In another thread I noticed several people who mentioned that they had PCOS. I'm just curious as to how your diagnosis came about and who made the initial diagnosis. I'd never heard of it until 5-6 years ago when a co-worker (also an RN) was talking to me about it. I did not think much about it because she was talking about infertility issues, and I was NOT trying to get pregnant. Later that year, I saw a new ARNP at my OB/GYN who said I had PCOS. I was not TTC, and I was not able to take Metformin/Glucophage due to a kidney issue. This whole time my family doctor was saying that I did not have PCOS. He felt that PCOS was being overly diagnosed. My OB/GYN moved, and I went back to my family practice doctor for all care, so I really haven't "talked PCOS" in several years. He's now partially retired, so I have had to find a new doctor. She agreed with my former doctor that I do not have PCOS. She did, however, feel that I have an issue, but is upset that the diagnosis of PCOS was made without taking a few things in my medical history into consideration and without having me see an endocrinologist. I'm in the process of being tested for Cushings syndrome, which does have symptoms that overlap with PCOS. My chiropractor even once asked me if I'd ever heard of Cushings, but he didn't elaborate. Part of me is relieved that I might actually get to the bottom of the medical issues I've have plagued me in the 10 years since I had to take massive doses of steriods for another medical issue. A bigger part of me is aggravated to think that the other office jumped on the PCOS diagnosis that fast. I guess I'm just curious about how others got their diagnosis so I can compare notes to see what things, if any, were left off of my PCOS exam and diagnosis.