Tell me what I need to know about taking progesterone...

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Registered: 10-20-2008
Tell me what I need to know about taking progesterone...
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Thu, 12-29-2011 - 6:36pm
I am on CD2 of cycle #8 (month 10). I had some strange spotting this last cycle. After speaking with my doc she said with my history she is fine with me taking supplements the second half of my cycle. She told me to start on day 18. I'm just curious when everybody else starts? I have fairly regular cycles, between 28-32 days, so 18 should be fine for me. I don't temp, only use opks. I'm also wondering what to expect for side effects? I was on the supplements this last time I was pregnant, but I'm not sure if the "side effects/symptoms" were from the supplements or pregnancy.

Thanks in advance!

Shawn 
Mom to DS, July 2009
Expecting our little girl after three m/c - EDD 11/29/12

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Registered: 08-17-2011
I know this is kind of late, but I went to see my OB and she gave me progesterone to help with spotting and she told me to take it 3DPO and to take it for 14 days....I kind of think 14 days is too long but I'll see how it goes.
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Registered: 07-24-2011
Lola my OB also told me to take progesterone 3 dpo for 14 days. 3 dpo for me is usually day 17 of my cycle.
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Oh okay Levy!

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I am currently coming off a mc and it was prescribed afterwords. I should have my first AF in the next 1.5 weeks then I start TTC again and start the progesterone. My problem isn't so much spot as it is the baby implanting. Two pregnancies since September and both gave me a positive test then miscarriages about a week after testing. Hoping that progesterone will allow us to stay pregnant next time around.
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Registered: 08-17-2011
I am sorry to hear that I think I remember now. I am hoping we both get our wish soon and have a h+: 9 :)
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So do I Lola! I've been lurking not writing much. Finally decided it was time for me to suck it up and jump in. I want to get to know the newer members a little better. Looking forward to rooting everyone on to their and our BFPs. They are coming and I can't wait to see all of them!
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My main reason for starting them was the three m/c we had last year. Then last month I spotting for 3-4 days before AF and I wasn't willing to risk it. I'm actually starting them tonight (3dpo).

Geez, there's enough of us on progesterone supplements to starts a club! LOL!!

Shawn 
Mom to DS, July 2009
Expecting our little girl after three m/c - EDD 11/29/12

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Levy welcome back to posting. It's always good to have the support of other who understand ttc.

Brew lol we should start a club. I have learned so much about ttc'ing that when I went to see my doc and she explained the women's hormonal cycle, I was like all makes sense and I know all her medical terms. Lol. Now just waiting for tha magical BFP. Good luck to u this cycle :)
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Boy, I'm filled with all sorts of questions about this stuff....

So, I O'd late this cycle (CD 18). Originally I was supposed to start taking the supplements on days 18-2, 10 days. However, if you take them starting day 18 and end on day 28, that is actually 11 pills, not 10.

Because I O'd on CD 18, I started taking the supplement on CD21. If I take it for 10 days, the last one would be on CD 30. IF I get AF the next day it would be CD31, which would be a 13 lp. That's ok, right?

I'm hoping I can just get a BFP and not worry about it :)

Shawn 
Mom to DS, July 2009
Expecting our little girl after three m/c - EDD 11/29/12

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Registered: 08-17-2011

Well, I think you should call your doctor and ask him/her if you should star 3 days after you O. Maybe day 18 was calculated assuming you O on CD 14 which is NOT the case for a lot of women. I have a regular cycle of 26-27 days and I O on CD 13, 14, 15. I told my doctor I was charting and showed her my charts and she told me to start P 3 DPO which is perfect if you think about it becase I can confirm O with 3 days of higher themps.

To answer your question about LP, you do want