For those with low progesterone.. did you try progesterone cream to conceive?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Have you tried progesterone cream? If so, how did you use it?
    Yes, it helped me get KU and I stopped taking it straight away and no problem : (0 votes)
    Yes, it helped me get KU and I stopped taking it gradually and no problem : (0 votes)
    Yes, it helped me get KU and I increased dose during pregnancy (pls share dose details) : (1 votes)
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    Yes, it helped me get KU but when I stopped I had a MC (I'm so sorry, hope no votes here :() : (0 votes)
    Yes, other (please explain) : (0 votes)
    No, but I'm sharing other experience anyway : (0 votes)
  • Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Are you being seen by a doctor?  I’m sure they would tell you what to do… or maybe go ask a pharmacist.

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    I took cream (without the doctor telling me to), it helped with my luteal phase and then I kept taking it until my tube ran out which was 20 weeks… doctor said I could stop around 14 weeks and to lower the dose gradually.

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Just out of curiosity, what kind of specialist are you going to see? I’m trying to get in to see an endocrinologist for thyroid testing but they are booked until DECEMBER! They said if I get pregnant in the meantime to call and see if they can get me in, and I’m on the cancellation list. 

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    @proudcatlady:  A lot of doctors will tell you that there isn’t enough in the cream to make a difference either way, and if you do have low levels once you’re pregnant they will get you a pill to take.

    I just took a squirt of it… you can’t take too much and my tube said 1/8 tsp (i think) so i would guestimate

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @proudcatlady:  I’ve read of a lot of women using progesterone cream preventively without a doctor’s prescription, I used prescription suppositories to support this pregnancy after 2 mc’s.

    I used the suppositories until 16 weeks, my doctor told me I could stop at 12 weeks but I started spotting and demanded to stay on it, and thank god I did, I weaned off at 16 weeks and have continued with a healthy pregnancy.

    Progesterone is necessary to hold your pregnancy in the beginning and then the placenta takes over at some point, but it could vary in women, but usually around the 3 month mark.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @proudcatlady:   Also I wouldn’t consider it being held hostage…you’ll do whatever it takes to have a healthy pregnancy if that’s what you want. Trust me. I didn’t care one bit about using suppositories every night if it meant that I would stay pregnant. But yes I would say you would likely want to keep using it for the first little while just to be on the safe side.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @proudcatlady:  Yeah suppository was relevtively easy (for me anyway) you just put it in before bed and that’s it. You have lay down right away so it doesn’t leak out. I wouldn’t have wanted to put cream on every 2 hours for 16 weeks!

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