I just wanted to ask a few questions that have been weighing on my mind.
My horomones are weird. I am currently 28 years old, but I had started birth control back when I was 17 to help regulate my cycles and it helped with the severe menstral pain I would suffer through. I was only on it for maybe 6 months, then stopped since I really didn't have a need for it. I started it up again when I was about 20. I wasn't sexually active until I was 21, with my now husband, and for the first several months it just painful. I saw my GYN about it and he stated that my birth canal was as smooth as the back of his hand, that it was suppose to be riveted. He explained that I needed more estrogen and that since my canal was like that, intercourse was causing friction which was in essence sort of tearing me up a bit. I was put on estrodial cream at the age of 21 and was flabbergasted. Now my doctor at the time wasn't the best at communicating information, but what I understood was that the birthcontrol was causing my estrogen to sort of shut down. Not sure if that is correct and if any of you may be more understanding of that situation please let me know if that sounds right.
Now my body, since I NEVER take medicines unless its last resort, does tend to overreact to anything out of the norm being introduced to my system. So, it sort of made sense to me. Well, between the birthcontrol and the estrodial creme, it was just ridiculous. I got fed up with it all and stopped using it. Its been about 3 or 4 years since I've used estrogen or BC, we just stuck to condoms, and my old GYN never brought up any issues with my canal since. When I got pregnant I switched to a new OB whom I love, and she did the first pelvic exam after the positive test and said everything looked fine. I asked my doctor to do an HCG check since I stopped having pregnancy symptoms in month 2. The blood work showed, for both draws, that my progesterone was very very low and I had to take Prometrium for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
I would also like to point out that I had used and ovulation kit for a month, just because of my estrogen issues before. The other women I knew that used them would register low doses of the luteal horomone (I think that was what it was called) through out the month, and then it would shoot up during ovulation. I registered NONE of the luteal horomone, at all until ovulation. Like, the little line never even showed up until so much time before my menstral cycle. And I dont remember my temperature elevating, but my thermometer at the time was giving me problems.
Okay, now that you know the history... Would it be possible that I have low progesterone issues and could that cause problems with implantation in the urterus? I'm understanding that for some Preeclampsia vicitims that sometimes the egg doesn't implant well and I'm wondering if this could be an issue. Is it possible if I took progesterone before hand it could help?
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on Mon Jun 13, 2011 02:25 am, edited 1 time in total.
Mother to Joseph Lovelace Touchet Jr born on 5/11/11 at 22 weeks due to Preeclampsia and HELLP. Born straight into God's arms. Love you my angel.