Thursday, July 21, 2011

Gyno Appointment Update; plus Bachmann News

I saw my gyno and neuro this week, but I'll start with the gyno. If you remember from a few blog posts back, I've been having bad cramping and was hoping to get an ultrasound or some kind of testing done. My gyno felt that my symptoms weren't alarming and she didn't see the need for me to have an ultrasound. I asked about endometriosis, and she doesn't think I have it.

Maybe that's good news, but then what would be causing my pain? We decided that I'm probably on too high of a dose of the progesterone cream, so this cycle I don't have to take the progesterone and next cycle I'll cut my dose in half (using it once a day instead of twice). I hope this will clear up my acne, decrease my stomach bloating, and stop the cramping, all side effects of the progesterone. Plus I'm convinced that's why my migraines have increased, although the whole reason I'm on it is so they'll decrease. Have I mentioned how much I hate hormones, both synthetic and bioidentical?

My gyno also reviewed my charts (I take my temperature 7 a.m. each morning and chart it to track where I am in my cycle) and noticed that my temperatures are abnormally low, so she asked if I've had my thyroid checked. I have, but it's been about five years and she said things can change within that time, so I had the blood test done. Once I get the results I'll share them in a blog post.

Even if you don't keep up with politics, I'm sure you heard about this idiotic article about Representative Michele Bachmann's migraines. I could go on and on about why this and other similar articles are ridiculous, but I can't say it better than Diana Lee in her Migraine.com article. Well, maybe I'd change the intro, but I prefer to avoid politics so I'll leave it at that. ;) Check out Diana's article, and please take her advice on defending migraineurs as people bring up this issue.

Neuro update coming soon. Until then, be well, dear friends! :)

2 comments:

Sharon Galipi said...

Kudos to Diana Lee for defending Bachman's ability to serve as president with chronic migraines even though she doesn't agree with her politically. Many times health issues or obstacles are what makes a person excel. People with perfect health often take things for granted and are sometimes "slackers." I consider it a plus that Bachman suffers from migraines. This shows that she is tough and a hard worker.

Kristen said...

I think that people who don't suffer from migraines can't appreciate how painful and disruptive they can be. But that being said, isn't it crazy that this discussion came up with Michelle Bachmann? I agree...you may not agree with her politics, but it's easy to defend her ability to serve as President and how crazy it is that people are even discussing this. Of course it never would have come up if it was a male candidate.