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December 6th, 2011, 07:05 AM
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Hello,
Dr. put me on vaginal supositories after my IUI. Although he said from my ultra sound that my linning looked good. It was a 19. I am not sure what that means but maybe you ladies do.

If my linning looks good I wonder why he would put me on the porgesterone. Can it cause me to have to much in my system?

Also - have you ladies had any side effects from it? Can I bd with that thing in there? Is it bad for DH to get it on him?
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Me (43) DH(33) 12 years together - ttc our first together-I have 14yr old DS
Cycles 1-6 = BFN
Cycle 7 SA results abnormal morphology 2%, 50 mg clomid = BFN
Cycle 8 sonogram normal 50 mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 9 SA results abnormal morphology and motility. Count 200 mill, 100mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 10 natural = BFN
Cycle 11 hsg tubes clear, natural + trigger+IUI = BFN
Cycle 12 repronex + trigger + 2 IUI = BFN
Cycle 13 natural ovaries to stimulated for more meds = BFN
Cycle 14-22 natural cycle with Acupuncture and planning ivf/icsi/DE = ALL BFN
Cycle 23 Clomid 50 mg & Progesterone = BFN
Cycle 24 Natural = BFN
Cycle 25 BCP, SA result 7% morphology = BFN
Cycle 26 BCP and Lupron preparing for IVF
Cycle 27 IVF Acupuncture, DE Retrieval April 7, Transfer April 12 =
7 eggs retrieved, 3 fertilized, 2 transferred - zero snow babies
BETA # 1 16DPO or 11dp5dt = 569
BETA # 2 19 DPO or 14dp5dt = 1078
BETA # 3 22DPO or 17dp5dt = 2414 TWINS!
BETA # 4 30DPO or 25dp5dt = 12,685 6weeks 3days 2 heartbeats! 114 & 116
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December 6th, 2011, 07:46 AM
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I have never been on the suppository kind of progesterone, so someone else will have to answer those specific questions.

It is actually estrogen that makes your lining thick, but progesterone keeps it that way after you ovulate and keeps it nice and lush so your little bean can snuggle in nice and tight. When your progesterone drops, it is a signal for AF to show up, so your doc is probably just making sure to cover all bases and give you every chance at a BFP.
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December 6th, 2011, 08:01 AM
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You are so wise Melissa. Thank you for your help yet again. I had not idea the difference of what estrogen and progesterone does.

So even if my LP stage is always 14 days or so the progesterone will just make sure of that? Will it cause me not to have AF if I don't have a BFP?
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Me (43) DH(33) 12 years together - ttc our first together-I have 14yr old DS
Cycles 1-6 = BFN
Cycle 7 SA results abnormal morphology 2%, 50 mg clomid = BFN
Cycle 8 sonogram normal 50 mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 9 SA results abnormal morphology and motility. Count 200 mill, 100mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 10 natural = BFN
Cycle 11 hsg tubes clear, natural + trigger+IUI = BFN
Cycle 12 repronex + trigger + 2 IUI = BFN
Cycle 13 natural ovaries to stimulated for more meds = BFN
Cycle 14-22 natural cycle with Acupuncture and planning ivf/icsi/DE = ALL BFN
Cycle 23 Clomid 50 mg & Progesterone = BFN
Cycle 24 Natural = BFN
Cycle 25 BCP, SA result 7% morphology = BFN
Cycle 26 BCP and Lupron preparing for IVF
Cycle 27 IVF Acupuncture, DE Retrieval April 7, Transfer April 12 =
7 eggs retrieved, 3 fertilized, 2 transferred - zero snow babies
BETA # 1 16DPO or 11dp5dt = 569
BETA # 2 19 DPO or 14dp5dt = 1078
BETA # 3 22DPO or 17dp5dt = 2414 TWINS!
BETA # 4 30DPO or 25dp5dt = 12,685 6weeks 3days 2 heartbeats! 114 & 116
Clayton and Colton Born @ 34 weeks 11/22/13
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December 6th, 2011, 08:12 AM
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Progesterone can cause AF to not show, most doctors will do a beta at 14 or 15 DPO and then have you stop it if the beta is negative.

As for DTD, unless your doctor says not to, I don't see why you can't. It will make you have some pregnancy side effects: tender breasts, nausea, and bloating are all possible side effects.
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December 6th, 2011, 10:03 AM
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I don't do supp. prog. so I don't know what to tell you there....

But I do take 200 mg of Prometrium thru my leutal phase for added "insurance"....LOL....and yes, it keeps AF from showing until I stop taking it.
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December 7th, 2011, 05:01 PM
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There are a lot of other reasons progesterone is given, that have to do with more than the thickness of the lining. One of the major ones is in case of a suspected luteal phase deficiency, when the LP is too short. The fertilized egg might not have a chance to implant if you'll get AF too soon.
There are other more complicated reasons but I don't recall them at the moment.

My major side effect was more prominent PMS, and I was more tired than usual.
You can still DTD but I warn it might get messy. So I would wait a while after insertion before DTD..

By the way I hate telling people these kinds of things but I've read that uterine lining above 15mm can actually hinder the chances of a successful pregnancy. I'd ask your doc about your 19mm lining.

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December 8th, 2011, 06:53 AM
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Servilia - thank you for the good information. I will ask my dr about that 15mm vs the 19 mm one. I have super light AF. They only last for 3 days and only mildly heavy on the first day. By the 3rd day it's super light and then ends.

I was wondering how my linning could be 19 mm on CD16. I thought that seems a little odd specially since I have light periods.

My RE staff told me 75 % of all his patients are on the progesterone.
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Me (43) DH(33) 12 years together - ttc our first together-I have 14yr old DS
Cycles 1-6 = BFN
Cycle 7 SA results abnormal morphology 2%, 50 mg clomid = BFN
Cycle 8 sonogram normal 50 mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 9 SA results abnormal morphology and motility. Count 200 mill, 100mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 10 natural = BFN
Cycle 11 hsg tubes clear, natural + trigger+IUI = BFN
Cycle 12 repronex + trigger + 2 IUI = BFN
Cycle 13 natural ovaries to stimulated for more meds = BFN
Cycle 14-22 natural cycle with Acupuncture and planning ivf/icsi/DE = ALL BFN
Cycle 23 Clomid 50 mg & Progesterone = BFN
Cycle 24 Natural = BFN
Cycle 25 BCP, SA result 7% morphology = BFN
Cycle 26 BCP and Lupron preparing for IVF
Cycle 27 IVF Acupuncture, DE Retrieval April 7, Transfer April 12 =
7 eggs retrieved, 3 fertilized, 2 transferred - zero snow babies
BETA # 1 16DPO or 11dp5dt = 569
BETA # 2 19 DPO or 14dp5dt = 1078
BETA # 3 22DPO or 17dp5dt = 2414 TWINS!
BETA # 4 30DPO or 25dp5dt = 12,685 6weeks 3days 2 heartbeats! 114 & 116
Clayton and Colton Born @ 34 weeks 11/22/13
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December 8th, 2011, 06:00 PM
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yeah it's worth asking about. And yes it's common for the REs to put almost all patients on Prog.. especially when they're doing actual procedures.. wouldn't want to have a medically assisted cycle go to waste because of a random cycle with bad progesterone.
My RE had me on it and I was just doing it naturally - no IUI or anything (well sometimes I had an HCG trigger but even on totally natural cycles she had me start it once ovulation was confirmed by ultrasound/bw, usually 1 or 2 DPO)
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