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    He ran a lot of tests and said my sugar level and thyroid were all normal. I have a appointment with a different female gp for Friday so I might see if she can point me in a direction that works

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    Quote Originally Posted by loodle View Post
    He ran a lot of tests and said my sugar level and thyroid were all normal. I have a appointment with a different female gp for Friday so I might see if she can point me in a direction that works
    I'd be interested to hear how you get on. The only thing that my doctor would suggest was hcg treatment through another specialist, but all I could assess of the treatment (from bubhub and google) was that it mimics that "oh my gosh I feel so nauseated" feeling from early pregnancy and makes you not want to eat much. But portion size isn't my problem and I don't feel ravenously hungry.
    I didn't see the specialist as I wasn't convinced of the treatment and didn't want to pay hundreds just to find out more.

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    I was diagnosed with PCOS @14 years old. By age 31 I weighed 160kg, despite working in an active and physical job, I had Severe insulin resistance (fasting level was 20, peak was 100 - peak is meant 50 be 20!). Saw fertility specialist for advice on babies - ended up needing treatment for precancerous cell changes in the uterus - caused by not having a regular period.

    After a few months of treatment for that. I saw a nutritionist and surgeon, and opted for gastric banding. 73kg gone in 13 months - and gone for the last 5 years. I was on metformin to resensitise my body to insulin., but stopped that after 12 months.

    I would suggest if your GP is just wanting to wait and see, ask for a dietician and endocrinology review

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    Quote Originally Posted by misstrouble View Post
    Would it be worth seeing a different gp? Have you been tested for insulin resistance? It sounds so incredibly frustrating to be working so hard and not seeing results, but then to have to deal with professionals who question you would make it so much worse.
    I agree with this. I know there are many great GPs out there but I've not come across one who properly understands pcos and insulin resistance. I've had weight loss & conception success with metformin. I have pcos and IR only diagnosed by FS 3 years ago. No gp came close to diagnosing it. It's sad that what we have is common yet so few gp's are really that educated on it. I recommend low GI diet with small regular meals, a blood glucose monitor and metformin. There are a few good books about pcos & IR too. Good luck!!!


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