Wednesday, April 27, 2011



Today I went to a new doctor. I told you about the guy at People's Wellness Clinic. He is a good guy, but the last visit I went on... I don't know... a few red flags came up. He made me put my hand on that metal claw thing that supposedly could tell me what foods I'm allergic to and what illnesses I'd been exposed to. Whatever... I'm all about being open-minded, but that was just ludicrous. No, I don't believe that Magic 8 balls can tell your future, anymore than I believe a metal lie detector test can tell me what my food allergies are. Sorry. I just don't.

So I brought up the visit with my Aunt, who is an ER Nurse. She said maybe I should go see a real doctor. She recommended her Internist. Unfortunately her Internist refuses to see any new patients... and I'm starting to feel hopeless again... my pants keep getting tighter, my weight keeps going up... even though I've really careful about what I eat. On top of that, I haven't had a period in months.

So I was talking to a good friend of mine, and telling her about all the stuff that was going on with me. I've been to my regular OB/GYN several times begging him to help me. It's not that I'm trying to get pregnant, I just want my body to work right. He keeps telling me it's "normal" not to have periods every month. Lots of women go through it. Right. But does that make it NORMAL??? No.. we are designed to have a monthly cycle. Period. (I couldn't resist). When I haven't had more than 6 periods in a year, it's time to give a girl some freaking help.

So I made an appointment with the new guy. He's really nice, makes you feel really comfortable, and sat down and talked to me about what I have been going through, my diet, my exercise habits, the fact that I have gained 15 lbs in the last 4 months. Fun huh?

Then he does a quick exam, sends me to the lab for blood work, and then a Sonogram. I was at his office from 8:30-11am but I got my answers. The physical exam came back normal. The Sonogram showed ovarian cysts. I have PCOS.

"But I don't have any of the tell-tale signs?" I asked him. He told me the only reason I haven't gained more weight than I have, and haven't had any of the big symptoms is because of the frequency and duration of my 5 day/week, 1 hour/day workouts. Wow. I feel a lot less guilty about the weight gain. Apparently I have actually been slowing it down. That sucks. Anyway there are things you can do for it, medications you can take, and it's manageable. It won't kill me. It sounds a lot better than that horrible Adrenal Fatigue disorder Dr. Carsrud says I have... so maybe he was wrong? Or maybe I have both?

I haven't completely written off Dr.Carsrud, I'm just making sure I get the best diagnosis, and get this taken care of as quickly as I can so that I can stop worrying about it.

Either way my doctor is referring me to an Endocrinologist/Reproductive specialist who is going to help me figure out exactly what is going on, the best medication to put me on for it, and get this all squared away.

At least now I have something concrete, instead of theories and "I think you have's." Irritating.

Hopefully my next blog won't be medically related :(

Blog Out.

1 comment:

Theron & Melissa said...

Totally sucks! I'm sorry to hear that. I hope they find some meds that will work really well for and with your body to get you where you want to be--Good luck!