Progesterone, PCOS and trying to conceive

by Candice R.
(Marshall, TX)

I am 25 years old and was diagnosed years ago with PCOS. I do not have regular periods at all, most of the time they are about 3 months apart, even while on the pill, which is not normal at all.

I have been pregnant twice in 2008. The first pregnancy ended in miscarriage at 10 1/2 weeks, the second ended at 28 weeks due to a blood clot in the umbilical cord. I started the pill again after delivering my daughter December 25th of 2008. Again wasn't having my period but every 3 months while on the pill. In May of 2009 I stopped taking the pill to try to conceive again, but I haven't had my period since May 9th 2009 and it is March 13th of 2010.

I started using progesterone cream a few weeks ago, but I'm not sure if this is the right thing for me to do. I want to be pregnant again, but I'm not ovulating. What should I do? This is making me depressed and unhappy. Even if I don't get pregnant right now, I want to be able to regulate my periods. Please help me before I loose my mind!

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Mar 15, 2010
Progesterone, PCOS and trying to conceive
by: Wray

Hi Candice. PCO is due to oxidative stress, which causes the ovaries to malfunction. The pill also causes problems too, please see this. If you need a contraceptive please consider the copper T IUD, but not the IUD impregnated with a progestin. Progestins, including those found in the pill, stop ovarian function, so not only are you not making oestrogen in your ovaries, but you're not making any progesterone either. It's essential to reverse the oxidative stress, this is often caused by a lack of vitamin D, please have a test done. You could have insulin resistance too, this should be reversed. Progesterone is always low in PCO, but it's not the full answer, the other problems must be addressed too. Please see this web page on PCO.

As you're wanting to conceive, please see this web page. Take care, Wray

Mar 15, 2010
Progesterone, PCOS and trying to conceive
by: AYLIN

Probably you are too stressed and think to much of these things. I don't say this just to say, but the stress is the number 1 in most of the health problems and it make the illness worse in many cases. In this way, the pills cannot help much. I sugest you go to do some activity like sauna, massage, relax your mind and body, eat good, do exercise, walk in fresh air etc.

Do not stop using the cream, but it is better to do a laparoscopy also. It is possible to have cysts on your ovaries and this can be a cause for not ovulating. You can try also some special medicines for ovulation, the doctors know about this. Even if you have no period, you can have ovulation, this is possible too. Use the cream till you get the first period and see how it goes. You can use the cream without a break. Good luck !

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