Please help

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-06-2004
Please help
Fri, 06-11-2004 - 5:42pm

I got my progesterone level back and it is 11. Even the RE at the Cleveland Clinic say that they don't even look at the levels and they had never heard of 20 being a magical number. I have been taking the suppositories since Tuesday (3 days) and would have thought that taking one a day at 100 would have made the number higher.

Is the gel better and when do you take it morning or not? I have a prescription for the gel and have been told to take it once in the morning. My perinatologist doesn't want to see me until 6 weeks and I don't go for another blood work until Wed.

You guys are the only support I have because I can't see the RE because I wasn't a patient prior to getting pregnant and the peri office doesn't have a clue about progesterone. My hcg levels only went up from 11 to 15.2 (40% and should have been 66% at the lowest).

Please lend me your advice. If you can call me by phone you can call 800-815-9211 and even if you have a good doctor I can call. I just really need support.

Thanks everyone,


iVillage Member
Registered: 06-12-2004
In reply to: mary089
Sat, 06-12-2004 - 9:44am
Hi Mary -

I've been watching your progress - this is so frustrating, ain't it?

I just wanted to you to know I"m pulling for you - hang in there.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-13-2003
In reply to: mary089
Sat, 06-12-2004 - 11:47pm
If you are using anything that you put in your vagina, you need to do it at night. My suggestion, ask for Prometrium 200mgs 2-3 times per day. It's an oral, you take it by mouth and it works. I've had multiple m/c's and I've used it successfully with my last two pregnancies, I m/c when I don't use it.

GL but honestly, I've had a totally normal pregnancy with my progesterone at just 5 almost the whole time so sometimes our bodies know more than we do.


edd 7/16/04