It's great to hear when we finally get the care we deserve. This Dr. you're seeing sounds like she might know what she's doing
She may be investigating if you have Wilson Syndrome:
Another thing we PCOS'ers usually have is Adrenal Exhaustion:
And for something a little different:
We have to fight to keep going, even though we aren't getting energy from the food we eat (IR), so what fuels us? Common sense tells me it's reasonable. And this may be what you're refering to when you mention PCOS affecting the Thyroid.
But, really, anything that affects our Endocrine system is bound to affect all of the glands, not just the Pancreas (insulin).
With your PCOS, are you one of the women that bleeds horrendously or doesn't have a period very often? Sorry, personal question, but very relevant in terms of your red cells and anemia. The Canadian method for measuring Ferous levels wants you between 10 & 140; around 90 being optimal. I was at 9. As well, if you don't shed the endometrium, it's bound to affect your levels.
Sugar and wheat. I hear ya, Grrlfrend! I love sugar. I do. But, like a ex boyfriend
you know is bad for you, but still has a death grip on my heart; it's soooooo hard to let go!
And wheat... Bread... We, the human race, are probably all allergic to wheat. Biologically we aren't programmed to eat it. Wheat and dairy, both, we, as a species, don't have the enzymes to properly digest and get all the nutrients out of. So when we even get that dang whole grain stuff, that's supposed to be so healthy, we STILL can't get the good stuff out!
Did you know that we, as humans, are the only species that drinks milk after weaning? Yeah, and we're the only species on the planet that drinks the milk of ANOTHER species? Weird, aren't we?
I gotta write a book