So, I’ve been experiencing some crazy thoughts lately and I’d like to run them by the blogging community here to see what you all think.
As most of you know, I suffer from PCOS. Many of you also know that I’ve recently started going to the chiropractor to fix some problems with my neck and a squished lower back. They’ve discovered that the squished part of my lower back is an injury I’ve had since I was a kid. The part that is pushed together is crushing very important nerves that control hormone output through my body, which can have a lot to do with my PCOS. On top of that, I’ve started a gluten-free diet and i’m strongly considering dairy-free, but I haven’t got the guts to do it yet (even though I know I need to) because the research I’ve done on gluten-free, dairy-free diets and PCOS is incredible. Women who have suffered from PCOS their whole lives are suddenly becoming regular, ovulating and getting pregnant. That is amazing! It makes a lot of sense when you look at the fact that PCOS is caused by an insulin problem that results in a hormone problem, so controlling your diet makes so much sense.
So here is the big question —– should I go off birth control for the next five months (giving myself until January), to see if there is a possibility that my body may start regulating itself? I know it’s a long shot and a totally insane idea since we’ve waited so long and i’m already 28.5 years old, but the thought just keeps sneaking up behind me and shaking me. I think it might be related to the fact that IVF is going to cost us $17,000 and it’s just so much money. SO MUCH! It also has a lot to do with wanting to know if my body has the capability of running like a normal body. Could diet and the chiropractor do that? Or, should I just keep in mind that I am making my body perfect FOR IVF? All of this may make my body the perfect carrier for my little embryos, OR, it may do nothing but make me a healthier person and not touch my hormonal problems. I think I probably what I will end up doing IVF anyway, but I wanted to see what everyone else thought.
I already have my mock transplant, saline ultrasound and consultation with the doctor set up for August 29th…. so it’s right around the corner. I can’t see myself having the ability to cancel those appointments after this long, but I’m still so torn! Am i going crazy? I sure do feel like it!