Endocrinologist Visit

Saw a *new* doctor yesterday – an endocrinologist, not the reproductive kind 🙂

He was very knowledgable in PCOS and suprised me with the fact that you can actually manage PCOS better than just taking Glucophage. He also mentioned that my AD’s may be interferring with my cycle as some AD’s affect PCOS more than others. Seeing my last AF was on the 29th Jan and I havent seen her again means something is up. Ive never been Miss Regular but at least AF pitches up every 40 days or so. (NO dont even mention the “p” word, Im not).

He also mentioned that taking the pill for over 13 years did NOT cause my PCOS as I have always wondered. The pill was merely covering up the PCOS and was not the cause. He said its a hereditary gene, when i questioned him about the fact that neither my mom or sister has PCOS he said that it can either skip a generation or infact the PCOS gene can be found in males, especially in balding males (which my dad is), so I found that quite interesting. He said I just had “bad luck” inheriting it. Why wouldnt I have.

Anyways so he sent me for a gazzillion blood tests and we should have the results by next week. I told him that we are looking for something that could either have been missed by my RE or something that really stands out. Im not interested in going on a 6 month course of some drug that may or may not help me. He said that it is possible that all my bloods come back normal and he says that is the most difficult to treat and I will be left in the “unexplained” category. Wouldnt that be great, although actually not to be sarcastic it might be great as that means our move to DE would be so much easier.

On the other hand we have narrowed our choice of donor to 3. Choosing a donor is so difficult as we can only see a toddler photo and have to go by weight, height, hair and eye colour to get a mental picture of the person. I kind of wished I had gone to see the endocrinologist after our first failure because now I almost feel like its too late – we are already on the donor path and unless something major is picked up, I dont think we will be trying again with my eggs.


5 comments so far

  1. Shaz on

    Sounds interesting! Let us know if he picks up anything!!!

  2. Leigh from 123 blog on

    Oh, I’m so keen to hear what the tests reveal.

    And so excited that you’ve narrowed down to 3 donors. Are they through VL?

  3. clio on

    that will sure be interesting to see if the new doctor finds something else that may be helpful.
    Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I totally understand your rage. Yeah go ahead and be pissed at god. Of course! If the gods can’t take human anger, who will?
    do whatever you feel like, (except self destructive stuff of course), find another religion, or a new look at it, something that can help you out and not feel more miserable about it.
    DE is an interesting path to take. Right now for me it would feel strange to consider it though. Maybe I feel more comfortable with a child who’s not at all biologically related to us than carrying one that is not related to me… but of course, this is just something I would have to work through a little bit.
    I admire you for going for that option. And that you are already choosing donors.
    I like what you said in the other post about if it doesn’t work, then at least you have someone else to blame…
    the guilt we freaking carry in this is way too overwhelming for our existence, isn’t it?

  4. strongblonde on

    my RE said the same thing: all of my years on the pill just masked my PCOS. the fact that i gained weight immediately after getting off of the pill was a big hint. i hope that something comes up that is “fixable” but if not…i’m glad you’re looking at donors. do you get to know anything about education level? or just the basic stats?


  5. samcy on

    Interesting Dee, please let me know what he picks up if anything? You’re in my thoughts and prayers.


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