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have you thought about having your thyroid checked?
yes, i did the blood test and everything is perfect, except the my progesterone level is very low
well, if you want a letter like this, you will have to ask your GP referral to a psychologist
and they will be able to write you such a letter if they feel it is appropriate
generally they do not give you time off work unless you have already tried therapy and medications
I also have PCOS and very irregular period, when i'm stressed or tired, my gaps btw period are longer, up to 80 days.. normally its 35-40 days.. Feeling tearful reason often and depressed
I understand- that is tough.
the letter should come from a specialist, however
you may also benefit from taking antidepressants
but they take you off work as a last resort
we have been trying baby .5 years with no luck and stress doesn't help here. i feel like I am trapped and don't know what to do as I can't just leave my job because of financial situation
have you seen a gynecologist?
or a fertility specialist?
I've done a scan to check ovaries, was diagnosed with PCOS and also done several blood tests. Now it's been 5 weeks Im waiting letter from Kingston hospital fertility clinic.
ok, well hang in there
but in answer to your question, you need to see a psychologist
your GP will not write you that note
I don't think I really need antidepressants, when I am outside London, having lots of sleep and rest, I'm very happy and have lots of energy :)
ok. but you still need a psychologist to write you that note-
and they may be able to help you with work/balance coping mechanisms
Where can I fing a good psycologyst and do I need to go to the GP first and be reffered or can I just go to psycologist and get that letter?
you need the referral from the GP
or you can go privately
Is this expensive service? I've never been to psychologyst before?
it will probably be at least 100 pounds
or NHS is free
Can I go to NHS psychologyst? Can I also ask you? If the only reason that i'm not getting pregnant is low progesterone level, is there any treatments to increase and help to ovulate?
Ok I cannot write you a letter
I am in the USA
100 pounds its too expensive, more than happy to go to nhs psychologyst
and I would suggest reading the book, taking charge of your fertility- that is the best best best book out there on how to get pregnant
there are also vitamins called 'fertility blend' which are super helpful
thank you advice about the book, i'll see if I can find it
I wonder if I can buy these vitamins in the UK (fertility blend)? will search.. I'm taking at the moment multivitamins called "ultra women"
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could you please kindly reply to my question regarding low progesterone level?
if you have low progesterone, that may be inhibiting your ability to get pregnant
sometimes you need shots or pills
but your fertility specialist would help you with that
ok thank you very much time and advice
you are welcome
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Yes, I'm happy with your answers
great. Keep up the positive outlook! and baby dust ;-)
Thank you very much Natasha! :)