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Dr's Appointment and Other Things


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

So at my Dr's appointment yesterday I actually DID still get massaged! WOOHOO! It was pretty neat. due to finding the uterus and whatnot, that massage gets pretty intimate in location, but I felt very comfortable with this doctor - she is great! And the massage was cool - she found my uterus and it was leaning to the left a little so she tried to help line it up, and she said it did feel "ready to bleed" since I mentioned I'm spotting a bit and should be having my cycle start soon.

This Dr suggested we get an ultrasound to check out my ovaries, since that will really help identify if I'm dealing with PCOS or still just hormone imbalance.

Of course I still don't know more about the Hashimoto's treatment protocol, but I did have some direction on some more things to help make my reproductive system happy and regulated. I'm adding another herbal supplement and I'm going to start tracking my temperature to check if I'm ovulating or not during my cycles.
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CECE0330 8/1/2013 12:51PM

    Hola, old pal! I go in bits & pieces on Spark, and have been hanging out in the zumba teams lately, but happened upon your page again and read through some of your recent blogs. I went through unexplained infertility and just wanted to share some things from the other side if you weren't aware of them. I had several PCOS symptoms, though I never was officially diagnosed, and for me, what helped a TON was going gluten free. There are 12-15 women I met through Fertility Friends (i'll get to that site in a minute) 7 years ago when I tried going for baby #2 that I still speak to (we have a private group on FB) and just about ALL of us now have gone gluten free/Paleo to very good results. These are women who had a variety of reproductive issues, including PCOS, and many feel that gluten was inadvertently causing some of the issues.

As for Fertility Friends, I recommend the site to EVERYONE I know who is trying to get pregnant, be it month #1 or #15 of trying. There are many free tools, such as temp charting, ovulation prediction, etc but if you also pay a nominal fee, you get access to the forums. I cannot even tell you how much I learned about my own reproductive system simply by having that resource of other women who are having the exact same medical issues/limitations. I believe 100% that the 2nd time around of getting pregnant was so much easier because o the knowledge I gained (using estrogen cream to lengthen my luteal phase, as I'm a late ovulator.)

Sorry to blab on for so long, or if this was getting too personal, or presumptive. As I mentioned, I recommend that site to everyone I know, because once you do get pregnant, you switch over to the pregnancy side and are in contact with women in the same pregnancy phase as you, which was also sooooo comforting. GL!

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SEEHOLZ 7/27/2013 1:57PM

    It sounds like you are doing what you can and you are on your way! Keeping my fingers crossed for you :-)

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FITGIRL15 7/18/2013 6:11PM

    Wow! This procedure sounds very intense! But your doctor sounds really great! I hope she can help you through this issue!!!

Good Luck, Lady!!!

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TRACYZABELLE 7/18/2013 1:55AM

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MBSHAZZER 7/17/2013 9:58AM

    Dana, glad to hear things are looking up medically! Fingers crossed that your thyroid issue resolves soon!

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KENSINGTONC 7/17/2013 8:37AM

    I'm glad to hear you've found someone you trust! Sounds like you and she are on the right track. I also highly recommend the cheap-o ovulation sticks that you can order in bulk from Amazon - at first can be kind of challenging to interpret, but I found it easier than temp-tracking and kind of fun too. :-)

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