I am eight months postpartum and still breastfeeding my child although we supplement with formula and she eats solid foods twice daily.
Lately, I’ve been having some weird symptoms–anxiety, headaches, trouble sleeping, weight fluctuations etc. I’ve implemented many things to reduce stress in my life and I’m still experiencing these symptoms. I’ve gone to my doctor who says it’s all “hormonal” because I am postpartum. She says that weaning my child will fix it. I’m considering weaning her over the next month to see if this will help. My doctor is not familiar with NFP, so my fertility observations are not something she considers when evaluating me.
I have had four “typical” cycles since birth of baby. This month, I seem to have a never-ending cycle with lots of fertile signs. I use a fertility monitor also and it says I’ve had estrogen detected for over ten days and no “peak” detection.
My doctor says my thyroid levels are normal. Could this possibly be low progesterone or some sort of estrogen dominance? If it is a hormone issue, I would like to look into supplements, but I’m not even sure what tests to ask for. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.