Tuesday, March 9, 2010
It should be noted, though, that I went into the doctor last Wednesday on a pseudo-emergency run, and the doctor saw my supplements and asked about them. I told him why I took the DCI, and when he saw how far along I was and when my last period was, he commented "well, yah, that's pretty regular. What's this DCI again and how does it work?" I immediately fell madly in love with this 70 year old doctor - Wait, I thought to myself, you actually INTERESTED in my alternative medicine????? So I told him about how DCI binds to IPG, sits on the outside of the cell, and when the insulin drifts by the DCI picks up the insulin and goes back into the cell telling it to shut of insulin production, which turns off testosterone. I told him current research tends to think that PCOS stems from an inability for our bodies to create DCI, thus it starts the viscous cycle. I told him Metformin works because it's a chemical that tells the body to make more DCI. I thought what the hell and just took the DCI to see what it would do. He was soooo interested, and said he needed to read up on it - if a vitamin can do this to you, it's a miracle! I though, ummm, I know. Then he said he wanted to watch me closely because he hadn't seen a PCOS person come into his office that hadn't taken fertility meds to get pregnant, and this was interesting. I'm telling you, DCI IS A MIRACLE!!!! So I go in again today for another progesterone blood draw, and I'm bringing him a packet of info I found. I know this is a bit ballsy, but if it helps even one more women, it's worth it!
Friday, February 19, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
I've made a decision...to celebrate the birth of my new blog, I am creating a donation drive. From now until 10 p.m. on February 28th, for each person I have listed as a follower of my blog I will donate $1 to diabetes research (which funds the insulin resistance research for people with PCOS). So far, I'm donating $3 as of February 8...and only $6 as of Feb 14 :(. I would LOVE to get that number higher!!!! You have until 10 pm on February 28 to sign up as a follower of my blog to get your number counted for the donation!
P.S. I plan to run this again in September, which is PCOS awareness month.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
So, I go to a superbowl party last night, and I learn that my husbands best friend's new girlfriend (well, new as in a few months anyway) has PCOS, and she's just as nutty as I am about finding stuff that works! We sort of clicked, and next thing you know we were talking about his supplement and that symptom and this feeling and that time frame, and my husband and his friend are just looking at each other like we were crazy. Which we are. I love all you guys, but it's kinda nice knowing I have a IRL person to talk to about it all, too. She's (quite obviously) not to the baby-trying phase yet, but I'd have to say she's got a leg up on me anyway cuz she's been reading about all this for much longer. I just took BCP for 16 years and stuck my head in the sand about it all.
So, now the analyzing of signs starts. Mild cramps today, tired on Saturday, I have the urge to eat coffee cake - am I pregnant? If it's not questioning and waiting for one thing it's another...I'll never be free...once you're knocked up, you're waiting for the second trimester so you can tell everyone...then you're waiting to find out what it is...then you're waiting to deliver...then you're waiting until he's 18 months so....then you can wait until you ovulation....to wait and see if your pregnant....wait for the second trimester....I see this not ending soon for me.......
Sunday, February 7, 2010
I've won one square already. That means in 2 hours, I've created a 400% profit for myself. Nice.
I am petitioning the name change of Superbowl Sunday to National Pack Your Face Until You Puke And Make Room For More Day. It's what we all do anyway..No? Well, I guess I never was normal...
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Saturday, February 6, 2010
I probably should add that while I've been taking the DCI I've cut out caffeine. I drink decaf coffee now, and only have a pop once in a while (like, once a week or so). I read somewhere that caffeine can negate the effects or inhibit inositol from working, and you're supposed to take it in the morning about a 1/2 hour before breakfast. It sort of seemed counterproductive, so I switched to decaf.
I've been sleeping GREAT lately, my hair is not falling out in such great quantities, and I find I'm not as hungry all the time as I used to be. When I AM hungry, it's usually just hungry now (instead of low sugar), although I have had the shaky low sugar feeling twice since starting it. But my fasting sugar at that point was 75 and 80 (it's supposed to be around 100), so I'm not sure why I had that feeling in the first place, since hypoglycemia usually needs to have sugar levels much lower than that (like in the 40-50s). So perhaps it's making my body more receptive to changes in my blood glucose levels.
So I need to wait for about 2-3 more days of higher temps before I can officially begin my celebration, but I am cautiously optimistic at this point. Amy - we've been SMEPing, so maybe I'll be 11 weeks behind you? Keep your fingers crossed!
Friday, February 5, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
P.S. I plan to run this again in September, which is PCOS awareness month.
My coworker, the one that's pregnant, who also happens to be the one that had been being a bitch to me earlier this year but has made a 180 turn and didn't realize I was having issues while watching her get bigger and bigger and now feels really bad, asked me today how my ovulating was going. Odd lunch conversation, but I thought it was really nice of her to ask. I told her since my last cycle was 72 days, I hadn't the faintest idea. This was over chocolate cake.
Perhaps I should go eat some chocolate...that might cheer me up. I know it is definitely NOT on the IR diet...but I think dark chocolate doesn't count. At least, according to the PCOS Workbook, it doesn't, so I'll go by that.
Please be nice to me...it's day 13, and no sign of ovulation in site. At least last cycle I had all the markings that I might be gearing up to ovulate...none yet. I want my DCI to make me ovulate EVERY CYCLE on day 14. I think I'm asking too much.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
I've had no fertile fluid. I know, I know, major TMI... But I DID have this tiny tiny area on the scope today that had a piece of ferning in it. I'm talking like, the size of a 18-point capital G on the ferning microscope size (I'm a techie geek, okay? I relate in point sizes, the length of the hypotenuse between my house and Wal-mart and how fast that means I can get there, and what the value of x is throughout my life...thus, the title of the blog...leave me and my 18-point text fonts alone!)
To top all that off, I just ran like mad from a conference I'm supposed to be in attendance at until 4:00 (keep in mind it's 2, and I'm already home, and it's a 40 minute car ride) because a coworker showed up who felt like telling me that I wasn't being enough of a student advocate for a child in my classroom when she's the oaf who won't get off her dead ass to help any of my children. Before I said something particularly heinous (thinking in my head of a Proverb I read two nights ago where loose lips lead to sin and it's better sometimes to just shut up - that's a loose paraphrase from an NLT version, but yes, it actually said shut up!), I picked up my belongings and left the building immediately. I'd really really like a beer, but that would lead to ferning...and now we have just come 'round circle with my life and my current litany of issues.
BTW, just in case anybody cares, which I don't think you will, but my neighbor is talking REALLY loud, and I can hear her entire conversation...I think I heard something about doughnuts and bacon...I had a doughnut this morning with nuts on it...do you think the sugar from the doughnut will delay my ovulation, or will the protein and amino acids from the nuts bring it sooner?
Saturday, January 30, 2010
EDIT: Just read this post to my husband...he assures me I'm not as normal as I think I am.