So, I’m doing pretty well. Some moments, I feel very impatient to get back to TTC. Other moments, I feel happy that I have this time to relax. I’m on CD 23, so it’s been almost 3 weeks on birth control pills now. Normally, at this point in my cycle I’d be POAS and obsessing. It’s great not dealing with that for awhile, lol. 🙂 I did actually POAS just to make sure, because you never know with me – and people have conceived on BCPs. It was totally negative though, as I expected. I don’t think I have any follicles growing right now, which is a good thing. The BCPs should be suppressing everything. And hopefully shrinking that darn cyst by now!
I am drinking apple cider vinegar each day – a couple tablespoons in a large glass of water 1 x per day. It tastes pretty strong and yucky, but I try to chug it quickly. There are actually a ton of benefits from ACV. It is supposed to help balance the body, among other things. I’m also doing castor oil packs/heating pad treatments for 1 hour…I guess at least 3 times a week is good for that. I ordered some special castor oil that is for external use, then I just used an old t-shirt to saturate with the oil. I wrap that around my lower pelvic region and apply the heating pad. It feels wonderful! Very soothing. It takes away all my pain. That cyst hurts, and the past few days I’ve been getting strong cramps. Castor oil is also supposed to have many benefits – pain relief, cyst reduction, and improves circulation. If you have Endometriosis or just mean AFs, you should try it!
I’d like to do some Epsom salt baths or maybe ACV baths? I don’t know exactly how you do it. I’ll have to research. I’ve heard the baths can help detox your body and balance things out. It can even improve your CM because it neutralizes your pH levels. It’s pretty cool what all natural stuff can do for your body. Instead of taking a bunch of pills and synthetic potions, lol. I haven’t been very strict on my supplements right now. I mean, other than the meds that Dr. Kwak-Kim prescribed. I’m totally diligent with those.
I’m not super strict on my gluten-free diet, either. I’ve found that I feel better cutting MOST gluten out, but not all. So it’s definitely possible that I simply have a slight sensitivity to it. I’m still being healthy, exercising, doing yoga, etc. I’ve lost 18 lbs now, but I have stalled out since being on BCPs. They make my appetite increase a lot! Boo! I’m trying to be careful not to gain my weight back. My “idea jar” isn’t working out very well. I still didn’t “master” the first task of drinking 8 – 8 oz glasses of water per day. Darn it! I’m going to continue working on that for awhile, and then we’ll see about adding a new task. 🙂
So, just chillin’ until I go back on the 9th for my cyst re-check! We are having fun with BD 😉 If you recall, hubby was kinda mad that it had become so blah and planned. We have been working on that hehe. 🙂 Oh, and I’m not going to even bother with more allergy testing for awhile. I’m going to avoid the things I’m allergic to, because I’m pretty certain that the steroids would interfere with my results/reactions.