Originally posted by Minnie1985
This is really bad, but my faith will always guide me and keep me strong
Firstly, not all contraceptive pills are the same. Not all of them work in the way that the OP describes. Which were you on? You mention your sugar
levels...do you mean insulin levels...? It is generally insulin levels that are high in PCOS.
Secondly, it took me a good few years of trying to get pregnant after stopping the pill, it is not as easy as it seems, even under normal
circumstances, so please do not lose heart. PCOS can make conception difficult the first time round (though it evidently gets easier once you have
had one successful pregnancy), but most definately not impossible. Get a diary and make notes throughout your cycle, there are tests that can
identify if you are ovulating and then concentrate intercourse in the days proceeding ovulation when the consistency of your vaginal excretions are at
their optimum for swimming sperm (this can be a major cause of not getting pregnant, and there are one or two cough medicines on the market that can
help you to get you to the right consistency - U2U me if you want any further information on that). Diet can also help in terms of maintaining the
correct pH in your vagina for increasing the sperms chances of 'getting there'.
While it is good to share your concerns with your girlfriends, do not discourage them from taking oral contraceptives if they work for them, but
perhaps advise them to explore other options like the combined pill for example. Either way, it can take well over a year, maybe more, for your cycle
to return to normal after ceasing a hormonal based contraceptive, and that cannot be rushed, patience is essential, because worrying about it, is as
likely to prevent you from getting pregnant as anything else. But it is unlikely that the contraceptive alone could cause the PCOS, surgical
abortions can leave scaring that prevents future pregnancies, but it is unlikely that the pill that you were taking has caused any lasting damage to
Ask your GP about Clomid which can help stimulate ovulation, but also look at your diet and general health.
I would also recommend taking a supplement of Evening Primrose Oil or Starflower which may stimulate your periods, and a pre-pregnancy supplement
containing folic acid which will help you 'prime' your body for pregnancy, but most of all, just relax, stress and depression alone can interupt
your normal menstrual cycle. And, don't forget it takes two, encourage your partner to get his bits and pieces checked out too, and get him a zinc
supplement to get his sperm up to fighting fitness. If all else fails, IVF can offer you a viable solution. But don't worry and give yourself (and
your body) time.