PCOS Periods

PCOS & Periods


Anyone here diagnosed with PCOS but still have regular ?

    • For the most part, I do. My cycle lengths are anywhere from 28 days to 43 days being the longest.
    • I need to know as well because Iv been diagnosed with it and have regular periods.
    • I had very irregular periods in my 20s. In my 30s I lost a significant amount of weight. My periods have always been regular since then but heavy. I’m 41 now.
    • When I was younger they were really irregular. Not coming for months or once I had it for 2 months. Now it’s like clockwork.
    • Always been regular and have one son who is 15….i am still regular but found out I have not been ovulating for god only knows how long.
    • How did you find out?
    • Yea, what test did they use to determine that?
    • I was diagnosed in 2009, and before that I barely had periods ever 4 to 5 months. My husband and I started seeing a fertility doctor in 2009, he got me on meds for the pcos and we did all kinds of pills and injections for a baby. Sadly no luck on a baby but every since then I have a period almost every month. Occasionally I miss a month but it’s rare, only thing is my periods change threw out the months so its never around the same time every month.
    • This sounds like how my cycle used to be, I just went almost a year without one, then started yesterday, I’m on it now :-/ it’s light to medium-ish flow like this tampon hurts kinda because of my flow *!sorry if TMI but this whole thing with the periods has totally freaked me out, I wonder if it’ll stop again or normalize..?! I was bloated, sensitive(emotionally) and having stomach pains for 2 days before I started. I literally cried at the deli in walmart because my girlfriend ordered the meat wrong, when I tried to tell her how, she had a pike in her anxiety and I could hear frustration in her voice- thats wayy sensitive !
    • Yes mine comes like clock work.
    • I was diagnosed a week ago (although I’ve had suspicions for a few years) and my cycles are anywhere from 28-41 days and I have a period lasting 3-8 days. My mum who also has PCOS before her hysterectomy would get a few periods randomly a year and they would last a couple of hours.
    • I do. 28 days like clockwork.
    • I did until I got a birth control implant
    • Me.
    • Me, but I don’t ovulate and they are heavy.
    • Me too.
    • Mine are bad too.
    • How do you know you’re not ovulating?
    • I take opk’s every month. And I’ve gotten blood work done.
    • I’ve always been regular.
    • Following.
    • Yes i don’t ovulate too. I took for almost one yearmy obgyn told me the becomes normal but still i’am not able to be pregnant.
    • Ovulation and periods are controlled by different hormones. In normal people they go hand-in-hand, but with us you can have periods and not ovulate and you can ovulate and not have periods.
    • Yes but i thought once i start metformin and start ovulation i will get pregnant.
    • But i didn’t I am taking it since last june and still nothing.
    • Metformin isn’t for ovulation. It’s for insulin resistance. Yes some women may get pregnant on it, but that just a possible side effect. Clomid and femera are to help aide in ovulation.
    • What dose?
    • Yes.
    • Yes me.
    • Team 28 days.
    • 28 day clockwork never really had cysts either was diagnosed by blood work
    • I was 28 to 30 days most of my life. Lately my cycle is longer but I still haven’t missed but I am recently type 2 diagnosed so that can play into it too.
    • Me! Regular cycle every 28-30 days.
    • I get my period every month but they are long like 10 or more days and have spotting in between periods sometimes too
    • Same.
    • R u on bc pills? I really dont want to take them but i may need to if my periods dont settle down.
    • I’ve met a few friends with regular periods and still have pcos.
    • Yep and I’m going through peri too.
    • I have always had regular periods. This is one of the reasons it took me so long Robb’s diagnosed. My GYN wouldn’t even consider it. I KNEW something was wrong. Endocrinologist diagnosed through blood work.
    • Mine have been regular since the birth of my last child almost four years ago. First time it’s been normal ever.
    • Yes.
    • Mine is fairly regular. It’s only late by a day or two when I’m stressed.
    • I have normal periods. Didn’t when I was diagnosed but after I had my 3rd kid it went normal. However the cramps are horrible and I clot bad sometimes.
    • Yes.
    • Yes, I too had a regular cycle that I could count on like clockwork even with PCOS. My actual menstruation was horrible though… terribly painful, extremely heavy, and numerous large clots. There was only one time my cycle got messed up and that was after the birth of my last child. I bled for close to a year with a few days break each month, as if the cycle was backwards lol. I speak in past tense because I recently underwent a total hysterectomy, including ovaries.
    • So do you feel better pcos wise after the hysterectomy?
    • I do.
    • Yes, mine. Almost always, 28 day cycle. Been ttc for 1 &1/2 yrs.
    • Yes. Mine is always the same day of the month, never changes
    • Me.
    • I did til December now idk wtf is going on I keep getting hot flashes even when everyone is freezing.
    • I have a regular cycle every 22 days and I ovulate every couple of months. But still not pregnant been trying 11 years know.
    • Me.
    • Yes.
    • Yes regular cycle still not pregnant.
    • I do with my Metformin.
    • On time every month!
    • 30 days like clockwork.
    • Yes i do.
    • Me. I have a 28 day cycle.
    • Yes, pretty much the only symptom I don’t have is irregular periods x
    • Same, I’ve got facial hair and weight gain πŸ˜₯xx
    • Yes i have regular period.
    • Yes, me too.
    • Without use of birth control I have a Regular cycle about 35 days but no ovulation. With the use of mini pill progesterone only birth control I spot 7-15 days of the month and my cycle doesn’t follow the pill weeks and I still don’t ovulate.
    • Same problem so what meds did u take.
    • I never took medicine to help me ovulate I am still on birth control now and I take metformin but it is not for ovulation or fertility.
    • I m a TTC so my doc said no meds just improve my diet nd control my wait.
    • Yes.
    • I do, and i always have.
    • I do.
    • Mine are but I usually don’t ovulate.
    • Me.
    • I do. I was blessed with the other symptoms though.
    • Me.
    • Yes. Regular but vary a couple days occasionally.
    • Yeah me they are very light but as regular as clockwork.
    • Yep had one every month for as long as I can remember minus when I waited after miscarriage but that wasn’t too long.
    • Me.. 30-32 days… I was diagnosed with PCOS (left) when I was planning for pregnancy and took a wellness checkup randomly. Currently put me on metformin & femilon(a contraceptive for pcos I believe). need to take a scanning after 3 months before trying to conceive. Any one with similar cases, let me know.
    • I do.
    • Me.
    • I have pcos, been having period after my daughter was born three months ago, November, December, January.
    • Somewhat and I have 2 kids as well! There are different variations of it. That’s why Doctors didn’t realize I had PCOS until this past year.
    • Yes.
    • Yes! I’ve always gotten mine, only completely skipped a handful of times. But it never consistently falls the same time of month.
    • Hey do you ladies with regular periods too find it difficult to lose weight?
    • Yes, I look at cake and gain weight. I’ve been eating low carb and calorie tracking which has helped tremendously. If you don’t want to do a restrictive diet cut out bread, pasta, fast food, soda, limit sugar and dairy little steps at a time.
    • Metformin and cutting out carbs and sugar are the only ways I’ve been able to do it.
    • MeπŸ™‹πŸΌ you can pm me.
    • Yes.. It has only been delayed, if I stopped on the pill..
    • I do.
    • Me but only while taking birth control pills!
    • Ja, me.
    • Yep I do as well.
    • Me.
    • I do but I have everywhere symptom that goes with it.
    • Yes, me..like clock work!
    • I used to. When I worked out 6 days a week. I just dont have the motivation or time any more. Gained a ton of weight and I am super Irregular ive been spotting since August.
    • I have” periods” with of lining but not ovulation everytime. My testosterone is fine, my progesterone is low. I also have iron deficient anemia and poor iron storage (genetic? ) when I get iron through an IV, and b12 shots, it makes everything work better.
    • Yes have one every month (unless a cyst happens),but light
    • Mine are usually always regular. Certain medications make them regular for me but when I stop them my period goes haywire. Not birth control either. Talking bout pain medication
    • Me.
    • My pcos is seemingly managed at the moment. I lost 55lbs this past year. Got my period every 29-32 days. I really don’t care if I ovulate b/c I dont want any more kids (I have 2…ages 17 and 11), and I refuse to take birth control. Lol I’m 37.
    • Me.
    • I did for years… Maybe 4 or 5 years got my period on time and it slowly started not being there.
    • Regular, heavy and lots of clots.
    • Mine is pretty regular but that wasn’t until I started using progessence plus… before my daughter they were not regular then I had her, breastfed got my period a year after she was born and started using the Progessence plus, now it’s almost down to the day…but its extremely hard for me to lose weight and i have dark hair everywhere, and when I do get my period it’s real heavy for 2 days.
    • Me.

I have a doctor’s appointment in the morning but I wanted to see if anyone has gone through the same thing and give me an idea of what might be happening. I have been on my period for 2 weeks straight today. Not crazy heavy but not light either. I have never had a period last longer than 7 days.
Back story: Diagnosed with PCOS at 17 after irregular and almost non-existent periods. I had one once maybe twice a year. They lasted between 2-4 days and were very light. I started the NuvaRing over 2 years ago and my periods have been consistent and normal ever since. Normal flow lasting between 4-6 days. Until now. I started on my normal schedule, it started slowing as usual, then kicked back up and hasn’t quit since.
Thanks for any insight.


    • My ended up doing the same this after my miscarriage. The doctor told me I was fine as long as it wasn’t heavy bleed.
    • Reason why I got on BC.
    • I am on birth control. Lol
    • Lmao wrong posy sorry.
    • Lol. That’s okay. It happens.
    • Update: I went to the doctor and she’s referring me to someone else to get a transvaginal ultrasound on Wednesday. I just don’t know if I can wait that long. I am still bleeding and now I’m crying constantly. I can’t stop. I feel so alone.

So I have forced period. Im on it and its heavy. Im also throwing up, shaky and cant eat. My blood pressure is sky high. Is this normal?

  • I read an article last week that stated during a period a woman’s BP goes much higher than normal. But if it’s sky high, I would speak to a medical professional about it, as soon as you can. What is your BP currently at? X
  • 188/96. Its lower than it was. It keeps bouncing back and fourth?
  • That really is incredibly high. Try to stay as relaxed and calm as possible…and if it won’t go down in the next half hour, I’d speak to a Dr urgently. Especially as you’re feeling ill. X
  • That top number is high, bottom number is ok but still a bit high. I’d maybe try and get an appointment with a doctor. In the U.K. we have a number we can call who give advice / can arrange out of hours appointments (NHS Direct), not sure if you have anything similar but is phone them if I were you. Your blood pressure isn’t abnormal for me, but I have very high blood pressure all the time. If it’s unusual for you I’d definitely get seen xx
  • Get it checked out you could be losing too much blood
  • What’s a forced period
  • Its a forced period with pills. Your body cant do it on its own so you have to have pills.
  • I had an with heavy prolonged bleeding which drove my BP high and I felt horrible. I’d make an appointment ASAP with your doctor.
  • With pcos it is 😧 Still if it gets really bad don’t hesitate to call an ambulance or go to hospital.

Not really PCOS related: Especially for wavy/curly haired girls, what’s the longest period you stood without brushing/detangling your hair?

  • Also: I’ve been said it’s gross to wash them less than once a week, I’ve always been doing it: after washing my hair they stay clean for, like 10 days. It’s super dry.
  • Do you use leave in conditioner? Over washing can cause breakage, but underwashing can clog your pores and cause dandruff from a build up of oil. I wash mine every 3-4 days, or if I do a really intense work out that makes me sweat a lot. You could probably skip shampoo sometimes.
  • I have dandruff πŸ™ and use co-washing. I don’t love leave in conditioner… maybe I use it wrong, I should use it only on the end and not on top of my head…It makes my hair oily.
  • I have short hair now, but even when I had long hair I never brushed it and only detangled it in the shower when I was conditioning it. I haven’t owned a brush in like ten years.
  • Every week or less?
  • Btw I like your hair a lot! *.*
  • Well I wash my hair about every three or four days. My pcos has caused some hair loss so my hair is not nearly as thick as it once was. I detangled it with my fingers or a very wide toothed comb every time I conditioned it.
  • Thank you! ❀
  • I usually wash mine anywhere between 5 – 8 days
  • Six months….:D but my hair is not that curl as yours
  • Six months!!! Did you have to cut them!? Cause I think I would have to if I did this to mine…too many tangles o.O
  • I have too short hair now….and it’s too thin…I don’t used to brush my hair even I had too bulky hair….surprisingly I never get tangles ….even today I brush my hair only when I reach parlour for hair cut πŸ˜€ lucky me…
  • My hair is really thick and wavy and long I just usually throw it up mostly every day instead of brushing it. When I do decide to brush it in like 2 weeks it’s terrible! I can also go 2 weeks without washing it but even when I do that I let it air dry down then throw it right back up in a messy bun! I’ve threaten to get it chopped off but hubby won’t allow that lol!
  • I brush it in the shower, so everyday. It’s not the best but I feel clean when I do 😊
  • Do you use shampoo everyday?
  • Yes I do. I use head&shoulders and then a conditioner from dove β˜€οΈ
  • Your hair looks amazing but don’t you get split ends washing them everyday? Sorry for the too many questions.
  • No I don’t think so. I put either coconut oil or argan oil in it after I wash it πŸ™‚
  • Thanks. I don’t consider washing them everyday but more often than this for sure. Hairdresser told me it’s normal to get dandruff washing hair every 2 weeks and this made me feel like crap “-.-
  • I wash at least once a week, sometimes twice if it’s been hot.
    But I only brush it when it’s being dried, if I let it dry naturally then I just run my fingers through it. My hair is to the bottom of my back when straightened and Tina Turner frizzy when brushed and not straightened so I know exactly what you’re going through.
  • I try to get away with 4 days, but it’s been more like 3 since summer. I mostly wear it in a bun so usually only brush after showering. But they say you should brush often bc it distributes the oils in your hair instead of them just sitting at your scalp.
  • I should brush daily bc it’s usually a rats nest from sleeping and what not. But you can’t tell by looking at it 😷
  • How about going to sleep with a braid? I found it useful.
  • And I love using hair masks and deep conditioning but I only apply to the bottom half of my hair cause I get oily quick as it is 😭
  • I’m incapable of doing braids for whatever reason 😭 they’re always super uncomfortable to me like I can’t make them lay against my head 😭
  • I know they’re not very comfortable. You could also cover your hair with a silky scarf before going to sleep but maybe it’s too hot on summer.
  • Otherwise there’s also the chignon, although for me personally it’s impossible to go to sleep with it. Having so many hair it’s like something huge between my head and the pillow. So very uncomfortable.
  • Curly hair! I Never brush it. If it’s really soaking wet I can get a comb through it sometimes but I don’t usually bother and just let nature take it’s course. Only condition your ends – don’t go anywhere near your scalp. My scalp gets oily quickly so I wash my hair twice a week. Hairdressers daughter and she taught me all that.
  • So everytime you wash them you get a wide tooth comb through it?
  • (Sorry for my english. I am Romanian and live in Italy so…:D)
  • No, not even close. Like maybe once every 2 weeks or once a month I don’t towel dry it after the shower so it’s completely soaking dripping wet then I try to just comb the ends with a wide tooth comb.
  • Your English is excellent.
  • So envious. After 2 weeks of not combing/brushing (I do it only when they are wet too) mine looks just terrible.
  • Your curls look a little tighter than mine. I’m seeing my mom today so I’ll ask what she thinks. She’s a hairdresser.
  • Thanks a lot!

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