I often experience irregular bleeding. last year and earlier this year there were times where I didn't have a period or they were extreamly light. 2-3 months would go by where I didnt have a period or just experienced very light bleeding, brown discharge or spotting. When I was told I had polycystic ovaries early this January I started agnus castus for about 3/4 months as I read this helped to induce periods. Well it worked and after taking agnus casus for about1-2 months I had a period. I was officially diagnosed with PCOS about a month ago now even though I was told I had polycystic ovaries by an ultrasound earlier this january. One of the issue is that I now have periods or bleeding and they are often long and sporadic. So for example, I started a period on 13th March which lasted until 7th April. So for about 3 weeks and 3 days. I then again started bleeding on the 23rd April and am still bleeding currently.. The bleeding is generally light but can at times be a little heavy as well as well as sporadic. Is this normal? The problem is that I dont know if this is a period or just irregular bleeding? And as the bleeding is so spontaneous and sporadic I often dont know when my next period will be. It also sometimes accompanied by brownish discharge though not always.
I wanted to have a progesterone blood test to see if I was ovulating however I know you have this 21 days after you finish your period so Im not sure when to have it because I have irregular bleeding. I did have an internal vaginal ultrasound about a month ago and they didnt find anything wrong apart from the polycystic ovaries. I ve also had a smear test in february 2012 which was also normal so wouldnt explain the irregular bleeding. Also I don't know if having a period necessarily means your ovulating? Could you please offer some insight?
I also experience hot flashes and periods of queasiness and can feel a little breathless at times. I can feel lightheaded and often feel lightheaded and low on energy though there are times when I have good days as well. Ive had a full blood count which was normal except for the hormone tests which obviously explained the PCOS. I don't know if these are symptoms of PCOS?
I had a glucose blood test (non fasting) which was normal.Could it still be possible that I have insulin re
sistance? Diabetes runs in my family. I often feel tired, find it very difficult to lose weight and can at times feel dizzy and shaky if i havent eaten in a while.
If you could get back to me about the above questions I would appreciate it,