This is a really late reply since you originally posted this...
I have PCOS and had three pregnancies. I have a 19-year-old son and 15 year-old triplets. I had a miscarriage (blighted ovum) between the pregnancies. I went through fertility treatments with all three.
I highly, highly recommend that you don't mess around with a regular ob when you decide you want to get pregnant. I went off b/c about 6 months before we really wanted to try, but I knew it wasn't going to be successful because I never had periods.
In my personal opinion, a woman with PCOS should not waste any time. If you know you have PCOS and do not have regular periods, definitely start right away with a fertility specialist.
See a good dermatologist about the facial hair. I take a daily medication for that and acne. It really works. PCOS also does not mean that you will automatically get diabetes. Fortunately, I don't have it and I'm almost 48.
Definitely be an advocate for yourself. Sounds like you need a new doctor. It's my understanding the Metformin is standard treatment for PCOS, and if a doctor is educated about PCOS, s/he would know that. AND, she should know that "just lose weight" is not really a very helpful comment.
I didn't have to take Metformin and was able to manage my weight with exercise and diet, but my daughter is struggling. Hang in there.View Thread
I was diagnosed with PCOS over 30 years ago. I found that my periods would just "show up" for a lack of better word. There wasn't anything to worry about, in my case. Remarkably, when I was in my mid to late 30s, I started having regular periods. Crazy!View Thread