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Horrible hospital appointment

Postby Jenna » Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:24 pm

It's been a long time since I've actually posted anything but really felt I needed some support this time.

Feel really annoyed - went to see my consultant on Friday. I kind of knew what to expect as we have tried pretty much everything and the only thing remaining is IVF. However I have to get my BMI under 30 to qualify.
When I got there, he wasn't in, it was a registrar on rotation there under supervision of another consultant. Fair enough I have no problem with that whatsoever, I know they have to all learn.

What I do have a problem with however is being spoken to in a patronising manner by this doctor while she proceeded to say to me "you need to lose weight...it's not difficult with a little bit of exercise and healthy eating" I replied that I do go to the gym and try to eat healthily but I find it hard when I get to around 20lbs lost and then seem to plateau which then makes me depressed and lose motivation. She completely ignored what I had said and repeated that it was not difficult to lose weight and that she could lost weight with diet and exercise so I should be able to as well. She was very slim.
She told me I should try e.g the oxford diet where it's complete meal replacement shakes - which I don't agree with because I feel the minute you come off them you gain weight...I've seen it happen to people I know.
I asked the doctor if she had pcos? She said she did not, so I asked her why she thought losing weight with pcos was as easy as if you didn't have it. She ignored me and told me her husband is a GP and he recommends the oxford diet to patients.

I thought I was overreacting but my mother in law came with me because hubby was at work, and when we came out of the department with me on the verge of tears, before I even said anything she said that she didn't feel that doctor listened to a word I had said and thought she needed to work on her bedside manner.

Sorry for the really long post ladies....just needed to rant about it somewhere people know how hard it is! xxx
Me (32)
Andrew (36)
TTC - 11 years
Clomid 6 cycles in 2010 - BFN all.
Ovarian Drilling - 26th August 2011
Gonadatrophin injections:
Cycle 1- 24th Sept 2013 - abandoned (ruptured follicle)
Cycle 2- 25th Oct 2013 - Failed (AF arrived 10DPO)
Cycle 3 - November 2013 - abandoned (large left sided cyst)
Cycle 4 - August 2014 - Failed (AF arrived 10DPO)
Ovarian Drilling 2nd time - 16th February 2015
Soy Isoflavones - started taking in October 2015 - regular cycles since then - BFN so far.
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Re: Horrible hospital appointment

Postby Hols969 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:48 pm

ooh poor you - we all know how much mos GP's know about pcos dont we!!

What is your bmi now ? I personally find exercising confuses matter when trying to diet with pcos, often I wasnt eating enough so couldnt seem to shift it.

I really like the 5:2 diet as it is cheap and once you get your head around it it is easy. The one thing you have to also remember is that we store fat very efficiently, we would put on 2lb a month if we ate the recommended daily amount so we do need to eat considerably less (bet the GP and your consultant dont know that !!!)
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Re: Horrible hospital appointment

Postby Jenna » Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:49 pm

My BMI is currently 38.4 which I'm actually ashamed to admit!

I've just bought the book the 8 week blood sugar diet which I believe is around the same format of 5:2 but I think you do it every day. It's aimed at diabetics but I figured pcos is so similar it would be worth trying. With 5:2 what is your calorie amounts for each day?

I really don't think this doctor knew anything at all about pcos tbh, my own consultant is fantastic and I've never had any complaints with him, he's really knowledgable and he is both endocrine specialist and fertility specialist. I wish I had insisted to see him personally now.

I will give this book and read and might be back with questions about 5:2! lol

xxx
Me (32)
Andrew (36)
TTC - 11 years
Clomid 6 cycles in 2010 - BFN all.
Ovarian Drilling - 26th August 2011
Gonadatrophin injections:
Cycle 1- 24th Sept 2013 - abandoned (ruptured follicle)
Cycle 2- 25th Oct 2013 - Failed (AF arrived 10DPO)
Cycle 3 - November 2013 - abandoned (large left sided cyst)
Cycle 4 - August 2014 - Failed (AF arrived 10DPO)
Ovarian Drilling 2nd time - 16th February 2015
Soy Isoflavones - started taking in October 2015 - regular cycles since then - BFN so far.
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Re: Horrible hospital appointment

Postby Hols969 » Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:19 am

I cut out sugar about 3 years ago - the first 3 weeks are HELL but actually now generally I don't crave sugary stuff (or white carbs) so it does work - its not to say I don't blow out on chinese noodles or ice cream occasionally :-)

Good luck, dont stress
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