(Closed) What would you do by this point? (A Bee returning from a break.)

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
14658 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Peffy:  I would get a second opinion and see a different RE.  I didn’t think Femera would thin the linig like Clomid did, I learn something new everyday.  But if you have a short LP and spotting, but “normal” ovulation and good linig otherwise, I don’t see why he wouldn’t just try progesterone for a cycle or two on it’s own.  I would personally push for that if you think it would help despite what he thinks.  Have you had CD21/7DPO progesterone blood tests?  How did those look?

Don’t give up hope.  There’s always hope.  I just had a failed IVF cycle a month and a half ago, I didnt even have any eggs to trasnfer on day 3… but I’m still holding on hope.  Some sort of miracle or medical intervention will prevail!

Post # 4
6699 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Baby boy 12/2015

Peffy:  I second what pinkshoes:  said. Get a second opinion. I also think that at this point the RE should have a better opinion on what might be going on. It sounds like your RE is not doing everything he/she can do. Heck, you’re paying so they should listen to you. Best of luck. If you want extra support, feel free to join the 6+ months TTC thread. The ladies there are very supportive and understand the frustration that TTC brings.

Post # 5
1226 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Peffy:  Have you tried B vitamins?  Some people say that they lengthen the LP.  It seemed to help with mine a bit.  Have they examined for other reasons you might be spotting?  I was told that uterine polyps could cause spotting so my doc did a sonohystogram (I ended up having a uterine septum — I can’t remember if they thought it might be related to the spotting).  Also, I think endometriosis could cause spotting too — not sure if you have any other symptoms of endometriosis (it’s a hard thing to diagnose as there are no good “tests” for it aside from laparoscopy, which is quite extreme). 

Post # 7
3755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I was exactly the same way, spotting up to two weeks before AF would show up!! I had a MC at 8 weeks last year, this year a CP, and then I miraculously finally got pregnant and immediately asked to have my progesterone tested and lo and behold it was low and dropping. I would have lost this pregnancy for sure had I not pushed for testing and then supplementation. If I were you, and I essentially was at one point, I would find a new doc that will prescribe progesterone. Yes there is some reason that you’re having an issue with progesterone but since it’s really hard to figure out what exactly that issue is, what is the harm in prescribing it to strengthen your luteal phase?! 

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