my new doctor has put me onto progesterone pessaries for this month TTC. I have to use opks and then start using them from 3-12dpo.
has anyone used them with success? or have any tips? thanks heaps..am hoping they work!!!
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28-12-2012 13:01 #1
28-12-2012 13:25 #2
I used pessaries with my successful IVF cycle which got us our DS.
Panty liners will be your friend as they can be a little messy...
How many a day do you need to use? I was on 4 a day and when you are meant to lie down for 1/2 an hour after inserting..well it's not exactly time friendly. A way TMI but you can insert them up your *ahem* back passage and this eliminates the lying down. Also useful if you find the pessaries are irritating/causing thrush.
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28-12-2012 13:42 #3
thanks for your reply hun...doc has got me on 300mg pessaries once a day, so i thought id just er insert right before bed so im laying down. Am really hoping that they work! Im so nervous really lol! Need to do opks then start taking them at 3dpo til 12dpo. Have bloods being taken at 7dpo and 12dpo.
28-12-2012 13:48 #4
If you have little ones try to prepare something the night before for them to do while your laying down . I put story books, colouring, puzzles, ipad beside my bed. At night id wait until ds was asleep and then insert and lay down .
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28-12-2012 13:55 #5
thanks fullofhope! yup ive got 3 already but they sleep through the night, so I will just wait til I go to sleep and insert it then, probably still wear a pad, cause I cant handle icky discharge lol..but hey, all for a good cause right?!
28-12-2012 16:37 #6Senior Member
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Hey Boycrazy (or anyone else) can you explain what the progesterone is supposed to do? Is it just supposed to help bub stick? Did you get your progesterone levels checked and they were low or was it just "it's not going to do any harm so why not give it a go type of thing"?
Assuming I'm not UTD this cycle I'm going to see my GP next week and it's always useful to make suggestions of what I'd like to do rather than let them just wait and see what happens. My luteal phase is 13 days and I'm definitely O'ing (OPK and temp confirmed) but have had at least one chem pregnancy. Should I get my progesterone levels checked? I'm going to send DH to get his swimmers checked first though.
30-12-2012 07:10 #7
hey hun, sorry only just saw this..yup, i had a feeling my progesterone levels were low. I'd had 2 chemical pregnancies in a row and did some googling, one of the causes of chems is low progesterone. so i thought id get my blood tests done throughout my two week wait. I got a blood test on ovulation, 3dpo, 5dpo, 7dpo, 9dpo. my progesterone is on the low side. So this cycle my doctor prescribed me 300mg progesterone pessaries to take each night 3dpo-12dpo. Progesterone builds up the lining of the uterus (making it good for bubs to be sticky). Only downside its pretty expensive (like $190) and not covered. but I will pay anything if its going to help get a sticky bub!!
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