This didn't go well at all. I thought by seeing a female doctor she would be sympathetic to the pain I suffer during my cycle, especially when the beloved (hmmm) Aunt Flo is actually here!
I sat down in this doctors office and explained about how things have been since my miscarriage nearly two years ago and how erratic things have been- and that I was on cycle day 73 and would like something to bring on my period as we have our first (it's technically our second but we were all I'll the first time so it was ruined) family holiday together and I don't want to spend the week in bed with AF and being unable to swim!
She had a moan about my weight, didn't actually weigh me just judged me on appearance, didn't take any blood or check my blood pressure just said '' I suspect you have PCOS, if you won't go back on the pill there's nothing I can do to help you!'' so she wrote me a prescription for something that would apparently lessen the flow of my period and I left, in tears, to a very bemused mother in law who, once she had listened to what had happened looked like she was going to blow a gasket.
So this leaves me with quite a jumbled mass of 'well have I got PCOS? Do I need tests? medication? Scans?.' so now I wait for Monday to roll round to make an appointment with my usual doctor. Because, although he's a bloke, I think he will listen and arrange a few tests to find out if this is true.
In the meantime I'm trying to find out as much info as I can. If anyone has any info on PCOS that they'd like to share with me please feel free to leave a comment below.
Love and huggles