Seeing the doctor on Monday
I've got an appointment with a doctor on Monday to see if I can get something to help with the PCOS I'm 99% certain I have.
I've got almost all of the symptoms - erratic periods (sometimes I won't have one for months, and then I'll have one that lasts 4-6 weeks), excess body hair, weight gain particularly around the mid-section (although I take most of the responsibility for that!), a patch of thinning hair, skin tags, feeling down/depressed a lot, etc.
I understand I'll probably need a blood test, but will I have to wait a long time to get something to treat it? I really want the contraceptive pill + something like cyproterone acetate that deals with the excess body hair and thinning patch, and ideally a prescription for the cream that helps with facial hair. But it's bothering me so much that I don't want to be kept waiting for any longer than I need to.
I guess what I'm asking is, how long did it take for your diagnosis and then treatment? I know it will probably vary across different areas of the country, but at least I'll know roughly how long I can expect.