Let the Experiment Begin

I received an email from my doctor providing me the results to my labs. I was shocked to know that my estrogen levels are normal (yahoo)! A year ago, they were in the single digits (when they are supposed to be over 50). My shock led to excitement and a boost of hope as there may actually be a chance for my body to be ‘normal‘.

The doctor also confirmed I am not pre-menopausal (yahoo, again)! So what is left is for me to try a huge boost of progesterone and see if after 10 days my body responds with a withdraw bleed (i.e. a forced period). I am to do this for the next 3 months to see if my body re-sets itself to do this on it’s own.

It was explained that my head (thyroid/pituitary) is not talking to my ovaries and that it may need a jump-start for the two to communicate about when I’m ovulating and then when I’m needing to shed the lining of my uterus (a period).

Is this too much information? Well, I guess that is how I roll… pretty honest and upfront about the facts of life.

I have done this twice before ( 4 years ago and 8 years ago- nothing happened) so I will admit I am skeptical, and still hopeful. This time I am married and sexually active (which some say helps because the hormone levels are raised)… so we will see. I began taking the progesterone pills 3 nights ago and man am I WIPED OUT! I remember last time having the WORST acne break outs and am just gearing up for the mood swings. I warned my husband and asked him not to take it personally when I snap at him.

I can’t say I am not frustrated that I have to go through this. I mean, there are plenty of other women who have a period naturally and don’t have to think twice about it. And yet, I must admit… not having a period for the past year has been really nice.

Hopefully Curious… that is my phrase for 2016. Fitting for my season of life.

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One thought on “Let the Experiment Begin

  1. Thank you for being so open and honest about this experience. I know many women share similar difficulties with getting pregnant and it is good to remember that no one is alone. Wishing you the very best on this journey, Hilary!

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