The bloodwork should include TSH,FSH, Prolactin, and Estradiol. This will rule out hormonal issues and low ovarian reserve. An ultrasound will reveal any cysts, that is how my PCOS was discovered. My TSH and Prolactin were normal, so we assumed all else would be normal, until they looked at my ovaries and saw the masses of cysts. Even if you have been always been plus sized, this can be a symptom of PCOS and cause absence of menstrual cycles, although some thin body-type women can have no periods, as well. Hope this helps.View Thread
Hi Ladies, We have been ttc for almost two years. I am not overweight, but still have severe PCOS. I have only EVER had 7 menstrual cycles, usually once every 1 or 2 years. Never more than one period per year. Anyway, last spring we tried 4 rounds of Clomid up to 150 mg and no mature follicles. Had to use Provera each cycle. After those failed attempts, I was put on Metformin (long term) and a birth control pill (five months) to regulate my period. My body responds well the first month coming off the pill. The only times I have ever ovulated were the month after stopping the pill. The problem is after that first month, I stop ovulating and dont get any more periods. I am not one of those people who has to "wait to get regular" after coming off the pill....that is the only time my body works. Last month I came off the pill and continued Metformin. I ovulated for the first time in 17 months, but did not get pregnant. I didnt ovulate until day 24, could that make a difference? We have sex every other day and my husband has good semen, so that is not the problem. I felt like this month was my only shot, but I got my period, so that is a miracle. No waiting around with Provera. My doc started me back down at 50mg of Clomid this cycle, because she is so confident in the Metformin. My question is, now that I have been on Metformin for 6 months, could the Clomid work this time? Or, could Metformin make my cycles continue when I usually only get one once every 1-2 years? Anyone with no periods and failed attempts with Clomid have success with Metformin or Met/Clomid? Thanks so much!!!
P.S. I am not overweight, but I cut way down on sugar and eat mostly fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and plenty of Fiber and Protein.View Thread