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    Hi everyone

    I am new and after nearly 12 mths trying, lots of tests and 4 cycles of Progesterone supplements I decided to register and find some support on line...

    As I mentioned above, have been taking Progesterone supplements in the form of a troche for 4 cycles, with the most recent cycle the 1st possible one where we could have fallen pregnant - no such luck

    Just wondering if anyone else has taken the supplements at any stage pre conception and what your experience was? other than the low progesterone we supposedly have no other issues preventing us from being blessed with a family...

    I would appreciate any stories anyone has to share

    Thanks

  • #2
    Welcome

    I'm not sure what progesterone suppliments are for but I'm very interested. Can you fill me in?

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    • #3
      if you can find mummytomason (haylie) on here somewhere she should be able to help you out i am pretty sure she fell pregnant while using progesterone

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      • #4
        do you mean progesterone pessaries? I took them after O to help with prog levels in order to make sure there is nice thick lining for implantation.

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        • #5
          Hi ladies

          thanks for your replies - and sorry for the delay in responding

          from what I understand from my Dr and the various stuff I have read online (mainly US / UK) they are to increase the Progesterone levels and yes - to make a nice comfy lining ready for implantatition

          I have not managed to find anyone who has ever taken Progesterone at all, either in the form I have (dissolves in the mouth), or pessaries so I was just wondering if anyone else had experienced using it in any form?

          I'm back to the Dr end of next week so will ask more and post more info if I can find any

          Have a fab day everyone....

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          • #6
            Progesterone supplements prescribed in Aus are usually either a pessary (kind of like a tampon) or a gel ....

            They are used mainly in IVF - but can be used by women who have a short luteal phase or simply have low progesterone levels after ovulation. These are almost always used in conjuntion with other ovulation drugs and monitored by a Fertility Specialist.

            I know that in IVF, prog supplements are often taken until 13 weeks pregnancy. I am not sure when used for luteal phase issues if you continue taking it - but as Ringneck said above - MummytoMason will be able to answer that as she did take progesterone - and fell pregnant the first cycle of taking it.

            Have you been prescribed clomid?

            Good luck - and welcome to bubhub. You will find an amazing group of women offering enormous amounts of support and information ...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by KatiesMum View Post
              Progesterone supplements prescribed in Aus are usually either a pessary (kind of like a tampon) or a gel ....

              They are used mainly in IVF - but can be used by women who have a short luteal phase or simply have low progesterone levels after ovulation. These are almost always used in conjuntion with other ovulation drugs and monitored by a Fertility Specialist.

              I know that in IVF, prog supplements are often taken until 13 weeks pregnancy. I am not sure when used for luteal phase issues if you continue taking it - but as Ringneck said above - MummytoMason will be able to answer that as she did take progesterone - and fell pregnant the first cycle of taking it.

              Have you been prescribed clomid?

              Good luck - and welcome to bubhub. You will find an amazing group of women offering enormous amounts of support and information ...

              Yep, she is right!

              I took progesterone supplements in gel form which needed to be inserted either rectully (sp?) or vaginally. I was prescribed them after O was confirmed by a BT as I had taken clomid and pregnyl to help me O. They say that because O is brought/forced upon your body, after you stop these medications your body might not be able to sufficiently produce natural progesterone levels on its own IYKWIM? They wean you off them when you are 12 weeks pg when you prog levels drop anyway and the placenta takes over the function of maintaining the pg (from what I remember )

              HTH

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              • #8
                Thanks ladies for the info and welcoming support

                I am not at the point of IVF just yet and have had this prescribed by a 'hormone specialist' in what he calls his fertility treatment plan...

                Sounds like what I'm experiencing is a little different to some of your experiences

                We have had all the basic tests and everything came back 'normal' with the execption of my progesterone level which was only a little low, but I have had a short luteal phase and a few incidents where I have had a definite implantation bleed and then ended up with a period - so therefore there is issues with the implanting

                I have alot of questions to ask my Dr this week and will post some more info when I have it

                Thanks again

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                • #9
                  All the best!

                  Just wondering, howdo you go about finding a "Hormone Specialist"?

                  ETA: Progesterone pessaries arn't just for IVF patients

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                  • #10
                    I used a progesterone cream and fell pregnant on my 3rd cycle. I had to keep using it for the first 12 weeks and then could taper off. I wasnt on IVF pr anything I just had a low progesterone level. I think a few mums due in nov have used it.

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                    • #11
                      thanks ladies

                      I found my hormone specialist thanks to my Mum and her menopause and also my chiropractor! I have always had a terrible time with periods but constantly told it wasn't endo or anything to worry about... anyway Mum was seeing this Dr for her menopause and taking hormones to help manage all her symptoms and it was working a treat. When at the clinic she saw some younger women there and after a bit of discreet investigation found out he also assisted with general hormonal problems for men and women including assiting with fertility

                      I initially went to him for some help with regulating my cycles and to feel better (PMS was also horrendous and worse since coming off the pill) and then with the hope that we could end up with a +ve pregnancy and little one eventually

                      In the process of making an appt to see him earlier this year my chiro (who knows we are ttc) asked if I had considered seeing anyone to help balance everything (with our 'tests' all normal we weren't encouraged to look to IVF yet). Anyway he also recommended the same Dr so I figured it was a sign

                      The first 3 mths I had to take the progesterone every day and was advised that we would be wasting our time ttc as taking it constantly pre conception it would act like a contraception. The 4th cycle I had to take it days 12 - 26 and then see what happened

                      When we do get a BFP I will need to take the progesterone daily for 12 weeks... sounds similar to other experiences

                      I got my period on day 28 so now it's time to start the cycle again and ask alot more questions...

                      Will keep you all posted... and BTW he is in Perth if anyone is interested I am happy to send on his details

                      Also... I am 36 and hubby 35 and have no other kids or ever been pregnant so.... our time will come soon

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                      • #12
                        I also am in perth...as you can tell.....and my chiro was also my progesterone suggestor (?) I used a cream called gestone, the only difference was I used it all cycle and it obviously didnt work as contraception in my case. Make the most of your fertile days and go for it and hopefully you will get your BFP very soon.

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                        • #13
                          thanks kezzaskids.....

                          it's just a matter of hanging in there and staying positive on this little ride

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                          • #14
                            I think i go to this specialist too, Dr W?

                            Anyway, I have PCOS and have been on the progesterone troche since Feb, this month was our first to TTC but we were both too sick and in the process of buying a house so might have to go on hold for a bit.

                            I really am interested to see if you get your BFP soon, I was a bit worried that we have to start the progesterone on day 12, I thought we should start after ovulation but he assures me many have got there BFP using his method so I am very curious to know if it works.

                            Good luck, if you ever wanna chat about it feel free to PM me.

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                            • #15
                              missartymiss, goodluck you'll get that in no time!!!

                              I'm in Perth too and was actually looking for a good Dr to go to for my PCOS.

                              Can you please pm me his details? Do you need a referral from a GP and how long do you need to wait to see him?

                              ta

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