So, my first problem is; I have no insurance so therefore no Metformin. Anyone have any advice for that?
Ask your doc or pharmacist. Where I live Met is free at the grocery and low cost at Walmart. But I don't knwo how that works insurance wise. I think in your case a local person in the medical field might know better about your area.
I have noticed that symptoms of PCOS are anxiety and depression. I am loaded up with that!
Yep. Can happen. Check your vitamins too -- Metformin can drain B12.
So, does it sound like PCOS to you guys?
Just wondering why I've never gotten any diagnosis before. I've asked lots of drs over the past 20 years. Now, of course, no insurance so I'm not sure what I can do now.
I knew something was wrong with me at 16. I didn't get a formal dx til 26. I consider myself "lucky" that I "only" had to wait a decade because I know other patients had to wait way longer than that because docs weren't up to speed on this as an ENDOCRINE problem affecting all systems. A lot just figured it was OB/GYN when you wanted to have a baby and had trouble conceiving but didn't seem to think of it outside that box.
Any advice or input is welcome.
At the start of my journey when I didn't have insurance I went to Planned Parenthood for my well woman tests (PAP, etc). Perhaps call your local branch and see what they can do for dx of PCOS and what the sliding scale is these days. Maybe they can also answer the met questions.
Started Jan 2016:
Last edited by astrophe; 06-27-2011 at 12:04 PM.