Advice Needed - I Have Pcos & Endometriosis

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  1. Endo&Pcos

    Endo&Pcos New Member

    So I had my surgery 3 weeks ago. Doc found endo and polycystic ovaries and says I will not get pregnant without meds most likely (I don't ovulate).

    This all has me scared. I want a family more than anything and am scared I will not be able to have kids. My boyfriend isn't ready right now to go ahead with fertility meds because we dont want it to happen right away but we also don't want to prevent it.

    I do not want to go on BC... are there other options for controlling the endo? I'd like to get my body ovulating naturally and go from there. I've just recently in the last year regulated my period because I lost over 130lbs. I'm hoping I can get my body ovulating as well and if I get pregnant then it was meant to be. I don't want to force my body to do.something it doesn't want to.
    I've read that vitex helps with ovulation as well as controlling estrogen levels which would help with my endo as well. Specially if I continue eating right and exercising.

    Does this sound stupid? To not get on BC because we don't necessarily want to be pregnant right now but we don't want to either?

    I have an appointment on the 28th for the doctor too look at my bbt chart. My boyfriend is also supposed to have a.semen analysis done before then as well. This all be done.before I can take meds. Should I just cancel the appointment and try the vitex? It takes.up to 3 months to work. So maybe in 4 months if I'm still not ovulating I'll go the BC route or maybe my boyfriend will be 100% for the fertility meds.
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  3. Plumfoodie

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    I don't think your wishes sound stupid; I know from my own experience that BC hormones can take a fair while to leave your system completely and I can see why you wouldn't want this delay further down the line. But I don't know anything about endo or how it can be tackled so can't give an opinion on that specifically. :)

    Personally I used agnus castus (another name for vitex, the Internet tells me) tincture (tablets are fairly useless, holland and barrett can order the tincture in) and reflexology to balance my hormones and get my cycle back to normal after almost 10 years of no periods on cerazette. I'm not trying to get pregnant but I did bbt charting and a saliva microscope for a few months to see if I appear to be ovulating now and signs pointed to yes. So I'm a big fan of both treatments where hormones are concerned!

    Good luck! (and well done on the amazing weight loss!)

    (edit: after a little googling, I'd say be cautious with the vitex as some women with endo have said it makes their symptoms worse! Eek!)
    Last edited: 22 November 2011
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