pcos, endometriosis and prolactinoma

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fairyfay82 Sat 06-Apr-13 18:11:58

I have 3 chronic conditions each on their own can cause infertility. I do not have periods do not know if I ovulate and ttc. My pcos and prolactinoma confirmed by endocrinologist and I had uterine ablation laparoscopy for endometriosis. ..so I know they exist!

I have never spoken to anyone else that has all 3 conditions as they are not normally experienced together. I'm struggling to bring my prolactin levels down which im told can suppress ovulation. I'm comfort eating and obese making things
worse as I struggle to lose the weight with pcos.

On top of this I have IBS, fibromyalgia, hypermobility and worn discs in my spine....everything is causing me to be anxious and mildly depressed. Im awaiting CBT but atm feel overwhelmed by do msnh friends anx family having children yet I'm struggling to get ghrough each day.

If anyone has these conditions and csn offer advice on overcoming these barriers I woulx be so grateful.

Thanks fairyfay x

Flixy102 Sat 06-Apr-13 20:06:47

Hi fairy

Sorry you are going through all this, it utterly sucks. Ill tell you a bit about me so you don't feel so alone!!

I had high prolactin levels, albeit without a prolactinoma for a few years. I thought this was the reason I wasn't having periods. I was put on a drug called bromocriptine which dramatically reduced my prolactin levels to normal, but still no period came.

I then switched from seeing an endocrinologist to a gynaecologist who did various tests/scans and diagnosed pcos. I've been put on metformin to try and lose weight and am waiting on a laparoscopy and ovarian drilling just to make sure my tubes are clear and to give me a better chance once I start on clomid to hopefully induce ovulation. I previously had heavy periods so my consultant said if she found any endometriosis she would clear it as best she could.

Sorry that was a long post, just wanted you to see that there are other girls on here with similarities to your situation. Hopefully you will the infertility boards a good support, as I do smile

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