Should I go to another dr?

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  1. rdy4number2

    rdy4number2 Well-Known Member

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    I went to a dr. who diagnosed me with PCOS and put me on metformin. She told me to come back in 6 plus months if I wasn't pregnant, but she never mentioned checking my blood to confirm ovulation or anything. If I went to someone else, could they offer me more than just putting me on metformin? I've never had any tests just a lot of blood work done.
     
  2. TaraLynn

    TaraLynn mama to Kiernan & 1 angel

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    I don't know much about PCOS but I would say that if you don't feel comfortable or like you did not get all the answers you need, call the doctor back and ask more questions. if you still dont get what you need, find a new doctor. You definitely need to feel like you are getting what you deserve. Sorry if this wasnt much help. I have Endometriosis and it took me going through many doctors to have it diagnosed and to find a doctor I trusted and liked.
     
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    Hi there where about are you? I am in Edinburgh and was diagnosed with PCOS in August. I asked to be started on Metformin until I was seen by the FS but the GP (who took advice from the endocrine specialist) said no. They said they would rather I had closer monitoring when on Metformin to monitor my side effects and my bodies response e.g. whether I ovulate and early scans if I do. I think maybe you need a second opinion on this? What dose have they started you on? Are they gradually increasing the dose? What have you to do if you get pregnant? Have you to continue taking it? They seem to have left you in limbo hun dont stand for it its your body and potentially your babies health! xx
     
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    rdy4number2 Well-Known Member

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    This lady is the second I have been to so far. I think I will try a new one. I need a second opinion. It's frustrating to have to go through so many drs. to get answers.
     
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    rdy4number2 Well-Known Member

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    I'm from Missouri in the United States. Over the course of this year I have done my temps. a few months. According to my basal temp. I do ovulate, but when I get my period its EXTREMELY light like I don't have a good lining. She started me on 1000 and never mentioned increasing. She just said to come back in 6 plus months and we can discuss other options. Yea, I feel in great limbo. I'm gonna give the metformin a couple of months to work and then try another dr. At first it gave me a lot of nausea and lately it is more diarrhea than anything.
     
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    I have PCOS too and have been so frustrated with the doctors in the past because I didn't feel like they were doing much to help me except throw pills at me and boot me at the door. I FINALLY found a doctor that actually cares and is doing everything he can to help, and it has been such a huge relief for me. I would definitely recommend finding a doctor that you like and are comfortable with :)
     
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    rdy4number2 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the encouragement. What is your Dr. doing for your PCOS? Do you ovulate on your own?
     
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    AnnLav Well-Known Member

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    He's referred me to a nutritionist because he thinks that my PCOS will be easily treated by a healthy diet and exercise.

    I'm not sure if I ovulate by myself (that's how bad my previous doctors have been!) but it's one of the things that we're going to figure out :) my cycles can get pretty ridiculous, up to 120 days sometimes.
     
  9. rdy4number2

    rdy4number2 Well-Known Member

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    WOW! That is a long time. The longest mine has gone is 35 days, but when I get it it's not a true period. It's like spotting for 2 days and over. I'm not sure I would call it a period. : / It would be very frustrating if you tried doing your basal temperature. The 32-35 days kills me.....I have heard a low glycemic index diet is good. I have a hard time being that dedicated though. I'm trying to eat less and exercise right now. The metformin has helped my appetite a lot.
     
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    karry1412 Well-Known Member

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    I completely agree with TaraLynn in relation to PCOS or any health concern. You should leave your doctors office 100% happy that they have or are going to help you.
     

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