PCOS? Am I doing enough?
Hi ladies! I'm new to the group. I've been looking on for a bit, but decided it's time to start taking charge of my health. FI and I are not currently TTC, but I was recently "diagnosed" with PCOS.
In November, I went off of BC for the first time in 10 years. My insurance ran out...so I thought I'd just try life without BC. I had a period in December, but then nothing... My back started to break out, my face broke out, hair started popping up in really embarassing places, weight is piling on to my stomach and thigh areas. I've been pretty depressed and self-conscious about my looks. I saw my Gyno who did blood work after mentioning it could possibly be PCOS...cut to a few weeks later and she is on a mission trip so the nurse calls and says my Testosterone levels were high and it looked like PCOS...she'd have the Dr. call. But my insulin and DHEA look normal. Dr calls, but I'm going to see her that day (think Dr. needs to get on her game...). Dr puts me on provera to start my period and then start taking BC again to level out my hormones. She also gives me another blood test and calls to tell me that my Testosterone levels are even higher than before (80s). But just says to continue with the BC for a couple of months and then she will retest me.
I'm just uncomfortable with the way things are being handled. She assures me that PCOS is the easiest syndrome to treat for fertility issues. But she didn't suggest an ultrasound, didn't explain my blood work well (what is DHEA? and what does "normal" mean?), doesn't suggest I see an endiconologist, etc. Am I doing enough for my health??
I know we are not TTC, but the thought of the possibility that conceiving may not be in my future kills me.
And as a more vain issue, I do not want to gain anymore weight. I have had issues with becoming obsessive about my weight in the past. I get mad at myself for eating. I don't even eat much or often, and yet I seem to be getting thicker. Not to mention the acne and hair...
Thanks for letting me vent, ladies. My family doesn't quite understand PCOS...nor do I. So they haven't been able to lend much support or advice. What are your thoughts?