(Closed) Tips on managing progesterone side effects

posted 4 years ago in TTC
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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baileyjosephine:  Was it prescribed? I was on 200 mg twice daily, so I understand. If it was prescribed, though, stick with it.

I had to start it on 1DPO, and I always felt like I was hit by a truck for about 72 hours (crazy fatigue), and then it would switch to a higher appetite, sore nipples, and mood swings. I took a lot of walks to manage it (and spare DH from my crazy emotions from time to time), and, believe or not, the exercise helped. 

Other than that, no advice. Plenty of sympathy, though!

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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baileyjosephine:  Are you taking it orally or vaginally? The first cycle I was on 200mg 2x a day, orally. I had serious nausea, even throwing up multiple times during that TWW. My RE then instructed me to take them vaginally since it would stay in the uterus area vs being metabolized by your liver. The symptoms were much better, and I only got more used to them after another 6+ cycles on it. I would definitely try taking it at night to help ease the symptoms if you are taking it orally.

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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baileyjosephine:  Regarding the 12-hour intervals, my RE told me that it doesn’t have to be exact – anywhere between 10-14 hours apart was fine. I usually took one a bedtime (can sleep through side effects) and one in the morning at work (kept me busy and my mind off the symptoms). 

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