Monday, August 22, 2011

Good News .... Weird News

I'll start with the good news. I went to my main doctor today; (I had 3 Dr. appointments today it was very exhausting) and I lost another lb. I am down to 222 that means I have lost 15 lbs in about 7 weeks. I talked to my Dr. about this and my lack of appetite and she feels it is safe. It is mostly attributed to 3 factors Wellbutrin, Metformin, and not drinking. I am really pumped. I didn't ask to lose weight this fast, but I'll take it. Every lb. I lose is one step closer to my goals of being happy, healthy, feeling confident again and someday having children.

Now the weird news. I had always known from what I read that women with PCOS are supposed to have super highly elevated levels of estrogen. Say upwards of 600-800. Normal is 300-500. Mine is 9. I finally found out that when I saw the specialist he had noted that I no doubt have PCOS, however I have something else that is causing my estrogen to be so low. My Dr. thinks it is the environment, such as the food we eat and the toxins in the air, etc. At this point, all I can do is take hormones. I take a super high dose of estrogen and progesterone. I am hoping that if I lose weight, don't drink, and take all my meds as prescribed I can get my
PCOS under control and then maybe the estrogen will level out or maybe then I will go back to the specialist to find out more as to why my estrogen is so low.

In the mean time I choose to focus on the positive. 15 lbs. is AWESOME and AMAZING. And, for the first time in a long time I really feel like I can do this. I can do this.

No comments:

Post a Comment