Learning while getting sicker!!
So my story is a long one. I have had heavy periods since I was in college, I'm 48 now. So heavy that I'd pad up with two ultra OBs and still have to turn around 20 minutes later and do it again. When I had my first child it kinda reigned itself in. But then I had my second, via C-Sect. I ended up with my endometrial lining growing on the outside of my uterus thus making me bleed 20 out of 30 days. Fast forward really almost 5 years with many doctors visits, severe anemia and several transfusions I finally decided there was no hope but to have a hysterectomy. By this time I was so sick that I did not think I was going to make it to the surgery. Because of this the surgeon put me on birth control pills to stop the bleeding. She front loaded the pills three a day for three days. By the third day, I had a horrible pain in my chest and yes you guessed it the estrogen helped to cause a pulmonary embolism. I was in ICU with a bunch of Drs trying to figure out how to stop the bleeding, while on blood thinners with them constantly trying to send me home. (to die) Finally they figured it out and took my uterus, and one ovary. It has been almost three years. The summer of the second year I got what looked like bug bites on my breasts. I had already gained weight in my hips and stomach and my hair texture completely changed. I also got a dry skin patch on my shoulder. I am finally trying to figure this out. I recently moved and the move caused stress. I immediately stopped sleeping. This week, I had tests done for my thyroid and adrenals. I'm hoping that the dr. also tested my hormone levels. I was on progesterone but it sounds like it is not enough. So any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. The dr I'm going to is a functional Dr. and an allergist.