It has been over a month since my last post and what a strange month it has been!
Believe it or not, I am STILL bleeding and last week it got scary.
I ended up in the hospital because I was bleeding so heavily and in so much pain that I could hardly move without feeling like i was going to faint.
Once again, there wasn’t a lot that the doctors could do but check my hemoglobin (which was 135, completely normal) and write me a script for pain killers and progesterone.
I was told to take 10 mg 3 times a day for a week, 2 x a day for a week and then 1 a day for a week, so far (exactly a week into the meds) I am still bleeding heavier than usual.
Considering I have a pending referral for a Gynaecologist at the same hospital I went to, the doctor had said that I will more than likely be seen before the 3 weeks of progesterone is finished, which is a massive relief.
I have trialed 3 or 4 different pain killers to try and relieve some of this pain but so far none have done more than relieve it enough to let me sleep. If this isn’t endometriosis, (Which we’re still in the dark about) then I have no idea what it could be.
I have been doing some research about different outcomes, and as usual, I have just scared myself. I hate not knowing what could happen.
I will update after having my appointment with the Gynaecologist, which is hopefully sooner rather than later.
After three failed attempts, (no doctors on to see me, even though I had appointments!) today was the first time I actually got to speak with the gyno. After going through my/my husbands history, she basically told me there wasn’t much they could do.
She did however, order a Cycle Day 21 blood test to see if and when I’m ovulating, ( which I didn’t do last month) and I have finally been booked in for a HSG sometime in the next 6ish weeks!!
My GP will put me on a waiting list to see a public fertility specialist and in the mean time, I have to lose 20 kilos.
While I’m over the moon about finally getting answers, having waited 6 months for this appointment, possibly having to wait another 12 months has seriously bummed me out. I feel like I’m once again back at square one.
For 2 weeks, I followed the Keto diet the best I could.
Lunch was Avocado’s and cheese.
Dinner was Chicken stir fry with broccoli and cauliflower.
Strawberry smoothies with almond milk was dessert,snacks and sometimes breakfast.
But I QUIT!
2 weeks doesn’t sound like much time but when you gain 2-3 kilos a week, in my opinion, it’s not worth it!
In the 2 weeks since quitting the diet (eating carbs, drinking soft drinks…ice creams!) I have already lost the weight i gained during my keto experiment.
I am in no way saying that Keto is a bad diet or wouldn’t work for you.
It just didn’t work for me.
I am the biggest sugar/carb addict out of everyone i know, so this is going to be really hard but *hopefully* so worth it!
What is a Keto Diet?
A ketogenic or “Keto” Diet isn’t really a diet but more of a way of thinking about food.
I, like a lot of other people, were taught that carbs = good and fat = bad but Keto teaches us to flip everything we think we know about food.
Eating keto forces our bodies into a state known as Ketosis ,which basically means that our bodies use our fat storage as an energy source rather than the carbs we eat.
This diet consists of first working out our Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) which is basically how many calories (or kilo joules) we burn while going about our everyday lives.
You can work that out by using an online BMR calculator such as the one that i used.
My BMR result was 2075 kilo calories.
The next step is to work out your macro percentages, you can do this on the online calculator I used to work out my BMR.
According to my daily calories intake, my diet should consist of ; 6% Carbohydrates, 22% Protein and 72% Fat. It then goes onto to say that if i stick to this specific diet for 1 month i will have lost 2 kg. That might not seem like a lot but with PCOS every kilo counts!!