I'm not surprised since my Napro doc and my naturopath saw blood in my urine when they tested for my UTI. I'm disappointed nonetheless.
But on the bright side, I can get my hormone and ultrasound panel done before I start working in July AND I can get my thyroid and Vitamin D blood work (along with my FSH and other assorted items that were checked off on my blood requisition). I have to thank Sew and Barbie for sending me a link for getting my adrenals tested. I'm going to save a TON getting it done at a lab in the States!
I didn't mention that my Napro doc is changing my post-Peak protocol for the next two cycles. I'm still on the triple dose of F.emara (but only for two more cycles, since apparently one can't be on such a high dose for long) and she wants to decrease my HCG to three needles rather than four. My dosage is still the same, but I only have to inject on Peak +3, +5, and +9. My progesterone level is really good, it's my estrogen that's still low.
In May (the "Oops, I didn't mix the HCG properly month") my estrogen was 209 and my progesterone was 101 (again, sorry, I don't know the units. In June my estrogen was 253 and my progesterone was 200.5.
Does anyone out there have a tip on how to boost estrogen levels? My Napro doc mentioned that my estrogen would've been lower this month because of the lack of HCG. She also wanted to try progesterone (either via lozenge or vaginally) again, but I told her that I would LOSE MY MIND if I went off of HCG. It was pretty funny since Mr. JB piped up and said that on HCG my PMS was so much better.
Lastly, my thyroid was checked when I first did my hormone panel in April 2008. Who knows if anything changed since my surgeries. My money is on my adrenals being wonky. My naturopath put me on an adrenal support since December 2009 because I was sick for so long (I had a cold for FOUR months!). I've also dealt with a heck of a lot of infection in the past year so my immune system has been working overtime.
For those of you out there that have adrenal issues, what is your doctor doing for you?
Anyhow, I need to get my infertile butt in gear. We're headed to Mr. JB's dad's place for the night and I'm still wearing my yoga clothes from this morning!
Update: While Mr. JB was driving to the country I did some research on Dr. Google (I know, bad, bad JellyBelly!). It seems like DHEA is used to treat low estrogen (if anyone out there has any experince with DHEA, you're welcome to correct me, I was reading on the tiny screen of my i.Phone!). Is anyone out there on DHEA?
Waaaaay back when I started my blog someone recommended DHEA to me and I've always had it in the back of my head. Now, after having my surgeries I know that it wouldn't have helped since my pelvis was a mess, but I'm wondering what if it would help now.