I wish I were closer to you so I could offer a name of a more sympathetic doctor, but I'm all the way down in Texas, so I'd be no help there.
I absolutely don't mind sharing any info with you that may help. First off, let me point out by saying I take far fewer supplements than a lot of women with PCOS who do the herbal thing, too. I just didn't want to do so much that it overwhelmed me. I take a women's multivitamin from GNC (sounds like you're already covered in that area). I also take Vitex (which studies show can help to regulate your hormones and happens to be one of the main supplements a lot of PCO women take), Cinnamon (can help regulate blood sugar), and I just started taking Biotin. Studies have shown it can help with patients who have diabetes... can help with thinning hair and brittle nails. I can't give you any real feedback on the Biotin, because like I said, I just started it.
I found a lot of this info on a website dedicated to PCOS... I think it was http://www.soulcysters.com, but I'm not positive of the url... I'll try to check it in a bit and get back to you.
Are you on a low-carb diet? If not, I would recommend you discuss it with your doctor (if he's ever in the office). It's been shown to help quite a few women on PCOS. My fertility doc put me on it prior to my second IVF procedure and I lost 20 lbs. in two months. I've been on it again for the past month and a half and have lost 25 lbs.
Now, as for the period issue... I'm very very irregular. I can easily go three to four months without one and then it will often last for a couple of weeks or more when I finally get it. This is something the vitex is supposed to help with, although it can take up to 6 months to kick in, from what I've read. I've been on it for about a month and half, and from time to time, I feel like I'm getting ready to start... it just hasn't happened yet. But I've heard of women starting and getting "regular" within anywhere from a couple of months to six months on Vitex.
Let me say that I am NOT a doctor, so please do research before taking anything. I don't necessarily recommend anything outright, rather I'm just giving ideas that you could research and put forth to your doctor.
Back to the issues of a period... prior to my first IVF cycle, my docotr put me on birth control (Desogen, which was what I took after the birth of my oldest son). I bled for about two to three months before starting my cycle. Naturally, I was pretty worried, but when I called the office to let them know, they said it's not uncommon to have a really long period like that if you haven't had one in a long time and that once I started my fertility meds, it should stop within a couple of days... which it did. So I can't help but wonder if you're having a similar, although longer, experience.
If your doctor isn't taking you seriously, I would highly recommend you switch doctors and stick with one who you feel truly cares about your well-being.
If you have any other questions or just want to vent... whatever... feel free to do so. I know there are other ladies on the team who have quite a bit of info as well... and I'll try to be as much help as possible. Just don't give up. I know sometimes that's easier said then done, but you're worth the effort.
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