I’m really please with my test results today. In all but one area, excellent improvements all around. And the one area where there was no change, has given us a focus on what we need to work on. I feel really encouraged by this! I’m glad that so much has improved. And I’m glad to know where the problem is and that there are solutions.
My homocysteine levels have improved dramatically! They are now the best results she has ever seen. If your homocysteine levels are too high there is a risk of miscarriage and down syndrome, so it was very important to get these levels down! Queen Naturo would have been happy if these levels had dropped to around 7. But mine are at a specy 5.5 (range 5.0 – 15.0)!
My testosterone levels have also improved, going from 156 pmol/L down to 121 (range 24-137). She is happy with this!
My progesterone levels were okay, she said and did increase in the second test 2 days later. A good sign! But they need to be better and will be, once my oestradiol (oestrogen) levels are fixed. This is where the problems lays. Progesterone levels will improve once my oestradiol improves, so Queen Naturo is now no longer worried about the P4.
My E2 levels were the same as they were 9 months ago – at 2 pmol/L. (Range – 6-14). They are way too low which indicate that, at least for last month, I didn’t ovulate. Oestrogen is what drives the release of the egg. Without it, no ovulation.
I am actually really happy with this. I was worried that the results would be fine and it would all be a big mystery, just as it was at the fertility clinic. But instead, we have some focus. We have an area that isn’t working and we have treatments to get it working!
I started taking progesterone tablets just a couple of weeks ago. These will help me hold a conception.
And now I will begin taking tablets to help increase the E2 levels and encourage ovulation.
The two together should do the trick! Fingers crossed!
On another medical note, my arthritis has flared up hugely this week. Worse ever. Both King Acupunc and Queen Naturo believe the weather is a large factor. It has turned cold and wet here this week. She has recommended some new tabs for me to take. However, I haven’t been able to find them in store. They are a new release to the over the counter market. One chemist, though, was able to give me the name and number of the agent that supplies them. So, a phone call to her will in order tomorrow. In the meantime, I have some cream – Traumeel – to rub into the joints.
I’m feeling so much more positive and hopeful now than I was yesterday!
Homocysteine – 5.5 umol/L (range 5.0 – 15.0)
Oestradiol (E2) - 2 pmol/L. (Range – 6-14)
Progesterone (P4) – 306 pmol/L increasing to 407 2 days later (Range 140-520)
Testosterone – 121 pmol/L (range 24-137)