What would you do?

In my previous post I was saying that I have a short luteal phase. My progesterone is crap. Well, my doctor prescribed Prometrium for me but he told me not to take it until I am pregnant. Well, by the time I find out that I'm pregnant that would be too late because I will lose it. If you were in my shoes, would you take it after ovulation until CD1 or pregnancy or wait until you get a positive pg test? I'm so tempted to take it this cycle just to see what happens.

Posted on May 16, 2011 at 6:55 am
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Hmmm, generally I would say to follow the doctor's orders but this seems strange. I would also think that you should be taking it before pregnancy if it is clear that you have a progesterone/luteal phase issue.
Yikes, I don't want to say go ahead and take it but I can see why you would want to. Is there any way you can call and talk to the nurse or another doctor and just say you forgot to ask the dr when he gave you the Rx? It sounds underhanded but you also don't want to accuse the dr or office of giving wrong/bad advice, kwim?
I know some other ladies on here have been put on Prometrium so hopefully one of them will chime in with better advice.


Good luck!

Posted on May 16, 2011 at 7:23 am
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My doctor wont give me progesterone until I am pregnant as well because it can cause a ectopic pregnancy. He said I could use progesterone cream.

Posted on May 16, 2011 at 11:11 am
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I'd go to an RE. I'm currently on progesterone injections, techniqually started them the day after ovulation...

Posted on May 16, 2011 at 11:16 am
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@Princess I didn't know that it could cause a tubal :(  @G8r i will have to give him a call. I feel as though I'm being sneaky by doing this but, I don't think I can take another miscarriage or another chemical pregnancy either. @jess143 are you having any side effects?

Posted on May 16, 2011 at 12:25 pm
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my RE had me on the vaginal progesterone suppositories for 2 weeks after O, until i had a blood pregnancy test...messy and PITA!!


the 2 times i've been pregnant (first was m/c, blighted ovum, and 2nd, TFMR at 14 weeks) the OB had my progesterone levels checked and then put me on oral progesterone, 100mg/day, taken at nite....


both said that i would be on it for the entire first trimester....


 

Posted on May 16, 2011 at 12:49 pm
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he prescribed me the suppositories as well. i'm not looking forward to that at all.

Posted on May 16, 2011 at 2:41 pm
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I've done the suppositories before. they are messy but weren't too bad for me. I just changed my panty liner everytime I pee'd


The injections aren't too bad. except Dh has to do it because I can't reach my ass...and he is so rough!!! So I have a little bruising and soreness. It's hard to tell if there are any s/e since I am on so many meds to prep for the transfer

Posted on May 16, 2011 at 3:02 pm
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If it were me, I would take it after you're sure you O'd.  How are you going to explain that you need more if you have a bfp though...will you just come clean then?




Posted on May 16, 2011 at 3:09 pm
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he gave me four refills  of 30 pills each ;)

Posted on May 17, 2011 at 10:15 am
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i would come clean yes, but I would hope that he would understand if it got the job done lol

Posted on May 17, 2011 at 10:56 am
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Exactly!


 

Posted on May 17, 2011 at 3:01 pm
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just wanted to update that the only s/e I feel from the injections are sleepiness, which kicks in about 30mins after injecting. I didn't experience this with the suppositories, which I was n 3X a day

Posted on May 23, 2011 at 4:19 am

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