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I just switched from Prometrium capsules to progesterone suppositories (it took a week to get them in from a compounding pharmacy and I was only given the Prometrium in the interim) and I'm having a really rough time with them.<br><br>
The one I used last night at bedtime is still making a mess and it's time to use another already, but I'm dreading it!<br><br>
The directions are vague ("use one suppository vaginally 2x per day") and I'm thinking maybe I'm not doing it right? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"><br><br>
Are these supposed to be inserted all the way to the cervix?<br><br>
Am I still absorbing enough progesterone if it's all melting away and running out?<br><br>
I'm really frustrated with this and wondering why the doc (who isn't even my own doc since my own doc doesn't prescribe progesterone in pg) didn't just keep me on oral progesterone.<br><br>
I guess I just need some encouragement on how I will get through six weeks, LOL!<br><br>
Thanks for reading,
 

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Yup, you are doing it right, unfortunately. They are messy little things, aren't they? I used them for the first 14 weeks and I sure was sick of wearing panty liners. The one before bed was easy. I would put it in before going to bed. The morning one was a bit trickier. If you can lay down for 20 minutesw while it is melting, that is great. I think I managed that about 1-2 times a week.<br><br>
The other thing that seemed to make a difference was defintely how I inserted them. I pushed it up as far as I could and turned it sideways, trying to tuck it up next to my cervix. That seemed to slow it down a bit.<br><br>
Good luck! It's all worth it!<br>
Golden
 

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I resorted to inserting them rectally. I can't stand the vaginal discharge and it was causing horrible irratation to boot. Apparently they actually aborb better rectally than vaginally anyway and while the actuall insertion is a tiny bit uncomfortable, as soon as it's in you can't feel it and there is no discharge.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I resorted to inserting them rectally. I can't stand the vaginal discharge and it was causing horrible irratation to boot. Apparently they actually aborb better rectally than vaginally anyway and while the actuall insertion is a tiny bit uncomfortable, as soon as it's in you can't feel it and there is no discharge.</div>
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Ah ha....I think it just might be worth it! I'm gearing up to make myself about 100 cloth panty liners, but I think I'll try your alternative and see if I can live with that. Thanks!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The progesterone isn't melting away... the insert ingredients are. The hormones absorb as it melts.</div>
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I was just worried that I may not absorb all the progesterone before the melted goo is no longer where it should be, LOL!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yup, you are doing it right, unfortunately. They are messy little things, aren't they? I used them for the first 14 weeks and I sure was sick of wearing panty liners. The one before bed was easy. I would put it in before going to bed. The morning one was a bit trickier. If you can lay down for 20 minutesw while it is melting, that is great. I think I managed that about 1-2 times a week.<br><br>
The other thing that seemed to make a difference was defintely how I inserted them. I pushed it up as far as I could and turned it sideways, trying to tuck it up next to my cervix. That seemed to slow it down a bit.<br><br>
Good luck! It's all worth it!<br>
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Thanls, I'll try to get it higher and turn it. And it sure is worth it, I agree.
 
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