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   Posted 12/1/2009 10:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Well I am sure as everyone knows from my previous post that I have PCOS. I currently have no medical insurance at all, and am working a part time job while trying to finish beauty school. I am in a healthy relationship of over a year now, and we are doing great. I don't think right now is the time for me to get pregnant because financially that would be awful. However, with my condition I know this process can take years to master and be a success. I wouldn't say I am "trying to conceive" just yet, but I would say that the advice I am getting, and the research I am reviewing is not helping my cause to be a future parent.
I am being told many different things, and research is not consistent either. I don't know what to do.
I haven't had a single period this entire time I've been with my fiance, and a little while beforehand. I would say a year and a half max, without a single spot of blood. I try to eat right, and I try to exercise as much as possible which might only be 3 times a week, but I am still doing it. I am not a very heavy person, so it can't be the weight that is causing this. I am not a diabetic, although my blood pressure may be slightly high, in the pre-hypertension levels.
What can I do to start ovulating regularly? I know there is something I can do, and the only thing I've been informed of would be birth control. And I want to leave all my chances of getting pregnant eventually on the table. I do not want to rule out ANY chance that I may have.
Anyone? Thank you!

Post Edited By Moderator (getting by) : 12/1/2009 11:29:23 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 12/1/2009 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ashleigh,

I took your email out of your post for your own safety. You can let members know it is in your profile, but on the boards, anybody could read it.

I would suggest the birth control pills to get you regular. And if you decide that you want a child, you can go off of them.

Things happen as they should, if you are meant to have a baby, you will. Take it one day at a time. Find out what is going on.

I hope that this helps in some small way. Keep posting and know that we are all here for you.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 12/1/2009 9:15 PM (GMT -6)   
The first thing I would think of getting tested for is STD's (assuming you've had at least one partner). Your local health clinic or Planned Parenthood clinic can help you get tested for free.

If it's not that, thyroid disorders can cause missed periods. If that's the case, you would need to start treatment. Is there a clinic in your area you can go to for free to get checked? Catching thyroid issues in time can mean getting treated & starting normal periods again. Putting it off for too long can unfortunately lead to infertility. I'm not really familiar with what the timeframe is. I do know people who have gone up to 3 years without getting their thyroid treated & they were able to get pregnant afterward with the help of fertility treatments, but I'm not sure how much different factors can contribute to it.

It's a simple blood draw to diagnose. There are several types of thyroid disorders & while some are more likely to cause Amenorrhea (missed periods) than others, any of them can cause that.

I'm not sure why you were told that BCP would keep you from ever getting pregnant. You can go on it for several years & then stop it a few months before you're ready to start trying. Some people just need to be on it for 6-12 months to regulate their hormones & then their body functions normally.

Here's a link to a list of common causes for missed periods (please do go see a doctor, though. you really do need a diagnosis since treatments for some possible causes can end up making you worse if the cause is something else.):

take care,

getting by
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   Posted 12/1/2009 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   

I never realized that thyroid issues could cause that. That is really interesting, thank you for your input. Your post was truly enlightening.

Sounds like you might be feeling better, I hope that you are. I have missed seeing you on the forum lately.

Take care, have a good night.

Hugs, Karen
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