Hi everyone. I've been lurking and wanted to introduce myself & share my story. I'm 35 with a 6 yr old & 4 yr old that I conceived with no problems. I had taken the pill for 7 yrs before I TTC my 1st child. I never liked the pill b/c I felt the hormones affected me too much, so after I had my 2nd child my gyn suggested an IUD. Her reason was that the hormones were more localized rather than traveling thru my whole body like the pill. So after 3 yrs with the IUD I started getting hot flashes. A blood test showed my FSH was 123 and I was told I have POF & less that 5% chance of ever getting pg again. I didn't want to do HRT so I went to GNC and got some supplements/herbs. After a few mos, I started feeling really bad - bloated, upset stomach, nausea, fatigue. I couldn't get it out of my mind that the IUD was causing some of this, so I went back to my gyn again and this time my FSH was 131. I had her remove the IUD even though she swore that it couldn't be causing my symptoms and told me I needed HRT. Well, I started feeling better within a few weeks of having it removed. My symptoms slowly disappeared and I went to an RE. This time my FSH was 97 - still through the roof but better. I've scoured the internet & found other stories of women who were launched into early menopause from an IUD. Am I crazy to think that my FSH could be from that?
I realize that all the drs say I have a better chance of getting hit by lightning than getting pg again but I really want to have another baby. I know I'm extremely blessed to have my 2 kids and I don't want to be insensitive to any posters here. That's mostly why I've hesitated to post before. My DH and I just can't afford fertility treatments so I'm going the acupuncture/chinese medicine route. I've started doing fertility yoga and cut out caffeine & most sugar. My acupuncturist has me on a 20 day liver cleanse to leach out all the leftover progesterone from the IUD. So with much prayer and positive baby thoughts, I'm beginning my TTC journey.