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So today I went to see a new gyno (female) and told her my symptoms below. She said since my fsh is only 7 that I wasn't in peri yet. This is my 4th gyno.
The first one put me on birth control and after 6 months or so my pms symptoms came back tenfold. For various reasons she wasn't the right fit.
The second and third gyno were not very supportive. They rushed in and basically wanted to give me the BC pill before rushing back out. They also said I wasn't perimenopausal because I was still having periods monthly plus because my symptoms were with me all month and not just around my period time.
When I kept telling the second gyno my symptoms, out of frustration and lack of time (only spent 10 min. At appointment) he wrote out prescription for HRT. Then he rushed out the door. When I got home and looked at the prescription it was for the highest dose. When I emailed him, he didn't even remember. And when I asked how I should take them, he said it was up to me since it was experimental. I don't want to start HRT without a good supportive caring doctor so hence the fourth gyno.
The fourth one seems supportive and she wants to check my fsh and hormone levels this next period on day 3. None of the other ones did any testing except fsh. So she seems more thorough. But she is saying BC pill rather than HRT.
After being on this board and having so many identical peri symptoms I'm sure that I'm peri. I'm 47. I feel so confused. Do I keep looking for a new gyno? Do I just experiment and try HRT on my own?
Any suggestions, thoughts would be appreciated.
Some of the symptoms I have:
Feeling generally horrible
Off balance feeling
Doom and gloom feeling
Waking up middle of night warm all over
Forgetful, can't concentrate/focus
Overwhelmed with the littlest of things
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