Wednesday, May 08, 2013
I don't think I have PCOS. My doctor said, "she had no doubt" I have it. I have every doubt.
I have low blood pressure. My weight gain has spread evenly throughout my entire body (not just around the abdomen). I don't have male-pattern baldness or thinning hair. I don't have breathing problems when I sleep. I don't have unwanted hair growth. I did have bad acne for about a decade, but it's healed in the past year (without medical intervention).
I've been off birth control for 2 cycles so far. I've been charting using the natural family planning method. I was comparing my chart to a "healthy" woman's chart and a woman with PCOS's chart. Mine have looked like the healthy woman's chart. I'm showing all of the signs of text book ovulation.
Maybe 2 cycles is speaking too soon. I don't know.
I'm waiting to get my blood test results of my testosterone, progesterone, and estrogen. I have a suspicion they're all going to come back normal.
She never checked to see if there are cysts on my ovaries- she said it wouldn't be worth the money or time.
I also don't think I'm insulin resistant. I've never gotten checked for anything beyond my fasting glucose and glucose tolerance. Both came back as spot on normal. She said it wouldn't be worth the money to take an insulin tolerance test because she was so sure I was insulin resistant. I started taking Metformin about a week ago. I just don't think I'm going to see any results from it.
I've been eating low carb for over 12 weeks now. (Original Atkins induction plan, no fake sugar, exercise, whole foods, etc.) I'm not seeing any results. I think this goes much deeper.
I'm no doctor, and I'm going to defer to the experts. I just have a feeling this is the wrong diagnosis.