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#1 of 4 Old 02-08-2011, 10:07 AM - Thread Starter
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I just found out yesterday that my progesterone is 4.1. I'm now using prometrium suppositories. I have never had low progesterone before but my midwife thinks that's why AF started for 2 days before my body decided it was indeed pregnant! My HCG was 110 on Friday and it had tripled over 3 days! So all is well except for the progesterone. Now I'm trying to figure out how my body is not producing this hormone as much as it should. I charted for 6 months prior and always had a nice climb post-O and a normal fall a day or two before AF. Anyone else? 

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I had low progesterone with my daughter (found out after I started bleeding heavily at 5w).  I used the progesterone suppositories, and she turned out just fine.  Hopefully you caught it early and will have good luck like I did!  I just got my blood drawn today to check my levels this time around!



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I took progesterone with ds & am again with this pregnancy.


I have pcos & it is a fairly common complication with pcos. I'm just thankful we can do something about it.

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I'm on 300mg of endometrin a day (progesterone suppositories) ... as I was with DD too.  It can mess with your moods, and make you feel a little more sluggish and hungry too.  But it's worth it! 

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