Anyone else on progesterone support?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
613 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I took progesterone when I was pregnant, and stopped around 12 weeks.  I took the oral kind though, so a little different.  It made me more tired, but I’ve heard that the suppository doesn’t have as many side effects, so maybe that won’t happen for you.

Post # 3
2813 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Yep! Take it at night, so you don’t have to worry about the, um, overflow. I would pop mine in as soon as I got into bed. 

Post # 4
6158 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i took progesterone supplements one cycle for 14 days.  i put it in vaginally at bed time.  there was some discharge in the morning but nothing really gross.

i did feel more tired during those 2 weeks but i felt fine otherwise.


Post # 5
179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I am, I take one morning and night for 14 days for LP.  I could take it orally but chose vaginally because i heard there are less side effects.  I’m tired but not sure if that’s why, and i definitely have lots more thick creamy discharge. 

Post # 7
12875 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I took it for 2 weeks after O since that’s what my RE prescribes as a generic treatment outline.  It was digusting and I hated it.  I was told to use it 2x a day, so it was unavoidable to have leakage throughout the day and work and whereever so I just always had to have a panty liner on. I’ve sinced opted for blood test to verify if I even need it now though since I want to avoid it at all cost (literally and figuritively since it was about $120 bucks for 2.5 week supply.)

Post # 8
1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m on them right now because my progesterone took a small dip in the beginning and my RE didn’t want to take any chances. I insert one suppository in the morning and one in the evening. Just make sure you’re able to lay down for at least 30 minutes to let it absorb and wear a panty liner for any discharge. I’ve had some but it’s been pretty minimal. Also, I have had a few bouts of spotting which my RE told me is totally normal because the suppositories can irritate your cervix. I haven’t really noticed side effects, just the normal pregnancy ones.

Post # 10
3217 posts
Sugar bee

I multiple cycles did 2 in the AM and 2 at night.  It was not great.  I mean it’s not like Niagara Falls or anything, but after a while I did get tired of having wet underpants.

Good luck. 

Post # 11
1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

CoffeeBeanKate: I am so sorry to hear that *hugs*. Next time maybe ask if they can check your levels every 48 hours instead of every two weeks because you’ll know if your levels are dropping long before then. Good luck hun, I hope you get your sticky BFP very soon. 

Post # 13
1015 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m so sorry about the MC. I was on progesterone shots and suppositories as part of my IVF protocol, and I very much preferred the shots (even though they are intermuscular and are quite literally a pain in the ass). I preferred that over the mess of suppositories (which also caused spotting that played with my head). If you have someone who can inject you, you might prefer that. Stories about PIO (progesterone in oil) injections can be scary, but I still found them better than suppositories.

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