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November 28th, 2012, 12:28 PM
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I was on birth control pills for 7 years. Me and my husband decided to TTC in May 2012 so I stopped the BC. I had an appt with my gyn in Aug was a normal check up/pap and i mentioned that we were TTC. So she noticed I was very overweight (5'2, 215lbs) and she said first thing i had to lose weight but she will run some test. Fortunately the pap was normal. Then my results came in for the other tests. My thyroid and prolactin levels werenormal but my DHEA-sulfate and testosterone were extremely high. DHEAS level was 671 and testosterone was 83. Then she wanted me to take the oral glucose test and that came back normal/negative for insulin resistant. So she put me on 500mg metformin only and up it every week so now i am currently taking 1500mg daily and still no period (6 months so far).

Would this be PCOS or post pill amennorhea? I am reading different things online...im confused!
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November 28th, 2012, 04:52 PM
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Hopefully someone can answer you. I wish I knew so I could give you good advice.
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November 29th, 2012, 05:36 AM
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yikes! I don't have any good info for you. I wish I did. Maybe if you try posting on the trying to conceive with medical assistance board someone over there may have an answer.
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November 29th, 2012, 06:50 PM
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PCOS is difficult because it can present itself so differently woman to woman. It's often diagnosed after eliminating other possible causes. Because your androgens are high and you are overweight it could definitely be PCOS. How were your cycles before you went on BCP? If they've always been irregular that's another reason to think PCOS. Have you tried to lose weight in the past and found you had a much harder time of it than others? Do you have acne? Do you have unwanted hair on your face, chest, or back (like men do)? Do you suffer from depression or anxiety? These are all symptoms of PCOS. It can take a year to regulate after going off BCP, but I don't think it's normal to go that long without AF. Hope this helps and sorry you are dealing with this.
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November 30th, 2012, 10:18 AM
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Tasha you described be perfectly lol I'm not sure abut the extra hair. I've always been hairy like on my stomach and above my lip. Everything else is me lol
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November 30th, 2012, 02:53 PM
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Well if you do have pcos there is a chance the metformin cold help as most women with pcos also have IR.
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November 30th, 2012, 03:00 PM
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I've been reading so much about so many different things. Hope something helps for ALL of us soon
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December 2nd, 2012, 05:29 PM
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Froz, Thanks for your reply. My cycles have always been regular/normal prior to BC. No i lost 15lbs last year with no problem. I get occasional pimples but nothing out of the norm. No excess hair. No depression. Never checked for cycts. Not IR -blood sugar is perfect...

This is why I am totally confused I have no other symptoms of PCOS besides just the high hormone levels. So i think my gyn kinda jumped the gun a little bit but Im going to get a second opinion.
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December 3rd, 2012, 04:45 AM
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I would probably get a 2nd opinion as well. i hope you can get it figured out soon and get your sticky bfp!
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Yeah a second opinion is always a good idea. Good luck!
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