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I had the opportunity to consult with Dr. Mary Martin last weekend, the OB/GYN from Oklahoma City who specializes in the Billings Ovulation Method. We went over my charts and she said I really need to be on Metformin for my PCOS. I've asked my regular ob/gyn for that before, but he didn't really understand why I needed it if I wasn't trying to get pregnant. That was before Logan.
So, I went in to see him again yesterday, because all the PCOS loveliness is flaring up again. Took my doctor's kit with me (it's a BOM presentation we use for medical professionals, different than the one we for regular couples). In the past 7 years, we've discussed NFP briefly and he knows that's what we do. But I never had the guts to get into more detail with him.
I gave him the medical introduction to the BOM, so he could understand a bit about what's wrong with my chart and why I need the Met. He listened and was very interested. Get this!!! He goes,
"It's been many years since I saw all this, but it was a good refresher for me. A lady who used to teach the BOM around here gave me the book once upon a time and explained it all. I used to refer patients to her all the time, too bad she doesn't teach anymore. I have no one to send patients to. The work the Billings did is fascinating."
Isn't that HILARIOUS!!! Lesson learned, don't be a chicken about speaking up about NFP. You just never know.
Yeah, I have very long cycles with confusing enough patterns that it's been hard to figure out a BIP. I've been working very hard to do what I can on my end by losing weight (only 10-15lb more to go!) - so Dr. Mary Martin predicted I would see a noticeable difference in my cycles. Even if they don't shorten a whole lot, she said I should see that persistent CM disappear and might even start having real dry days.