Progesterone Supplements (cross posted)

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Registered: 11-03-2007
Progesterone Supplements (cross posted)
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Mon, 12-06-2010 - 5:55pm

Hello Ladies,

I saw my doctor last week, and she prescribed me 200 mcg of Progesterone, vaginally, for THREE times a day after I O!!!

Does that seem like a lot? I've never done this before... so I am nervous, but also anxious for something to work. She also told me that she won't let me try Clomid if I am still BFing!

TIA and Baby Dust!

Alyssa


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Registered: 12-14-2008
Mon, 12-06-2010 - 6:00pm

I do 200 mg. capsules vaginally twice a day.


Dee -- Homeschooling mom of 6 -- Forty-four and praying for 1 more!


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Registered: 06-01-2004
Tue, 12-07-2010 - 3:28pm

Hi :) Great news that your doctor is willing to at least give you the progesterone. Mine GP was most unhelpful in all things TTC....

As for prog. suppositories - I took them 2x day after my egg retrieval (essentially O time)

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Registered: 11-03-2007
Thu, 12-09-2010 - 4:34pm
Thanks ladies! Well, I went to pick up the Prog. yesterday, and the pharmacy said they wouldn't have any until Friday! Of course I get a +OPK today, too!

So, my dr said to start it the first day I get a +OPK, but I thought I was supposed to start after I am sure I O'd!?!?

Jasmine, do I need to do it at the exact same time every day, too?

I kind of have the feeling like my dr doesn't really know what she is doing, because she called an RE to get the correct dosage.

TIA!

Alyssa


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Community Leader
Registered: 06-01-2004
Thu, 12-09-2010 - 9:50pm
I was told to take it the same time every day - give or take 1/2 an hour - the idea is that you keep an even amount in your system at all times so I took it at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. every night or something like that - based on get up times and convenience. I think you should take it after you know you have o'd so it doesn't mess with the actual O - you won't O until 24 - 36 hours after you see that + OPK but that is just my experience. I am pretty sure they told me to take it after my IUI's - not just when I did the trigger shot/+ OPK's.

Hopefully some other ladies will chime in that are on Prog as to how soon after + you start taking it.
HTH :)