Eh dayre still around! Good cos sometimes I have so much to say but don't know where to put it.
Anyway I went to see a gynae finally since my period is so irregular recently. It's always been irregular but the last few cycles are almost 60 days long??
Doc did an ultrasound and a vaginal scan with some fancy equipment and showed me all the bubbles of sacs collecting at each ovaries.
Yep I have PCOS.
I'm not really that surprised cos I knew it from the irregularity of my period that it must be that. Doc also says people with PCOS find it harder to lose weight and that really made my day la hahaha
Cos I knew I don't actually eat that badly or much, but no dieting unless I legit starve myself will help me lose weight. I finally have proof that it's some sort of imbalance that is the culprit!
Anyway it's an inverse relationship too; any weight gained also contributes to PCOS.
Oh no sorry I completely forgot I started this dayre post and didn't even finished my updates properly hahaha. This is what happens when you become a sporadic blogger.
Anyway I'm glad so many of you found it helpful that I'm taking about this! Tbh my doc said it's very common also and told me not to be alarmed and prescribed me glucophage (metmorfin) which is a diabetic med since people with PCOS are also insulin resistant and clomid to help my eggs mature.
Tbh I was worried when I heard I need to be on diabetic meds cos it sounded so serious!! Like I'm not even diabetic wei but I researched more and the risk for PCOS women to develop diabetes and cardiovascular problems is super high later so I guess it's just prevention now? Plus the med is quite low risk.
Doc says I might lose weight too after 6 months on the med so I'm looking forward to that! Plus more exercise and low carb diet of course.
Anyway, I took a while choosing my gynae cos I never had one that I go to (cos they're all insanely expensive)!
Did a lot of googling and finally decided to go to the one nearest to my house in KPJ damansara specialist. Saw the head of gynae there (Dr Guna) and the bill came up to RM900+ 😱. His consultation fee is RM249 which is on par with all other good specialists but it's all the equipment costs that were crazy.
Thankfully I can claim this under my insurance under karthik's employer 🙏
The thing about gynaes and specialists is the loooong wait. Luckily I can work from wherever so I just brought my laptop and work there while waiting lol. But I can't imagine how it's like for others who have to take leave to see a doc, and pay that ridiculous fees.
If you know a good cheaper gynae near damansara, pls let me know!!
Sigh not easy being a woman ah.
Saturday, 17 Mar 2018
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