthy mentally and again found when I tried OPKs I couldn’t get into the habit of trying everyday at the same time.. so maybe these things aren’t for me including Ovusense!

It’s all quite hard but hopefully it will work out 🙂

Tigr
Tigr in reply to Eileen200800

That sounds familiar. You don't need to match all criteria for PCOS to have it, it is a very strange condition and every body seems to react a bit different. I did not manage to do the temperature thing (same reason) but tracking cycles/spotting and cervical mucus might already give you some hints, is possible all day and not super obsessive about fertility stuff :) I did get semi regular cycles back with MyOva and rather low carb eating with sports (although stress throws them). My body also hated coming off the pill - super irregular and acne and all the fun for more than 2 years. There is a good chance most of it goes away after a while.

Eileen200800
Eileen200800 in reply to Tigr

This is really good to hear. I had been considering a low carb diet as well but hadn’t quite had the willpower but maybe this is the next step whilst also starting to take the MyOva.

And yep that is me, my main other symptom apart from the no periods is the acne!

I hope it does start to calm down at some point. Have you been able to conceive / been trying to conceive ?

Tigr
Tigr in reply to Eileen200800

I am pregnant right now! We had to go down the IVF route but that is also down to a male factor issue and not just the PCOS. If you consider fertility treatment at some point, clomid etc can work well. Maybe I would say skip the IUIs we have tried first and go straight to IVF if needed in case Clomid and co are not working. The thing with PCOS is that you can make many eggs at once, so unless they take them out, there might be too many in one cycle and we are not talking the possibility of twins but more 😬 I had 2 IUIs cancelled because of that but as I said, very often meds like clomid can work well and are not as invasive. It might also well be that you get your cycles regulated naturally after a while (or with the help of Innositol and lower carb) and you do actually ovulate. All down to your GP doing a blood test. Then it is depends on finding "the day" and you might well be fine without any intervention! There are many ways.

Tigr
Tigr in reply to Tigr

I feel like this could be scary. Main point: Gp blood test will need to find out if you ovulate. Innositol and low(er) carb might help managing if not. If you do not ovulate after that, there is an armada of treatment options for you that you can go, so don't worry. Most likely you won't need any of this!

Eileen200800
Eileen200800 in reply to Tigr

Congratulations on being pregnant right now! That is amazing news 😃. This is really helpful because that is something that’s played on my mind was that I would like my husband to have an SA done so we can have all of the information to make the best decisions. It’s also great to know that there are lots of options and we will eventually get somewhere. I guess it’s just remembering that it’s a journey for us rather than something that will happen overnight!

Thank you so much and it’s so great to hear you’re now pregnant after all of that! 🙂🙂

I would avoid, as far as I know it’s not accurate for Pcos. May I suggest taking supplements that can help you get a normal period and restore ovulation, such as MyOva (check on Amazon, read the reviews first).

Very interesting I have been considering taking these and even purchased them but not actually taken them... have you had good results?

Personally I have regular periods so I can’t tell you, also I take plenty of vitamins. But I know it helps regulate period and some people had their period back. You should also try acupuncture to someone who does it for fertility. Getting a proper period back is the first step. Myo inositol is not harmful so worth a try!

Thank you FrancyItaly ! I have started taking supplements like Zinc and Primrose Oil and have felt much better for it. I will try the MyOva and look into acupuncture as well 🙂

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