I am home from the doc and my arm is sore from having blood drawn. I did a urine test and it came back negative for the pregnancy hormone. I also got to be a “training” patient today as my regular doc was being shadowed. Don’t worry they asked for consent and since I have been observed before I didn’t mind and extra set of hands and eyes.
N came with me to the doc today and I am glad he did because we got some weighing news. In addition to not being pregnant my doctor confirmed my suspicions about whacked hormone levels. She even said that I most likely did not ovulate as my chart suggests. Oh and am am still likely to have endometriosis.
My weight may be a factor in my hormone imbalance/ infertility. The other thing that could be causing all this is my thyroid. Right then and there we did blood work to check hormone levels, I got a vaginal ultrasound to check the lining of my uterus. I just ruptured a cyst according to the ultrasound tech and I may or may not have ovulated.
I was prescribed natural progesterone to force my period so that more blood work could be done during the period. I was also informed that I only have 16% body fat and that until I get to 20% I wont have regular cycles.
I am trying to gain 1-2 pounds a week to get me to my ideal weight of 125lbs and I am now waiting for blood test results. Basically I am not pregnant because I am not currently fertile. Nice huh? So that is the update from the doctors office!
I am feeling out of it today and sort of emotionally drained. I am munching on an everything bagel with garden vegetable cream cheese, I’ll have hot pockets for lunch and will snack as much as I can until dinner when we are having pizza. I am trying to gain weight but it is not as easy as eating more..
So, yeah- that is all I have right now.