I finally had followups with Dr. LaSalle and the Napro doctor. I haven't started anything yet, just trying to digest the information.
Vitamins and Minerals
I'm low in all the Bs (except 6 because I was taking a supplement), magnesium, iron and zinc. Dr. LaSalle wants me to take a high quality supplements and a probiotic.
Low progesterone throughout post peak. Dr. LaSalle thought it was fine and Napro said it was "less than optimal." Suppositories here we come!
Again, Dr. LaSalle said it was fine and Napro doc wants me to take temps for 10 days out of cycle (Days 5-9 and then Peak +5- Peak +9). If the temps are below 98.2, they will give me T3 since I have too much RT3. I've already taken temps for 5 days and not one has been above 97.5. Hmm. No wonder why I'm cold all the time.
Lots of very mild allergies so Dr. LaSalle recommended a rotation diet where you only eat a food every four days. I have to wrap my head around this one after all the changes I've made with my diet. I tend to eat the same thing everyday until it's gone. I'll make a pot of soup and eat it everyday for lunch. The big difference will be stocking up on a variety of foods.
Napro doc wants a sleep study done. She said that all the hormone supplements in the world won't help if this is a sleep issue. I made an appointment to meet with a doctor in town who supervises them and then inadvertently missed it yesterday. Got caught in traffic. We are on vacation next week so my new appointment is the week after. Guess the sleep study won't be done before school starts. Oh Well.
I've lost about 10 pounds now. Several weeks ago, I gained a few and I'm losing 1/2 pound a week so it's took me a month to get back to where I was. It's been a little frustrating, but I think I found my groove. The five vegetables a day are key. Adding fat like butter or bacon to the veggies help them go down. I'm making veggies like my grandma used to! I'm exercising in two 20 minutes sessions a day. I find that I can get my tired self to do 20 minutes. In the morning I do yoga or weights and a run once a week. In the afternoon, I'll bike, swim or run. Once a week, I'm doing an hour run. Yesterday, I did a 20 minute run and ran 2 10 minute miles which is really fast for me. It felt great. I'm also trying to make each day consistent in weight watcher points. They give you a certain number of points per day based on your weight (I have 29). Then you have 49 extra point each week to use however you want. I found I was using those 49 points in 2 or 3 days. That meant I was eating a whole lot (aka binging) on those days. Now, instead, I'm shooting for 35 points a day. I haven't binged in several weeks now. If I know that I want to splurge on a particular meal, I can eat low points for the other meals of the day and really go all out for one meal.
Praise God for such great medical care! Hope everyone has a great week. You are in my prayers!