Last week, I got two sets of interesting test results back.
First, on wednesday, I got the results of my gluten intolerance testing. And the answer is: inconclusive, but positive for Leaky Gut Syndrome, which can be a symptom of gluten intolerance. I was also positive for candida (yeast) in my intestines (haven't yet figured out what I'm going to do about that). The naturopath I saw suggested that if I wanted to confirm the gluten intolerance, I eat something with gluten in it and see how I feel. Well, I did just that, and was sick for the rest of the day, so I guess I'll stick with this gluten free thing.
Then, on Friday, I got the results of my repeat prolactin test from my RE's office. And the results were not good. Last time, it came back at 31. This time, after fasting (which is supposed to help) it came back at 38. Normal is under 25.
Luckily, this is easily corrected with medication, so I'm taking yet another pill.
Initial consultation with Dr. Google tells me that both leaky gut syndrome and high prolactin levels can play a role in miscarriages, particularly in recurrent pregnancy loss.
I want to be hopeful that with these extra pieces of the puzzle figured out, I can carry a baby.
I try to train my mind to think positive thoughts.
Underneath, though, the true current of my thoughts chants "Antiphospholipid antibodies. Rh negative. Leaky gut. High prolactin. Aging ovaries. Not meant to be a mom."