Tuesday, March 18, 2008

One week to go!

So this past year Adam and I have been going to a naturalpathic doctor. He has this nutritionist woman in his office and she can test you for allergies in a very strange way. I'm still not sure how I feel about all of it - it seems pretty hoaky. I went in for the testing and she said that I was allergic to 5 things - progesterone being one of them. She sent me home with this little dropper and fluid that contained the 5 things I was allergic to. It's been a progressive process - each month I have increased my dosage on the amount I take. I do it for a total of 5 months and the theory is that at the end of it I should be cured of these allergies. I have 1 week to go and I will be done. Now is this doing anything in my body? i'm really not sure. But I think I will go back in after and have her re-test to see if I'm still allergic to anything.
Now this is the part I'm most excited about. After she did the testing I asked her about how I get so sick when I'm pregnant and I wondered if there was a correlation between that and my allergy to progesterone. She said that there is a very good chance that once I'm cured of the allergy that I will be able to tell a difference the next time I'm pregnant. Isn't that just about the best thing you've ever heard? I'm not sure what will happen, but I figure that even if it's just a smidge better I will be so happy. And if there is any difference it will be a true miracle.
And hooray that it's almost over. Some days I will miss taking my vitamins, but I NEVER miss taking my allergy therapy - the possible advantages of taking it are too great to pass up.
Like I said, I'm not sure what will happen, but I'm excited about the possibilities.


Jess and Jen said...

I'm excited for the possibilities for you too. It will be such an exciting thing if you don't get sick next time you're pregnant.

Good luck!


Sandy said...

Keep us posted on how things go -- I'm interested to see how all this works! I hope your next pregnancy won't be so miserable, too - that would be WELL worth all the "hokey stuff", I'm sure!!

The Christensons said...

oh my gosh if that really works let me know cause i will be all over that!

Papa Doc and the Duke said...

I didn't know you were doing this. Because I'm such a skeptic, I am really interested to know if this all works. Is Adam doing it, too? He has tons of allergies and it's about the season to really hit. I truly am interested to see what you find and how this all works.
Mom C.

joeandcarole said...

Amy, You are so diligent and work so hard on doing things that are good and healthy for you!
Keep up the good work. I certainly do hope this makes things better for you!
Love you,