Dear AF, please never let CD3 be on a Sunday again. My RE has offices all over New England, including one about 25 minutes from me. The local office is open Monday-Saturday, the main one over an hour away is the only one that is open Sundays. I tried talking them into CD2 or CD4 BW, didn't work. And the wait time is LONG on Sundays.
|Results||What It Does|
|FSH||Normal||Gauge of ovarian reserve.|
|Estradiol||High||Abnormally high levels on CD3 may indicate existence of a functional cyst or diminished ovarian reserve.|
|LH||Normal||Normal LH level is similar to FSH. Ovulation hormone.|
My appointment ended with 10 vials of blood on an empty stomach. Everything came back normal except my Estradiol (Estrogen). This has always been assumed to be fucked up since I'm labeled "estrogen sensitive" after my love of hugging the porcelain god every time I'm on estrogen-based birth control. Now I have a good excuse to blame my horrible moods on. (Which happens to be this whole week.)
High Estrogen Symptoms: (I did this for PCOS awhile ago)
- I Have: Mood Swings (along with every other female), Cramps (I'm good for those), Depression (along with every other IF), Unexplained Weight Gain (I'm fat?), Fatigue (if my allergies hate me), Allergies (queen of those), Memory Loss (I have my days), Acne, Irregular Periods, Facial Hair (I guess?), Migraines (a couple a year), Nausea/Vomiting, Breast enlargement (they are a nice size?), Cold Body Temperature (I'll drop to 94°F easily), Sleep disturbances (light sleeper), Sugar cravings (& meat), Not ovulation (this blog wouldn't exist if I had fucking eggs), Cervical dysplasia (I rock dysplasia), Occasional skipped periods (I don't think "skipped" should be used in my case), Feeling crazy (woo hoo!)
- I Don't Have: PMS, Uterine Fibroids, Osteoporosis, Hot Flashes (not since I was a teen), Thinning Hair (my hair is really thick), Breast Tenderness, Miscarriage (I've never gotten that far), Low Sex Drive (sucks for those people), High Blood Pressure (try low), Inflammation (of?), Vaginal yeast infections, Leg cramps, Water Retention, lumpy breasts (breast come in lumpy? like cottage cheese?), Cystic Ovaries, Heavy menses, Breast cancer, Gallbladder problems
I wish the tests showed more.
I had an old lady at work ask me if I had any babies yet after seeing my engagement and wedding ring last week. The elderly can be so sweet sometimes, but they don't realize what they are saying. Anyways that was also the last time I wore my rings to work. To be honest if I had any "babies" I'd be at Panera Bread with all the other mommy friends instead of working at retail hell. (This is probably going to piss people off, read above about horrible moods.) But I don't mind working at retail hell (most days). I do an amazing job. On my hungover days I still do my job at the normal level. And I don't have to deal with all this broken crap while I'm there.
After my HSG on on Tuesday they'll figure out what to do with me based on the results of the HSG, todays BW and U/S. I'd just like hang out on Vitex/Metformin for awhile, rather than more Clomid/Femara/Provera and injecting myself. I'm OK with taking a break for awhile, possibly forever.
Website that shows the normal levels of all the hormone BW and what they mean: http://www.fertilityplus.org/faq/hormonelevels.html