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A bit of history -I've just finished my second Anovulatory cycle... here's the charts. Doc had me start new charts each time that I had spotting/bleeding without an egg... I'm severely hypothyroid, and we're almost to the balance point with the synthroid....<br><br><a href="http://circles.fertilityfriend.com/home/wtchyhlr" target="_blank">http://circles.fertilityfriend.com/home/wtchyhlr</a><br><br>
When I went to the Doc a month ago, she said to come back in a month if I still hadn't ovulated. So i went this morning. She doesn't know why I'm having anov. cycles. She wanted to put me on BCP's for 3 months. I didn't like that idea. AT all. So we drew blood, she's running tests for TSH, LH, FSH, Estradiol and HCG. She did give me a prescription for 10 days of progesterone, and we did a urine preg. test in the office (neg of course) before she would let me take it.<br><br>
So now I have to decide a few things... and I'm going to think about them for a couple of days before i act... afterall its been since June, whats another few days.<br><br>
1. Did my spotting and light flow this last weekend reset my body on its own?<br><br>
2. Do i want to self medicate with herbs before taking the chemical progesterone? There's lots out there that I haven't been doing herbally that I could if I decided I felt comfortable doing it.<br><br>
I know I want to at least wait until I hear back the result of the thyroid test and other hormonal levels before adding provera to the mix..<br><br>
She did suggest trying something in addition to temping to try to see when I'm ovulatinging, either opk's or saliva microscope, or something.... Since I have always had longer cycles, I don't really want to do OPKS because i wouldn't know when to start using them, kwim.....<br><br>
Do any of you have any suggestions?<br><br>
Thanks in advance,<br><br>
Joy
 

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Hi Joy,<br>
You may want to ask your doctor about "Prometrium" which is bio-identical natural progesterone. It is a perscription medication, and I took it for the first trimester of my first 2 pregnancies (to support the pregnancy...I have very low progesterone levels). It is fine to take in pregnancy, and is much more tolerable than Provera. I actually take it now too, because I have Premature Ovarian Failure and take estrogen and progesterone everyday. The only side effect is that it is a bit relaxing and will make you sleepy, so you need to take it at night.<br><br>
Herbs *are* real medicine to me, they often just don't have the studies behind them to say what they do...good or bad.<br><br>
I had infertility treatment for anovulatory cycles and low progesterone for my first 2 children. My winning combo was Clomid and progesterone suppositories (the same progesterone that is in Prometrium).<br><br>
I think it is smart to check your FSH, LH and estrogen levels--so that way you can see where you are at. Does the doctor suspect that you have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)? That is often related to thyroid problems. If so, your testosterone levels should be checked also to confirm it.<br><br>
Educate yourself on infertility all that you can so that you can know the right questions to ask your doctor. Check out this website:<br><a href="http://www.fertilethoughts.com" target="_blank">www.fertilethoughts.com</a><br><br>
There are many different kinds of infertility boards there.<br><br>
Hugs,<br>
Lisa <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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You should also have your prolactin level tested. It could be too high even though you have never had a child before.<br><br>
I couldn't have conceived my only child had I not had my prolactin levels checked and found they were too high to ovulate<br><br><br><br>
Lisa
 
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