Monday, September 17, 2007

Insulin Resistance

Well...I am insulin resistant, pre-diabetic, and have a sluggish thyroid.

That is what the dr. said today. So...I am back on icky nasty Metformin, on thyroid medication and estrogen to induce my periods. I am excited to look to the day when I will actually have a period on my own. With no drugs, not shot, just a real, natural period.

Another great thing about this plan is that I should lose weight hopefully a lot of weight. Apparently my body doesn't process breads and sugars properly. I end up having a huge surge of insulin which my body doesn't use, it ends up storing it as fat around my tummy. So, by eliminating carbs and going to the gym, I may actually see some results.

The dr. I saw was WONDERFUL!!! He made me feel so at ease and really made me feel positive about our future. There are absolutely no guarantees...we still don't know what damage has been done to my eggs at this point. We don't even know if this will restore my periods, but at least it is a step in the right direction. And...it cost MUCH less than an IUI cycle.

So that is my update for now.

4 comments:

Fertilize Me said...

My body did the exact same thing. I researched Candida on the internet and I did a candida cleanse for 4 months while I was on met. I lost 40 lbs in those 4 months. After the first full month, I added natural fruits back into my dietand then the last month I added some breads back into my diet. We have since then been trying to maintain this lifestyle as much as possible. email me if you have any questions. That candida cleanse made me feel 3000 times better health wise (mental and physical). It is alittle extreme, and i knew I could not do it forever, but i did it to jumpstart my body to react positively

LJ said...

Sorry about the IR, but I'm so glad you had a doctor that put you at ease. Good luck!

r_is_moody said...

Sorry about the diagnosis. But at least you have a game plan. I really hope that these meds do the trick.

Jeremy&Emily said...

Welcome to the world of Insulin Resistance! It SUCKS! I've been dealing with it for the past 8 years. It feels like a life sentence! What doctor are you seeing? Let me know. The Metformin helped me take off about 50 lbs, but eventually the drug loses its effectiveness and i've gained most of it back.