Re: PCOS and all of the symptoms

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Posted by Ellen Bender on March 23, 19100 at 07:56:46:

In Reply to: PCOS and all of the symptoms posted by Liz on March 22, 19100 at 08:55:48:

Liz: I know the frustration of being on an insurance plan that requires referrals, etc. Both my reproductive endocrinologist (infertility specialist) and medical endocrinologist are not on my "plan" so whenever I see them I pay out of pocket and hope that my insurance company will reimburse part of it. I then go back to my OB/GYN who is on my plan to get all my blood tests done so I will not have to pay out of pocket for them. Not to criticize your OB/GYN but if the only course of treatment he recommends is provera, I think you ought to see a specialist. It may be that your insulin levels come back normal in which case there is some controversy. Some endocrinologists are prescribing metformin even to their non-insulin resistant PCOS patients and others are taking a more conservative approach and only prescribing it for their insulin resistant PCOS patients. Congratulations on your weight loss. I've been doing a modified version of Atkins/CAD and have lost about 10 pounds in two months. I know what you mean about fighting to keep the weight off. If I ate what my non-PCOS friends ate, I would gain so much weight. Given your family history and the fact that there is now known to be a genetic component of PCOS, I think you should press the case for a referral to a RE or an endocrinologist with your. If you need help finding a doctor, send me an e-mail at Ellen

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