Covid Vaccine and PCOS
By - bumblebeemom
I got both doses of pfizer, and no effect on my PCOS yet. My gyno told me it shouldn’t affect PCOS.
Has it delayed your period?
The only thing that it could affect in terms of PCOS symptoms would maybe cause some temporary fatigue, but vaccines like this don't have an effect on hormones. So I don't think there's any reason to worry about it causing period issues. That would probably be unprecedented for a vaccine like this lol I haven't gotten it yet but I plan on it when its available for me, it never crossed my mind it might affect PCOS, because there's nothing about the vaccine that would really cause that in our population.
I got both doses of the Moderna and no effect on PCOS.
I got first dose of AstraZeneca. It had no effect on my PCOS. As another user said, vaccines don't have effect on hormones :-)
I got both Moderna and no effect on my PCOS.
I had both doses of Pfizer and there was no impact for me.
I had my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine this morning and about 12 hours later, I started having medium to heavy spotting. I haven't spotted/had a period since September. I'm wondering if it's a coincidence, or if there is a correlation.
Thank you for asking this question!
I've been super curious because anecdotally, [a lot of women are having menstrual irregularities after their Covid shot](https://www.health.com/condition/infectious-diseases/coronavirus/can-covid-vaccine-affect-my-period).
Additionally, [a February report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention](https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7008e3.htm) tracking side effects after the first month of vaccinations found that while women received 61.2% of doses during that time, they reported 78.7% of adverse side effects, including headaches, fatigue and dizziness.
This, to me, is super fascinating as [Covid — the disease not the vaccine — hits men harder than women](https://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2020/20_0247.htm).
Experts say that women tend to have [stronger side effects](https://www.healthline.com/health-news/why-women-experience-stronger-side-effects-to-covid-19-vaccines) from the vaccine than men, because the estrogen in women’s bodies is designed to elicit a stronger immune response. With that in mind, what about women with PCOS?
I personally have lean PCOS with high testosterone, high androgens and low estrogen — so I'm curious if the second dose of the vaccine will give me less side effects than a woman who doesn't have hormonal imbalances.
If anything, I had nearly zero side effects with my first dose of Pfizer, but my acne cleared up significantly and my period that followed a few weeks later was not painful at all. Tomorrow, I'm getting my second dose and can update you on any symptoms I may have.
Praying maybe my PCOS will lessen the blow from the vaccine.
**TLDR; It seems like there's a link between the vaccine, the virus, your immune response and your hormones. Still, better to get the shot than not.**
I have received both doses of the Pfizer vaccine and no changes with my PCOS. I do not get periods because of 1. PCOS and 2. I have a mirena IUD. I was diagnosed with PCOS 20 years ago.
I received one dose of Pfizer and so far no effect on my PCOS. I’m scheduled for the second one on Tuesday.
I've had my first pose of Pfizer and it's had no effect. It's not engineered to effect your body in any way like that, so it is highly improbable that it would.
I’m just about to get my covid vaccine having been told years ago that I am more easily to get blood clots but my doctor sat me down and explained it well