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Wednesday, 20 October 2010

27 weeks !!!

27 weeks!
This is what the fertility clinic replied to me on the phone when I asked them how long the waiting list for a first appointment was.

I was diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrom) 2 months ago although I had suspected it for a little while.

Since I had stopped taking the pill in december, I started having facial hair and my period never came back. It was the diagnostic I was dreading but as they told me at least I know where the problem is coming from...

My GP told me there was nothing they could do for me and they referred me to the fertility clinic. I was asked to do several things like taking my basal temperature everyday, do an ovulation test everyday, Just to try and gather as many clues as possible about what is happening exactly.

I have decided that although there is very little chance I could get pregnant as my LH and FSH levels are very low, I will keep trying anyway.

I will update this blog with all the things I have done until now inseveral different posts. There is a lot to say. I am not convinced I have the right method to do things I am trying to follow my instincts and try to find out as much as I can about this condition and how to live with it affecting your life too much.

Any advice is welcome :)

2 comments:

  1. Sorry for the PCOS diagnosis. I just got diagnosed this month. I'm sorry you have to wait 27 weeks. that's INSANE. Have you tried to go to a regular endocrinologist...they can help you get your hormones in balance -- it might help make you ovulate if they can. I went to one to check out all of my levels...it can't hurt and you probably can get in WAY sooner!! if you need anything you can e-mail me anuttierlife{at}gmail{dot}com. Thanks for joining Team Hope :)

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  2. Thank you for your suggestion Tillie. Unfortunately it is not that easy to get to see an endocrinologist unless you are ready to see one privately and therefore pay a lot of money. If I was referred by my GP there would be a waiting list as well. But because it is linked with fertility, I have to go to the fertility clinic and they will then have a team of specialists including an endocrinologist there to see what the best option is for me. My GP thinks I will probably be starting with Clomid see the results and take it from there.

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