Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Houston We Have A "Problem"

I posted a few weeks ago about my weird issues with my body. Last week I finally went to the doctor after one last pregnancy test that came back negative. I promised Ethan and Mama that I would go so I grudgingly took myself to the lady doctor to figure this whole thing.

I still hadn't had a period yet, and she was concerned about that. She checked my ovaries and then prescribed a pill that would force me to start. She specifically told me that it would make me start. If it didn't then we would have a "problem."

Then she told me to get dressed and sent me to the lab so that they could get some of my blood. Ethan and Aiden met me right before I got my blood drawn and Aiden was so worried for my sake. "They took away your blood. Tell them give it back!" She ran a pregnancy test {I think by this time it's a bit redundant}, a thyroid panel, and my prolactin level.

The pill that she gave me a RX for is called Provera and it's just full of hormones. I haven't taken any type of hormone birth control or anything for over a year and a half so these five little pills really messed with me. I was a total bitch the first few days. I craved food...I was irritated all the time...I didn't want to do anything. Ethan and I dealt with it though because it was all so that my body could do what the doctor wanted it to do.

No such luck. The pills ran out on Friday and there has been no change in me, except that I'm not a bitch anymore. It didn't work. Not even a little bit. So now I go back tomorrow to figure out what exactly the "problem" is because it's obvious that this isn't normal anymore.

I'm trying to keep an open mind, but I'm a little worried. I stupidly looked up everything that the doc had said about the possibilities of what could be the problem. If my prolactin levels are too high I might have a pituitary tumor. Since I had no idea what that was {hey I only made it to 10th grade} I brushed it off. It's an effing BRAIN tumor. The pituitary gland is located at the base of the brain near the spinal cord. Umm really? So I'm just pretending that she never even mentioned that one to me.

I might have a thyroid problem, which I think I'd take over cancer or a tumor. It runs in my family so it also makes the most sense.

It has been mentioned to me that I might have to start eating meat again. I really don't want to. I switched from veggie to omni over the summer and it made me feel so dirty and heavy inside. I like being a vegetarian. I don't want to eat meat!

I guess we'll all find out tomorrow. Pray for me because as nonchalant as I'm trying to be, there's that nagging in the back of my brain (no pun intended) that something is seriously wrong. Whatever happens I know that I have a great support system, but with Ethan leaving for one of the hardest schools in the Marine Corps in a little over a month....could been better timing. He needs to be worrying about school, not about his wife.

But I'm getting too far ahead of myself. First I go back to the doctor tomorrow. She figures out what's the deal, and then I learn how to handle it.


  1. I know I'm a new follower, but I will be praying for you. I have had similar issues (and took Provera, almost be glad you didn't start because when you do on that stuff it's like the flood gates have opened!). I went to a fertility specialist who finally diagnosed me with PCOS (Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome). Look it up before your appt tomorrow and check your symtpoms with it. =) Good luck tomorrow.

  2. Hang in there, I can imagine this is very scary for you! When I was younger I had a bunch of health issues that we couldn't figure out, it ended up being Thyroid issues and they we're getting ready to test me for cancer when "magically" my Thyroid levels went back to normal and I began feeling better, so you never know and the power of positive thinking, as annoying as it sounds to hear, can never hurt! xo

  3. I'm a new follower as well, but I will pray for you. I hope you will be able to find some peace and comfort.. good luck tomorrow.

  4. Awhh, well for Aiden's sake go get your blood back :) haha.
    I hope tomorrow goes well, I am sure it will!

  5. OY!
    Well, here's what I recommend: don't try and diagnose yourself or anything, it'll just freak you out! Here's hoping for an easy'ish fix, and not something major!

  6. Praying for you!

    Don't freak yourself out too much though, please! Haha I have funky girly issues (which sometimes includes MIA periods and stuff) and I have PCOS. I'm thinking that or something else is much more likely than a brain tumor :) ha.

    Keep us updated, of course!