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Yesterday 10:48 PM
iixivboots @adiejan My progesterone level with my son was apparently borderline even after clomid, about 15. I took suppositories for 12 weeks. Everything turned out perfectly, very uneventful pregnancy. I hope you can get in touch with your providers and get some peace of mind!
Yesterday 07:05 PM
Tear78 Adiejan, I'm pretty sure that the progesterone levels you supplement don't show up in your blood, though I'm also not positive about it with the PIO shots. I don't think my clinic measured it either. Thinking of you! Those early weeks are sooooooo nerve wracking! Hugs!
Yesterday 06:42 PM
adiejan Thank you so much everyone! I am so incredibly thankful for all of you. I hadn't even thought of the spotting and there hasn't been any at all. I think I'm going to do a suppository in the morning. I just don't think it can hurt at all. Thanks again everyone. This place feels like family
Yesterday 03:50 PM
alivewithyou @adiejan : I don't have a lot of experience with progesterone (I only tested once in the beginning and it was in the 30's), but just wanted to let you know I am sending good vibes for your baby (or babies!). I really do think that the fact you aren't spotting is great but I too would probably want to add extra to feel more confident.
Yesterday 03:41 PM
tracyamber @adiejan @chuord is right. If you want the suppositories the doctor will prescribe them. To be honest I have always been on injections and after the transfers continued the injections and suppositories until the 12th or 13th week. @Sourire has a point too in that if it was a problem , you'd be spotting. I think waiting until Tuesday should be fine.


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Yesterday 02:08 PM
chuord Adie - instinct is also important, if you feel like you need extra, you could use the suppositories - really you can make the doc (any doc) write you another script, since you are the one paying it's really no be deal to them... I agree with sourire re the spotting and not worrying unless you are though. Basically you are pregnant, the more relaxed you can stay the better for you and the babies, if the supplements being increased will relax you go for it! If the re doesn't write a new script get your family doc to. My IF doc is big on everyone taking everything, it's weird how they vary so much! Hugs, seriously do what makes you feel best.
Tracy I totally understand, I had to turn the new mobile view off (bottom of menu) cos it was driving me mad, thankfully Chrissy knew how
Yesterday 11:47 AM
Sourire I know that progesterone medication doesn't always show up in blood tests. However I've always taken progesterone in suppository form so I don't know if it's the same for the injections.

My clinic doesn't even bother testing progesterone levels in early pregnancy if you're already on supplemental progesterone, I guess they just assume that the dose they've given is enough to sustain a pregnancy!

A progesterone level that is insufficient to sustain a pregnancy will usually manifest via spotting, so if you don't have any spotting that's a good sign!

The danger with taking your extra suppositories is that if you don't have enough to make it to 10-12 weeks and your Dr doesn't prescribe you more, then you'll have a sudden drop in progesterone level when you stop taking them, and your body might interpret a sudden drop in progesterone as a sign to shed your endometrial lining which could be dangerous for your pregnancy.
Yesterday 11:16 AM
adiejan @tracyamber - I am only on the PIO. I have some suppositories that I really just feel like using. The doctor honestly felt like he didn't really want to deal with it on his vacation. He said we will test my levels again on Tuesday. He said I am probably not making any on my own due to the FET. So wouldn't it make sense to increase it?!? Ughhh so annoyed...feel like doing my own increase!
Yesterday 11:02 AM
tracyamber @adiejan
What does the doctor suggest? Seem he'd jut up your progesterone injections and maybe have you do 4 progesterone suppositories daily rather than 3. You are on suppositories correct? Our bodies don't really start making( when we go this route to get pregnant) progesterone fully on its own until about 13 weeks. That is usually when the RE will have you discontinue.
Hugs this can be stressful. I'm really curios what your RE is saying and if you are on suppositories.


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Yesterday 10:51 AM
adiejan
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Originally Posted by Sourire View Post
Are you taking progesterone supplements adie? If so, which ones?
I'm on 1 1/4 ml of PIO.
Yesterday 09:55 AM
Sourire Are you taking progesterone supplements adie? If so, which ones?
Yesterday 08:54 AM
adiejan Hey everyone! I'm pretty stressed right now but trying to stay positive. When I had my beta on Friday my progesterone came back low again. It was 13.7. I'm pretty worried. At first my re was concerned about the viability but then he remembered (i called him bright and early sat morning haha) I did an FET this time and my body really didn't have a chance to make those hormones on it's own. I know clomid often causes higher progesterone and every other time I've been pregnant I've been on that. Even with those pregnancies my progesterone was 18 and 20. My betas really are perfect so I'm trying not to go down the catastrophizing road I know so well. I have even been scared to share it here for fear it will make it more true or something(yup I'm crazy)! Anyone have any pearls of wisdom?
Yesterday 07:20 AM
alivewithyou Thanks for all the love everyone. We are still in a daze today but super excited.
Yesterday 06:45 AM
tracyamber
Fertility Challenged Graduates Thread - Spring/Summer 2014

@chuord I'm just trying to find which makes it easier for my moderation job. I may have to go back to mobile view.


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08-30-2014 11:37 PM
chuord Alivewithyou - gorgeous pics!!! So exciting she put on such a show - and that you could see so much already!

Tracy - do you have to use tapatalk? I'm on my iPad a lot and I just log into mothering through safari... And leave the page open
08-30-2014 08:54 PM
tracyamber @Xerxella
I just pm'd you. I'm really getting frustrated with tapatalk errrr!


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08-30-2014 08:25 PM
adiejan @alivewithyou -congrats!!! So sweet!
08-30-2014 08:09 PM
tracyamber
Fertility Challenged Graduates Thread - Spring/Summer 2014

@alivewithyou
Congrats on having a girl and great ultrasound!


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08-30-2014 07:17 PM
Xerxella
Fertility Challenged Graduates Thread - Spring/Summer 2014

@alivewithyou - yeah for a great ultrasound!!!!!! She sounds great! So fun, it's a girl!!!!!!! Big congrats!!!!

08-30-2014 06:44 PM
alivewithyou So super sick this morning.. something was bothering my stomach. Feeling a little bit better now but pretty worn out.

Went for my scan and I am so in love... baby was doing a ton of goofy things. Immediately when the ultrasound came up it's legs were on top of it's head in a crazy yoga pose. Got to see a lot of kicking, punching, thumb sucking, and hiccups! It was pretty amazing and I'm glad we did it.






Oh and we found out the gender.. seems pretty obvious at least

08-29-2014 09:08 PM
adiejan I love seeing all of the different beta numbers! Everyone really is so different. thanks for sharing everyone. I guess I'll see in a week and a half!
08-29-2014 08:59 PM
monkeyscience Glad to see this thread buzzing so much - sorry I don't have time to post more personals tonight. But enjoying all the updates.
08-29-2014 08:38 PM
monkeyscience My singleton betas were 26 at 9 DPO, 164 at 12 DPO, and 681 at 15 DPO. Which is one reason I don't put much stock in high beta = twins.
08-29-2014 08:06 PM
alivewithyou @chuord : yeah we were really wondering twins initially especially because at my first scan they hesitated for a second and thought they saw two sacs. Just one baby though. I wonder if femara caused the higher beta levels?

As far as AFM.. Ha ha.. We are going for a private scan tomorrow at 14.5 weeks. Supposedly this place can determine gender that early but I won't get too settled until my 20 week scan confirms it. I mostly just want to see the baby since the last scan we had was at 8 weeks and our baby looked like a sour patch kid still. My next ob appointment is September 9th and they will schedule me for my ultrasound then.. Just trucking along right now and loving all the growing and stretching pains this little one is giving me. Mostly just tired, moody, and achey.
08-29-2014 06:19 PM
chuord Thanks everyone for sharing! Wow see, such a variety! Alivewithyou you, yours seemed high for a single... I guess they're right when they say it's not an accurate way to guess waiting it is! Really either way I'll be so happy just to see something and know the betas were really mine lol!
08-29-2014 06:11 PM
Xerxella With my first set of twins my beta was 400 at 14dpo.

With my second set, it was like 360-ish at 14 dpo and then like 640-ish at 16 dpo, but don't quote me on that. It's been awhile.
08-29-2014 05:38 PM
tracyamber
Fertility Challenged Graduates Thread - Spring/Summer 2014

When I was pregnant with twins my beta was
200 10dp3dt
486


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08-29-2014 05:31 PM
alivewithyou My betas for my single baby

12 dpo: 187
15 dpo: 598
08-29-2014 05:28 PM
iixivboots My betas with twins were:
CD32: 103
CD34: 281
CD36: 637

I probably ovulated around CD 17 but possibly as late as CD19.
08-29-2014 04:18 PM
chuord Kewpie / Xerxella - maybe you could tell us what dpo the betas were done as well - adie that should make it easier to compare
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