Wednesday, July 16, 2008


I FINALLY heard back from the doctor's office about the bloodwork I had done on the 3rd (yes, the 3rd! It's now the 16th).

Good side: All levels that were tested were normal. I asked what this entailed and was told testosterone, lh, choleterol, glucose, estrogen, etc...

Bad side: for some godforsaken reason, they didn't test my insulin which was apparently what the doctor really wanted to know about. It's why it had to be fasting levels. Arg!!!! So, I'm going back tomorrow to get the stupid insulin test.

Apparently, doctor thinks I might have PCOS (poly cystic ovarian syndrome). After looking it up, I say there's no way. Yes, I have a lot of the outward symptoms (overweight, anovulatory cycles, acne), but I have hardly any of the actual effects (high testosterone, extra body hair, hair loss, high glucose, high blood pressure, elevated cholestorol). So, I'll be very interested to see what he says when these results come back.

Do any of you out there have PCOS and can share your experiences? How did the doctor determine you had it? What treatments did they prescribe?

Right now, I'm so lost and confused. And I'm not looking forward to another insanely long wait to hear results. And, it seems like this is what the doctor is leaning toward and I wonder what he'll do if the results don't tell him what he wants to "hear." What else could be wrong?

Oh, and in CBEFMland, we're on cd22 - still frickin' highs with no end in sight. AAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!


JenM said...

I don't have PCOS, but my normal obgyn thought I did (which got me to the RE no problem!). I did a lot of reading on it, and I would think that without any of the results you mentioned, it would be unlikely that you have it.

I'm not a doctor or anything though! Oh, and how frustrating about them messing up your bloodwork!

Amanda said...

My OB thought I had it. She mainly came to the conclusion b/c of my labs (high testosterone) and ultrasound. I had no other symptoms, besides the wacky non ovulatory cycles. I'm at a regular healthy weight and had no extra hair growth/loss or the other stuff. I did have hypothyroidism, so I was put on Levothyroxin and Metformin. Those helped regulate my cycles, but it took one round of Chlomid to finally get my BFP. Good luck and hang in there!

v said...

I'm sorry they did a crap job with the tests. I'm not trying to be a mean person, but c'mon, they didn't check your insulin levels! Because you love fasting+blood tests, no? Who doesn't. I hope all goes well tomorrow.

As for the 'frige' thing, I was totally thinking the same thing! Also, on the previous post, where I said I was a 'thief,' I was thinking of you teaching your students the whole, 'when two vowels go walking' thing. I'm a 'thife'!