Thursday, 01 November 2012
We had our first visit with the Reproductive Endocrinologist. I really liked him, at least a whole lot more than I like my OB/GYN. He took my concerns seriously, especially about my menstrual pain. He didn't just tell me that it's normal and to just take a couple ibuprofen. He wants to find out what is causing me so much pain, and he thinks it is related to our infertility (you would think my OB/GYN could have put that together). The RE took a look at my HSG films and saw irregularities that the radiologist and my OB didn't notice. They both said it was a normal study. Long story short, my RE thinks I have endometriosis, and we are going to do a laparascopy soon.
I have been wanting a confirmation of endo from my OB for the 6 years that I have been seeing him! I really think he just didn't take my pain seriously, which makes me really angry. I know, I know, I should have found a new doctor years ago. I really have no excuse other than I hate going to new doctors, because you never know who/what you're going to get. I would have been way better off, and if/when we do get pregnant I plan to go to my sister's doctor.
I have also started reading Endometriosis: A Key To Healing and Fertility Through Nutrition. I know I haven't been officially diagnosed with it, but I really think I have it, and it won't hurt to start trying to heal it naturally. I've read about the endometriosis diet before, and I've tried to make changes, but I've been kind of a slacker about it. I am going to start doing it more seriously. The hardest part for me is cutting out all wheat, dairy, caffeine, and most sugar. It really makes eating out and eating at other people's houses/parties more difficult, but it will be worth it if it helps with my monthly pain and/or helps us get pregnant.
Have you gone to a Reproductive Endocrinologist? Was it a good experience? Have you had any success with the endometriosis diet?