08-05-2013 09:56 PM
Amy- Hi! Glad things sound like they are going well! Can't believe Nathan is already over a year old now! Seems like the charting should work out for your family planning. You used to be able to check the old boards but as of August 1st you can't anymore.
08-06-2013 05:28 AM
08-06-2013 06:12 AM
I too posted yesterday and its gone.
Amy: welcome back lady!!! Can't believe nathan is a year old! Time sure has flown. I cant say how well NFP is working for me as a way to NOT get prego again, but im trying it anyway. I am starting to get cramping, so im wondering if i am ovulating early. So far, it still is having me slightly confused. lol.
afm- We finally have a diagnoisis!! Atrophic Vaginitis brought on by low estrogen levels due to breastfeeding! Its usually a menopause thing, but it also affects breastfeeding women! (figure 9..almost 10 months of it every single day and still doing it 4-5 times a day now!) I figured it out, (thank you google) by doing a last minute search to see if breastfeeding could really be causing issues. I have every single symptom, right down to the urninary symptoms! its suggestions for treatment were to apply lubrication like astroglide to see if it helps and to have "regular sex"., I did that over the weekend (even convinced DH to BD once) and BINGO!! Alot of relief! I called the doctor, told them what I read, what I did, and how much it helped. Dr. M must have agreed because she is giving me a very small dose (even smaller than in my BCP that i havent started either lol) of the estrogen cream to use externally, and possibly internally for a few days over the next 2 months.
Now its just a matter of getting all the way up there to pick it up! DH offered to, but he has to work out of town today. She is just giving me a sample for now, but at least she saw the correlation and agreed!!
Im going to wait and see if my other post appears lol because i did reply to simone and tara as well
08-06-2013 10:02 AM
Brie- Yay! You finally have a diagnosis and a plan! Woo hoo! Sounds like you did a good job at figuring it out, it's smart of you to also confer with you doctor as well. Hope Chris gets more on board with helping you out with your treatment plan