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Old 06-24-2009, 04:45 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Anyone else taking them? This is my first time on them, so I have some questions..

I have NEVER been this exhausted in early pregnancy- can the supplements be adding to this?

Also, I have about 4 days left of the pills, and so I called the OB yesterday to see if I needed another prescription, they said I am supposed to take them until week 10- why not the rest of the first trimester?

I am pretty bloated, I am not sure if it is due to this being my 6th pregnancy or the pills?

Anyone else notice any other side effects?
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The thought is to take the supplements until the placenta takes function (8-12 weeks, 10 being the median) and you no longer need the supplemental progesterone. How are taking them? When I took them by mouth, I felt awful, because they were systemicaly absorbed. I then switched to vaginally (Wear a pantyliner!) and felt tons better, not tired. Or, it could be the 6th pregnancy thing too

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How are taking them? When I took them by mouth, I felt awful, because they were systemicaly absorbed. I then switched to vaginally (Wear a pantyliner!) and felt tons better, not tired. Or, it could be the 6th pregnancy thing too
I am taking them orally. I don't feel bad, I just get tired, take a nap, and wake up HOURS later. I don't want to switch at this point anyway, I am 7 weeks along, and the bloodwork showed the pills are being absorbed well this way, so I see no point in changing. I was just looking for others' experiences.
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I am taking them for the second time. I also took them with my last pregnancy. Honestly I am not feeling particularly tired - probably less so than last time. It's so hard to determine what's a pg symptom and what's from the supplements. I just try to remember that every pregnancy is different.

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I'm on endometrin - I agree, wear a pantyliner. With #1, I was on an oral supplement. Either one seems to cause exhaustion. I'm so ready for to be off the supplements, but so grateful they exist.

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