I just finished a call with Dr. H. The man is amazing.
So we have a game plan for treating my inflammation, my tiredness and to help things along in terms of hormones. He is still very positive that we can get pregnant again and also that we can have a healthy pregnancy.
Yet with all that has been happening I do not want to get my hopes to much up.
I want to be as healthy as possible and to have the peace of mind that we will be very happy either way. Biological or adoptive children or both.
In spiritual direction I told my priest that I was very torn. In part doctors were telling us that we could get pregnant again and yet my cycles were a mess and I had a miscarriage and this was happening in the middle of adoption proceedings.
He told me that I should strive for health and to be open for life as any Catholic is called to and to be also open to adoption. That we are acting in good faith and not being greedy by being open to both. My DH agrees so we need to be open to life as always and also take any medicines to make us healthier. If a pregnancy happens we will be ecstatic of course and if not we feel completly called to adoption.
Since Napro seeks to heal I am OK with all of this.
Dr. H said that with my endo, D&C´s and some signs of my chart he wants to treat me for inflammation as the main issue and possible infection.
He said that I do not have any signs of danger of repeat miscarriages and does not know what caused my miscarriage. He suspects that I have had the polyp much longer than thought and that my first D&C probably did not take it out which is normal when they are very small and doctors are not looking for them. He cannot assure it did not cause the miscarriage.
I am posting my medicines and his advice in case it helps anybody.
For inflammation: Hydrocort 20 mgs (also to help with adrenal fatigue), the endo diet very, very strictly (can be also the Dr. Weil diet), Omega 3.
To help my follicle be mature and the best possible: Clomid in very small doses on CD 3,4 and 5. My follicles have not had issues in the past but he wants to make sure they are A+.
For my luteal phase: to continue with HCG
Thyroid: to continue with T3 and Syn.throid. I asked if it can be auto-inmmune and he said it would not hurt to test for thyroid antibodies in case of Hashimotos. I think I have tested in the past and it came out negative, but he said it would not hurt.
For CM: to continue with Fertile CM, Mucinex and also to add B6 100mgs twice a day (I had a horrible reaction to 500mgs which he said is highly unusual. He said I was one in a million and laughed!) I told him I was on Optivite which has B6 and he said he was Ok with it.
For possible infection: Biaxin 21 days both DH and I. This last cycle I had for the very first time in my whole life premenstrual bleeding very, very brown (i now know what women call brown bleeding!) and he wants to outrule an infection.
For my moods: to continue with Naltrexone.
My suggestions to which he said he was OK:
To include baby aspirin. he said it would not hurt so he was OK. I told him I had read extensively that people used to prevent miscarriages and he said it was OK.
I asked about Wobenzyme and he said he did not know it as well as Adren-all. He said they probably would not hurt and to take them.
Woebenzyme is digestive enzymes from Germany and they are helpful with inflammation according to Randi.ne lewis so I will go back to that. I used them for 3 months prior to conceiving. My mom took them for inflammation of the joints and her pain disappeared completly.
Adren-all are herbs to help with adrenal fatigue. I am thinking it over as I am already on so many things.
I asked him about Pain and brain and he said he had not been seeing any results. I had been prior to becoming pregnant as part of my anti inflammatory diet on : UltraInflamaX which has curcumin, rosemary extract and other things to help with inflammation.I was given this by a nutritionist specializing on adrenal fatigue who also said I had tons of inflammation and this helps tremendously. I will go on this again. http://www.metagenics.com/products/a-z-products-list/UltraInflamX
So here we go again. I just hope I can lose those more than 12 pounds, lose the inflammation and be as healthy as possible to be a mother any way God chooses.
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