So as most of you have read, i was previously diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). However, this doctor based it on my weight, and facial hair and had put in my reports that i miss my periods frequently, which is not true at ALL. I’ve never missed a period. This is also the same doctor that got fed up with me when I questioned him about why he never helped me or explained PCOS to me or get me on Metformin when he had diagnosed me the year BEFORE he even told me! His response was “Well, maybe if you got up off your ass once in a while and lost some weight, you wouldn’t HAVE these problems!”
So it’s safe to say I stopped seeing that asshole. I went to another doctor (these are all Endocrinologists btw) and this one was a REPRODUCTIVE Endo. His main concern was getting me pregnant. Ummmm….yeah no. (For those of you who remember, I also have Hypothyroidism because I was born premature with no Thyroid) So I stopped seeing him too.
So I went to yet ANOTHER Endo (ironically in the same office as the first one, cause I stared him down when I saw him to let him know I still hated him) and this guy was FANTASTIC! He not only went through my previous diagnoses with me and answered any questions I had to I would understand them, but also expressed his annoyance with the first doctor about how he acted towards me! Then we talked about my PCOS, he asked me when my last cycle was and I told him 3 weeks ago. If asked if I was on anything to produce a period and I told him no, I always got one every month and that they were like clockwork. THAT surprised him. I also had a U/S done about a month prior and did NOT have any cysts on my ovaries or the so called “string of pearls” as its called. He said that raised many red flags to him about whether the diagnoses was indeed correct because I didn’t fit the profile at all. He thinks it’s my hypo and causing a hormonal imbalance because my female testosterone levels were high but that was the ONLY PCOS symptom I had (which Hypo can throw hormones any which way it wants to) plus I was NOT insulin resistant and i was completely normal besides the thyroid issue and weight. (which are linked anyway)
So all in all, he’s 99% sure I DON’T Have PCOS! Just a hormonal imbalance cause of my Thyroid issue! :D Completely made my day! He adjusted my thyroid pills (plus we switched back to generic cause thats what I was on before I saw the first asshole and it worked fine before he put me back on Synthroid. Which I gained 80lbs on. That and he dropped it from 225 to 125 which is Waaaaaay too low for me.)
So I’m pretty happy with this guy. I have doctor/hospital phobia but this guy was great. I’ll definitely keep him around! Just one step closer to helping me get on the right dose and keep the weight coming off! :D Maybe it’ll even work better now! <3