Thank you so much for sharing your stories!!
Originally Posted by Shelsi
Well first you need to know if you really do have an LP problem... Right now, based on that, it doesn't look like you've o'd yet.
Yeah, I'm not so sure that I did O. I had some cramping for a few days back around the 15th (I thought it was O, but my temps tell otherwise. Plus I haven't gotten my period), followed a week later by spotting which has let up a little bit. That spotting leads me to think that my progesterone is low. I read in the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility
that there are 3 kinds of luteal phase problems. Sounds like I may have the last 2:1)
The luteal phase is too short, which means your uterine lining starts to shed in the form of menstruation before the fertilized egg has had a chance to implant.2)
The luteal phase appears to be a normal length, but the amount of progesterone is not optimal to produce an ideal uterine environment for implantation.3)
The luteal phase appears normal, but the progesterone starts to dramatically drop just a week or so after ovulation, often causing premenstrual spotting. Again the progesterone is not high enough to produce an ideal uterine environment for implantation.
So, if I am not Oing until this late (now that I think of it, that happened with my first m/c) AND I have a luteal phase problem, does that mean that both Clomid and progesterone are in order? (If it turns out that I am not responding to holistic methods?)