Friday, August 8, 2008
Back to square one. Fertility.
I have been praying much about my health, fertility and well-being lately. It led me to go back to Marilyn M. Shannon's book Fertility, Cycles & Nutrition . I am glad that I did. In chapter 6 of the book, she talks about low thyroid function. This is what initially led me to going to an endocrinologist. I left with no diagnosis. Normal basal temps should be between 97.4 and 97.8. I am on day 18 and my basal today was 96.76. Not good. I've been to two endos with no diagnosis and at this point I'm frustrated and mad. I can't get energy, lose weight or maintain a pregnancy.
Today I took matters into my own hands through an online site of people who have been in my position. Stop the Thyroid Madness has natural ways to help people through diet and supplements. I am doing it, forging ahead and realize I can take blood tests until the cows come home and I will still be sub-clinical. I have many, MANY of the symptoms of hypothyroidism. My son is HT as well. I am starting slow on the supplements. I am currently on supplements for liver, whole food multi, red clover, B's, C and E. The thyroid tabs will be another addition. I'm quite sick of doctors and labs. All they have provided is unpaid bills that my insurance won't cover because they cannot diagnose me. If I felt like I was the least bit off in my observation, I would not be taking this step. Not one of my endos would make anything of my low temps. If they can't solve it with a big-pharm pill or surgery, it doesn't exist. (I warned you I was mad and frustrated). I was able to get pregnant a year ago. I don't want to jump back on that clomid train until I solve the underlying problem. I suppose I am just frustrated that I allowed the doctors(endos in particular) to bully me to the point of giving up. I will keep you posted on how this goes. I'm sure someone has dealt with this. I just don't know who.
(The bunny pic isn't related. I just needed something darn cute to cheer me up...ha)