Friday, January 18, 2008

The Doctor Visit

So, remember 6 months ago when I told you about the Ob/Gyn I saw? Remember how i said I was a bit miffed at how she dismissed me and mistreated me? Remember me saying I was going to see another Dr?

Yeah I did that. And you know what, I am so HAPPY I did. This doctor is AMAZING. She listened to me, she actually CARED about what I was saying and in the 30 minutes we chatted she didn't not once mention me being overweight. NOT ONCE!

In fact I mentioned it ans she said being overweight and my symptoms are are PCOS (poly-cystic ovaries) which is not good news but it's not terrible either. So...she looked at my blood work (she looked at it can you imagine) and my u/s and said "I am sure that the doctor you saw prior told you that all your bloodwork, symptoms and results show that you have poly-cystic ovaries is that correct" I said "no she just told me I was overweight and that all my symptoms could be cured by losing 40lbs, so I lost 30 and nothing has changed" she said "that doesn't surprise me that nothing has really changed since weight is probably not the cause but another symptom"

Holy Cow! Finally someone who said something that makes some freakin' sense to me. And while having PCOS isn't the best she told me that there are many treatments which can help and will help someone like me. Her first thing was to basically repeat all my bloodwork, including a fasting glucose test. She wrote me a 'script for Metformin which she said should help with insulin resistance and get me to ovulate on my own. If that doesn't help we'll move on the Metformin and Clomid and then eventually and HSG but for now start with the Metformin and see her in 4 weeks.

She also gave Ray a 'script for a semen analysis- when I gave him the paper he looked at me like "OMG" and I said "yeah I'll explain that" now we just have to find a lab that does that sorta thing.

But at least I have a diagnosis and some hope again. I am not walking around wondering what the heck is wrong with me. I happy to know that she is going to work with me and help me. I finally feel like we might be able to do this. It is going to take time, maybe a lot of time but I know it will happen for us. I have more hope now that I did 6 months ago.

And just to include this little tid bit, AF showed up today. Fingers crossed that once I start on the Metformin I'll ovulate on my own.


Sarah R said...

Well, that IS good news! I'm so happy for you!!

True Believer (AKA Desirée) said...

That is so great! I'm so happy that you switched Dr's and you got a great one. Nothing better than being understood. Praying that the med works for you!

Mel said...

Yay! I'm glad you've got a doc that cares! I hope everything starts working right.

Ann M. said...

I am so glad that you were able to change doctors. It's amazing what a different perspective can do!

Anonymous said...

Yes, I have kept reading... I too have PCOS and understand the relief that comes with being dx yet the whole other realm of emotions that surface with all the looming questions... Good luck!