I posted last year about my maybe having PCOS. Still may but insurance waiting lists suck. I'm getting more freaked out as my husband and I are actually more trying to get pregnant now. Here's my periods for the last few years: # = period, 0 = no period
2007: January 0, February 0, March #, April 0, May #, June 0, July #, August 0, September #, October 0, November 0, December 0.
2008: January #, February 0, March 0, April #, May 0, June 0, July #, August 0, September #, October had a little spotting for maybe 2 days but no period, November spotting that lasted a few weeks...very very light pink, December spotting continued into December from November but only a little bit...not a period.
2009: January 0, February 0, March 0, April 0, May 0, June 0, July 0, August 0, September 0, October 0, November 0, December 0.
2010: January 0, February 0, March 0, April 0, May 0 so far
Without insurance it's hard to get the needed tests to sort this out. Hoping to go to a 'sliding scale' clinic soon to figure out at least a little bit. Just worried that a doctor would take one look at my periods or lack of them...and put me on birth control pills. Sigh. Any insights would be helpful. I have classic PCOS symptoms...irregular/absent periods, slight facial hair(not a lot but enough to annoy me), acne(only on chin), skin tags(neck and armpits), weight(workout, eat mostly healthy yet doesn't help).
I just got some Vitex Agnus Castus (Chaste berry) because it's supposed to help with PMS, periods, PCOS, etc but haven't started it yet as it takes a few months to really work and I don't know if I want to be taking a pill every day for a long time. Plus I don't know if it'll work. Some say it will induce periods, which is what I want, but some say it doesn't do anything except cramp you up.
Anyways sorry to ramble, just need some opinions I guess.