I'm on progesterone supps even though my levels are fine (I only had mine checked at 2 and 3 dpo, though, and they were both 14-ish). My RE suggested it because I had been having lots of chemicals and he figured it couldn't hurt. My TCM practitioner felt that I didn't need to worry about my levels being too high and it wouldn't do any harm, but on the other hand, if it ain't broke, why fix it? So it became a personal choice... I tried it one month and hated the side effects and felt it was impairing my ability to read my body's natural signals, so I stopped.
But then when we started using injectables last month, I went back on it because the gonadotropins apparently can deplete your body of progesterone. I don't know if that helped, but just wanted to share my experience. I still hate the side effects, but if it helps me stay pg, I'll be happy.
Soy IS confusing! As for the nutritional stuff... it sounds like you're feeling the way I do about supplements... too much information, difficult to process and make decisions! My personal feeling about diet is, that as long as I eat a healthy, balanced
diet, I'll do no harm. I think you would have to eat a LOT of broccoli to get the anti-estrogenic effect! Supplements I worry a bit more about because they're more concentrated than the active ingredients in their natural state... namely, food.
I'm actually not sure why I'm taking the menotropins with any LH in them at all... I thought I was on Menopur because it was my only choice at my hospital, but then they switched me to Bravelle so that's obviously not the case! I appreciate your bringing it up, I'll have to ask my RE and see what the deal is.
Nice to hear from you! Congrats on your good test results, what fantastic news!
Thank you for sharing the good and inspiring news with us!Kristin
I hope you feel better soon! And