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January 9th, 2012, 11:59 AM
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So this cycle grinds to a close, and as expected not with a positive ending...all hpts have been negative (i'm now DPO14)...and I had a few questions I was hoping some of you much more experienced than I am could help me with:

For those who take (or have taken) Prometrium:

-- Does AF delay until you're off Prometrium? How long did it take for AF to start once you ceased taking it?

-- I'm on 200mg suppositories daily for 8 days running from DPO7. It's given me some splitting headaches...I was thinking about asking RE next cycle if I could take 100mg instead twice daily. Does anyone have experience taking different levels, and if you did change the dosage did it reduce the side effects at all?

My Prometrium dosage seems to be higher than everyone else i'm running into who is on it (and not doing IVF...)...not really sure why...thinking maybe i should ask about that too

For those who take (or have taken) Clomid:

-- I think my RE said I'd start this around CD5 for 5 days...is that similar to what you were prescribed?

-- What level dosage did you start with?

If there's anyone who is taking baby asprin during your cycle:

-- Do you take it entire cycle, or just on back half (post Ovulation)?


Many thanks in advance for responses...I'm bored waiting for this cycle to end, and haven't seen my RE for weeks so figured I'd ask everyone here first
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January 9th, 2012, 12:04 PM
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Progesterone can delay AF, which is why most doctors have you do a beta and then stop it at a certain point.

My RE does clomid on CD3-7. The first time I did clomid, I did 1 round at 50 mg(no repsonse), then two rounds at 150(6 follies each time). The second time around we did 1 rd at 100(3 follies-1 ectopic pregnancy), 1 rd at 150(5 follies, canceled due to overstim and early LH surge), 1 at 100(2 follies, chemical pregnancy).

We're now moving on to letrozole instead.
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January 9th, 2012, 12:57 PM
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I am pretty new at this and can't answer many of your questions but I can a few.

The progesterone will most likely stop AF from coming. Once I am off of it for two days AF comes. I am also on 200 mg and I insert it at night before bed and I haven't had any real issues with it except mild pregestrone panties. ewwww!

I had one cycle with 50 mg clomid CD3-7 and two rounds at 100 mg also CD 3-7.
It did make me feel O pains more strong and I did O because they gave me a trigger shot each time. I had all BFN though. I hope you have better luck.

I am not sure about the baby aspirin.
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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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January 10th, 2012, 06:11 AM
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For those who take (or have taken) Clomid:

-- I think my RE said I'd start this around CD5 for 5 days...is that similar to what you were prescribed?

-- What level dosage did you start with?

If there's anyone who is taking baby asprin during your cycle:

-- Do you take it entire cycle, or just on back half (post Ovulation)?
I took Clomid on days 5-9 of my cycle as well. I started at 25mg (no response) and then we bumped it up to 50mg. I think 50mg is the usual starting dose and then it can be adjusted accordingly for future cycles.

I have taken baby aspirin in the past, and took it every day.
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January 10th, 2012, 07:20 AM
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thanks everyone...very helpful

So this morning I've had some heavy spotting...and i'm on day 7 of the Prometrium, so 1 more dose to do tonight. I can't figure out if I should take it, or call the RE and ask if I should stop now. WWYD? I know I'm not pregnant, so I'd rather just get onto next cycle...today is CD28 which is precisely when AF should start, so now I feel like the Prometrium is just messing me up
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January 10th, 2012, 09:45 AM
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So I decided to call Dr office to figure out whether I should stop taking the progesterone....they say keep taking even if it's heavy spotting unless it starts into heavy flow this afternoon/evening, in which case skip the final dose.

Of interest, while I had nurse on the line I asked what the result was of the unmedicated progesterone level blood draw I had a week ago...result was a 9.2, so based on the other progesterone level thread it appears I'm maybe not producing an optimal amount anyway

I'll be curious what my RE says when I see him for the baseline appt in a few days...he suspected when we last met that my loss issues are more tied to hormonal issues (low progesterone, maybe low other hormones for ovulation) than the blood clotting disorder.
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January 10th, 2012, 01:50 PM
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I had the same thing happen last month. I started spotting even though I was taking it at CD 28 so I knew AF was coming. My RE told me the same thing. Take it unless you have full flow or a negative blood test.

I felt the same as you did last cycle.. I knew it was negative and just wanted to get AF to start again.
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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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