Post # 1
Just wondered if any of you have used progesterone cream to lenghten leutal phase? I tried it this cycle (using a little once a day from 4 dpo) and although it didn’t lenghten leutal phase (still at 12 days) it did stop the spotting pre-AF which I used to get every month.
I know I shouldn’t be self medicating, and won’t do it next cycle. (My progesterone from previous cycle at 5/6dpo was normal). Just wanted to see if it would stop the spotting. Going to increase B6 instead next month.
Please share your experiences.
Post # 3
I didn’t use progesterone cream, but I did have low progesterone (12 day LP, spotting pre-AF) which I treated with vitex and increased b vitamins (prescribed by naturopath, I was also nervous about self-medicating). I’m now 7 months pregnant.
When you say your progesterone was normal, do you have the measurement? Just asking coz my gp said mine was normal at 24, but when I finally got to a specialist she said that you need to see 30 to confirm ovulation (using Aus measurements and figures, different to US). I had months of charts showing temp shifts and had been getting + opks. GP was just referring to a chart that said what is “normal” rather than what you need to get pregnant (grrrr…).
I don’t think progesterone cream would have helped me, I needed help ovulating. Highly recommend seeing a naturo if you’re that way inclined 🙂