Hi everyone! I am very very confused. The latest endoc I visited said I have PCOS according to my LH and FSH levels. My gynecologist said I don't have such problem. But this endoc says the LH bigger than the FSH means I am PCOS.
My LH is 7.51, and my FSH is 6.11 . According to every article I found online, it says LH/FSH should be bigger than 2-3 to say that this person has PCOS. My ratio is nearly 1.23 !
I don't believe what this endoc said. The last 4 mounths are the only months in my life I have experienced irregular and missed periods. I am not takimg the PCOS medication he gave me. I insisted on searching my pituitary functions and reason behing why my thyroid levels are low - but somehow doctors react agressive to such offers. I still believe the complaints I have are because of my low thyroid hormones. But I am so scared of self-medicating as all the endocs were very very sure about I don't need a thyroid medication. After some of your's answers to my earlier post (it was about pituitary tests), I looked up the other test results I have from last 1 year. I saw that I have Growth Hormone test result, maybe this takes me somewhere;
--- test date 07.09.2017
IGF-1(CLIA) 181 (range 107-367)
Growth Hormone (CLIA) 5.49 (range 0-8.00)
T3 1.80 (range 0.80-2.00)
--- test from 10 days ago
FT3 3.60 (range 3.10-6.80)
FT4 13.90 (range 12.00-22.00)
T3 0.75 (range 0.80-2.00)
T4 6.02 (range 5.10-14.10
TSH 1.30 (range 0.30-4.00)
Doctors said these results are okay, my thyroid is doing fine (they just told me to keep testing in every once in a while). But I have low thyroid function symptoms, and what I know is these hormones are optimal when they are above their midranges.
I read that if RT3 is higher than 15 (in another source it says 12) it is not a good sign. My result from around 2-3 months ago is
RT3 18 (range 10-24)
By the way I have hypoglycemia due to insulin resistance -even though I exercise very well regularly- and I am on metformin for last 2 months. I haven't seen its good or bad affect yet. I was hoping that to be my miracle symptom healer but obviously it is not. I believe this is because my only problem is not the insulin resistance. The latest endoc said my insulin resistance is due to the PCOS-but as I said, what he claims is unbelievable.
Please help me! I am very desperate and tired of searching this, reading articles and visiting doctors. What should I do now?