I'm going to start with the good news first:
My hormones ROCK! Apparently the regimen that Dr. Nora has me on, coupled with the HCG and Es.trace has finally done the trick. In February my Peak +7 progesterone was 109.9 nmol/L and my estrogen was 588pmol/L. And at my last Peak +7 (we were away in the DR, so I missed March, wasn't that wonderful?), my progesterone was 98.1 nmol/L and my estrogen was 688pmol/L.
Five viable cycles.
I'm so happy that my body seems to be working.
Unfortunately, this is where the good news ended. Dr. T wanted me to have my insulin-resistance tested and I dragged my feet for the longest time to get it done. I knew that I didn't have PCOS, so I didn't think that it was important.
Alas, my bloodwork proved otherwise.
My glucose fasting level was 4.7mmol/L and after two hours it was 6.2mmol/L. My insulin at fasting was 56.0pmol/L. After drinking the nasty orange drink and waiting two hours my insulin was 247.0pmol/L.
That is not good.
I am so glad that Mr. JB was with me and that I had my i.Phone so I could text TCIE and Sew. I don't have PCOS, and my male hormones aren't elevated (at least they weren't when I had my last full hormone panel done in July). I have a prescription for Met.formin and yet another bunch of dietary restrictions.
I feel so defeated, but I know that I should feel relieved that I have something else to fix. My insulin-resistance could be a missing link. I was hoping to get tested for MTHFR, but my doctor had an urgent call about a patient in ICU and the end of our appointment was cut short. I hope that Dr. Nora and I can work on a game plan so I can present a better case to Dr. T in June.
So, what do I do now? I eat really well, but I'm lost when it comes to low GI foods. From what little I found out from Dr. Google is that foggy brain and fatigue are two symptoms -- two things that I have attributed to adrenal fatigue (Dr. T was okay with my self-increase of my morning dosage, she even wrote me another prescription, so now I'm at 10mg in the morning and at lunch).
I'm trying not to freak out, but it's hard. My diet is already so limited that yet another set of restrictions may push me off the edge!