Thats a title Ive never had before ;)
Well I too have had 3 m/cs. I started taking progesterone before m/cs though. I took natural suppositories in Sep 09 when I had a 9 day LP. UGH! I haven't stopped it since. I increased my dose to 100/mg when I got pregnant in Nov 09 & Im convinced its the only reason I got pregnant. I was also using progesterone cream so I was probably getting a bit more. I dont think it was enough as I got + HPT & started bleeding next day, when they tested my Progesterone. It was way low.
I then switched to 400mg of Prometrium orally as I too was sick of mess and pantyliners all the time. Well I didnt get pregnant again until I switched back to 1/2 vaginal 1/2 oral in May. My progesterone was tested & it was great, unfortunately I had a blood clot next to sac & the sac was odd shaped. I had a D&C in June.
My OB refused to rxd Prometrium & I had to see an RE. She doesnt believe in it but gave it to me anyway. I doubled the dose she rxd. Somedays I only take 300mg usually 400, but I doubt I get it all as even after 2 hrs of lying down I still see bits of pill when I pee.
Ive been taking it for so long I dont notice side effects anymore. I sorta knew I was pregnant as I was dizzy from my body's progesterone plus supplementing. I normally never get dizzy anymore, esp. since only using vaginally.
As far as stopping. Im guessing Ill stop after week 13 but Ill check with OB. I was just thinking is she going to be able to even tell me what to do since she doesnt believe in it? Im going to be petrified to stop thats for sure. I dont even think I can get them to do a progesterone level test. My RE refused before.
I cant think that far yet. Maybe after I see a h/b.
LOL... sorry about the new title!
Hi! Not taking prometrium now (at least not yet), but I took a 200mg capsule orally after O due to an LP defect with my last pregnancy. I got pregnant my 3rd cycle taking it after O (and had 7 cycles under my belt before that), and I continued taking it through 12w6d. I just stopped it cold turkey without incident and everything was fine! The placenta takes over progesterone production ~10wks but generally it's 100% taken over by 13wks, so that's the reason for taking it that long. Some docs only prescribe it through 10wks.
Side effects I had...dizziness (so I took it at bedtime only), constipation, and fatigue. Oh, and really sore bbs, but that could have just been the pregnancy!
I'm joining this thread really late... but I saw it and decided to post.
I had an LP defect (3 days my first PPAF, 5 days my 2nd PPAF!!!) after 26 months of BFing. My doctor is very unfamiliar with how to treat this, so she consulted an RE, who recommended we try 200mg - 3 times a day post O. Well, first cycle, I got my BFP. I am ecstatic, but also concerned, because I know I read somewhere that the prometrium can sustain a PG that can't sustain itself on its own.
My doctor also prescribed it through only 10 weeks, and has not done any progesterone level testing. In fact, I haven't even been seen yet! She wouldn't see me until I am between 8-9 weeks.
I am so tired of it. I seriously groan every time I get another capsule out of the pill bottle. I
I take it orally. I took it vaginally once and it was soooo gross, so oozy and messy and forget being intimate! It's actually the exact same pill, you can insert it or swallow it. I took it in shot form once after IVF and that kind of sucked injecting myself every day. I don't think I have any side effects, I'm constipated sometimes but I don't know if it's from that or just being preggo.
It's actually not any less potent orally. You're still getting the same amount of medicine, they just get absorbed in differnt places. I stopped taking it at 12 weeks last time and it didn't help the MS, that went away on it's own around 15 weeks.