What to ask my PCP to get the most help

What to ask my PCP to get the most help

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

A myPCOSteam Member said:

That’s a complete waste of time and waste of an extra doc bill. Will your PCP put in a good word for you?

posted over 1 year ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

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.

posted over 1 year ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

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.

posted over 1 year ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

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. :-(

posted over 1 year ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

Just give her your story. Often times those doctors know what you need or the best route to help you from there. I know for me its hard to try and think of all the right questions before appointments.

Sending positive vibes your way!!

posted over 1 year ago
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