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Anyone else on these? my clinic measured my beta level (10,000) and progesterone (10.7) and then I started taking these awful suppositories. Now it's up to 15 and I have to come in for a recheck. They want me to take them 3x per day. Am I in danger of losing the baby because of low progesterone? I told the nurse that I was having depression as a side effect and she said it was very important I take them. Any thoughts?
I'm sure you will be ok since they started you on it right away. I'm on progesterone cream due to my previous losses, they don't even test my levels first. Don't worry, that's some strong stuff, especially 3 x daily...wow.
oh yours are really high! Now I am kinda worried. I hope they come up soon....
Actually mine were really high b/c I was taking 600 mgs a day orally and my body actually seemed to do it's own progesterone this time, oddly since I have progesterone issues. With my son last year I was on 400 mgs a day and my levels were 24,29,26 then we upped it to 600 mgs a day and it only went up to 29. So my body wasn't making it's own progesterone very well, and even adding more to it didn't really do anything more, but it was over the level my Re wanted and everything went fine.
I guess what i am trying to say is DONT look at my levels now, whatever my body is doing is not at all normal for me, could just be a different pg/baby giving me different results in progesterone numbers. I have seen many ladies with low levels start progesterone and have a good pg.
Also a lot of times if the pg is not a good one, taking the progesterone wont help your levels, I had a loss in May, it was a bad embryo and my first progesterone draw was 8, I upped my meds to 600 mgs a day and my second draw was 3. So you can see that my levels dropped even with me adding more meds, your levels went up, that's a great sign
Also I had to drop down to 400 mgs a day b/c my Re thought 72 was too high.
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Last edited by Grace; August 19th, 2012 at 08:11 PM.
thanks for the useful information. I think my pregnancy is good just because we saw the heartbeat and my betas are ok. I haven't had a history of miscarriage. I refused the progesterone suppositories when I was pregnant with my son because of all the side effects (fell into a deep depression which took a long time to go away) but this time I think I can handle it.
I guess I will just continue to take them and try not to worry! your info is very helpful.
It's great that your level is going up. Most doctors like to normally see it over 10-20 depending on the clinic. Everyone's levels vary so try not to worry. I've taken them all 3 pregnancies to make sure I don't have a miscarriage (and this time mainly because I did IVF and wasn't producing my own). I know they're messy and cause a lot of side effects but they are helping that little bean grow and most of the time you can stop them around 10-12 weeks so almost 3-5 weeks left. Yay.