Hi all. I'm new on here. I have an appointment with my primary care physician Monday. I've been diagnosed with PCOS and since then have felt like I am not getting enough help. Since my diagnosis I have continued to gain weight, grow more facial hair, get more acne and overall feel awful. It is making me depressed and want to sleep all the time. I also have hypothyroidism. I want to be referred to an endocrinologist and/or a nutritionist for more help. Any suggestions on… read more
That’s a complete waste of time and waste of an extra doc bill. Will your PCP put in a good word for you?
My insurance would let me just pick an endo and go, but I haven't found an endo that will take you WITHOUT a referral because they are so busy.
Check with your insurance. Lots of insurances you can just pick your own endo doc and don't need a referral. The same with a nutritionist. Ask for complete lab panel to check your levels. Ask if they recommend anything to help with the weight gain. You can also try natural ways to boost your metabolism to help as well.
Try to get to an endocrinologist if you can. I've been trying to get my GP to recommend one for years, but he'd rather just let my Gyno handle it. :-(