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I am 10 weeks now and I have enough suppositories to last me for 2 weeks if I take them everyday but I have heard weaning off is better than stopping cold turkey. Any advice?

 

Edited to add: I am only on one suppository a day. I am not sure the dose.


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During my first pregnancy, I stopped at 11 weeks (no weaning off them).  It didn't cause a problem.  I was taking 6/day vaginally and 2/day orally.  During my current pregnancy I stopped at 9 weeks (with no weaning off them).  Also no problem.  It does always make me nervous, but it has never seemed to be a problem. And it is so nice to be done with them =) Good luck. 

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When I was on a low dose with a different pregnancy, I didn't wean off, I just stopped at 13 weeks (would have preferred to go to 14 but had a yeast infection that took priority!).

 

This time, I'm on a really high dose despite having naturally fine progesterone.  So I am weaning off this time (12 weeks).  I am not comfortable stopping a high dose cold turkey, or early on. 


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Well, I skipped them yesterday and I don't know if it is in my head or what but I thought I maybe felt a bit crampy. I am also really constipated so I can't tell what it is for sure. I would really like to be done with them, though. Maybe sometime this week I will get up the nerve to just stop. It is such a low dose anyway.


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