Tuesday, April 26, 2011
A health update
I went to my gynecologist today as a follow up to my PCOS diagnosis and visit with the endocrinologist. It went well overall. She talked about all the options and discussed the possibility of seeing a Reproductive Specialist. I declined that at this time since I have only been on the metformin for a few months and my insurance does not cover any infertility treatments. She looked at my charts and said they "looked" like I was ovulating before but she wasn't positive. She liked the ones since metformin much better and feels for certain that I am ovulating (blood work confirmed it). She also discussed an HSG, a procedure to see if my fallopian tubes are blocked, and D doing a semen analysis. She also offered a prescription for clomid. I discussed my concerns about that with her and since I am ovulating on my own and don't really want multiples, that is not an option right now. I declined all other treatments right now since I want to give my body a chance to get used to the metformin and see what happens. It will also give us a chance to save up some money for any future testing, if we need it. Overall, I felt it was very positive and she was not pushing me into any kind of testing that I wasn't ready for. She also went ahead and gave me the order for the SA, just so we would have it if we wanted it if/when we were ready for it. As she said, all she is out is a piece of paper. I don't really feel like I am any further along than I was, but I know she is supporting us in what we want. At least now, I know what my options are.