Here is my story
I am 34 and started to have BAD symptoms that took me to a doctor in January of 2007. I told my PCP that I was gaining weight, was fatigued, in pain, no energy, hair falling out, dry skin and felt lousy! She said eat less and exercise more. Here's the problem: I am a personal trainer, competative power lifter and certified nutritionist. I am very active, spend about two hours a day lifting weights and an hour on cardio. I keep track of everything I eat and KNOW that I should not be gaining weight. Of course she did the usual work-up and surprise nothing was wrong. I guess I am convincing, because she sent me to an endo, (a terrible endo) who said it must be polycystic ovarian syndome. Bloodwork and an ulrtasound....wrong! So the endo dismissed me and said that if it wasn't PCOS, then I should seek psych treatment. I went back to my PCP because now I was really gaining weight, (110 lbs to date) and the anxiety was awful. I never understood when people complained about panic attacks. Now I do. My PCP, Dr.B, put me on Prozac to help with the anxiety, and found me a new endo. I had to wait almost two months for an appointment, but in the end, it was worth it. The new and my current endo, Dr. Jen, is wonderful.