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Ladies with PCOS... Mother of Hayward. 1 child; Illinois 2673 posts
6th Jan '13

I got diagnosed with PCOS in October, and my OB just put me on Ortho tri-cyclen LO birth control pills to help regulate my cycle.
I started on the 13th in November and December, and now this month I started on the 3rd, and it seems to be back to really heavy bleeding, with horrible cramps, and really bad ovary pains.
I don't think the BC is working anymore. I go back to see her later this month, and just wanted to know if there was anything I could suggest being put on that's helped you ladies?
I'm also overweight, and she said that losing weight could help reverse the PCOS? I've heard metformin works good for that as well. Should I ask her about that also?
TIA<3

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22791 posts
6th Jan '13

How's your blood sugar levels?

Pey and Trista's mommy Due January 5; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Houston, Texas 42503 posts
6th Jan '13

I was put on metformin but only one cycle with birth control cuz I was ttc pcos can cause an insulin resistance

Prestige Worldwide! TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; Virginia 645 posts
6th Jan '13

I took straight progesterone pills for a while and it didn't work. But now they put me on bc Natazia and I got my period like that. It works when it comes to the pain as well. I was diagnosed with pcos in 08 so I am so happy to finally have some relief!

Mother of Hayward. 1 child; Illinois 2673 posts
6th Jan '13
Quoting HopingforaMiracle:" How's your blood sugar levels?"


Normal, lol.
Diabetes runs bad in my family, but so far I don't have it (knock on wood)

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18065 posts
6th Jan '13

I'm on Ortho-Cyclen, but they have me taking it so that I do not have periods, as I have no desire for another child any time soon. When I did have periods though, they weren't heavy, but I did have significant cramping. Have you had your thyroid checked out? Weight can be a factor in PCOS, but PCOS can also cause problems losing weigh.

Mother of Hayward. 1 child; Illinois 2673 posts
6th Jan '13
Quoting Angel [Mariah's Mommy]:" I'm on Ortho-Cyclen, but they have me taking it so that I do not have periods, as I have no desire for ... [snip!] ... cramping. Have you had your thyroid checked out? Weight can be a factor in PCOS, but PCOS can also cause problems losing weigh."


Hm. I've still been getting a period every month, but this one just seems worse.
And no, they never did any blood work other than at the ER when I went. They only did ultrasounds. I'll ask her about that as well.
And damn. ): I really need to take this weight off! Still haven't lost any since DD was born 17 months ago. :oops:

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22791 posts
6th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mother of Hayward.:</b>" Normal, lol. Diabetes runs bad in my family, but so far I don't have it (knock on wood)"</blockquote>




Metformin could help but with normal blood sugar levels I don't know if they would give it to you. It hindered my weight loss (at least we think it did, can't prove it).

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18065 posts
6th Jan '13
Quoting Mother of Hayward.:" Hm. I've still been getting a period every month, but this one just seems worse. And no, they never ... [snip!] ... as well. And damn. ): I really need to take this weight off! Still haven't lost any since DD was born 17 months ago. :oops:"


I was never able to because of my thyroid. Slowly I got my thyroid under control and now I'm losing weight and the symptoms of the PCOS are dwindling.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22791 posts
6th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mother of Hayward.:</b>" Hm. I've still been getting a period every month, but this one just seems worse. And no, they never ... [snip!] ... as well. And damn. ): I really need to take this weight off! Still haven't lost any since DD was born 17 months ago. :oops:"</blockquote>




Alot of people with PCOS have problems with their thyroids by the way!

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18065 posts
6th Jan '13
Quoting HopingforaMiracle:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mother of Hayward.:</b>" Hm. I've still been getting a period ... [snip!] ... was born 17 months ago. :oops:"</blockquote> Alot of people with PCOS have problems with their thyroids by the way!"


like me lol