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June 6th, 2013 04:41 PM #1281Senior Member
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PS- just ate 12 Hershey Kisses, so I'm leaning more towards period this month.
June 6th, 2013 04:44 PM #1283
@violetink I think I'll use this month to lose 10 lbs.... I might as well make some good of it. Also, I took a nap today and blamed it on PMS. So, that was nicemamacravings.com
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Blessed mama to 3 year-old Elijah Myles & to 6 precious angels babies.
Amelia Wren, Charlotte Adair, Josepine Elise, Genevieve Ruth, Susanna Caroline, Cordelia Mae
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June 6th, 2013 06:22 PM #1285Senior Member
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- Apr 2013
So first two appointments done.
First one was really good. My TSH is normal finally. 0.7. Dr said that they try to keep TSH below 2.5 to optimize pregnancy. Seirenreign, I agree that you don't want to go too far the other way and be hyperthyroid, but that seems to be when your TSH is below 0.5 or 0.3, depending on the scale the lab uses. So I am good to go!
My afternoon appointment was so-so. Pelvic ultrasound came back normal, so that's great. But I still have a little bit of blood in my urine, so now I need to go for more follow up for that. Abdominal ultrasound, blood work, referral to gynecologist, and maybe later a referral to a nephrologist and sonohysterogram. Sigh. I really hate doctor appointments. I'm so thankful I have a flexible job.
I'm still waiting for my genetics referral. Might be a month or two before my appointment. Poppy, do you have your genetics appointment booked yet? Keep us posted on how it goes! I really have no idea what to expect with it.
I am still going off the bc pill after this next pack (early July) and I am going to order all my TTC supplies this weekend! If there is something wrong, well, we will deal with that when it comes. I just want to start getting my cycle regulated and learning about it.
Welcome to mylittleking and Caseymay and anyone else I may have missed!
I'm sorry for all the BFNs this week. Good luck to those still waiting!
June 7th, 2013 02:14 AM #1287
alzora, frances-- basically, simplified, the first half of your menstrual cycle is dominated by estrogen, the last half (after ovulation) by progesterone. Progesterone, as you can tell from the name of the hormone, is meant to prepare you for pregnancy. It thickens the uterine lining and its levels rise throughout the last half. However, if it doesn't get "survival signals" in the form of B-HCG secreted by the brand-new tiny trophoblast/placenta, the uterine lining is shed, progesterone drops, estrogen rises, and the cycle starts anew.
What that means in everyday useful terms is that you will feel exactly the same the month you conceive as months you don't conceive, except in the very last stretch (like last 1-3 days, depending on the length of your luteal phase and the tube transit time). It's all progesterone. Early PMS symptoms: progesterone. Skin changes, etc: progesterone. It's there if a little embryo is traipsing down your fallopian tube, it's there if the tube be empty. I think it's important to remind yourself that it is genuinely, physiologically impossible to feel ANY pregnancy symptoms until, at minimum, 2 days post-implantation of the embryo.XY: Antoine Raphael (3.1.2012)
XX: Cassia Viviane Noor (11.30.2013)
June 7th, 2013 03:44 AM #1289
@andieta - glad one of your appointments went well. I hate dr visits too, such a hassle and often stressful if I feel like I'm not being taken seriously.
Is anyone here following a particular fertility diet or eating/not eating certain things while TTC? I already follow a primal/paleo-ish diet but am trying to cut down on caffeine and also eat less dairy, which I know doesn't agree with me (but I love it!).Mother to miss Mila Arden. Expecting her brother Cato Bennett in March 2014