Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Portland, OR
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just found out i have low progesterone--5.9. according to my midwife i need to raise it to at least 10 to support a pregnancy. she has recommended we take a few months off and i try to raise my progesterone through acupuncture, vitex, stress reduction, and the hormonal balance tea they have (they raspberries/nettles one). i am all for doing htings the natural way, but i'm also tempted by the idea of progesterone cream or suppository or anything else that will work faster. I do want to do it right, but the idea of waiting months to start trying again makes me a little bummed. actually, i'm a lot bummed about it. feeling very unsure and scared about what to do. it'd be wonderful to just be able to get a prescription to raise my levels, but at the same time, i want to fix the underlying problems for the long term, not just mask them to get pregnant and then possibly miscarry.
Can you tell me who your RE is? I've gone to one guy who is great, but it's hard to get in to see him, and of course super expensive.
I'm veering toward the medicated side, also of course doing the other stuff. I just don't want to wait. I'll be 37 in February and we've been trying since August. My main concern really is messing up other aspects of my body that are totally working fine, know what i mean? the whole don't fix it if it's isn't broke thing. So many things are going right, i don't want to upset hte balance and overdo it with intense meds and freak my body out.