So I have been feeling off for 2 weeks now. Everything was going great, I was eating healthy, exercising daily, burning those calories and losing roughly 1-2 pounds weekly. It wasn't a fast loss but it was a loss. Then suddenly out of nowhere I started feeling horrible, I gained 6 pounds within a week and I was so exhausted I suddenly couldn't manage the gym most days. It was really bad and I couldn't understand it because I was doing everything right, I was still eating healthy, and taking my 500 mg of Metformin. So I made a doctors appointment with my OB/GYN. I felt it was more of his expertise than my regular doctor and I regret it now.
I went in and told him what was going on, after 29 years of living in this body I do know when something is wrong and you know what he did? He blamed PCOS!! Now I understand PCOS is the culprit of most things that go wrong with my body but um hello he could have ran a hormone test to see if my hormones were wacky or something, instead without checking ANYTHING he just said it was PCOS acting up again. OMGOSH I have never been so hopping mad, I started crying when I got in the car. He also basically told me that my weight wasn't going down fast enough and he didn't think I had the ability to take control of this condition with weight loss because of it. This was the same doctor who prescribed me progesterone which sent me into the worst pain of my life for 2 months, has never fully educated himself on PCOS and talks to me like I don't know ANYTHING about my own condition.
It was actually my general physician who prescribed Metformin, talked to me about a good diet and even helped me quit smoking.
So I made a decision, I dropped him. I went online, did a bunch of research, found a new OB/GYN I will be trying and dropped him. First of all, don't talk down to me because I don't have kids (all he talks about is my infertility and how I need to start going on meds to have a kid, but the husband and I really want me to lose weight first so we are waiting, which I have explained to him a thousand times), second of all, pay attention when I tell you something is wrong and third of all, don't treat me like a child who doesn't know anything about my own condition or body. I have struggled with this condition for far too long to go to another horrible uninterested doctor.
Anyone else have these problems with their doctors in the past?
|196 Days since: I quit smoking!