The anxiety of living with PCOS

PCOS is a tricky syndrome to live with. It preys on your mind even when you aren’t thinking about it from day to day, and it makes you worry. When I was first diagnosed, I wasn’t that concerned, because the way the gynaecologist put it to me was that it was a very common and…

Getting pregnant with PCOS: Metformin

Metformin is the most commonly used medicine in Type II Diabetes Mellitus. In order to understand why a¬†diabetes drug is used to treat PCOS, we first need to understand a few basics. ¬†Insulin is a hormone secreted by the pancreas. It signals the fat, liver and muscle cells (peripheral tissues) to absorb glucose in the…

Getting pregnant with PCOS: Temperature (BBT) charting

Getting pregnant and staying pregnant can be extremely challenging when you have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). When your periods are irregular and sometimes non existent, ovulation (release of egg from the ovary), which is the first and most important step in conception may not be taking place at all. Even if you are ovulating, how…