Originally Posted by Laggie
Is there a reason why you're seeing an obgyn instead of a fertility specialist/RE? In any case, I'm glad you're not going back to her!
There are very long waiting lists to see REs here. I called in January, and the earliest appointment they could offer was at the end of May, which I took. But I've been having weird pains lately, so I wanted to see an obgyn in the meantime just to check for cysts. According to the ultrasound she did, I have none. I'm not sure how much I trust this dr now, but I'm hoping cysts would be pretty obvious on the screen.
While I was there, she told me I didn't need a specialist b/c she could fix me. I figured I would give her a shot since my appt wasn't for awhile anyone, and if she couldn't help me, I still had that. Boy, do I wish I had just left then and there. The drama was not worth it.
In the beginning, I thought things were going ok since she seemed to be concerned about my long cycles at least, did the u/s, and then right away drew blood to test my thyroid. That sounded proactive, I thought. But then when I went back in yesterday for the results, which were all normal, she said there was nothing wrong with my hormones and she did not need to do any more tests. The brochure I have from the RE lists tons of tests, so I knew that wasn't quite right. Then she offered me the 2 options to either do nothing for 6 months or give me "hormones" for 3 months. I thought she meant clomid or something to make me ovulate better, but it turned out she was effectively trying to put me on birth control (though she adamantly denied this). Then she grew angry and aggressive when I asked her to explain, so I told her she was completely unreasonable and then I left.
I'm feeling pretty upset about the whole thing. I should have known from the beginning that she was weird b/c when I came in for the first appt, I had my son with me, and she made me reschedule b/c he was in her opinion "too wild". And then she always was impatient when I asked questions, as though I should just sit there and listen w/o speaking. Oh, well. Retrospect.
Thank you all for your sympathy. I'm trying to see this as just a lesson I learned, annoyed as I am with the totally unprofessional attitude with which I was treated.