Sila - I had the same thing around the exact same time as you. I had 2 days where things weren't so bad, and I definitely got freaked out. Since then, things have just gotten worse by the day mostly. Yesterday was the worst I've felt. I googled "when is m/s the worst" and most people said week 10, which had me so upset yesterday b/c I didn't think I could handle anything worse. Today, I feel better than yesterday, but still not great. I think your assessment of the progesterone must be right. I think the progesterone + high hcg is the absolute worst, so once you taper off the PIO and your hcg starts to level off and fall, I think things will get better. That's what I'm telling myself at least. Thanks for the reassurances too. It helps to know I"m not alone. What are we going to do when the m/s is over but before we feel anything? that's going to be the hardest period I think. Plus, at that point, I won't be having weekly checks anymore. Yikes!
Daurelia - Thanks for your confidence. It helps a lot to hear others are sure this will work. I want to feel that way, but I can't yet. I wonder if I ever will. I"m well past all my previous losses, but I still don't feel confident. It sucks that we all have suffered through losses and the innocence is gone. I remember being vaguely worried with DD, but just in the abstract sense of "people have miscarriages." I think having the missed miscarriage is what really did a number on me. Now, I panic every time I have an u/s b/c I'm immediately taken back to that moment when the midwife couldn't find a heartbeat.
I think it's a GREAT sign that you pushed back your appointment. That says a lot to me. I really believe in intuition. I hope this is your month and you can join all those other announcements.That is great that you have something to look forward to. Iceland would be amazing.
chuord - Thanks for the reassurances. It helps a lot. Glad you are so relaxed about your cycle. I'll be interested to see what happens!!