Day 12 post-Provera

Hello World.

This is just a very quick update post. It’s now 12 days since my last Provera pill and still no sign of AF šŸ˜•.

I am stressed but at this stage I don’t think it should make a difference. What I’m waiting on is an induced bleed as a result of a forced change in hormone levels, a simple chemical reaction. It’s so irritating that it hasn’t happened, I think I’m actually starting to believe that I’m not going to bleed. *Big sigh*

Anyhoo… my GP referred me for an appointment with a gynaecologist at hospital. So, the hospital appointments booking people rang me on Monday to offer me an appointment at my local hospital and the soonest they had was 30th December. What??? There’s no way I could live in limbo that long, wondering what the heck is going on with my body!

Fortunately the lady was able to find an appointment at a different hospital to the one the doctor had specified, so I now have an appointment next Thursday at a central London hospital  which happens to be a) 5 mons away from where I work, and b) where I was born!

Fingers crossed something happens with AF between now and then, and they’re able to figure something out at my appointment.

I’m going on holiday in December and I want to go without a massive weight on my shoulders so I can truly relax and enjoy myself. šŸŒ“šŸŒ“ If all goes according to plan this will be my last holiday pre-baby!

#DietFail !!!

I don’t think the whole “moderation” diet thing is going to work for me, despite my attempt to switch to “brown” carbs. I just have no will power when it comes to food! I know, I know it’s a cop out… but it’s true!

I think I’m going to have to go back to the ketogenic diet route. Somehow it’s just easier for me to give myself a very low carb allowance and just know there are things that I just cannot eat. Trying to only have a little bit doesn’t work… once I’ve had a taste I just CRAVE more. Continue reading

It’s a waiting game

It feels so weird not to have posted in almost a week. When I started blogging I had so much to say in order to give my backstory, and because I was going through various investigations.

Now it’s gone all quiet because I’m waiting…. and waiting… and waiting to see if Aunt Flo is going to turn up. I have 2 more days on Provera (progesterone) after today and the bleed is supposed to come once I stop taking it (although I’ve had a teeeeeeny bit of brown spotting the last few days).

I’m also waiting for the doctor to call me back. If you remember, Dr B was stumped last week after all my hormone level tests came back normal, and she wanted to consult with the other doctors at the surgery – in particular Dr A who’s trained in gynaecology. The weekly “practice meeting” takes place on Wednesday afternoons so hopefully I’ll get a call from her tomorrow.

In the meantime…back to waiting… Continue reading

I’ve baffled the doctor!!

Latest non-developmentĀ in the Case of the Disappearing Periods.

Yesterday I anxiously waited for my 7:50pm appointment with the GP to get the results of my blood tests. My usual doctor (Dr A) is off taking some personal time, so for the last couple of appointment when I’ve gone for blood results I’ve seen Dr B (who is very nice).

The blood tests were for a whole host of things since, so far, PCOS, suspectedĀ Premature Ovarian Failure (POF/early menopause), and any obvious ovary/womb irregularities have been rule out by the investigations so far. So last week they took 3 tubes of blood to run 5 tests, and today I went for my results… everything came back normal.

Now, while this may initially sound like cause to jump up and down screaming “Yay! I’m normal!! :-)” I’m not. Continue reading

Starting over (charting)

I ran out of space on my fertility chart! I reached day 35 and found that I had nowhere else to go – a normal cycle is 22(ish)-35 days and I have now passed that mark.

Through September I have had the weirdest chart. Temperature is supposed to be relatively steady but kinda low in your early cycle then, after the LH surge that marks ovulation, your temperature should rise a bit and stay a little higher until your period. Well my chart looks like a (very messy) roller coaster! Continue reading

Ladies’ Night!!

All this week I’ve had insomnia. I thought I was coping well with the anovulation diagnosis. Everyone who asked “Are you stressed?” followed by “You know that can affect your periods right?” was met with a cheery “Nah! I’m OK. Obviously I’m a bit worried but I wasn’t  stressed when this started so stress can’t be the root cause”.

But I admit it, I am stressed.
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