hormone imbalance, no ovulation and many questions!
Hi Wray, I have read through your entire website and found it fascinating, but I wondered if you might be able to give me some advice please and answer some of the questions I have.
Hope you don’t mind but I feel I need to give you a bit of background info first:-
I’m 31 years old, 5,7”, have PCOS but am not overweight (my BMI is 20). I’ve been having fertility treatment for over a year (tried clomid / femera and started IUI but didn’t get beyond Menopur stage). I’m due to have IVF in late August. I never get periods anymore and don’t ovulate (not even with clomid). I’ve been doing everything possible to balance my hormones naturally for the past 6 months (low GI diet, no alcohol or coffee, drinking lots of water and having acupuncture) but nothing seems to be improving. My BBT chart is all over the place too.
I hadn’t heard about the significance of vitamin D3 or natural progesterone cream until I saw your website, and now I’m wondering if these might provide the ‘missing link’. I would be really grateful if you could answer these questions for me Wray as my head is spinning:-
I eat salmon 3 days a week, I eat 4 eggs a week and take a 1000mg daily fish oil supplement as well – are these likely to provide me with adequate Vit D3 or could I still be deficient? (I will get tested but would like your opinion on this). I should mention I don’t get much sun.
I have just purchased a vitamin D3 2200 UI daily supplement to take – do you think this would mean I’d be overdosing on vit D bearing in mind I get quite a bit from my diet or is it okay to have both?
I am unable to buy natural progesterone cream in the UK but have been told I will be given it as part of my IVF treatment for the first 3 months. They haven’t told me what dose though – do you think it’s likely to be a high enough dose to prevent miscarriage?
If natural progesterone support is given as standard with IVF, why is there still a high miscarriage rate?
Would you recommend I use additional progesterone cream to the dose I get on the NHS for my IVF?
Its so frustrating that we can’t buy natural progesterone cream in UK but I’m still struggling to understand why drug companies can’t make a profit out of it… I know you said it’s because you can’t patent a natural product, but surely that’s the case with all the natural herbs and supplements on sale (e.g. fish oil or calcium supplements – they’re natural too but they still generate a big profit for the suppliers, right?)
Also, isn’t natural progesterone still a mimic of the actual hormone our bodies produce, therefore it is man-made and surely profitable?? (sorry don’t want to sound like I’m challenging your information, just need clarity!)
Bearing in mind that I’m starting IVF in less than 2 months, is it still a good time for me to start using natural progesterone cream now or would it just interfere with my ivf?
If I used Natpro to make my periods come back, would it follow that ovulation would return after a few regular cycles (assuming diet etc was correct too?) I’m still confused about this bit because I know Natpro can suppress ovulation to begin with, but the key thing I need to know is how I can get my ovulation to come back in the future? (especially if ivf doesn’t work etc).
If I was to order natpro to be shipped over to the UK, do you have any idea what the customs charges would be?
Is Natpro one of the creams recommended in Dr Lee’s book? (On another website I was looking at, it wasn’t listed as one of his recommended creams so I just wondered why this was)?
I apologise for asking you SO many questions Wray, I have tried to find the answers in your website, but some things I’m still unclear on. Hope to hear from you soon and many thanks in advance for your time and trouble.
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