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#1 of 9 Old 02-28-2014, 09:13 AM - Thread Starter
 
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My last pregnancy I had really low progesterone levels and was on prometrium and injections until around 25 weeks pregnant.  I had tried to go off a few times but my levels always dropped lower than what he preferred to see so I'd have to start up on them again.  This pregnancy I have a different doctor who is just sort of like, "yeah, take them for a few more weeks and then stop." I'm nervous about just stopping because I know last pregnancy when I did, they were still low for a few more weeks and then finally when I went off and tested again later, they were still good.  So I'm not comfortable with her not monitoring it better. I'd like to have an idea myself then of what are good levels at different weeks during pregnancy.  My old OB followed the "zones of pregnancy" using naprotechnology but the chart online of that is too small to see well and when enlarged it gets blurry. Anyone else given specific info on levels throughout the pregnancy?  Oh, and if relevant, I've had 2 miscarriages which is why it has been monitored so closely.  

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I may also post his in infertility or fertility. I know in infertility there are a lot of women's there that have have lots of experience using progesterone.
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i am taking progesterone creme.. 3 times a day. roughly 200mg a day.  at 14 weeks my levels are normal but not high..i just got my results today and they are 38.  you can take the creme ....it is absorbed into the body much better than pills. but I know nothing of injections. I dont' think you can overdose ... this is waht I am taking.. http://www.amazon.com/Restored-Balance-Menopause-Progest-Cream/dp/B001J9LQTU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393716935&sr=8-1&keywords=restored+balance+pms+cream  

 

1 whole pump is about 66mg..you can take this your entire pregnancy if you want.. it works!

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I am sorry to hear the troubles you've had, I can really understand your worries. I've had 6 miscarriages, my last one I was on progesterone but the fetus still did not survive past 7 weeks. I'm currently 7.5 weeks along still taking 200mg of progesterone a day and
I Refused dating ultrasounds at this stage due to my previous miscarries. At this
Point all I can do it try my best and hope it works out.
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I am so sorry about your miscarriages :( my heart goes out to you. are you on pills, shots, or creme? my doctor and health practioners all agree that the creme is the best way to get it in your body. your liver will dump alot of it when you take the pills. but I dont' know much about shots 

 

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I am sorry to hear the troubles you've had, I can really understand your worries. I've had 6 miscarriages, my last one I was on progesterone but the fetus still did not survive past 7 weeks. I'm currently 7.5 weeks along still taking 200mg of progesterone a day and
I Refused dating ultrasounds at this stage due to my previous miscarries. At this
Point all I can do it try my best and hope it works out.
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Hi, I am on 200mg progesterone suppositories rectaly twice a day.
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I see.. I know nothing about those either LOL but glad its working out for you.. I pray this pregnancy goes well for you :) keep us posted please

 

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Hi, I am on 200mg progesterone suppositories rectaly twice a day.
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Thank you very much. I certainly will. The form is the one that our fertility clinic only uses.
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How can you all handle that much progesterone? I nearly died about three times after taking progesterone and then thinking I could take a quick bath... I'm very lucky my husband doesn't trust me in the bathtub with the drain closed.
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