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June 12th, 2009, 08:04 AM
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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.

And I got the Met!!!
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June 12th, 2009, 02:05 PM
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That's great, can he now send patients to you? lol
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June 12th, 2009, 02:35 PM
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Yeah, I was going to say, why doesn't he refer his patients to you??
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June 12th, 2009, 02:35 PM
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He said he would! He didn't know I was a teacher before now!
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June 12th, 2009, 05:41 PM
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That is really cool, Shawna
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June 12th, 2009, 11:11 PM
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That's great - and you will get work out of it! I hope the Met works for you, sadly I don't see a change in me, but I don't have the long cycles - I have most of the other symptoms though.
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June 13th, 2009, 12:07 PM
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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.
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June 13th, 2009, 06:17 PM
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Shawna can you tell me more about POCS and how you were diagnoised?
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June 13th, 2009, 09:31 PM
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Here's some information about it:
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I have all the symptoms, so my doctor agreed it was likely PCOS. Dr. Mary Martin agreed, based on my BOM chart which she regards as a diagnostic tool.
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June 14th, 2009, 08:25 AM
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My doctor did a trans vaginal and pelvic u/s to test to see if I had cysts and did. That is how I was diagnosed.
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June 14th, 2009, 04:08 PM
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Thanks for the info ladies.
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