I agree, you're going to have to just try out different doc's and tell them what you want and need, and if they can't help you switch dr.'s. It's VERY difficult not to get discouraged when your doctor doesn't take you seriously. I'm about to try a new doctor because my 3 previous doctor's never took me seriously. They just give me the, "go on a diet" look, and push me out the door, when yes that's important, but w/PCOS I really think there's more to it than that.
My last GP ran blood tests on me, because I ASKED, and then told me the results were totally normal. However, when I saw my nutrionist, who also got the results she was like, "Oh your cholesterol is high, this is high, oh, and it looks like your pre-diabetic."
Is that normal? I don't think so. And, to boot, my first dr. told me I was insulin resistant, which both my last GP and the nutrionist both kind of shrugged at. I'm going to try going to a CDE (certified diabetes educator)/MD here on campus, because I hear she's all about prevention and such, and familiar w/PCOS.
I know it is very frustrating!You must tell them exactly what you want to be tested for and then print out examples of test results from PCOS. You have to already have your diagnosis when you see your doctor and demand to be taken seriously! I am not even seeing an endocrinologist because they were telling me I have diabetes and I do not. You need to look for a doc that specializes in PCOS and they may not be an Endocrinologist. For instance my doc is a GP that happens to specialize in womens health. It is unfortunate but you really have to work at this to get the help you need and deserve! It will be worth it when you start to feel "normal".
Hey there, I'm in BC and have the same problem. My doctor is not taking my symptoms seriously at all, very annoying and frustrating. Are you seeing an endocrinologist? Right now, I'm having problems getting my general practitioner doctor to refer me to an endocrinologist. Last week, he said to me, 'blood results are find, just carry on'... ya, um, that's not good enough! Squeaky wheel gets the grease, so maybe we just need to squawk more! It's annoying that we should even have to in the first place, but it seems a lot of women's issues aren't taken seriously enough.
I have a great doc but she's in Philadelphia PA. USA. It's unfortunate but you may have to do your own research and tell your doctor what you want him/her to do for you. This illness is not taken very seriously but many health care professionals.
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