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Old 08-23-2012, 01:12 AM   #1
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What else do they need??

I have gone for a sonogram and it showed cysts consistent with PCOS,and my blood work (FSH and LH) were also consistent with PCOS,yet my doctors have yet to prescribe anything to me. I'm reading all these people on here that don't even have a diagnoses and are getting on metformin,and I feel pretty neglected and frustrated.

I'm in my early thirties and my LH levels are that of a menopausal woman.
This is what my Endo told me.He would not prescribe metformin though without running even more tests.



All I'am on right now is spironolactone, which my old GP prescribed off label for my acne.It has worked great but I would love to have regular periods and lose some weight too.
My new GP was "uncomfortable" prescribing me metformin because it requires such a large dose to treat PCOS so she referred me to an endo.
I mentioned it to the endo,and he said no we have to run more tests.
What the heck else does he need to prove I have it? I already did the sonogram and the blood work, and both said PCOS.Sigh,so far having this PCOS has been a huge pain in the neck.

So I was wondering if anyone else here tested menopause levels with their LH,and if getting treatment helps fix that? Am I actually IN menopause,or is it just the PCOS making my levels seem that I'am? This is all so confusing.

I should also add that last September I had a miscarriage, and recently I have not had a period in 3 months (but not pregnant)

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Re: What else do they need??

Okay,this an update for anyone who was curious even though I did not get any responses.

I have been on Metformin since shortly after I posted this.My endo went over my labs and said I definitely needed it and probably will for the rest of my life.

The Metformin...was NOT fun at first.Like many have said,I had horrible diarrhea,nausea,and other gastrointestinal issues.The good news,is that most of that went away after a few weeks.I still get the occasional flare up if I eat something with too many carbs or sugar,but it is tolerable now.

I did lose ten pounds when I started Metformin,but the weight loss has stalled and I haven't been able to lose anymore.(Thankfully I have not gained either though!)

My moods are bit more stable,but I also decided to start back on Prozac again. Prozac is the only antidepressant that lowers your insulin resistance and can actually be helpful to PCOS or diabetic patients.

Since I have been back on Prozac and on Metformin,I have had a period every month again.So I'm definitely doing better then I was before.

 
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