Bummed about my low hormones
May 19, 2010 3:06 PM Subscribe
I have low hormones and am not sure what to do about it if I should do anything at all before my intrauterine insemination June1st. I could use some advice if anyone knows about hormones and IUIs and supplements.
posted by grablife365 to health & fitness (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Sorry this is rather long.
I'm 24, I've just returned from my RE appointment and apparently my body is possibly not on track this cycle. I could use some advice whether to just calm down or tips and advice on what to do.
I've always ovulated on a very regular 30 day cycle since I can remember. December 2008 I started the pill for period pain, later thought to be Endometriosis. I switched four or five times but I've just finished my yellow pill of Seasonique on Sunday or Monday (the 3rd out of 7 - my doctor doesn't care if I don't take them all. Always told me not to worry about it). So I'm just coming off the pill.
I missed a week in March because of some pretty bad pains and my period came. I went back on the pill and then in April like clockwork my body was right back trying to have a period even down to feeling ovulation pains or something around the day I would have ovulated had I not been on the pill. My doc suggested I stay on the pill till I was ready to try. I don't know if that episode made her think my body would line up right after but I did ask her if I should get off the month before.
My ultrasound showed nothing wrong with my ovaries and my lining was 1.8 I believe is what it was. It was thin enough like she wanted.
Today is CD2 and my levels were:
FSH - 1.10 They like 12 or less
E2 (estrogen) less than 20 They like less than 60
The nurse said that its not cause for concern right now. It's not that they don't think it will happen, its just not definite that it will happen. My medications are being ordered but its still a wait and see thing.
These are lower than they like and now we're monitoring to see if I'll even produce anything this cycle and if not my next cycle will include drugs. I've always ovulated or so I was so sure with Mittelschmerz and everything on date which was why I wasn't going to be given Clomid. I'm scheduled for a monitored triggered natural cycle June 1st.
I have Fertilitea from Fairhaven Health http://www.fairhavenhealth.com/fertilitea.html (drank 5 cups so far since Monday), royal jelly (taken 2), selenium (taken 4), L-Arginine (haven't taken), Rainbow Light prenatal that I've been taking for at least two months, Co Q 10 (taken for about a week), Maca and Spirulina (haven't taken). The majority of my food is wheat and gluten free. I'm not sure if these are messing with my levels.
I was considering acupuncture before for endo but didn't get to it. Now I'm thinking about it for this but think I'm too late as I only have less than two weeks left.
I have not had any problems with thyroid, PCOS has been ruled out and nothing else has put up any bells other than Endo and thats not a major concern right now.
Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Other supplements? Should I just wait for th next cycle? Get tested for something else? I'd like to go ahead if I can with this cycle if I can. Is it too soon to say if that would be possible? Should I just stop thinking so much about it?