10 Ways to Treat PCOS Infertility Naturally

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PCOS infertility is the most common cause of infertility today. In this article you’ll learn what is PCOS and how you can treat PCOS infertility naturally. If you were wondering how to cure PCOS, while there is no ‘cure’ as such, the symptoms can be successfully managed naturally.

PCOS – What is it?

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome aka Polycystic Ovarian Disease manifests in multiple cysts covering the ovaries, filled with immature follicles (eggs) accompanied by hormonal abnormalities and irregularities in ovulation and menstruation. This is a metabolic condition associated with insulin resistance and glucose intolerance.

What are the symptoms?

Common symptoms are failure to ovulate, acne, obesity, menstrual irregularities and hirsutism (hair growth on skin). Severe cases manifest with all of the symptoms while mild and moderate cases only have some.

What causes PCOS Infertility?

Infertility is caused by the inability to ovulate due to excess production of male hormones – androgens (testosterone) and insufficient oestrogen and progesterone production by the ovary. Due to an insufficient amount of FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) androgens cannot be converted to oestrogen, and follicles can not mature and ovulate.

What are some natural ways to cure PCOS?

Many of my clients with PCOS often ask me how to cure PCOS naturally. While PCOS falls into a group of conditions which don’t have a cure as such, there are natural ways to manage this condition so you don’t experience any symptoms and can get pregnant if you choose to. What this means is that if you stick to a certain dietary and lifestyle regime you will keep the condition under control, but if you revert to the old way of eating and living you will most likely develop PCOS symptoms again.

How to treat PCOS infertility naturally?

Studies have found that the majority of cases of infertility due to ovulatory disorders may be prevented with dietary and lifestyle modifications. Therefore that’s where you should start.

There are several key factors that play a role in PCOS Infertility. Depending on which one is most characteristic for you will determine the first line of treatment.

1. Balancing Insulin

Insulin resistance has been found to contribute to excess production of androgens by the ovaries. Insulin resistance goes hand in hand with obesity or being overweight especially around the middle (visceral fat = fat around the organs). However insulin resistance can also be found among people who are not obese or overweight. If you are overweight and have PCOS infertility it is advisable that that you loose weight and correct insulin resistance.

Insulin resistance means that the cells are not reacting to insulin when it knocks with a new batch of glucose. This is usually due to saturation of insulin at the receptor sites of the cells from a diet high in refined and simple carbohydrates.  This leads to excess glucose in the blood stream and not enough in the cells. This in turn leads to fatigue and lethargy and increased risk of bacterial infections (due to excess glucose outside the cells) and diabetes.

2. Addressing Testosterone & Promoting Ovulation and Menstruation

Excess androgens (testosterone) stem from too much LH (lutenizing hormone) being produced by the body over FSH (follicle stimulating hormone).  This in turn results in immature eggs which never reach the ovulation stage and end up forming small cysts on the ovaries. A type of estrogen can be converted to testosterone in fat tissue which is another reason for making sure you loose weight if you are overweight.

Normalizing your hormones and getting your body to produce sufficient amount of hormones to ovulate and maintain pregnancy is the key and the end result of all the treatment strategies for PCOS infertility.


What to do?

  1. Avoid coffee, alcohol, soft drinks, sugar and juices containing sugar, refined carbs (white bread, biscuits, chocolate, lollies etc…).
  2. Eat small protein rich meals every 3 hours to balance your blood sugar.
  3. Exercise regularly – cardio and weights (the more muscles you have the more fat you’ll burn).
  4. Add cinnamon to your cooking. It has been found to improve insulin sensitivity in women with PCOS. Porridge is a great way to get some cinnamon into your diet as well as apples baked in the oven sprinkled with some cinnamon and crushed nuts.
  5. Minimize your intake of dairy and animal products (even if they are organic) altogether. This is due to the high content of hormones, pesticides and herbicides which are known endocrine disruptors (they play havoc with your hormones and this can lead to anovulation). Vegetarian diets and diets rich in fibre have been shown to be very beneficial in conditions where hormonal balance is disturbed such as PCOS. Even though the animal was not given synthetic hormones it produced its own hormones which will still be reflected in the dairy or meat.
  6. Excess androgen production has been shown to favorably react to intake of licorice so include some fresh licorice from an organic store.
  7. Eat more: adzuki beans, basil, cayenne, chestnut, chives, eggplant, garlic, ginger, kohlrabi, leek, nutmeg, pepper, rice, rosemary, spearmint and turmeric.
  8. Reduce stress with yoga, mediation, breathing exercises, 8 hours of sleep, regular exercise, lavender, lemon balm and chamomile tea.
  9. See a naturopath or a herbalist as many herbal treatments have been shown to address PCOS successfully.
  10. Take a good quality multivitamin and fish oil (make sure it’s been tested for mercury and stabilized with vitamin E).

Do you have PCOS Infertility? Are you looking for a solution on how to treat PCOS naturally? I’d love to learn more about you and help you get pregnant naturally, share your thoughts with me.

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About Iva Keene MRMed. ND.

Iva Keene is an internationally recognized natural fertility specialist and naturopathic physician who has helped thousands of couples with fertility problems on their path to pregnancy.
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139 Responses to 10 Ways to Treat PCOS Infertility Naturally

  1. Aisha says:

    Hi, I have a question, what if i dont want to get pregnant, just want to get my periods naturally? Also, I live in Mississippi and there are no naturopaths or herbalists near me. I really want to get my periods naturally, I dont want to be stuck on birth control pills all my life. Could you please email me back. Thank you.

    • Iva Keene says:

      Hi Aisha,

      Thanks for your message. I’d be happy to coach you back to your optimal hormonal balance. So even if you don’t want to get pregnant now, you can get your body into the right balance for conception at a later date! I’ll send you an email with further details. Warm regards, Iva.

      • Maia says:

        Hi! I have the same concern as Aisha, I hope you can help me and email me. I don’t want to be stuck with meds for the rest of my life. Thank you.

  2. robin says:

    hi, so hears my deal. im 24 and married with a 3 yr old son. i had the merina put in a couple months after my son was born in 07. but i ended up having every bad side effect you could imagine so not even 2 years into it i had it removed. well every sence then my periods have been messed up. ill go a couple months with out one, then ill finally have it and its real heavy so on and so forth. then it started to get worse and worse. finally this past year 1/2 it was where i didnt have one for 4-5 months and then i was on it for like 6 weeks and bad during that six weeks. it stoped then again i went another 3 months or so without one. when it came i was on it for little over a month fianlly went to a doctor (this past Feb) she came me a med. to take for 10 days to stop it and then it never came back. so now almost may i still have not had one again. the last day of my last cycle was the feburary 8th. she said my hormones were perfect and i had no other sign of POS besides being overweight, but she still wanted to say i had “probable POS” she told me lose weight and start taking birth control. well i dont take birth control cause my family is very natural and its just a beliefe i have. and what she dont understand is ive always been overweight since i was a kid. it has never been easy for me to lose it. my last doctor had me on a strick 1200 cal. diet that i stuck to very well i was in the gym but still didnt lose weight, he wanted me to take diet pills cause he couldnt understand why i wouldnt lose it. but i wouldnt do that either. i guess what im tryin to find out is if there is anything else i could have besides POS since my hormones are fine and i dont have any other symptoms.

    • Iva Keene says:

      Hi Robin,

      Thanks for your comment. A simple hormone test is not enough to diagnose PCOS. An ultrasound is also needed to check if you have cysts on your ovaries (‘string of pearls’, the tell-tell sign of PCOS). Having said that some women have ovarian cysts without the PCOS syndrome and some women have the hormonal imbalance without the cysts. Still it’s good to check. Here are the tests your doctor should run to check if you have PCOS:

      – Fasting blood sugar
      – Testosterone
      – DHEA
      – Insulin
      – Estrogen and progesterone levels
      – FSH and LH levels

      Insulin resistance and difficulty to lose weight go hand in hand and this may be the reason why you haven’t been able to shift your weight even with exercise. Try avoiding any type of sugar (including fruit, bread, rice, pasta and starchy vegetables) for 2 weeks. This will increase your insulin sensitivity (however don’t do this before you have the tests done as it could influence the test results). Cinnamon, gymnema and chromium can also help regulate insulin resistance.

      If you have been overweight your whole life it is possible that you have a thyroid condition. Have your thyroid hormone levels checked. Some women develop hypothyroidism after pregnancy, leading to lack of ovulation, irregular periods, heavy periods, weight gain, depression and infertility. Hypothyroidism and PCOS often go hand in hand.

      You can find out more about natural treatments for PCOS and hypothyroidism here: http://ht.ly/1XPAl

      I hope this helps, let me know if you’ve got any other questions. Feel free to email me at iva@natural-fertility-prescription.com

      Warmest regards,

      Iva

  3. Danielle says:

    Hi I have known for a few years now that I have PCOS but due to the fact that I have no health insurance I have not been able to address it. I am 28 years old and really would like to begin working on getting pregnant. But there is just so much information out there that I dont know where to begin. I work nights and go to school in the day time monday through friday. I really need help figuring out a plan on action. PLEASE help.

    • Iva Keene says:

      Hi Danielle,

      Thanks for your message. PCOS responds very well to dietary and lifestyle adjustments. It’s also important to chart your cycles to see when you are ovulating. You may be ovulating later than the usual 14-16 day of the cycle. In addition to the information in this article you can find the action plan you are after in the NFP program. It’s a 120 day plan to be precise and covers all of the areas that need addressing. In addition you also get a complimentary fertility analysis and a prescription for practitioner grade supplements which are of superior quality than the OTC variety. For more info go here: http://ht.ly/1VfEB

      I look forward to helping you further.

      Warm regards,

      Iva

  4. Bolaji says:

    Hi there, please help my wife is having anovulation. We have been together for the last 12 years but only married four years ago. We have spent alot of money both medically and financially all to no avail. We are yet to have any children. We live in Lagos state, Nigeria. Any help from you will be highly appreciated. Hope to hear from you soonest. Thanking you in anticipation.

    Regards

    • Iva Keene says:

      Hi Bolaji,

      Thanks for your messages. I’ll reply to both here. There are many factors which could be contributing to your low sperm count and your wife’s anovulation. PCOS could be one of them. Nutritional deficiencies, diet, lifestyle, exposure to toxins and EM radiation could also contribute to your situation. You’ll find lots of useful information in the articles on this site. However for a detailed 120 day program and additional tests you’ll need to refer to the NFP program. It has all the information you need to increase your sperm count and address your wife’s anovulation. You can find out more about it here: http://ht.ly/1VfEB

      I look forward to helping you and please don´t hesitate to contact me if you have any other questions you´d like to ask me.

      Warm regards,

      Iva

  5. DIVYA says:

    hi,

    i am suffereing from both pcos and hypothyroid from childhood. I am married and got one abortion. my weight is 143lbs and height 5.3 inches. I want to get pregnant naturally. please advice me for the same. you can feel free to ask me any questions of my help.. please help me via email.

  6. Anita says:

    Hi Ive Been Married for a year, sadly i havent had a period in 3 years maybe more me and my husband want to start a family i want to do things naturally i already started a diet, trying to get my body in shape but i know with out a period or ovulation my chances to conceive are not good at all i really need help if some one know what natural tratment i can buy or what i can do to start ovulating.
    is there any other things such as special massages i can get to help me ill do anything please help thank you answer me if you would like my e-mail
    Thank you,

    • Iva Keene says:

      Hi Anita,

      Thanks for your message. A healthy diet and regular exercise are the foundation of optimal health and fertility. So that’s a good start. I don’t know how old you are and if you are menopausal, however if you are in your 20s or 30s and you haven’t had a period in three years or longer, I suggest that you have your hormone levels tested asap. Lack of ovulation and menstruation can predispose you to osteoporosis and uterine cancer (as the endometrium is not shedding on a regular basis). Therefore it’s important to address the cause asap. You could have PCOS or POF (premature ovarian failure) and it’s important to find out what the cause is. I would love to help you further and would like to know more about you and your case. Feel free to email me (iva@natural-fertility-prescription.com) if you’d like to share more information or if you’d like to request a fertility analysis. You can find out more about my natural fertility treatment and the NFP method here: http://ht.ly/1XOpa

      PCOS and POF can be treated naturally and it is advisable that you use the natural approach first.

      I look forward to hearing from you.

      Warmest regards,

      Iva

  7. adriana says:

    hi im adriana im 20 years old i have pcos and diabetes with hypoyhroid ive been trying to concieve for like 3 years already i tried clomid with metformin for 5 cycles and didnt ovulate im scared i might never have kids is there a way i can concieve natrually medicanes are expensive and wanted to have a baby on my own could there be a way thanx

    • Iva Keene says:

      Hi Adriana,

      Thanks for your comment. The good news is you are still very young so you have time on your side. The not-so-good news is drugs alone will not be able to help you without making specific dietary and lifestyle changes. The great news is, this metabolic trio responds best to natural treatments and although there is no ‘cure’ for pcos, the symptoms can be managed and pregnancy can be achieved. I would like to help you make those adjustments and if you’d like I can prescribe specific supplements to help address pcos, hypothyroidism and diabetes. Just email me at iva@natural-fertility-prescription.com

      Warm regards,

      Iva x

  8. Anonymous says:

    Hello Iva,

    I am 23 years old and have been suffering with key PCOS symptoms for the past 2 years. It initially started with irregular periods and thereafter weight gain, particularly in the mid-section. About 4 years ago, my doctor at the time treated me for insulin resistance however I was able to regulate my sugar levels by cutting down on sodas and refined sugar intake.

    Most recently though (past year) I’ve gained about 12-15 pounds and have been having extreme difficulty losing any weight despite my efforts (regular cardio/muscle toning exercise, high fiber/protein diet). I went to a gyn and had a thyroid exam done which came back inconsistent with any thyroid issues. Additionally, I had a blood work done to check my a1c3 level and to test for PCOS. The only result was that my symptoms were consistent with that of anovulation. The doctor has since placed me on birth control however, in doing my research, I’ve been having a difficult time understanding just how birth control pills will help to remedy anovulation.

    It’s been 3 weeks being on the pill and I yet to lose any significant weight in my midsection. My legs and arms appear to be getting more toned from the consistent exercise but my mid area will not decrease. Please help me! I would greatly appreciate if you can respond to me via email.

    Thank you so much!

    • Iva Keene says:

      Hello,

      Thanks for your comment.

      The pill provides your body with synthetic hormones which allow you to menstruate each month. One of the risks with PCOS is that lack of menstruation (if you stop menstruating) can predispose you to uterine malignancies if the endometrial lining is not shed every month. So doctors routinely prescribe the pill as a way to prevent this issue. However the pill suppresses ovulation and can not in itself remedy PCOS. So you are absolutely right about not finding it logical how the pill can help anovulation!

      To treat PCOS you need to go much further than just eliminating soda and sugar. You should avoid dairy, refined bread and pasta, saturated fat, trans fat in fast food, processed foods, high GI fruit and vegetables. Pretty much anything that can spike your sugar levels and interfere with your hormone balance. Saturated fat found in meat and animal products can predispose you to insulin resistance. Therefore you should favor healthy and balanced vegan diet, with lots of organic low GI fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans and legumes and small amount of whole grains such as brown rice, quinoa and amaranth.

      Keep up with the exercise as it makes you cells more insulin sensitive and the endorphins help you relax which in turn helps your body to regulate your hormones.

      PCOS and subclinical hypothyroidism often go hand in hand. One of the markers of subclinical hypothyroidism is TSH reading above 2 and below 5. Have a look at your test results to check your levels.

      Also avoid pesticides, plastic and toxic chemicals in household cleaning products, personal hygiene products and cosmetics as much as possible. They act as xenoestrogens and can further exacerbate PCOS. You can find safe alternatives here.

      I hope this helps. Let me know if you need more info. For detailed PCOS treatment protocol please refer to the NFP program here.

      Warm regards,

      Iva

      P.S. The email is on it’s way to you! :)

  9. Melissa says:

    Hi,
    my name is Melissa and I am 30 years old. I have PCOS and my husband and I have been trying for years to get pregnant. I see an infertility specialist and have tried ovulation induction 2 times in which both were unsuccessful. I am going to be starting IVF in about a month. I know that IVF is extremely expensive and my insurance does not cover it. This is our only chance of doing this. Is there anything I can do to help my chances of this working? I am on hormone pills now to help balance myself. With PCOS, I am overweight and I need help trying to loose this. Please help!

    • Iva Keene says:

      Hi Melissa,

      Thanks for your message.

      PCOS is a condition caused primarily by lifestyle, diet and poor thyroid function.
      It also has an autoimmune aspect. As such modern medicine treatments for PCOS are in many cases inadequate. Pill and IVF are their only answers.

      Basically what I propose to you is to address your insulin resistance (goes hand in hand with obesity), as insulin resistance can stop you from ovulating. With PCOS the eggs (if you do ovulate) are of poorer quality, resulting in less progesterone being produced and predisposing you to miscarriages. IVF can not address any of these issues.

      Although PCOS has no cure, it can be successfully managed to the point where you can conceive naturally and have a healthy baby.

      My suggestion is to optimize your weight, insulin resistance, ovulation and egg health with the NFP program for 120 days and then to conceive naturally.

      You should reserve IVF as your last option and not the first.

      All the info you need is in the program and you can get it here.

      With the program you will also receive a complimentary fertility analysis from me and a script for practitioner grade supplements. Once I’m familiar with your case I will be able to give you specific recommendations for overcoming PCOS symptoms.

      The NFP program is only $97.00. Much cheaper and more affordable than IVF. Using the NFP will also nearly double your success rate of IVF if you choose to use it in the end.

      I hope this helps.

      I look forward to helping you get pregnant naturally.

      Warm regards,

      Iva

  10. Martha says:

    Hi Iva my name is martha im 31 years old i have pcos for 4 years ago . i just got married and tyring to get pregnet . my doc prescript me with metformin er 500mg a day ,. i dont what to take med . i what all natura advice ok so im over weight in the middle , acne, facial hair,thin hair, pain in the stomoch i think is becuas fat all over my organs. we ready what a baby . please help thank you . and my periods are off for 2years dont know what to do

  11. Loren says:

    Hi Iva, I agree with Aisha, I’m only 21 and don’t want to get pregnant now. Not that I don’t want children in the future. However, I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 16 and just recently stopped taking birth control. Over the past 2 and a half I have lost about 60 lbs and it didn’t seem to help. I feel really great but I still don’t get my period. I really don’t want to go back on birth control but I don’t think that it is healthy to go so long with out a period. Could you please email me back…I’m a bit desperate. Thanks

    • Iva Keene says:

      Hi Loren,

      Thanks for your comment.

      Not everyone with PCOS is overweight. I’ve had patients who were very slim but still had insulin resistance and excess androgens. It’s important to shed the endometrial lining each month as to prevent further complications such as cancer and osteoporosis. This is why doctors prescribe the pill as it provides the body with estrogen and enables you to menstruate. I suggest that you look at this article: http://www.natural-fertility-prescription.com/pregnant-pcos/ for more info on how to address insulin resistance. Dairy products have been linked to acne due to their androgen-like effect and scientists are suggesting that dairy could be implicated in PCOS. So changing your diet and minimizing animal and dairy products is a good first step.

      To see how I treat PCOS please refer to the NFP program here: http://www.natural-fertility-prescription.com/nfp-program/

      If you’d like an online consultation with me simply email me at Iva@natural-fertility-prescription.com

      Hope this helps.

      Warm regards,

      Iva

  12. Alecia says:

    Hi this is Alecia,
    I was diagnosed with pcos when i was 18. I was never overweight really as a child. but later on in the last part of my teen yrs I really gained. However i’m trying to start working out, but have heard it is almost imposiable to even lose weight with having pcos. No matter how hard you work out.
    so that really demotivates me in even wanting to work out ( why work my butt off, if im going to get no where.)
    Anyways do you have any suggestions? like would it help if I was on the pill,would I lose more/any?

    Thanks, hope to hear from ya soon!

    • Iva Keene says:

      Hi Alecia,

      Thanks for your comment.

      It is harder for women with PCOS to loose weight with exercise IF they don’t adjust their diet. When you exercise your muscles become stronger and bigger. Bigger muscles = more energy burned when you are not exercising = less fat. So don’t feel defeated. Regular exercise will protect you from other potential risks of PCOS such as diabetes and heart disease and other general heath risks. Exercise also protects from breast and colon cancer and keeps depression at bay. It’s fantastic for your immune system and your skin! So don’t delay going to the gym! From this article and other articles in the PCOS category you’ll get an idea of what sort of food you should be avoiding to improve your exercise efforts and to address PCOS symptoms. If you’re not menstruating the pill is helpful as it ensures that you shed your endometrial lining each month. This is important for uterine cancer prevention and for adequate estrogen levels and osteoporosis prevention. If you are menstruating regularly then the pill is not necessary.

      Let me know how your exercise regime goes :)

      Iva

  13. Rhea says:

    Hi Iva, my name is Cristina and I’m 27 years old. We’ve been married for 5 years now and I haven’t been pregnant still, I was on birth control pills for only 5 months before we got married and totally stopped. At firstwe both thought that it was okay not be parents yet because a friend advised as that being together without a child yet will help us to have a stronger bond and connection and it was all good and true. We have been trying ever since to have a baby and maybe didn’t just want to put a LOT of focus on it as we get stressed out by talking about it sometimes. We don’t want to consult a doctor and would like to try first every natural means there is, and I don’t think there is anything wrong with that. The biggest challenge that we are both facing is having to explain ourselves over the years to people we know and close to us, and even to strangers at some point why we don’t have kids yet. None of the people we know would understand what we are going through as a couple because none of them had troubles conceiving, because if they had I’m sure they wouldn’t be that insensitive. I’ll honestly say that we are not open to artificial means or even adoption, do you think that it will be even harder for us being in this position? I hope you could enlighten me a bit as I am really really depressed right now. I can’t think of anything else except this, similar to how I was the first few months we attempted conceiving. Attending gatherings and getting news that the people we know already have their first born is extremely difficult for me, some even have 2 kids now. I am 165 lbs, 5’4 feet tall. I hope you can take time to respond to me via email. I like the fact that you personalize your response to people who left you messages. God Bless.

    • Iva Keene says:

      Hi Cristina,

      Thanks for your comment.

      I can understand that it must be very hard and painful not to be able to talk to your friends and family about your situation. Even worse must be all the insensitive comments and unfortunately there isn’t much you can do about that except to let people know which is a very personal and joint decision between you and your husband.

      Given that it’s been 5 years since you started TTC I would advise you and your husband to have a thorough health check and get your hormone levels tested and his sperm analyzed. This will at least point you in the right direction and show you what you may be dealing with. Having the tests done does not mean you have to use IVF or other treatments or adoption. It means you will know what you need to address first.

      In general it takes 120 days to properly prepare for your pregnancy. And then you also need to be able to time your intercourse right to ‘catch’ the egg. The egg only lives for 12-24h — not long at all and there is only 20% chance of getting pregnant each month. So it’s important to know your body’s ovulation signals.

      If you are feeling depressed now it’s because you don’t know where to go next. A sense of purpose and direction will pull you out of depression. Be proactive about your situation and get the tests done. Once you know what’s causing the situation I can give you more specific advice on what to do next. And even if you get ‘unexplained infertility’ diagnosis just know that this too can be treated naturally once the additional tests are completed.

      Hang in there and you can always come here if you need to speak to someone about the way you feel.

      You are not alone!

      Love and light,

      Iva

  14. wafa ali says:

    hi…
    i m unmarried 21 years old and diagnosed pcos when i was 18.i hav tried birth control pills and taking metformin frm 3 years but all in vain now my periods are almost stopped..i m nt too much overweight..but losing weight is really difficult for me…plz help me…i m just hating myself for having pcos

    • Iva Keene says:

      Hi Wafa,

      Thanks for your comment.

      Don’t hate yourself or your body. Its not your fault nor is it your body’s. Your body only reacts to it’s environment. You can dislike your environment which has contributed to your condition. And you can use this dislike to change it, because this is in your control. So start making suggested changes in this article and stick to the changes for at least 3 months and you’ll start to see improvements. Once you get your period back look into coming off the pill as it’s not the healthiest thing to be doing over a long time.

      All the best,

      Iva

  15. Krystle says:

    Hi Iva! I am 28, weigh 110 pounds and have been on BCP’s for over 10 years. I went on the pill mainly because of acne when i was a teenager. i can’t remember all that well but I think my periods were fairly regular. Soon after (about a year) I had hair loss, which has been an ongoing problem. I also have a thyroid problem. Discovered about % years after complaining of the hair loss. My question is, can these be symptoms of the pill itself? Or is it possible I have PCOS? Do I have to come off of the pill to find out if I have PCOS? Any input would be great appreciated!! Thank you!!

    • Iva Keene says:

      Hi Krystle,

      Thanks for your comment.

      The pill can contribute to many conditions and you should always go to your doctor as soon as you start noticing changes. Yes you could have PCOS as thyroid problems, acne and hair loss are linked. However hair loss and thyroid problems are also linked. There is a specific set of criteria that need to be met for PCOS to be diagnosed. I suggest that you see your doctor and to run the tests. To address your thyroid problems you should consider coming off the pill and look into eliminating foods, toxins esp. fluoride etc.. from your diet and environment and start supplementing with key nutrients for optimal thyroid function. Getting this back on the track can improve the hair loss situation. If you’d like a consultation with me so that I can can take a better look at your case just send me an email via the contact page on the site.

      All the best,

      Iva

  16. tulip says:

    Hi,
    I’m 18 years old. I am not fat at all. Though in the beginning of my periods my periods were very irregular. Now they have become regular coming after 28-30 days every month. Though a few months back they came after 40 days and suffered from an bacne problem. Though now my periods are regular 28-30 months but right now im suffering from a mild acne problem again.
    Also i have very thick hair on my legs, initially i thought that was because i had shaved it. I i have one two dark hairs on my chest and around the nipples.

    I have thick nice hair on the head, but i have a small bald patch on the side, it doesnt look bad at all.
    I can get very angry at times too.
    Please tell me i don’t have PCOS cause that is very scary. Are there any natural ways to treat this?

    • Iva Keene says:

      Hi Tulip,

      Thanks for the message.

      The only way to tell if you have PCOS is to have the blood tests and an ultrasound. So if you are concerned it’s best to have it investigated. What you are describing could be linked to PCOS but it could also be acne from eating dairy…so rather than speculating, have it investigated. And even ig you do have PCOS, don’t worry, because there are natural ways to manage it.

      All the best,

      Iva

  17. Jennifer Valentine. says:

    I have been told that I have one of the worst cases of PCOS in the united states.( my mother and grandma also have this disease) I am recently married and my husband has been my best friend since we were 8. So he knows what I am going through and what chances we actually have at getting pregnant. But, I am almost 30 and would like to have a child. I know that my husband is fertile he has a 7 year old daughter. I am following all the steps that I can find to stimulate my chances and I am starting to get frustrated. I don’t know what else to do…is there anything that you can suggest. I don’t want to take medications that may have effects on me or my child.

  18. Sharry says:

    I have PCOS but am not overweight (125 lb, 5’2), no acne. But I have the string of pearls and no periods after being on the pill for 10 + years. When I wanted to get pregnant it was a tough time since I was not ovulating, so I ended up taking Prometrium for a period and then getting an iui. I now have a beautiful boy. Nine months later, I just stopped breastfeeding 2 weeks ago and I would like to get my cycle back. What can I do? Will I definitely need another iui for baby #2?

  19. Laura says:

    Hi Iva! I was diagnosed with PCOS about 3 years ago. I’ve always had very irregular periods and before being diagnosed I was suffering with bad acne and low energy levels. I was put on the pill by my doctor and, of course, it helped alot with the acne. I took up yoga around this time and found it helps enormously with the low energy levels. In january last year I completed a Yoga Teacher Training course, and came home feeling great. My partner and I decided to try for a baby so i stopped taking the pill. All was fine for the first few months, my periods weren’t too bad, coming around every 6 or 7 weeks (Which was alot beter than before!!) so i was encouraged!! But no pregnancy, and slowly my periods became more irregular, then the acne came back. After this I decided to go back on the pill. So, now I’m back on it, and too nervous to stop again because I think the acne will come back. But I dont want to be on the pill forever and I want to try for a baby naturally. I’m 29 years old and I feel very ready to start a family. Please advice me on the best steps to naturally help me get pregnant!! Thank you. X

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  21. Matty says:

    Hi how are you, i just subscribed to your news letter.
    I have pcos, i found out less than a year ago and my husband and i have been actively trying
    for 7 months now with no result. I have a normal 28 days cycle; i get my period excaly on the 28 day. I was told by my doctor that having pcos is normal and that it’s possible to get pregnant. Do
    you have any suggestions for me

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  24. Connie says:

    Hi, I just found your website because I am currently wanting to try natural methods to help me have a regular period. I do have PCOS, my doctor has me on birth control which I am ok with because it controls my cramps a lot. She also has placed me on metformin which she states will hopefully help regulate my cycle when I stop birth control and it will also decrease my risk of developing diabetes. My problem is the metformin tends to make me super sick and I am not tolerating it. I was wondering what suggestions you have for me that may help me start to get my body on the right track to having more regular periods so that when I am ready to get pregnant I won’t have a difficult time. I have read that diet may help but I have never been told what kind of diet I should follow, I am only a few pounds over weight and I have been stuck for a long time at that weight, I can’t seem to go down.
    Do you have any suggestions for me?
    Thanks.

    • Iva Keene says:

      Hi Connie,

      PCOS and insulin resistance are best managed by diet and lifestyle. Refined carbs, sodas, and lack of
      fibre from vegetables and fruit can contribute to insulin resistance and make your condition worse.
      Regular exercise is also very beneficial for controlling PCOS and insulin resistance. For a complete
      protocol on how to treat PCOS naturally and what to eat please refer to the NFP program which has a
      whole section devoted to PCOS. Warm regards,
      Iva

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  27. Lori says:

    Hello Iva,

    I was wondering if taking birth control pills and diet pills could be the cause of my having PCOS. I started having periods at the age of 10 and it has never caused me any problems. It would come like clock work every month. At the age of 20 I started taking birth control pills and diet pills because I was going to get married, and I didn’t want to get pregnant soon after marriage and I needed to loose a couple of pounds before my wedding date. While on birth control and the diet pills my period still came regularly with no problems but last year I decided to stop taking the birth controls because of all the side effects that I’ve heard about and it probably causing complications when I did want to conceive. I’ve also been on and off the diet pills since the age of 20.
    My period continued to come regularly for 3 months after I stopped my birth control and then suddenly it stopped all together! After 3 months of no signs of my period I finally decided to go to the doctor and that’s when I was diagnosed with PCOS. The doctor says a number of factors can cause this but I can’t help thinking that I’m the one that caused this to happen to myself because of my taking birth control and diet pills. The diet pills that I was prescribed are called PHENTERMINE and CITALOPRAM, and the birth control pills I took was YAS. Can you give me your thoughts on this?

    • Iva Keene says:

      Hi Lori,

      PCOS has a metabolic component in it. Yes, the OCP could have contributed to your ovulation stopping when you came off the pill and the diet pills
      could have affected your thyroid function. However the question here is why did you need to go on the diet pills, as PCOS and insulin resistance can
      predispose you to weight gain. So maybe you were already showing signs of PCOS but since you were on the pill you weren’t able to recognize it. I suggest that you treat PCOS naturally with dietary and lifestyle changes as it responds to those very well. The NFP program has a section on treating PCOS naturally. Warm regards, Iva

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  29. Aliya says:

    Hi. I have PCOS and am currently trying to conceive my second child. (i didnt have PCOS when i conceived my son 7 years ago). I was diagnosed with PCOS a few years ago when after laposcopy the doctor established that my right ovary is much bigger than the left one and has a string of cysts.
    The only symptom i have with PCOS is irregular ovulation. I am not overweight,my blood sugar and insulin results came out normal, i have regular periods and have no other symptoms associated with PCOS.
    My fertility doctor has been treating me for the past 3 months. I successfully ovulated and produced sufficient progesterone. However, we were unable to get pregnant. Now, the doctor is taking me off Femara and the Trigger shot, to order more tests before we continue with the treatment. I live a pretty healthy lifestyle except my sugar intake which i am now eliminating from my diet. I dont know at this point what else i could possibly do to ensure ovulation and improve my chances of conceiving.
    Thank you for taking the time to help women like myself. Aliya

    • Iva Keene says:

      Hi Aliya,

      There’s a lot more you can do, such as minimizing your exposure to so called xenoestrogens and estrogens found in animal products.
      Thyroid gland also plays an important role in PCOS so have it checked. The list of changes you could be making is too long to mention
      here but you can find all the info that has been shown to work for PCOS in the NFP program. Warm regards, Iva

  30. krystal says:

    please help me. I am married and I am 18 years old I know I’m young but I want to get pregbabt. Only problem is I only have a period every 3 months and it hurts so bad I curl in a ball and just cry. I don’t know what to do I went to a doctor and after spending over 200 dollors she gave me no help she told me to take birth control to regulate my periods which did not help. And it seems imposssible for me to get pregnant. Me and my husband have been trying for 8 months now with no luck. I exercise and eat healtgy and have read many books and tryed many things with no success. Can you please help me and give me some advise on how I can become pregnant though I only have a period every 3 months. It would be much apprecciated.

    • Iva Keene says:

      Hi Krystal,

      I’m sorry to hear about your situation. I’ve sent you a lengthy reply via email. Cysts are usually caused by hormonal imbalances which you can control with supplements, diet and lifestyle. Please refer to the NFP program as discussed in the email. Warm regards, Iva

  31. laxmikanth says:

    Hi Iva,

    my fiance is 21 years old and haven’t menstruated till date since dec 2010 first week. she is 5.6″ and weigh around 78 kgs. her body looks fine cant say she is obese but she has a big belly. now she is scared of getting a cancer or become infertile women.
    she has taken a blood test in which it has reported that she has PCOS.
    kindly advice me what should i do.

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  34. sassycammie says:

    Hello Iva,
    I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarys and as a result i have face hair and see my period some times 5 months apart, now 31 i decide i want children so i went to my doctor and was diagnose with the condition.My doctor put me on contraceptive to reduce the condition, will that help?

  35. Shaneka says:

    Hey Iva,
    I was diagnosed with PCOD in 2009.My doctor placed me on Diane 35 pills to regulate my periods and metformin,the metformin pills had me vomitting.Now afet reafing your article I noticed that you recommended herbal treatment,would the green coffee 800 be considered a herbal treatment because i want to lose weight and would you recommend that I use it and I would also like to know what you cqan recommend for me to use to regulate my periods.

    • Iva Keene says:

      Coffee of any sort is not advisable if you are trying to conceive. Weight is best managed with permanent dietary changes and regular exercise – which in turn will help regulate your periods. Warm regards, Iva

  36. Shilpa says:

    I have excess of body and facial hair and acne. I have high level of terestoterone but my periods are regular & normal. I am ultrasound did not show any cyst and size of my my ovary is narmal.Follicular study done by doctor showed that I am ovulating. But I have been unable to conceive since past 6 months. Endocronologists say that I have PCOS. Will I be able to conceive??????

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  38. mandy says:

    Hi Iva,
    where do I start…
    I just turned 35 and I think I’ve had PCOS since I firstly started with the birth control pill at the age of 17.
    I got my period quite late (compared to all my friends at that age) and it started very irregularly. At that time I also suffered from acne which seemed normal to me during these teenage years. When I wanted to start the pill my gyn. insisted in checking whether I ovulate or not, which we checked with measuring the morning temperature. It turned out that I didn’t ovulate at all but since I didn’t mind at that time I started with the pill. After taking the pill about 4 years I stopped the pill as I thought a pause from the pill would be good. I didn’t get my period at all and all the gyn. I visited told me I should not mind. In 2004 when I wanted to start with birth control again I finally got diagnosed with PCOS (according to blood test and ultrasound). I had no wish for a baby yet so the gyn. said the best to treat PCOS is the birth control pill.
    So I took that again until last year and when I stopped most of the symptoms were back (acne, hirsutism, weight gain, irregular period). Since we knew the problem and I wanted to get pregnant we tested the male hormones and they were far too high! To lower them I was put on cortisone which was a horrible experience. I gained more and more weight, had migrane (even stronger than normally), I just felt horrible so that I stopped it after 2 months. I then went to a fertility clinic where they made all kinds of tests with me. It turned out that I also have a hypothyroidism. For that I got a medication as well. As I had another bad experience at this fertility clinic I quit and started to read me through articles and webpages etc. all I could find about PCOS. Unfortunately I didn’t find any good information in my mother tongue (german). I also ordered an ebook about PCOS and diet and changed my diet accordingly (no dairy, no cereals, no sugar, no coffee) & excersising 5-6x a week. After only 4-6 weeks I went to another fertility clinic (one that was recommended to me) and they did all necessary blood tests again. I was over the moon to hear that I ovulated, most of the levels were ok and even the insulin resistance test turned out negative and my period came after exactly 28 days!  The only 2 levels that I still have to lower is the male hormones and the stress level. I lost all the gained kilos incl.a bit more and feel great (I was never overweight).
    Because of blocked fallopian tubes and the poor motility sperm of my partner (and our age, he is 44) the clinic recommended to do ICSI. So I’m back on the birth control pill to lower the male hormones and to reduce the cysts on my ovaries until August when we start the IVF.
    I continue the PSOC diet but included the whole grain cereals again, so I do allow myself to eat bread (mostly spelt, trying to avoid wheat) sometimes (2-3x week), no dairy, only decaf espresso (2-3 week) and sometimes I allow myself a piece of cake (1x week). I’m also seeing an acupuncturist who recommended as well to leave out dairy. My question is, would it be ok to eat products from goats? Like goats cheese? I’m also doubting whether I am allowed to add a bit of yoghurt or cream/crème fresh into the cooking (or vinaigrette) or to have low fat curd cheese to with a musli?
    I saw that your clinic is in Switzerland, do you have german websites as well?
    For myself I have it very clear to stop with the pill again after this treatment which hopefully turns out successfully as it is so obvious to me that without the pill I’m feeling so much better. So I can only encourage all women suffering from PCOS to change their diet and lifestyle as the quality of life improves dramatically whether you’re wishing for a baby or not!
    I’d appreciate you answer very much!
    Cheers,
    mandy

    • Iva Keene says:

      Hi Mandy,

      Thanks for your comment. I would advise you to stop
      eating grains as well as dairy. Favor a vegan diet
      but minus the grains. You can eat quinoa as it’s a seed
      and not a grain strictly speaking, as is amaranth.
      I wish you all the best with the ICSI procedure and don’t
      forget that there is s a lot you can do to improve your
      partner’s sperm quality with dietary and lifestyle changes and
      practitioner grade quality supplements.

      Let me know how you ICSI goes!

      Warm regards,

      Iva

  39. pushpa raga veni Buddana says:

    hi,
    Thanks for nice post, I am diagnosed as pcod and have been under medication since one year. i conceived but turned out to be eptopic 3 months back. i have no cysts, no block in Fallopian tube.Doctor says they can not find y i had eptopic. i lost my right tube. Does pcod and eptopic has any link? what can i do this time to prevent eptopic? please help me. i am badly waiting for baby.

    regards,
    Pushpa

    • Iva Keene says:

      Hi Pushpa,

      Thanks for your message.
      Yes, PCOD can potentially cause an ectopic pregnancy.
      I suggest that you treat PCOD with dietary and lifestyle
      changes as well as the meds your doctor prescribed.
      You can find the full treatment protocol in the NFP
      program.

      All the best,

      Iva

  40. sumblina says:

    Hello

    I am recently diagnosed to have PCOs.
    I have a one year old son who has cerebral palsy.
    i want complete cure of this disease.
    Can u please help?

  41. Jasmine says:

    Hey everyone! I’m 17 years old and I’ve recently been diagnosed with PCOS. My symptoms are acne and mood swings, depression, and I haven’t gotten a period in 9 months. My obgyn prescribed me Seasonique a few days ago and I’m telling you, four days of taking it and I feel horrible! Worst side effects ever. I’m stopping it today before it kills me. Now my cousin has PCOS and highly recommends Metformin. I strongly feel that I can control this naturally. Please help me through this. I will do whatever it takes to get my insulin resistance out of control.

  42. Jasmine says:

    In control* my bad.

  43. Joe says:

    Hi.

    I was diagnosed with pcos about an year ago after having irregular periods.I never used to have irregular periods before my marriage and I haven’t taken any birth control pills at all. We have been married for 2 years now and we have been trying to become pregnant since then.last cycle my dr found out that I had a chemical pregnancy. It was devastating to hear that I miscarried my lil one for whom I have been waiting for years.. Can you help me with some natural ways to correct this? I m 27 now..

  44. punny says:

    hi Iva, am punny thanks for your website me and my husband have been trying for 7 years but in vain my husband is fine my hormonal levels were checked and prolactin was high but what can i do naturally to concieve because i have ever got pregnant once in feb 2009 but miscarriaged at 3 months.

  45. Jo says:

    Hi!
    I am 24 years old and have a 3 year old son. For 2 and a half years I have been off the pill. About 6 months ago I had a cyst discovered on my left ovary. They thought it was an abnormal cyst, but then my next ultrasound it was gone. My period has been all over the place for 2 years, and when I was younger I had the same problem. Now I have gone back again to find out a have groups of cysts on both ovaries. She decribed the condition as PCOS but said my blood tests came back perfect. I am wondering, do I really have it if my blood test came back normal, I would have thought my hormones would be all over the place. I am trying to fall pregnant, but have now been put on the pill and referred to a gyno. Do you think its possible I always had the syndrome when I was younger too, and it was just by chance I fell pregnant the first time? Help! Thanks Jo

    • Iva Keene says:

      Hi Jo,

      Thanks for your comment.
      You can have cysts on the ovaries without the PCO syndrome
      and vice versa — no cysts but the syndrome. To be diagnosed with
      PCOS the following criteria need to be met:
      1) oligo- or anovulation
      2) clinical and/or biochemical signs of hyperandrogenism or
      3) polycystic ovaries

      Yes, it could be that you had the syndrome before and got pregnant during the
      month you ovulated. Have another series of tests in three months and if you
      do have PCOS I recommend that you follow the PCOS protocol in the NFP program.

      All the best,

      Iva

  46. Samantha says:

    hello, i was just recently diagnosed with pcos and whats some foods that i can eat to better my diet, i want to know more information on this type of disease.

  47. Krystal says:

    I am the same I am28 and been tryijg for yars to get pregnant and I can’t find anything to help and can not afford the doctors anymore. I was doing chlomid for about a year and only had luck one time but still nothing. Please help with any suggestions. Thanks.

    • Iva Keene says:

      Hi Krystal,

      Thanks for your comment. You can find loads of useful tips
      on this website and a proven plan in the NFP program.
      As far as the fertility treatments go, NFP would have to
      be one of the most affordable ones, so give it a go
      as it also comes with a money back guarantee
      if you don’t get pregnant within two years.

      If you’d like me to look at your case and give you
      a prescription, have a look at the phone consultation
      or fertility analysis service offered on the site.

      Warm regards,

      Iva

  48. Ashley says:

    Hi, I am 23 years old and suffered a miscarriage in February of this year at just 8 wks. It took nearly 2 months for the hcg to bottom out…then it wasn’t until July that I had my first period, induced with Provera. Since then I’ve had 2 more periods, normal in length, and have tracked my cycles with BBT, opks, etc. I went to the doctor recently because we want to become pregnant again, which led to bloodwork and a possible PCOS diagnosis. The problem is this: At the time, I was waiting for my temps and my cycle to confirm if I had indeed ovulated (I was sick so my temperatures were not totally reliable). I figured my suspected ovulation date , if correct, would trigger my period 11-12 days later. When I had the LH:FSH ratio test done, it was at the end of my cycle–10dpo. This was also the bloodwork he used to pre-diagnose me with PCOS. I don’t know the exact numbers either. Having said that, I then spoke to my friend who has PCOS, and her doctor insisted that ALL tests diagnosing PCOS, sans progesterone, HAD to be done on CD3. If this is the case, then is it possible my diagnosis is wrong? Is it possible to have LH be slightly higher than FSH before your period? I heard you get a small LH surge before a period so it’s quite possible? Also, the ultrasounds taken to help this diagnosis showed no “cysts”, and I was actually quite healthy with lots of follicles and a normal endo. Do you think I should ask for more blood work, or do you think it matters that this LH:FSH test was done post-ovulation? Thank you so much for your opinion!!!

    • Iva Keene says:

      Hi Ashley,

      I’m sorry to hear about your miscarriage.
      You should get the tests repeated at least 3 times
      to be sure as LH and FSH can vary within a single day
      so, to be conclusive, get them repeated. It takes 3 months
      after a miscarriage for body to regulate all the hormones
      so it would be prudent to get another tests done then.

      I wish you all the best.

      Iva

  49. sandhya says:

    hello madam, i’m sandhya. I didn’t get my periods regularly from earlier. Earlier i have thyroid problem. After medication I’m free of that. But from few months I have been suffering with PCOD. Now I’m getting medicines for PCOD. Eventhough i need your help to secure myself naturally. so please suggest me some best ways to regularise my periods.

    • Iva Keene says:

      Hi Sandhya,

      Thanks for your comment. You’ll find lots of articles in this blog
      about treating PCOS and hypothyroidism. For more individualized advice you may want to
      schedule a phone consultation with me.

      All the best,
      Iva

  50. happy6ter says:

    hello,

    am 20 years old and my husband 40 we are try to get pregnant for the past 2 years, my husband is really fine,we went for his sperm count

    the result is:

    volume 2.5ml

    colour creamy white

    reaction alkaline

    viscosity high

    liquefaction 1 hour

    total count 148.0 millions/ml normal:40-150 millions/ml

    MOTILITY

    active 71%

    sluggish 09%

    non motile 16%

    abnormal forms 04%

    WBCs 10-12 HPF

    RBCs 1-2 HPF

    but after some days something terrible happen, my husband’s penis is not standing(weak Erection)or even if it stand it will not do

    anything on till he take a pills.

    my husband is not drinking alcohol and smoking or any other medicine,am the only person who is sleeping with.

    what cause his weak Erection? is they anything to do? we really want a babys and we don’t want to take any drug

    we really,really need you help

  51. saf says:

    please we need your help

  52. Maria Toste says:

    I was just wondering, I was told I have PCO ovaries but I dont have PCOS since I dont have insulin resistance. I’m so confused. I also have endomitrosis, which I found out 2 years ago. Me and my husband have been TTC for 8 years and we’ve tried everything from pills to injections and IVF. So were thinking of trying another IVF and I was wondering what I can do to improve my egg quality naturally!!!! Thanks Maria!

    • Iva Keene says:

      Hi Maria,

      NFP program will show you how to improve your egg quality and optimize your fertility for IVF if you still need to use it.
      Please watch some of our success stories and you’ll see that many couples have been trying to conceive for a long time
      before getting pregnant after using NFP. I wish you all the best, Iva.

  53. khyati says:

    Hi Iva,
    I am very confused. I have PCOS & am TTC from past 5yrs. have gone througn lots of procedures like 9 IUI, 2 IVF & lots of follicular studies. i had conceived twice once eith IUI & then through IVF but had to go for medical termination due to no heart beat. Am taking ayurvedic medicine now. Could u plz share with me sm tips to improve my chance of conceiving.
    Thanks.

    • Iva Keene says:

      In addition to this article and some other articles on this topic, the most comprehensive info you’ll find is in the NFP program. Sometimes it can get confusing especially if you use many different approaches, I suggest stick to one, give it 3-6 months and if it hasn’t worked move on to something new. Keep trying new things until you get the result. All the best, Iva

  54. khyati says:

    Hi Iva, Jst slipped out of my mind that i am not insulin resistant & was not over weight also. but after two abortions i have gained weight which i am not able to reduse (i have healthy eating pattern no sweets, no fermented food, no oily food ). so plz help me & give me tips to reduce weight.

    • Iva Keene says:

      Remove refined carbs, sugar and soda drinks, eat breakfast and eat protein for breakfast, exercise daily and don’t eat much at night, for more comprehensive advice please book a phone consultation. All the best, Iva

  55. Erica says:

    How do I get in contact with you

  56. Cutie says:

    Hi Iva. I’m twenty seven.I was diagnosed with PCOD an year ago.I was under a lot of medications including progesterones,HSG injection,glycomet.The doctor recommended me a diagnostic hysterolaproscopy.Due to some other reasons I could’nt go on with it.Now I’ve moved to the United Kingdom and am not under any medical follow-up.As of now, I take glycomet 500 SR and folic acid tablets.Also my menstrual periods is too irregular.I have to take Duphaston 10mg to induce my periods.My height is 166.4 cm and weight is 70Kg. I have a heavy deposit of fat around my waist and abdomen.Kindly advice.Regards.

  57. vicki says:

    I have pcos on one side and was diagnosed 5 years ago when i tryed to conceive with my ex husband, now I am trying with my new partner who has a son of 5… still I am not pregnant, is it possible to get pregnant and what can help as I am stressing myself out..

    • Iva Keene says:

      Yes, it is Vicki, just need to optimally prepare for pregnancy. NFP has the plan you need to follow or if you’d like me to look at your case and give you a personalized advice please book a phone consultation. Thanks and all the best, Iva

  58. becky says:

    Hi. I was wondering if you can give me advice. I’m 26 ttc my 2nd only 92 lbs. Healthy. Was diagnosed with pco a ye ago. Been trying for almost 2 years. Endo said I have mild endometriosis. I had a lap and histerscope. He remove. Cyst and the endometriosis tissue. No blocked tubes. My cycles used to be regular every 32 days know its goes an.extra week.Dec.28 cycle Feb 3rd was my last 2 cycles. I menstrate regularly every month or so in between.I’ve tried the hcg shots with clomid. I don’t think it really even worked. I think my specialist is a scam. Please give me some advice.

    • Iva Keene says:

      Hi Becky,

      Clomid can predispose you cysts, endometriosis responds best to dietary and lifestyle changes. I suggest that you start with a natural treatment and give it at least 120 days. This will give your body enough time to recover from the drugs. I suggest that you also use good quality supplements to regulate your hormones and endometriosis symptoms. For more help please book a phone consultation with me. All the best, Iva.

  59. henna says:

    hi iva,

    I just came across this and thought I’d take your opinion. I’m 16 years old going to be 17 in 5 months. I was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries when I was 15 due to very irregular periods which would go between 2-6 months. when I got my scan I didn’t even know what it was and my doctor never prescribed anything! so I moved doctors! and I got my LH and FSH checked with my new doctor and they were both low. he didn’t know what to do so he put me on the birthcontrol pill in october 2011 and I stayed on it for 3 months. and then I stopped taking it and now my periods are 1 month and 2-3 weeks apart. which is an improvement. my concern is for the future. I tend to eat sweet food and pretty much whatever I want. as I was saying my concern is for the future. I really really want to have kids so badly it would kill me if I didn’t. what would you suggest I do from now so I don’t have trouble concieving later?? I really don’t want to have problems concieving! I go to the gym approx everyday! I’m 5ft9 and I weigh 68kg! so I’m slim!! please what do you recommend and thank you in advance!

  60. maria says:

    i have pcos ovary.plz help me by naturopthy treatment.

  61. maria says:

    i have pcos ovary.plz help me by naturopathy treatment.

  62. nandhini says:

    hi mam,
    i have pcos. i consult with one doctor in my hometown. i went to treatment for 2 year. but i did not get pregnant. i dont know whether i have insulin resistance or not. and also i tried IUI 2 times. and also i have unwanted hair growth. what shall i do to get pregnant. and also i got married since 3 years.

  63. nandhini says:

    hi mam,
    actually i got married since 3 years. i have a problem pco. i consult a doctor in my hometown. i tried treatment for 1 and half year. i also tried IUI 2 times. but everything is negative result. i also have hair growth in unwanted place like chin, around nipple, upper and lower lips. how to cure pco mam. please help me to get pregnant.

  64. christina says:

    I have pcos and my doctor told me that my weight was an issue. So I took further steps and changed my diet and have been exercising regularly and have since lost 85 pounds and now am at a healthy weight and I still can’t get pregnant….plz help

  65. amita chhabra says:

    Hey dear I m suffering from pcos tried the contraceptives pills and it was ok for 6 months but why I stopped taking it I dint got my periods again…I’m not married please let me know some home remidies..please help met out..would be waiting for your reply

  66. harvinder says:

    Hi, I am 21 yr, I have pcos, I get to know about this when I was 17-18, I was overweight but I had done so much exercise and reduce my weight, know I am 78kg I am doing regular exercise and also i am medicine.. I am going gym from 1 yr but didn’t lose weight now I don’t know what to do.. please help me in reducing weight please

    • Iva Keene MRepMed. ND. says:

      In PCOS Leptin/Ghrelin/Insulin axis is out of balance and prevents you to lose weight just by exercising.
      Additional dietary changes and supplementation with specific nutrients are also needed.

      See NFP program for more details and or schedule a phone consultation with me.

      Warm regards,
      Iva

  67. Shun says:

    What is the best program for PCOs?

  68. ritu says:

    hello..i am 23 yrs old married for 17mnths and now planning 4 a family..i got my menses at the age of 10 they wer regular for around 3 yrs after dat for 2 yrs i could get dem once in every 3 months and dey could last for about 15days with heavy flow throughout d period later i could not get my periods until i took a pill named regesterone .taking even a single pill would let me get my perioods..at d age of 17 i was diagnosed with pcos and doc put me on bcp …itook those pills for around a year and then stopped taking thinking abot its side effects..i take dat pill regestrone every month to get my periods..i weigh 97kgs and badly wanting to have a baby…my inlaws dun lov me anymore bcoz istill cant get pregnant.plz advice me as i want to get preg naturally..i also dont know whthr i am ovulating..plz tell me how and whn to chck ovulatn and how to get pregnant natrually …i find vry difficult to loose weight despite of dieting and exercising..plzzz reply to my email…thnks

    • Iva Keene MRepMed. ND. says:

      Hi Ritu,

      All the info you are asking for can be found in the NFP program.
      There are also lots of articles on this website covering the topics
      you are referring to. If you’d like to speak to me in person please
      schedule a phone consultation with me.

      I look forward to speaking to you.

      Warm regards,
      Iva

  69. mahila says:

    hi iva,i have pcos right from the age of 17..and now i’m 21..also,getting married within 50 days..if i do yoga regularly..i’m getting periods regularly..but,if i’m irregular with yoga,i dont get periods..unfortunately,i slipped in stairs and got severe wound in my knee and feet..so,i couldnt continue yoga and get periods..jus 50 days more for my marriage..what can i do to get my periods within this period?? my grandma suggests me to take regestrone,will it be helpful without causing any sideeffects??(note: i have taken it for certain time during my treatment time(allopathy))

    • Iva Keene MRepMed. ND. says:

      Hi Mahila,

      Just follow the NFP program PCOS protocol!

      Congratulations on your upcoming marriage! :)

  70. Spoorthy says:

    Hi Iva,

    I am spoorthy age 24, weight 143lbs and height 5’3″ suffering from irregular periods since menstruation and PCO’s.Got married 2 years back (in Feb 2011) and looking to conceive naturally at the earliest.

    Does suffering from pco’s is a big (unsolvable) issue ?? Can you please help me to get rid of PCO’s and ways to conceive naturally.

    Any suggestion, will be very helpful to our family.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Iva Keene MRepMed. ND. says:

      Thanks for your comment Spoorthy!

      Yes, it is possible to treat PCOS symptoms naturally to enable
      your body to conceive. You can find a detailed protocol in the
      NFP program. I also suggest that you schedule a phone consultation
      with me if you’d like me tailor the prescription to your individual
      needs.

      I look forward to speaking to you soon.

      Warm regards,
      Iva

  71. Edlyn says:

    Hi Iva, I’m 33 years old this year and am married for 4 years. Before marriage, my menses has always been regular but few months after marriage, it starts to get so irregular that it can be as long as 52 days cycle. I went for a gynae check and was diagnosed with PCOs and endometriosis. I undergo laparoscopy (clear out the blood on the walls but did not puncture the bubbles at the ovaries). I was put on chlomid 50mg for 5 days every month. My menses becomes regular but still no good news. After taking chlomid for a few mths, my menses starts to delay again. I went back to gynae and was put on metformin but my condition did not get any better.

    I had an unruptured follicle 4 mths ago (for only once) and now I am on day 27 of my cycle but my basal temperature is not up yet (worried its the unruptured follicle again). Can you please help me with my problem and advise what program i should take up. I’m really so stressed out over this and i really would like to conceive naturally.

    Thank you!

  72. Ritu says:

    Western medicine, such as prescribing birth control pills so you have a regular period, treats your symptoms, but doesn’t result in an actual improvement in your health. By using various natural therapies for PCOS you’ll be able to find the methods that work best for your lifestyle and your body. Start by eating healthier, getting more exercise, and then supplementing with vitamins, herbs, and other therapies if your body still needs help getting balanced. The advantage of using a combination of different natural methods is that the effects are long lasting. Homeopathic remedies such as FB factor and OM 24 and Ayurvedic remedies such as M 2 tone and Hyponidd are proved to be effective for most women with PCOS.

  73. rita says:

    doctor told me i have pcos and have to under go laproscopy (ovaren drilling) to release some of the androgen to help me get pregnant. so please help me with some natural remedies.

  74. ARPITA says:

    My name is Arpita and I am 23 years old. I have been suffering from PCOS since 4 years and currently in India. I had taken ayurvedic medicines for 03 months during the second year of my diagnosis and I was fine now the problem has started again and I have irregular periods. I do not intend getting pregnant now but want my periods regular. I weigh 73kgs and height 5’3 and have flabs (not extreme)

    Kindly advice me on how to get cured naturally and the DO’s and DON’T’s. I Have not got my periods since two months and hence very upset seek your help and advice at the earliest please

  75. shabb says:

    HI
    IVA,
    I am 24years old married before 5months. I dint got my monthly cycles from 3 months, I was thinking tat I was pregnant and I have consulted my doctor regarding my issues. then she suggested me to do ultra scanning, were I came to no tat am not pregnant and she informed about my PCOS, she has suggested me for the treatment for 6months and{I want to become pregnant along by getting regular monthly cycles} so can you please help me out with this problem. Within how many months i can become pregnant

  76. Niicole says:

    Hi 25 engaged diagonised with pcos at the age of 19 been tryin to concieve for over a year now taking metforminand prenatals given by doc still not working any help would be helpful

  77. Sheeba says:

    Hi,

    I am 24yrs old, recently 4 months back got married. I usually have irregular periods, but since i was into sports I dint bothered. 4 months before marriage I consulted a doctor and she prescribed me medicine for 21 days of each month, that 4 months I got my period on time and i was on medication only. Then 5th month that was on Feb 14th 2013, I got married then I missed my periods , it almost took a month, i thought i was pregnant, but sadly am not, i found i have PCOS problem. I am 5.4in & 70kg weight. Doctor said me to reduce weight and she gave me the same medication which i was taking early(21 days birth control pills). First month over, am waiting for my periods, if so, she said me to come on the 4th day of my period.

    Here my question is, is there any chance that PCOS has reduced and can I stop the medication and try for pregnancy? Because am very upset about this. Every month am looking forward for my pregnancy.

    And many people speak about clomid with metformin, is this powerful medication? Will I get pregnant soon?

    Plz reply mam..I am confused and damn upset..

  78. Marisol says:

    Hi, my name is Marisol, I’m 37 years old and been married for over 7yrs. My husband and I started trying to get pregnant 5 yrs ago but have been unsuccessful. About 3 years ago I was diagnosed with PCOS because I had a period that lasted 4 months long. When I finally went to see the doctor I had low iron count because of the excessive bleeding. The doctor gave me birth control pills, but they only worked for one month, because in the second month of taking the pills the bleeding didn’t stop. So, I was referred to a OBGYN and that doctor did a D&C and said I had so much tissue for a woman who wasn’t pregnant. He have me metformin and also some progesterone pills that I would need to take for 10 or 14 days. Since I wanted to get pregnant he game me some pills that I was going to take for only 5 days and I took all my pills. But then we moved out of state and I didn’t continue with the process. About a year ago, I started with the same symptoms again, so I went to a gyno and she gave me metformin again and put me on some progesterone that I had to take for 10 days every month. Although, I realized that those pills are like birth control and they do not help me get pregnant, they only help with regulating my periods. But as soon as I stop taking them, I start bleeding for weeks. I’m so tired and exhausted with this condition. Before this, I was so regular, I’ve even had 2 kids when I was in my early 20s and now I’m told that I might not be able to have anymore kids because of this. I want to have another baby and I feel so so soo sad to think that my time clock is ticking fast and I’m not getting any closer to getting pregnant or having a healthy sex life with my husband because I’m always bleeding. Please if you know something or can direct me to someone who can possibly help me, I’d greatly appreciate it. I am so lost right now and feeling low.

  79. Shy says:

    Hi im shy 21 years old from phillipines . .weight 112 lbs . .height 5’3 i got married for 3 years ..i am suffering from irregular periods since my menstruation start .i was diagnosed with PCOS last year but i dont want to take any contraceptive or any medication . .can you please give me some adviced how to get pregnant with PCOS in natural process . .il wait for your reply thanks ;)

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