Hi everyone. I'm brand new to this site. I was diagnosed with PCOS about 3 years ago although I've been having symptoms of it since my teens. (I'm 31 now). My regular ob/gyn prescribed birth control pills to regulate my periods. I recently got married and now want to get pregnant. My regular ob/gyn sent me to a high risk pregnancy doctor (I have an extensive medical history) for a pre-consultation work-up. All of my blood tests and urine test looked good and he gave me the go ahead on TTC. When I reminded him about my PCOS and asked him how long I should try on my own before seeking help from an endocrinologist or fertility specialist, he rolled his eyes and gave me a big sigh. He started to tell me how the term PCOS is so casually used to describe anything wrong with a woman these days. He asked me if I self diagnosed myself. This made me mad. I said, "no, my ob/gyn sent me to a specialist who did an internal ultrasound and showed me the cysts right on the screen as he was doing the ultrasound. So then he said, "well, that doesn't necessarily equal infertility. Infertility is defined by not conceiving after 12 months of unprotected sex."
Ugh! So, my plan had been to try on my own for a few months and then seek additional help because if I'm not ovulating on my own then I'm not going to just suddenly start, right?!
Any suggestions for me? And does anyone know of PCOS friendly doctors in upstate NY?