Friday, May 7, 2010

Which do you want... the good news or the bad????

Well I had my blood drawn on Tuesday to check everything since I have been on Metformin for a month. Today the nurse called and asked me a bunch of questions... All of which lead her to tell me that my insulin was sky high... 23 or 28 can't remember but anyway she said it was NOT GOOD. So Dr. H was referring me to a RE. The insulin problem is bad, but the RE referral is actually good cause since it is PCOS related insurance "should" pay for it. I called and made my appointment for Dr. Ke for May 24th. The first available appointment. I am excited yet scared. I am not sure what to expect at all. I am hopeful, but worried that I have developed type 2 diabetes because of the insulin being so high. Who knows... I have 2 weeks until can get some information. I pray that the blood work was just a fluke. We shall see.


  1. Dr. Ke and his associates are the biggest outfit in town so they have lots of resources. That being said, don't be surprised if you leave there totally overwhelmed. They are in the business of getting women pregnant and can sometimes put a lot of pressure on women in my experience. Go in there knowing what you want/don't want to do and make sure they explain everything to you and don't rush you:) I had a bad experience with Dr. Detti, the woman doctor there, and it left a bad taste in my mouth. I kind of felt like she didn' thave time for me if I wasn't willing to do things her way to get pregnant.

    What srength of metformin were you on? Could they raise it a bit? Hopefully Dr. Ke can test for other issues that could be causing such high insulin levels. Was that number your insulin level or your A1C, which is a measure of your blood sugar over several months? If that was your A1C, there's still hope that the met can work. A1C tests over several months so they may want to wait a few more and test after you've been on it longer.

  2. Hey Morgan, I found your blog today through FB and thought I'd stop by. Hope you don't mind me putting in my two cents. :)

    I, too, have PCOS/IR and RPL (recurrent pregnancy loss) issues. It has been a HUGE roller coaster...absolutely crazy at times...but I just wanted to encourage you to hang in there. The Metformin and a Low-Carb/Low-Sugar diet made the difference for us and now, after nearly 5 years and 4 miscarriages, we're finally about to deliver our miracle baby.

    I KNOW it seems like you might never get there but don't give up! I'd love to talk to you if you'd like. Just having a someone who's walked a mile in the same shoes was so good for me when I was going through my hardest times. Brenda was that person for me...she's great! :) Despite all the negativity that comes with PCOS/IR, it actually helped me realize a lot of things about myself, about my faith and about God...and it opened the door to renewing a couple of friendships that have made a huge difference in my journey so far.

    Ditto on what Bren said about Dr. Ke and that group. They do have LOTS of info and resources but it can be totally overwhelming and they can be pretty forceful that their way is the only way. My experiences with them are different than Brenda's...let me know if you're interested and I'll pass them along.

    Wishing you the very, very best of luck. You and Robbie will be in my prayers. Feel free to stop by our blog and read our story if you're interested. You'll find lots of support out there in the blogosphere from other IFers, too, if you're looking for it. I'll be following along here, as well. Let me know if I can help you in any way! :)