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September 26th, 2006, 06:41 PM
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Ok ladies, this is probably just an overactive and freaked out mind talking, but I am really worried right now that I may be preggo again. I've been charting my temps to try and AVOID pregnancy, but my cycle was all screwy this month. I was supossed to start AF today, and no inkling that she's showing up anytime soon. I'm usually at least crampy the day or a few days before I start. As much as a baby would be a blessing right now, it scares me to think of getting preggo again before I go to the RE. I just want to give my next baby every chance conceivable.
So question: if I am preggo, would it benefit me to take progesterone and baby asprin? We still havn't ruled out either things...I guess I should be asking if it would hurt anything to take them. My OB said next time I get preggo he'll probably put me on baby asprin anyways, but I wasn't sure about progesterone. And do you have to have a prescription for that?
I know it seems like I'm freaking out unnecessarily, but I know how slowly my dr's office can be and if I am, I want to start out on the right track. Please pray for patience and peace for me ladies, this is a scary time...
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September 26th, 2006, 06:56 PM
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I understand the fear honey. We're here for you. First, I would suggest placing a call to the Re's office if you are in fact pg. Explain that your appt isn't until Nov but you need medical advice now and ask specifically about the progesterone and asprin. Now my RE told me he would treat me everytime with baby asprin and progesterone and actually wants me to start both right after I ovulate so to get it in right at the beginning. My understanding is for sure the baby asprin won't hurt any whether you're pg or not...as for the progesterone I've heard a few mixed responses about taking it but I also hear A LOT of Re's treat all their patients with progesterone right from the start whether they have documented low progesterone in the past or not.
Try and remain calm...i know it's hard. When will you test?
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September 26th, 2006, 06:58 PM
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It looks like this is your first cycle since your last loss? If so, AF may truly just be dragging her feet. Your body's been through a lot in the last year. After my second loss (by d&c, also at 6w5d), AF took a full 5 weeks to show up. Doc had said 5-8 was a normal wait.

If you are pg, then from what my doc said, extra progesterone can't hurt. He put me on it the day of my bloodwork as a precaution. When he had the results at my appointment the next week (27) he decided to keep me on it until I was almost 9 weeks. My doc likes your progesterone to be at least 20, though he said 12-49 is "normal". You do have to have a prescription for progesterone and many insurances won't cover it because they consider it an infertility drug. If they do cover it, it will likely be in your most expensive tier. My first round cost $80, because insurance hadn't ruled yet on whether or not to cover it. My second round was covered and still cost me $40. To me the reassurance was worth the cost.

I can't take aspirin without an asthma attack, so I have no helpful advice on that. Others have taken it though, so hopefully they'll chime in on it's benefits and safety.

You're definitely in my prayers. Patience and peace have been daily requests from me for several months now!
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September 27th, 2006, 06:48 AM
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You've come to the best place for advice hun, and as usual...you've gotten some great insight. I agree with 4iris...since it's looking like this is your 1st AF since your m/c it might take a while for your body to adjust and get on schedule. With that being said, it's very possible to get pg before AF shows up (and it happened to me).

I would give the RE a call and explain your concerns. Have you been monitoring your cycle so far to know where you are in it? Are you basing AF's arrival on your schedule before you got pg, or on signs that she's showing up now? Sorry for all of the questions.

Your fears and worries are absolutely normal and completely understandable. We all know what that's like and gripping it can be on our lives. We're here for you.

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September 27th, 2006, 12:06 PM
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"I would give the RE a call and explain your concerns. Have you been monitoring your cycle so far to know where you are in it? Are you basing AF's arrival on your schedule before you got pg, or on signs that she's showing up now? Sorry for all of the questions."

Well that's what's got me worried...I am charting my cycles and I'm now 13 dpo, I've never started later than 12 dpo and I don't even feel AF coming on!! So would my RE still be the best person to call, even though I've not yet seen him? The problem is we're military, so getting in to any kind of doctor in any quick manner is virtually impossible. But I told DH last night that if I am indeed pregnant, I will call every doctor in the greater Fayetteville area until I finds one who will at least get me a prescription for progesterone. It's just a chance I'm willing to take. I'm just worried that my docors will be upset with me, but if I am pregnant this certainly wasn't planned. Again, not that I don't want a baby because obviously I do, but I just want to know what's wrong with me first so that I can feel confident going into my next pregnancy.
Thanks as usual for all of the advice ladies...eek!!
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September 27th, 2006, 01:43 PM
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I know the feeling. Is there any way to post your chart so we can sneak a peak at it? I'm a chart stalker...what can I say!

Your fears are real and a normal reponse. I remember freaking out when I found out I was pg 4 weeks after my m/c. I hope things work out for you hun. The unknown and the waiting is the worse feeling. (((hugs)))
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September 27th, 2006, 03:16 PM
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I'll post my chart, but it might not be much help to you. I missed a lot more days this cycle than I usually do, cause USUALLY I have a hold on my cycle and I was kinda busy this weekend...
Here ya go!!

My Chart

Oh, and I havn't been keeping up with BD since I O'd, so don't be alarmed.
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September 27th, 2006, 03:43 PM
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Well - I know you said you are never late - but I am never either...and I was after my most recent loss - by a full week - and that didn't happen in either of the the other 2...I was right on time with those - 28 days exactly. Keep in mind - even with repeat losses - your body is not a machine - it's organic & it's amazing what weird things it can do....I just don't want you to be devastated if AF still shows up.

With that said - you should be able to get into an OB & mos twill prescribe prog fairly readily for repeat loss - you should have any problem getting hte prog as long as you can get in to see an Ob or RE... Best wishes!
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September 28th, 2006, 09:43 AM
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Well - I know you said you are never late - but I am never either...and I was after my most recent loss - by a full week - and that didn't happen in either of the the other 2...I was right on time with those - 28 days exactly. Keep in mind - even with repeat losses - your body is not a machine - it's organic & it's amazing what weird things it can do....I just don't want you to be devastated if AF still shows up.

With that said - you should be able to get into an OB & mos twill prescribe prog fairly readily for repeat loss - you should have any problem getting hte prog as long as you can get in to see an Ob or RE... Best wishes![/b]
Thanks for your response. I know that my period can still be technically "late", but I'm not basing it off of when I usually get my period. I'm charting, so I know exactly when I ovulated (which was late) and though m/c can and will screw up ovulation, your luteal phase very rarely changes. That's why I'm worried...
And I definitely won't be devastated if/when AF shows up. I really don't want to be pregnant right now. I want to figure out what in the world is wrong with my body before I embark on another pregnancy...we were trying as much as we could to prevent getting preggo so this is all just very scary to me...
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September 28th, 2006, 10:47 AM
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My cycle is still screwy from my losses and they are all over a year ago so if ths is your first af sinse a loss then don't be suprised, she will take her time... but I totally understand your fear, its important that
Call your doctor and stay as calm as you can, it might be nothing.
but keep us all posted!
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