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    Hi ladies,
    It seems I am suffering from low progesterone, my last luteal phase was only 5 days!
    I have an appointment with an endocrinologist who specialises in fertility in mid February but I choose to remain optimistic in the meantime! I was just wondering, say by a stroke of luck that I get a BFP before then, has anyone’s GP prescribed them with progesterone suppositories? Or only a FS? I am on holidays and will see my GP next week to ask but just curious if anyone else was treated by their GP rather than a specialist.
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    How was your luteal phase length determined?

    In my experience, progesterone can only be prescribed by a FS

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    From memory vit b12 can help lengthen a luteal phase defect. Also you can get progesterone from chemist warehouse so I think your gp can prescribe it for you but maybe only on a private script.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calstar View Post
    How was your luteal phase length determined?

    In my experience, progesterone can only be prescribed by a FS
    Thanks! I suspected that might be the case.

    I have hyperprolactinemia (high prolactin levels) so I was using OPKs this cycle which told me when I ovulated (give or take a day). I know from a pelvic US last month that I am ovulating so I have faith in the OPKs being pretty accurate. My cycle was only 22 days long so definitely a luteal phase defect.

    Did not expect TTC#2 to be such a challenge after no issues first time. Such is life!

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    A GP would be able to prescribe it. But my experience of GPs is they have very limited knowledge of the importance of progesterone and therefore might be reluctant to give a prescription - if that makes sense?


 

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