Thank you for your response! I'm sure I was just looking for the worse possibility about pregnancy complications. My husband went out and bought "PCOS for dummies" for me to read. (Not sure what he's trying to say there..but I think I'll take the hint lol). So hopefully that will give me some better answers then going off articles online probably written by people who don't even have it.
I think this team will help put all my worries at ease though! I really hope you're right about it just being a ovulation issue. I'm told to take my BC for 3 months and then go check up on if it improved or not, would it be better to schedule another appointment with a different OB and see if she/he recommends fertility medicine instead? I'm just not sure how taking BC will help me if I'm trying to have a baby. I would understand if I was just trying to control it, but then how will it help if it comes back once I'm pregnant and not taking BC anymore?
Welcome to the board! Don't feel the need to apologize for anything in your post! This board is to both seek and offer support. In my opinion Birth Control is mainly to help control the symptoms of PCOS. I absolutely HATE the answer of "lose weight"! For one, losing weight is not easy for anyone, and for two, those of us with PCOS have an even harder time losing.
You are correct in that PCOS never "goes away". The symptoms can be lessened, but I think the tendency is always there. That being said I hadn't ever heard of pregnancy complications due to PCOS. As far as I know, it mainly just makes it harder to concieve (since we don't ovulate every cycle).
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Hi All! I'm glad to be joining this group and am hoping for some support and advice. I was just recently told I have PCOS and I've come to the conclusion that using google to search for what it is and risks etc etc is a BAD thing to do considering I look more into the worse case scenario. I am a 23 year old with a two 1/2 year old little girl and never had an issue conceiving with her. I am 5' 2" at 160 so clearly I need to lose the weight to make things better. I went to the ER for a severe pain which ended up being a burst cyst. That next week was full of doctor appointments and even though I told my doctor I wanted to conceive she still put me on birth control. I just started taking it after the 10 days of provera and will be on it for the next 3 months to see if it goes down/away. I was told to lose some weight and that could help us conceive later on. I've also read that PCOS never leaves and that when you do get pregnant, you're at a higher risk for everything including deaths in the baby as well. I've already had one miscarriage and don't want to go through that again. Was I told to do the right thing? If it comes back once I'm off birth control anyways, wouldn't it make more sense to start the fertility meds now rather then later? I'm so sorry if this isn't what this thread is for..I'm just nervous, confused, and new to spark people! Still trying to understand it and find some weight loss friends that are going through the same thing to motivate me along the way. Add me or send me a message. Can't wait for the new year! I'm going to be making some big changes one way or another!
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