Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Doctor's Appointment

Ay, ay, ay, how many times am I going to use that title? lol

Boomz and I went to my NaPro doctor yesterday prepared for a fight.  We were expecting to have to push Dr. L into doing more testing and being more open-minded about things.  We were pleasantly surprised! :)

First of all, she told me what she thinks I have-early menopause.  She said my FSH levels are super high (151 the first time I got tested and 165 the second...I checked to make sure she uses the same scale as everyone else.  She does.) She said there's not a lot of research on this, so we're in "uncharted territory".  She's a little confused, because my body responded to treatment for 9 months so my "uterus still works" (her words), but my FSH levels are through the roof.  She mentioned adre.nal fat.igue and Wils.on's Syndrome, which made me so happy because I thought she wouldn't "believe in" those things since they're so controversial.  Clo.mid was also mentioned, but I don't really remember why since I'm not cycling (sorry! It was a long day yesterday).  So she's testing my FSH/LH levels again, along with my TSH, T3, T4, testosteron.e, pit.ocin, and about a million other things.  The nurse had to take TEN VIALS of blood!  I was freaking out so much because of the needle that I had to lay on a bed while she was taking my blood. lol  Boomz was so wonderful, though!  He stood behind me and held my hand and talked about the newest Char.lie Sh.een craziness to keep my mind off of the needle sticking in my vein.  He also made sure I was given orange juice afterward so I wouldn't pass out. :)

I should have written this post right after we came home, because I can't remember the details of the appointment and now it doesn't make sense. lol  Oh well.  I'm just glad I didn't have to push Dr. L to re-test my thyroid and she's looking into the adre.nal fati.uge.  Oh, she also suggested going GF and giving up dairy.  Ughhhh.  So after we eat all of the glut.en-filled food we have in the apartment, I'm going to make a GF meal plan.  I'm nervous about this because money is tight, and I've heard GF stuff is expensive.  Plus, I'm not allowed to lose any weight, and I've read going GF makes you do that sometimes.  

I have mixed emotions about all of this.  I'm obviously upset Dr. L thinks I'm in early menopause, but I'm happy something is being done and I still have some hope.  I don't really know why, but I do. :)  

Prayer buddy (and the rest of ya!), if you could please pray for guidance for my doctor, I would really appreciate it!  Thank you so much!

P.S.  Sorry this post doesn't flow or make sense. lol  It's late and I wrote whatever came into my head. 


  1. You and your doctor are in my prayers!

  2. Glad to hear your doctor is being more pro-active. Prayers for all of you.

  3. Praying for you and your doctor! I just went GF this past November, if you have any questions, let me know - I'd be happy to talk about it. :)

  4. 1) RICE is a very cheap gluten-free grain! :-D
    2) sometimes people who go on GF diets actually gain weight. Thought I'd tell you that so that you have some hope!

    I have a bajillion clients right now but really want to help you so please email me if you need anything. Hugs!

  5. de-lurking to add gluten-free encouragement.
    -it's a different mindsetto start with, but gets easier--i promise!
    -my husband and toddler have been able to gain weight and get to a comfortable weight now that our household is 100% gf.
    -pre-made gf things are expensive, but many meals you make now are probably easily converted to gf and there are wonderful resources online and some great cookbooks out there.
    -i've been cooking gf for my husband for 6 years now and our house has been 100% gf for a year now and i promise it's not insurmountable. i promise! i like the gf bread recipes (and some of the other recipes) on

    my prayers join everyone else's!

  6. Uvwont loose weight going gf. ;). It can be cheap if u don't's a pain at times but it's easy. Tell Dini rice pasta instead of wheat pasta for the sauce!! ;). I can help u!! ;)

  7. I just wanted to let you know - there's a terrific GF all-purpose flour at j.ules g.luten free website. It's $20 for a 5 lb bag, which is crazy considering I can get regular flour for $1... but there you have it. :) The website has deals and free shipping offers all the time, though, so sign up for emails. Also - the best GF bread is U.di's. :) Good luck!