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September 13th, 2010, 09:54 PM
Kalia20's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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I have PCOS, but I don't really have many symptoms, other than the obvious cysts, more hair than I should have, I've even had one burst......I would be in labour again over that pain :/ The only weight problem I have is I gain all my weight on my stomach, however I'm a normal weight for my height and frame. 5'2", 110lbs. (according to height/weight charts) It's because of that I would only get AF once every 4 - 6 months when I was a teenager. When I hit about 23, I started getting it every 2 - 4 months. I had a baby in Feb 08, (age 25) it didnt return for a year. Then it seemed consistant at 6 - 8 weeks. BUT it would only ever last about three days, and was very light. That never changed, it was always about 3 days, sometimes 4.

Past two AF's (including current) have been very very heavy. Soaking through super strength tampons, so Im using pads and have to change them every 2 -3 hours. Last time was about 7 days, now Im currently on day 9. IDK if I should be worried or call a doctor about it. I'm not on BC or any medications and havent came off of any. I havent taken BC pills since I was a teenager.

Oh, and the other weird thing, I'm not getting cramping which I usually do (from light to moderate), and I'm completely drained, not much energy, which isnt usual for me. AF has never affected my energy levels before.

Any idea's? This is getting annoying......
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September 13th, 2010, 10:26 PM
ShawnaCAN's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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That sounds a bit too heavy. Definitely increase your iron and that should help with the tiredness. You can probably afford to wait another cycle or two just to see if this a random thing or if it's starting to become consistent. If consistent, it could indicate a problem - perhaps the growth of a fibroid or something. It may not be related to the PCOS.
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