Friday, October 30, 2009

Progesterone cream plus

The new formulation of progesterone cream came in today. It has other things added to it. The formulation includes DIM concentrate T14, GABA, DHEA, Pregnenolone. The DIM and GABA are what is different about the new formulation. It is suppose to help my mood. I have been on Progesterone cream for the last four months and it has the following effect on my cycles.
1. BBT elevated temp. as expected
2. Early ovulation, 2-3days earlier than normal. Cycle shorter by 2/3 days. No effect on Luteal phase which is 10-12 days with spotting
3. Some calming effect but not entirely sure since I am struggling this cycle.

I am not good with following Drs. orders. I was told to take DHEA and prenatal vitamins but have not started yet. I was on prenatal vitamins for a year on and off but my stomach feels weird after a few hours of taking it.

Today has been a better day compared to the last couple of days. I still have lower back pain but the headache is faint. I will start the new cream right away, I am on cd17.

On a separate note I haven't had bread in the last six month (gluten free diet) and craving it. This weekend I want to experiment with some of the gluten free bread recipes I found on line.


Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Today was another tough day. Lower back pain and foggy brain. Light numbing headache. I do not know what sets on these symptoms. Usually I am OK after ovulation but not this cycle. I haven't felt this bad since at least four month ago. Like I said I don't know what to do about it. At work I keep on going as if all is good but physical and emotionally I am hurting a lot. If I walk around for a few mintues I will have to come back to my desk and stretch out my back.

Today is P+5 and for a few seconds I tried to associate these feelings with early pregnancy sympotms. How silly and messed up this IF makes me. We only tried once this cycle and I know the chance is very slim but here I dream that this horrible pain and feelings I have is may be due to pregnancy.

For now I just want to feel OK, no headaches, no back pains, no funny stomach issues. Just need to be feeling better so I can go on with my life.


Monday, October 26, 2009

Tough Monday

It usually takes me minutes to fall asleep but yesterday it was different. It didn't take me too long but I felt uneasy before going to bed. This morning I walk up and I had one of those foggy headaches and getting up was difficult. Driving to work was painful. When I have this fogginess and numb headaches my eye sight is also affected. I have floaters (hair like and dots) in my eye and during this headaches it gets worse. I had stopped driving on the beltway since I have had a few unexpected jabbing pains while driving and the fogginess doesn't help so I take the local road. All day I had this headache and anxious feeling that wouldn't go away even after I had taken A.d.vil. But I made it through the day. It seems like after a couple of hours of break after work the fogginess has lifted a bit. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day. I don't know how long I can go on functioning as if all is ok with this kind of days. It is just too painful.

I called the pharmacy to ship the second formulation of Progesterone cream that the Dr has ordered. She said she will add a few things to the cream that should help with the fogginess and mood swings. It should be here in two days, I can't wait.


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Early Ovulation

Sunday flew by so quickly I didn't have time to relax. I spent the day cooking and visited family.

Ovulation is early this cycle too even though I didn't use the progesterone cream before ovulation. My Dr. had prescribed Progesterone cream from CD4 until my period however it seem like this has caused me to ovulate 3 days earlier the last two cycles. So for this cycle I only started using it after ovulation, but still ovulated two days earlier than usual. It seem like this cycle is a waste, we only tried once since DH has a cold. So the 2ww wait is officially on but I am not expecting anything, it is nice to take time off.

I had a few anxious moments today but not anything big. I hate feeling this way.


Saturday, October 24, 2009

My Story

This is my first post and I don’t know where to start. After reading so many helpful blogs on endometriosis and infertility I thought I would share my experience. Before my diagnosis I had never heard of endometriosis. I have always been in pain related to my cycle which gradually got worse. I think for me it was triggered by the stress of moving to another country when in High school. I always had painful periods and which I thought was normally for some people.

In my early 20s I saw a Dr. for anxiety attacks. I went through college with a lot of emotional and physical turmoil. I was always tired, foggy, hungry and anemic. I tried to get help but no Dr. could tell me what was wrong. The pain started getting worse in my 30s and I landed in the emergency room after I had an attack, I truly though I was having a heart attack. For as long as I remember I always sat a certain way where I had to press down my right leg continuously which made the endo pain a little less. I had a laparoscopy surgery a year ago where they removed most of the endo around one of my ovaries and also polyps in my uterus. I also had chocolate cysts. Although the surgery helped some within a few months all the pain was back. My RE thinks it is scar tissue but I feel like the endo is back. However after going on a gluten free diet for the last few month I am feeling much better and the pain has been somewhat manageable.
There were times earlier this year that I thought holding a job was becoming impossible. I am still struggling with foggy brain, headaches, anxiety attacks, and pain around ovulation. I do not want to go through another surgery; I feel that this would not be an answer for me. I have been seeing a Naturopath Dr and waiting to see if this will solve some of my issues. We have been TTC for almost 2 years with no luck and it sucks big time.