(Closed) VENT! How could a NURSE say this…

posted 10 years ago in Babies
Post # 17
682 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

@angela2011bride: I agree with Mrs. DG, talk to the Dr. about it. It really wasn’t her place to say anything like that.

ETA: If you are not happy I would definitely switch if you can! Are you seeing an RE or an OB/GYN? It may be best to try and get in to an RE.

Post # 21
572 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My step mom is a nurse and the things she tells me makes my jaw drop.  I do not know how she has old employers asking her back and will pay her whatever she wants.

I’m sorry you have to go through this but the bright side is that you may end up with someone fantastic!

Post # 23
2828 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@Mrs. DG:

Took the words out of my mouth! 🙂


eta: if there is an issue with your doc, then by all means seek a referal.

Post # 24
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

The only advice I can give is, when it comes to your health, YOU are the boss.  You have every right to switch until you can find a good doctor/patient relationship.  It’s your body, it’s your future! Best of luck.

Post # 25
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

That nurse stepped over the line imo whatever her qualifications are. I’m sorry but unless you’re an MD or  DO, you’re not qualified to deliver such harsh and final judgement.

So back to your PCOS. The two things you’re usually asked to do off the bat is go on Metformin and lose weight. I’m assuming you’ve been doing that. After that, you must TTC for 6 months. I understand this is frustrating but it is protocol and probably right to see if your body can do it without extra chemical assistance. Women without PCOS are asked to try for 12 months before they get help so you dont have to wait as long. Anyway, you try for 6 months and then you go on Clomid and see if you concieve. I think you are going to be just fine but you have to be a little patient (although I can totally understand the whole “I want to be pregnant NOW!” feeling).

Post # 26
703 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My GYN told me that when someone with PCOS is ready to TTC she’ll take them off birth control and replace it with metformin to treat the insulin resistance and hopefully kick start your period. 

Post # 27
6014 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I have PCOS and i’m going to an endocronologist that is a fertility expert.  I would suggest not listening to the nurse and find an fertility expert.  I’m always surprised at the lack of bedside manner in situations such as  these.  there are a ton of threads about PCOS check them out … they made me feel better! Good Luck 

Post # 29
6891 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

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@angela2011bride: I’m glad the Dr called you, but honestly, the nurse was super insensitive. You would think she would have more tact since PCOS is a fairly common issue. I have it myself. It sounds like she just doesn’t AGREE with some of the things you can do to conceive and was letitng her opinion cloud her judgment. :/ Sorry about that.

I’m glad your Dr called, and I hope the suggestions were more inline with what you have in mind to ttc. The whole clomid thing is false, I believe? I have PCOS and am planning on taking metformin or clomid when I start ttc… Not sure your cyst situation though, and I’m sure it is different depending on that. I’ve actually heard clomid is one of the MOST helpful treatments….

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