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Doctors are bad news.....(some of them anyway!)

Thursday, August 20, 2015

On Friday, I am suppose to go see a reproductive endocrinologist because the other specialists decided that might be best.

The first endocrinologist I ever saw was when I was 21 and he was such a jerk! He told me nothing was wrong and that calories don't "come from the air." I told him he was an a$$ and to get out so I could get dressed. He said he would only run two tests and his office staff was rude when it came to calling.

Then, I told my PCP and she said "What do you want me to do?" Send me to a different one! Duh! This endocrinologist found the thyroid issue and the PCOS. I already knew I had PCOS but it didn't cause weight trouble for me like having an undiagnosed thyroid did. Anyway, after being on a good dose of medicine and working hard in the gym, it took 6 months to lose 15 pounds. The doctors were happy but with thyroid problems or just weight in general, weight fluctuates, so the next time the scale went up slightly, they were like you need surgery. Nooooo! That's what I told them. Then they told me to just eat vegetables and nothing else. If you can attain and/or afford to do that, great but not everyone can.

So now, I am going to see a reproductive endocrinologist. I am hopeful but don't want to get my hopes up too high. I don't want to be told, oh, just eat vegetables as if I sit around all day eating horrible junk. Hey, we've all had our moments but you know what I mean. I am also concerned that he is just going to be familiar with working with women who want babies and have fertility issues. That's not my issue.

I just don't want the doctor to come in there and say "just diet and only eat vegetables. It's like these doctors think we just eat junk 24/7. 🍔🍟🍦🍕
I know thin ppl who DO NOT burn it off through exercise who can eat circles around some of us larger people.

My main issue is the weight. The second issue is treatment for PCOS. The consequences are horrible. I was bleeding so badly and then my nose started bleeding and I thought I was going to pass out. Some BC pills (That's the treatment) make it worse. I have tried different ones and none seem to be helpful. emoticon


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  • CINDYAST
    Ah hun, I feel for you. ((((hugs))))) I hope this new doctor can help with the issues and will show some compassion.
    2123 days ago
  • BUGGY1968
    I completely relate. I have an under active thyroid and PCOS. Once they were diagnosed and treated, I finally conceived my son! Hang in there! You are on the right track. I hope it works out well for you!
    2123 days ago
  • AISHA305
    I think you should go to the REI with an open mind. With PCOS this is the next best step. There are other treatments for PCOS besides BC. The REI may also help with you to understand why you're having trouble losing weight besides thyroid disease.
    2123 days ago
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