Experiences with progesterone, is it possible to have a temp drop?

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

For me, it was normal to still have high temps until I stopped the progesterone. If I didn’t have a BFP by 15 or 16dpo, I stopped progesterone and af would start a few days later

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I think it depends on how you’re taking the progesterone. I’ve heard that if you’re taking it orally, it will affect your temps because it has a systemic effect, whereas if you’re using it as a suppository, it shouldn’t affect them because it is acting locally. Not sure if that’s true or not though!

Post # 6
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Busy bee

For me, progesterone would sometimes raise my temps, sometimes not. And they didn’t necessarily stay raised until I stopped taking it. I was not on progesterone this month when I got pregnant but I was on Femara so my progesterone was higher than my non-medicated cycles. My temps were all over the place this month!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

mrsrobinsonco :   ilovethesun :  I’m not 100% sure so definitely ask your doctor. Also, there are different forms of progesterone so make sure that it’s one that you are able to use as a suppository. Good luck!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

MrsMellyBean :  Is correct. If you take it orally, your body has to process the medication through the liver, therefore raising your temps. If you take it vaginally, it goes directly into the uterus/vaginal area for a quicker support. I never paid much attention to my temps (and actually stopped temping) when I was on medicated cycles – you should have confirmation of ovulation from the clomid and your RE should instruct you to test on a certain DPO for accuracy.

FWIW, I would also inquire about starting progesterone 3DPO – because if you truly need the support, 6DPO might be too close to implantation and your lining might not be receptive to an embryo if it is not getting the extra hormonal support.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2017

On the which dpo to start I am 8 weeks pregnant after starting progesterone at 7dpo. It’s helps quickly and if taken too early can get in the way of implantation according to my specialist

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

malgor :  I have to disagree. There is a reason you start progesterone prior to even transferring an embryo during IVF cycles: the uterine lining is thickened in two ways: first being estrogen, which creates the tissue known as stroma – a plush, thick buildup that allows for a healthy embryo to implant and get “cozy” if you will. The second being progesterone, which is essential for implantation of the embryo. Progesterone’s main funcion is to stop the stroma/endometrial cells from producing, and then to “mature” the already present stroma cells so that they can provide nurishment and increase the blood flow to the uterine lining, thickening it even more.

If your specialist wass correct, and progesterone can hinder a successful implantation, then your body would not begin to secrete progesterone on its own immediately after ovulation. Once the egg is released from the follicle, the follicle becomes known as the corpus luteum, and the main responsibility is to provide progesterone and hormonal nurishment to the embryo as it implants (prior to the placenta taking over). Of course you are correct in if you take it too early (ie, before ovulation can be confirmed) then it will impede implantation since your lining will not be receptive to an embryo.

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