At my wits end!!

by Cassie
(Michigan)

I am 26 I have been having very irregular periods. When I was 15 I was diagnosed with PCOS. I started my period when I was 11 and maybe had 1 once a year. Then at 15 I began one that lasted almost 2 months so I went to the doctors and they put me on BC.

I hate BC with a passion I feel it messed me up more. When I turned 21 my periods started coming every 31 days for about 5 months and then I got pregnant. I lost my son at 23 wks gestation due to my water broke. That was in March of 2007. I got married in September 2009. My husband and I have been trying to conceive for almost 20 months. Up until June 2010 My periods were normal but not regular it was anywhere from 28-36 days. In June my period became absent then I had one in Feb. 2011 now I am here with no period for 3 months.

So our trying is very difficult. I am very negative when it comes to prescript meds they make me uncomfortable. I have a docs appointment in 2 weeks because I am at wits end. I came to this site and have some hope I ordered some Natpro and got vitamin d 1000 iui's. I was wondering if my period will automatically start when I stop the cream or if it'll take awhile and if I were only to use it for 1wk and stop it for my period to come would that be messing anything up beings I don't have a cycle right now. I am going on vacation in 2.5 wks and don't want to be on my period during this time.

Sorry this is so long hope you can read it all and thank you for all your information!

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May 11, 2011
At my wits end!!
by: Wray

Hi Cassie All Contraceptives can cause problems, unfortunately they are not the answer. PCOS is an increasing problem. I believe it could be due to a lack of vitamin D, so I'm pleased you've bought some. Please make sure you use a minimum of 5000iu's per day, and please have a test done. Levels should be between 70-100ng/ml, and not the 30ng/ml the labs give as an optimum level. For more info see the Vitamin D council and GrassrootsHealth websites. As you are wanting to fall pregnant, this is an excellent video to watch about pregnancy and vitamin D. We also have a page on Pregnancy too, which gives info on how to use progesterone. The most important thing is to reverse the PCOS, this can be done with nutrients, and not drugs. It can take a while to sort things out, please have patience. The progesterone can initially upset your cycle too, it's nothing to worry about, it also takes time to settle down. Please don't use it for only a week, it should be used for the full 14 days of the luteal phase. Take care Wray

May 11, 2011
Thank you
by: Anonymous

Thank you so much for the information. For now I have been taking only 1400 iuis of Vitamin D but only because I have been out in the sun a lot lately with no sunscreen. I have also been taking a prenatal. I have decided I am going to wait to take the Progesterone cream till after my vacation. My question is I have read that if you want to help regulate your hormones and help ovulate to use the cream day 5-26 for 3 months and stop and it should help regulate everything is this correct or should I do it a different way. like the 14 days and stop till my cycle returns then after I ovulate if I do. Do it again for 14 days which would you recommend? Thank you so much for all your help and information!!

May 11, 2011
Mix up
by: Cassie

That last comment was made by me I forget to put my name in the box so it says anonymous. Sorry and Thank you!!

May 18, 2011
Thank you
by: Wray

Hi Cassie Thanks for pointing out it was you again, it does help to have a name! Although you say you've been out in the sun a lot, the angle is too oblique at this time of year, certainly in Michigan. In fact Dr Cannell even mentions this in his newsletter, see here. Please scroll down to page 5. It's best to follow the instructions on how to use progesterone given on the PCOS page. I do recommend using it for about 3 months, before trying to get a cycle going. But unless the PCOS is reversed, progesterone alone is not going to help. You really need a vitamin D test done, and get your level up to 70-100ng/ml. Vitamin D is not only vital for ovulation, but for the growing foetus too, see here, here, here, here and here. So please have that test, and reverse the PCOS. Take care Wray

May 19, 2011
Great Info
by: Cassie

Thank you for the links. It was great info and I will go get tested. Especially after the pre-term labor I had when I lost my son. I am hoping to find a way to prevent it next time. For it wasn't incompetent cervix. Anyway thank you so much for the info it's nice to get real answers instead of the hear take some birth control :).

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