Last week I went to my OBGYN to get my hormones tested. I currently don't have a derm. because honestly, after going through 3 pretty bad ones in the past, I don't trust them. I really want to get to the root of my hormone imbalance so my OBGYN is where I went as a start. I left practically stomping out of the office because she wouldn't let me get two words in, especially because I had a whole list of notes on my phone of I wanted to discuss with her. She basically told me my only options where the BC pill or Retin-A.
I told her I wouldn't accept either of those options so she said she could test my estrogen and testosterone levels but that's all she could do and that should tell me if I *really do* have hormonal imbalance. What a load of crap. Lo and behold, I get a phone call from them today and the levels are "normal." Cuz, ya know, it's not like we have any other hormones besides those two (sarcasm, obviously).
My question is, where do I go from here? She suggested seeing my GP since I'm not happy with what she can offer me, so I made an appointment with him since I am much more open and comfortable with him anyway. I really am considering going as far as an endocrinologist because for the past few months my acne has gotten me pretty depressed. It's never done that before, despite the fact that it's currently more well behaved lately... not clear by any means, but moreso mild/moderate rather than completely moderate, if that makes sense.
I know my options, whether they be Rx or natural supplements, but I'd really like some feedback/suggestions of where to go so I can actually KNOW what the root of the problem is. Try a new derm? Or maybe just go straight to an endocrinologist?