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This is obviously a shot in the dark folks.

Well, because I’m out of all other options. FET #3 is cancelled πŸ™ 4mm…that’s it. 10mg of Estrace a day, orally, vaginally….and nada. RE said that my uterus looks good now that the scar tissue is gone…my 2nd HSG showed that my left tube is blocked by the Essure(actually a good thing for me because I had hydrosalpinx). He has no clue why my lining is not growing. Next will be Estradiol Valerate injections…but I need a break. SO much Estrogen running through my body is making me batty….literally…kind of going crazy and BEYOND frustrated.

So we induce my period and I’m taking a break….and…..gonna try to gain some weight….yes….I said GAIN weight.

Please, try not to judge…..I have a hard time gaining weight. It’s weird how being overweight you get support and sympathy from people but when you’re underweight you get, “Oh, must be nice” or stares of a possible eating disorder. I’m 5’8 and around 112lbs. A BMI of about 17. I know, that’s thin. It worked for my career but now when I want to have a baby….THAT “blessing” of being really thin….could THAT be my problem?? Something as simple as putting on 10-15 more pounds? Could that be my answer???

Well, I’m about to really try. No hormones this month. I’m going all natural and adding a healthy fat diet. I’m going to try to eat more FAT. I’m all out of options folks….I’m trying anything and everything to grow this lining and if putting on a couple of pounds is what needs to happen…I’m all for it.

Now, I know….this is probably not my issue. I know that this is a “shot in the dark”. But…i don’t know what else to do. It’s sad when most of my time is searching through internet articles regarding “thin lining”…(FYI…there are not very many πŸ™ Β I’m trying to come up with my own “diagnosis”… own cure πŸ™

I get it though….the Dr.’s don’t feel the need to come up with a solution for less than 1% of women who have my “problem”. Chronically Thin Lining….most women can at least get to around 7 or 8mm. So not a lot of research….and they just want to suggest a Gestational Carrier……because that is just such an easy option(cue the sarcasm)…not even something I want to think about yet…

But guess what folks….pretty sure God knew what He was doing….I am determined. I will be the scientist, I will do the research, I will test out all of the options. I won’t stop. I’m going to figure this out. I should be able to carry my baby. I’m healthy. I’ve had 2 hysteroscopies and my uterus looks “pretty normal”(I’ll take it ;). There’s gotta be a way….and I truly believe that God has given me this problem for me to fight through it and be the voice of the other 0.06% of women with chronically thin lining.

But….this month….is break time….and put on some weight time….

I need a month…just to breathe and put everything in perspective…

And some sunshine…oh how I love the beach….so that’s where I’ll be…at the beach…soaking up the sun and some sanity πŸ™‚

Hope you all had a lovely 4th of July πŸ™‚

14 Comments on Could Low BMI Cause Chronically Thin Endometrial Lining?

  1. I don’t know if low BMI can cause thin uterine lining, but it wouldn’t hurt to see if gaining weight will improve it. Have you looked into any alternatives, like acupuncture?

    I’ve been overweight my entire life and have struggled to lose weight and keep it off. My main problem is that I’m an emotional eater. Thankfully, I’ve been able to avoid any major health issues due to it, but I imagine those days are numbered. Whatever your obstacles to gaining weight, I don’t envy your situation. I hope whatever is causing your thin lining you find an answer and a fix soon.

    • Thanks so much Kitten. Yes, I’ve been going to acupuncture every week for the past 1 1/2 years….was hoping that would help…I think it helps my stress level more than my lining but I’ll take it πŸ™‚ And I agree, I don’t envy any of our situations…we all have one is better or worse….and we all just want the same outcome….a healthy baby. Whatever it takes for us to get there…I hope we get there soon….thanks so much for your encouraging words…xo

  2. Girl I sure hope this is the ticket for you πŸ™‚ I’m praying for you every single time I read one of your new blog posts or see your blog title. God is going to do the supernatural in your situation…that’s what I keep sensing and each time I pray for you, I keep hearing the verse Exodus 14:14 “The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still.” I also always hear Matthew 19:26 in my head…”With man this is impossible but with God all things are possible.” Rest knowing that God will take care of your lining and leave you and everyone else with their mouths hanging wide open in awe of His awesomeness πŸ™‚ I am speaking health and healing over your body right now that only the Lord can do. Love ya girl! xoxo

    • Thanks Elisha…you always have such great verses and advice. I truly appreciate your prayers too. I know with God anything is possible..and I’m holding Him to it πŸ™‚ You are in my prayers always too….I just can’t wait until we are both celebrating His awesomeness together…..Love ya too girly! xoxoxo

  3. I have had the same problem! We are the same height and before we weighed about the same. My RE said before he would do IVF the first time he wanted me to gain weight. Not only did he want me to gain weight but he wanted me to weigh over 135! This was almost 20 pounds for me to gain. Long story short I gained some weight but not 20! My BMI was at about a 19. I was able to get pregnant at this weight but our son was too sick. This round I finally hit the weight he wanted and my lining still had some issues. So I am not convinced it is the weight that contributes to the lining but I do think that a higher weight helps with success. Email me if you want to talk about this more!

    • Hi Caroline….yes…it’s no fun πŸ™ I’m glad you were able to gain some weight…20lbs would be TOUGH though…I think for anyone! This lining issue is just baffling though. No answers…and no suggestions either…so that’s why I’m going to test a couple of things out…and I’ll report back to let everyone know what works…I’m determined! Thanks and let’s def keep in touch!

    • Thanks a bunch Caroline! Yes…we all need a break sometimes πŸ™‚ And putting on the pounds…avocados, walnuts, eggs, etc..are all my friends πŸ™‚ Gotta try…thanks and hugs back at ya :)!!!

  4. I don’t know about the lining specifically being related to low BMI but I do know that low BMI is often more prone to lead to disease than having a slightly higher BMI, so it’s not a crazy hypothesis. Good luck with the gaining weight, I have read in my research that the best fertility is around 22 BMI. (I finally got up to this point from 18.5 at my lowest weight in college)

  5. Hi – Brand new here and honestly I haven’t read through your blog history but I have chronically thin lining. It wasn’t until I did a low dose of Gonal F stim cycle that my lining finally plumped to 8.2 and we did a FET transfer. Three years after starting IF treatments that FET transfer brought us our daughter. That was after several cancelled FET cycles and an initial interview with a surrogacy agency. It seemed that the more estrogen and pills I took in previous cancelled cycles my lining actually got thinner as the cycle progressed. Other options I’ve tried and are aware of for thin lining treatments are e-stim acupuncture, vaginal Viagra, Vitamin E, pentoxifylline, terbutaline. None of those other treatments worked for me but I can say that they have worked for others. I apologize and I know that there’s no one size fits all and that my circumstances aren’t the same as yours but thought maybe if I just posted here there might be a few new ideas that perhaps your RE hasn’t thought of.

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