Today was also the day that I met with my new Endocrinologist. When he first walked in I was a bit put off by him as it seemed like he already had his agenda set for my appointment. I then started going into my history and his total demeanor changed. He became very engaged and seemed rather interested. By the end of the appointment he was thanking me for making him think out of the box and even gave me his email address so we can stay in touch about things as they develop. We discussed the issues I have been having with my blood sugars, my almost non-existent LH and FSH, and my fluctuating thyroid levels. After putting everything together this is what he came up with:
- He is pretty sure that I have insulin resistance. He said that even though I don't have obvious PCOS he said that I have a lot of the traits associated with it. For this he is starting me on Glucophage which I am starting in the morning.
- He isn't sure what to make of my declining FSH and LH levels. He is planning on doing a scan of my pituitary gland but he wants to wait until all of my meds (including the Prednisone) are completely out of my system from the last cycle.
- He is concerned about my thyroid. He doesn't like how much my TSH levels fluctuate. He also said that my thyroid felt quite large. Again, once all of the meds have had time to clear my system, he is going to do further tests and a scan to take a look at everything.