1st post on infertility board - Need advice
Hello all! My husband and I have not been using protection for over 3 years now and I still can't get pregnant. We have been trying for 7-8 months. My history is as follows:
-Horrible periods EVERY month (very heavy and pain so bad that I can't function)
-5 years ago (when I was 30) I asked my obgyn to do laporscopic surgery to see if I had endometriosis as my pain was taking my life over. I did have what the doctor refered to as a 'mild' case. The surgery did not help with pain.
-I have had weird things happen to me, my hair goes through cycles of falling out a lot, I'll have a 2-3 week long period, my breasts have shrunk from a D cup to around a B cup. My obgyn did not feel as though I should worry about this.
-5 months ago I went to see a reproductive endocrinologist to see if he could help. He did another lap, which he told me that I have stage II-III endometriosis. He wants to put me on clomid, I am considering it, but am kind of scared.
I asked the reproductive endrocrinologist to do some hormone tests on me, he did. My progesterone, day 19 was 6.19 (the lab results said it should be >15). The RE said that the progesterone test is not an accurate test and is probably not the reason for my infertility. My FSH was something like 6.??, my E2 was fine and my LH was fine. I asked the RE to test my thyroid level and my TSH was a little high (3.89, when a level over 2.5 is considered subclinical hypothyroidism). I went to a regular endrocrinologist, he put me on Synthroid.
So I don't know what to do anymore, I am so tired of doctors, I feel as though I have to twist their arms to help me. I still think there is something that should be done with my progesterone level. Perhaps the thyroid meds may help me, but I don't know anymore.
Sorry so long, but I just wish things were right with my body and need to vent. In the last month, 2 of my friends told me that they were pregnant and my sister-in-law called me to tell me she is pregnant. All of which have children already, I have none. It's so frustrating, I know I should be happy for them, but it makes me feel like crap. I know that sounds mean, but I can't help it.
Should I consider Clomid? What other tests or treatments should I look into? Not only would I like to have a child, but being pregnant would be great as I would not have to suffer through another period for 9 months!