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A former lurker with finally a question.....I'll try to make this as short as possible.<br><br>
My situation: This is my first cycle trying to conceive with a frozen sperm donor (my partner and I had tried one time 2 years ago with a known donor and it didn't work). I'm 35 with no health issues and no known fertility issues, but as the home attempt was so trying last time, and my cycles like to fluxuate on the long side (30-42 days, with 42 being very rare), I decided to go with a fertility specialist this time.<br><br>
As my cycles were irregular, and it was very hard for me to chart ovulation, he opted for medication to help me along (clomid, trigger shot and progesterone supplements for 12 days, starting on the third day after my IUI). I don't believe I have progesterone issues, I believe the doctor prescribed them just as an added "booster" to help with implantation. Or as he said, "to make the uterus a bit more sticky". I am taking 100 mg pills twice a day.<br><br>
Two days ago I did a home test with two lines, and got a faint 2nd line. EEK. This morning, I did it again and the 2nd line was a little darker...but still light. Finally, for some reason not being able to believe a line was a line. I got a digital test, and it read "Pregnant". I'm afraid to be too happy, too soon, and want the doctor to confirm it. I looked at the clock after completing the last test to call the doctor's office, and notice it's 4:05. On a Friday, of a holiday weekend. And they closed at 4.<br><br>
So, now my progesterone script was only for 12 days. It will end tomorrow night, which is Saturday. But I probably won't be able to get to see the doctor until Tues-Wed. Are you supposed to continue to take the progesterone if you realize you are pregnant? Should I call to get another prescription? Or is it ok to stop after the 12 days? The doctor has an emergency # to call....but I don't think this is an emergency and don't want to bug them if I don't have to. I'm assuming if it was important to continue taking them he would have given me more than 12 days and told me to stop taking them if my period started (if I wasn't pregnant).<br><br>
Anyone have experience with this? (And yes I know I think too much. If you've read this far, thank you so, so much).
 

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i'm about to start on progesterone gel, and my doc said i'll need to stay on it for the whole 1st tri when i get pg. i'm not one to call emergency lines without a really good reason, but i think this would probably be one. i would definitely call for a refil, or at least ask if you need to keep taking it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
p.s. CONGRATS!!!
 

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I agree with the pp. I was told that if I get pg, I'd use progesterone through the first trimester too. Call for the prescription and talk to the pharmacist if necessary to get you through until your doctor gets back. (Someone might be in your doctor's office, btw. I know they are there every day at my clinic.)<br>
Congratulations!
 

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Thanks ladies. I did call the emergency # this morning (as I know someone is in the office on Saturday mornings...just not the usual office staff)and more so than the prescription, the nurse who called me back wanted me in first thing tomorrow for a blood test as I got a home test positive She said I would probably stay on it, and they'll give me a script tomorrow when I come in.<br><br>
I hope I'll believe it more after the blood test. It's surreal at this point. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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