Post # 1
Ok Guys. It’s been a bit since I’ve been on or updated any. So quick run down. I have PCOS and we have been trying to conceive our next child for years. I’ve thought the problem all along has been ovulation. But apparently I have a few random ovulation periods as I did get pregnant naturally and miscarried. Last month was my first month of clomid 100mg, and I did end up pregnant but had a very early loss, before 5 weeks. My doctor didn’t recommend waiting as the bleeding came on at almost normal time of a period, so we done another 100mg round.
So. Getting to the question part of this. Last month, my 21 day labs showed a Progesterone level of 12.8. Which my Dr said was good. This month. My day 21 labs (today) showed only a 6.5. I asked if that meant no ovulation, and the nurse didn’t directly answer my question. She just told me to watch for a missed period or when I start my period, to give them a call. She did say that they LIKED to see at least a 10. I’m unsure if she was trying to avoid hurting my feelings or what. But she never directly said “yes you probably ovulated” or “no you probably didn’t”.
Is ovulation & pregnancy possible with that kind of a number? Also. Is it normal to ovulate one month on clomid and then randomly not the next?
Also. Side not. I had a scan at day 10 in my cycle and was told my follicles looked good and I would probably ovulate around day 15. Which is also the day I got my positive LH strip.
Post # 2
Best to speak with your nurse/physician about your concerns. I was always on progesterone 200mg 2x a day from ovulation until next cycle, and stopped it if it was a bfn, continued for bfp.
Post # 3
lifeisbeeutiful : Unfortunately my Doctor is out of town. I rarely get sound information from the nurses, and have actually gotten incorrect information before. So I don’t like to place bet with anything they tell me. However, I was desperate today for answers so I did ask questions. But they didn’t directly answer anything. More so beat around the bush with, “Don’t be discouraged, watch for your missed period”. Which gave me false hope that they were saying there’s a chance I ovulated. Most information I’m reading online (which none seems definite, I’ve read a mix of things) seems it should be much higher.
I have 100mg of progesterone. I’m just unsure of whether there is any point in taking it this round. Last month when my progesterone showed 12.8 at 7dpo, I got a BFP at 9dpo, then by 14dpo it was fading and my progesterone was down to 6.1. So they prescribed the progesterone. This time, at 7dpo (or could have possibly been 6), I’m only getting a reading of 6.5. My doctor does not want me to take it until after day 21 labs to confirm ovulation so it doesn’t mess with my levels. So idk if 6.5 means I could have ovulated, in order TO take it.
Post # 4
atitagain : I think a progesterone level of 5 is supposed to indicate ovulation. But 6.5 is definitely on the low end. That’s a tough tell 😕
Post # 5
sleepymelis : I know right, especially for a medicated cycle.
Post # 6
I don’t have any experience with clomid, but I’ll share my experience with progesterone. I was at one year ttc and just starting some initial fertility testing with my dr. She had me do a progesterone test at 7dpo, and said that anything over 5 meant I ovulated, but they liked to see over 10. When mine came back at 8.2, she sent me a message that basically said, “congrats, you ovulated!”. But 3 days later when I happened to get a bfp, she changed her tune a bit and prescribed progesterone – 200mg/day suppositories, and wanted me to start them immediately. Of course she didn’t say it outright, but I took her actions to mean that an 8.2 progesterone level at 10dpo would not have been able to support a pregnancy. But I was able to come back from that and had a healthy pregnancy, so I don’t think you’re necessarily out with a 6.5. I would take it if I were you.
Post # 7
Kayla0416 : I have 100mg that was prescribed in the pill form. Which I thought was a ridiculously low amount. Especially since it takes the body a while to absorb pill form. And it was only prescribed once daily. That was for my last pregnancy that ended up chemical. And I’m wondering if the dropping progesterone was why. I’m going to discuss the possible progesterone issue with my doctor.
I would love nothing more for it to end up positive. But I don’t have my hopes too high. 🙁