Post # 1
I see a nurse practitioner and she has put me on 100mg of progesterone EVERYDAY at least until I come back to get my levels tested again in two months. I have not heard of anyone else doing this, and you usually start taking them right after ovulation until your period or bfp. I am doing exactly what she tells me to do, I just have my doubts because she doesn’t deal with a lot of women having fertility issues. I am super thankful for her because she has taken me seriously and ran a few tests and stuff with us only being in our 9th month of trying, but I would just hate to be making anything worse.
Did anyone else do this? Or take progesterone every single day?
Post # 2
This makes no sense. You won’t ovulate on progesterone.
Have you considered seeing a reproductive endocrinologist?
Post # 3
Yeah I would think that would be more like the mini-pill no? (the birth control pill for breastfeeding mothers?). I’ve heard of taking progesterone for 5 days to induce a withdrawl bleed, but not for 2 months. I’d double check with her.
Post # 4
I would 100% get a second opinion. Especially since that much progesterone sounds like a one way ticket to mood swing central. Might be unnecessary.
Maybe I’m a little cynical but I once had a gyn suggest “exploratory surgery” for a cyst that ended up going away on its own.
Post # 5
Thank you guys for the insight, it just doesn’t seem right to me. I know my progesterone was low, but from what I understand that isn’t uncommon and can easily be fixed by taking it right after ovulation. Ugh! Just a little frustrating! I sure hope it’s not acting like BC! I think I am going to have to set up an appointment with an ER.
Post # 6
I have taken progesterone but only for 10 days to induce a period, or after ovulation to help get pregnant. I’ve never heard of taking it for two months straight. You might get breakthrough bleeding at some point. Would definitely get a second opinion because this doesn’t make sense.