Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Okay, that's a surprise....would have thought the Easter Bunny would have been the culprit, not Santa.....

So I had my follow up with the new doc - 2 weeks after being on progesterone, cutting the estrogen in half and them taking tanks of blood.

Big surprise of the whole visit? My ovaries decided to crank back up! o.0

They've not worked in awhile...like pretty much since I had my hysterectomy in 2000. I've had my girly hormones checked throughout the years and they have always been out of order, defunct, kaput. Well, now they're not. This is so bizarre. Doc said that when you have one AI disorder (the Hashimoto's), that you can have others (I knew this already) and that sometimes your body will pick random things (ovaries) to attack and then they quit attacking them for whatever reason.

My TSH was 2.6, my free T3 and free T4 were over the high range, so he's going to drop me down to 72 mcg from the 88 mcg of Tirosint I've been on. No more estrogen patch, but he wants me to stay on the progesterone to prevent estrogen dominance from becoming more of an issue. My endometriosis has been feeling stabby, so hopefully the progesterone can kick it's butt back into submission.

B12 and D were good, 750 and 51 respectively, so I'm supposed to continue those supplements. Make sure I'm taking a probiotic, add in some digestive enzymes, keep up with my magnesium.

...and curtail any simple carbs, be more strict and make sure I'm cutting back food intake even more, and get my butt moving. Go back to see him in 4 months for bloodwork, or sooner if need be.

He used those hated words, though: be patient.

Bah humbug!

So good news, weird news, some changes.


  1. Overall it sounds like things are going your way. It's about time!

  2. LOVE the good news!! And I hope things will continue to improve for you. (((hugs)))