Thank you for this. I'm sorry for your loss as well.
The PCOS was diagnosed about 6-7 years ago with me but I suspect that I've always had it as my periods have always been very irregular. It didn't really bother me until the question of conceiving came into the equation. My symptoms are a very unpredictable cycle (since I've been keeping track of it, it's ranged from 31-48 days), excess hair growth and skin tags. My periods have always been on the lightish side but, since the d and c last summer, they have been much lighter which is causing me concern. My last period lasted for about 2 days. Whenever I've had hormone tests done, they've come back within the normal ranges which I've been told is unusual for someone with PCOS. I've never had a Day 21 test done though. My two pregnancies have been conceived quickly despite all this.
In addition I've had Type 1 diabetes since I was 15 (so for 24 years - I'm 39 now). I'm not particularly overweight but I'm at the top end of the "acceptable" scale so I could do with losing a bit. My HbA1c is 60 (which I think is about 7.8 in the old scale - I'm not sure if you use the same scales in Canada) - not terrible but could do better. I'm finding my diabetes a bit hard to manage at the moment - I get terrible cravings for sweet things which really isn't helping matters.
The date for my hsg has been confirmed as next Monday morning which I guess is lucky as it's been so quick (probably because of my age). I'm not really expecting to find any issues with my tubes as I've fallen pregnant twice before but I guess that it would show up any damage caused by the d and c if that was the case. I guess it's worth doing although obviously frustrating that we won't be able to ttc this month.
I hope I'm not rambling? Many thanks for your help.
All the best,
Thanks for the advice too Melnzai and Clio. I guess I need to talk to the consultant I saw about the issues with using Clomid if it thins the lining further. I forgot to tell her that I had concerns about this - it was such a quick appointment.
Melnzai - sorry to sound ignorant but what's an RE please? Sorry, I'm not particularly knowledgeable about terminology at the moment. Would you be able to tell me what herbs and supplements you took?
For diabetes we use the old scale - your levels seem ok to me - my doc always says 4-8 feeling great. Mine are generally very controlled at 5.4-5.6.
RE - is reproductive endocrinologist, specialized fertility doctor
I just had my first 21 day test, they have always just gone on the 3 day test...don't know the results as they have been sent to the fertility clinic that I am on the waiting list for. I am hoping it is not too much longer.
I have had a lot of friends use raspberry leaf tea and it seemed to help them but I know nothing about it.
Hopefully your hsg goes well on monday.
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"The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind." Caroline Myss
I don't think the herbalist was advising to scare your friend but what he said was true
Is there a person who does tummy massages in your area? If so, get your friend to go to see them after AF and before Oing ~ it will help get oxygenated blood back into and around her uterius. Some castor oil on her tummy with flannel rag and a hot water bottle ontop that will help reduce any inflammation in her uterius and help her body with scar tissue. I am going to school right now to learn more about this and helping other women heal from D&C damages as well as reduction of painful menstration.
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~ Tacie's Space ~ TTC #1 since Jan 01, 2006
Just so you know her hsg was all clear no scarring or anything.
Dud you mean to type that what the guy said was true.
That d and c can cause scarring that means the lining will never grow back.
I have scarring myself and am waiting on a pp to remove it.
Granted where the scarring is things can't implant. But when removed it's all good again.
TTC 2 Years +