A question for those of you with PCOD or PCOS

Monday, January 09, 2012

I go to see my gyno tomorrow. My back pain because of the cysts has been getting worse and my doctor is concerned because my weight loss should have helped the condition. So even though I didn't want to go on birth control, she wants me to go on it now. My biggest concern is that if I did want to have kids later, even though it's already hard for me to get pregnant now, would certain types of birth control make my chances even worse? and the weight gain that comes with certain birth controls.
Which ones have you tried that you like and which ones should I stay away from?
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  • IVORY1825
    Actually, most people I know on birth control say that as soon as you go off it, you become crazy fertile. I know a few who got pregnant within weeks. However, for PCOS, the best thing to do is treat the insulin resistance by getting on metformin, so that should actually be the first thing you try. However, large or painful cysts is an abnormal presentation for PCOS, so there be other issues. I'm pretty well versed in PCOS (and a biologist) if you ever want to sparkmail me about it.
    2869 days ago
  • no profile photo RENMO99
    I'm on the Yaz type because it treats various symptoms of my PCOS. My gyn told me that birth controll pills do not usually affect your chance of having kids in the future adversely and can even raise your chances because it helps teach your body to ovulate normally on its own. My personal experience did not involve weight gain (except for those times when I gave up on trying to be healthy, and that weight gain is my own fault). Except for some hot flashes when I first started, I've had no problems but I know other people who HAVE had serious mood swings, etc. on the same type of medicine. It's all individual and you won't know until you try it yourself!
    2869 days ago
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