Fertility Blog Day #1
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
My naturopath wants me to blog about my food and TTC efforts, so I thought SP would be the place for that!
Recent diagnoses (all of which involve difficulty conceiving): very high TSH, low AMH (I'm running out of eggs), Compound MTFHR mutation, insufficient Vitamin D (in the toilet, per the doctor). Waiting on FSH results. Doing estrogen, progesterone, etc. this cycle.
Summary diagnoses: delayed ovulation, short luteal phase, premature ovarian failure, hypothyroid, compound MTFHR (clotting disorder). Still waiting to see if rest of tests add to my list :/
Meds: maca root, vitamin D, methylated folate (5mtf), methyl-protect, Chinese herbs, cod liver oil, prenatal, aspirin 81 mg daily.
Other treatments: weekly acupuncture
My naturopath wants me on an anti-inflammatory diet for fertility and to log how everything I eat makes me feel. If it causes bloating, fatigue, irritation, etc - I can't have that food anymore.
Breakfast - cheese bagel with cream cheese and a green tea with honey. Surprisingly, the bagel (not on my approved list of food) digested well and I didn't feel sleepy at all. Historically, though, carbs are no good for me, so maybe I can have a bagel on the go, but not just sitting around at home. The green tea and honey has been a great replacement for the lattes and I don't even miss the coffee!
Lunch - turkey defrosted from thanksgiving and a small serving of instant mashed potatoes (no added milk, bitter, etc...just water). Overall good feelings - not happy with the mashed potatoes. Fortunately, I didn't like them. It did not bring on a binge. This day has been good so far and not typical of a carb-filled day. I'm not sure why this is so,
Dinner - a roast with carrots, onions, garlic a and a small amount of yams. Haven't eaten yet, so not sure! I'll edit the post later.
Snacks - sunflower seeds :) yum! In the shell, they keep me busy and a small amount goes a long way.
Exercise: not much, but I took the dogs for a walk. I need to get some good boots so I can take them out by the river trails.
Overall feeling good today, but I did have acupuncture and she always leaves ,e feeling calm and happy! I'll take it!