Just starting posting here, and I'm sorry if I should post these questions in a different thread :-/
Pretty much I'm looking for beginner "just diagnosed" PCOS advice? The problem is that my gynecologist told me that all my symptoms point to PCOS, and that my hormone test showed a bit of an imbalance, but ultimately they wanted to do a vaginal ultrasound to which I said no to because I thought it was too invasive in order to figure out my diagnoses or not. So at this point, I kind of just assume I have PCOS.
Excessive facial/body hair
Apparently a bit of a hormonal imbalance
Difficulty losing weight
Diabetic family background
At one point another doctor said I have a thyroid condition, but then the other more current doctor said that was a misdiagnose and that it was PCOS.
I just really don't know where to go from here besides the obvious: chill out on the carbs, eat less, and exercise.
Anyway, I guess I'm asking advice from you guys on what my plan of action should be? Should I try to get a 2nd opinion? Should I go ahead and do the invasive vaginal ultrasound (to which I still don't understand why they need to do that in order to figure out my hormonal imbalance?????) so I can have a definite answer? Get more tests done? Take certain medication/vitamins? Find a nutritionist and spend some $$$ on figuring out which foods trigger stuff? I just hate this whole doctor thing... most of the time I feel like I spend all this money to find out the same old answer... "eat less, and get off your lazy butt." It's like... hey... no kidding! Never would've thought! Lol.