Tuesday, February 17, 2009

And so we meet again...

Long time no see, huh?

Fast forward a few years since I last wrote. 2009 is a new year and I've been taking a PCOS health inventory.

The child is now 5 years old. She had her birthday last month. I just weaned her last fall at the start of preschool. It was a long, successful, gentle nursing career but the time had come. (At last!) We aren't planning any others.

Over hte holidays, I was feeling beserk and taking it out on spouse to the point of ridiculousness. I was fatigued, irritable, irrational. I felt like something was the matter with me but I couldn't put my finger on it.

Paul and I have been trying to spend more time together and that helps on the relationship front. More than I can say. (This thing with having a child -- it is a huge cut into couple time. And he's had work stress, so we'd been doing the ships in the night thing. That didn't help with my frame of mind while I was coping with body issues.)

Went to my family practice and got my PAP done, got a round of Provera and immediately felt better after two pills, felt way better after a very heavy period. It had been AWOL for over 5 months. I started OrthoCyclen again and now that I'm into my 3rd pack I feel so much saner I can't believe I was a raging horomonal lunatic a few weeks back.

I got my endoc. labs back, and endoc. put me on a higher dose of Levoxyl for my hypothyroid. I knew it was off!

I also got on iron supplements because I was way low. That was a surprise.

Both thyroid and low iron could explain the heavy fatigue I was feeling.

My testosterone was fine and didn't bother checking estrogens since treatment would have been to put me back on the pill and I already started it. I'm not sure how I feel about that but its my first visit with this new endoc.

(The old one I liked retired.)

The other surprise was that I show no insulin resistance! I had been complaining about my Glucophage making me feel weird to Paul and I wasn't taking it all. So now it is up to me if I feel like taking it or not and to make it easier on my stomach Endoc offered Glumetza -- a different brand of metformin. I'm giving it a try and so far so good.

So now I'm at square one at last...

The diet and exercise part of the whole PCOS mess.

And I need to make a dentist appointment next.