Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Update

Well, I thought I would give an update today. I had a doctors appointment today, I went to an Chinese acupuncturist/herb doctor that I went to before I had Tank and he helped me with my infertility then.
Let's rewind a bit here. When I went to the regular OB's the other day she told me I didn't fit any profile but that something was definitely wrong. She put me on metformin for the insulin resistance she thinks I have and was really strongly pushing for me to be done with my family and to just go on birth control. I have a problem with that. First, it's not her decision, second, hormonal birth control is terrible for me. I gain weight, I get moody, I break out, it is NOT a good option for me. The one good thing she said is that yes, for how hard and how often I work out I should not have a problem losing weight. So, I immediately felt prompted to go back to the acupuncturist. However, I saw no way for us to afford him. He's not covered by conventional health insurance and it gets expensive quickly. Defeated, I talked to many people who had gone through what I had gone through and they told me to just go on the birth control for a few months and then go off it and I should be able to conceive and move on. I was telling my mother this and she immediately offered to pay for the acupuncturist. Did I mention I have an awesome mother? Well, I do. I finally went to him today. Whew, one of the expenses is the time and gas it takes to get up and back from Salt Lake! It basically takes an entire afternoon. He gave me some Herbs and I started taking them. He agreed that taking the metformin was a good move and that with my history taking birth control pills was a very bad option. So, for the next little while I get to take yucky herbs but hopefully it'll lead to a great outcome! I hope to finally lose the weight I have been holding onto for the last 10 years and get to a healthy weight. According to the BMI I am obese. According to BMI I need to lose 50 lbs. While I think that is crap, I do believe that I do have about 20-30 lbs. to lose. So, wish me luck it's a long journey ahead of me, hopefully with the right medicines my body will heal itself and the hormonal imbalances will right themselves because I really do believe that is the root of the problem.

6 comments:

FOREVER YOUNGblood said...

Good luck to you! And also it is NONE of her buisness to tell you what to do about more children. Obviously she is not the right doc to go to.

bon said...

I just do not see 50 extra lbs. Im-freakin'-possible! As far as the Metformin goes... I got back on it about ten months ago, and it takes everything balancing properly (a couple of other meds too), but it's the only way that I ever lose weight. It was a big component in me losing the 50 plus that I did before Henry. Don't know that IT makes me lose, but it seems to make it so what I am doing (workouts and calorie management) are efficacious. I picture it as the agent that sweet talks my body in loosening up it's death grip on the fat. I know! I am soooo scientific and stuff!

Superwoman said...

Shandail- thank you, I agree wholeheartedly. The thing is, I have been very happy with this doc in the past. I'm trying to give her the benefit of the doubt that perhaps she was having a bad day but really, I'm just ticked off at her.

Bon- Thank you! I agree that 50 lbs in ridiculous. Now, bear in mind, I'm not sayin' I'm a freaking goddess, I've got some lb's to lose, just not 50. I would be skin and bones. About the metformin, thank you for sharing your experience. I've been frustrated, I work out an hour and a half a day, I eat healthy overall with few indulgences. It's just not fair! But, who said life was fair, right?

bon said...

Huh, and I am sayin' you ARE a goddess.

Superwoman said...

Bon-:) *** blushing **** thank you, you are too kind.

Writing Jules said...

You are a good looking woman!
Yeah- my experiences with metformin are that it just helps whatever else I'm doing be more effective.