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February 26th, 2013, 07:19 PM
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I talked to my dr's nurse and was told that my progesterone was still low even after taking the Clomid. She sent in a prescription for me and told me to start taking them tonight.

My question is the instructions on the bottle say to take it orally but the nurse had told me that I could take is as a suppository if I would rather. What would you recommend that I do? It says that it can cause drowsiness and dizziness. What way do you think would cause the least side effects?

I have to drive to college tomorrow and it takes an hour and a half to get there. I would prefer to stay awake and have a clear head while I am driving there and back. Any advice or suggestions you can give me will be greatly appreciated!!
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February 26th, 2013, 07:21 PM
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I prefer orally. I don't like the mess or increased chance of infection.
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February 26th, 2013, 07:54 PM
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I take them via suppository. I haven't had any infections and for the mess I wear a liner. I like the thought that it is going right where I need it.
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February 26th, 2013, 08:23 PM
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I take them via suppositories as well. I always wear a liner.

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February 27th, 2013, 08:35 AM
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When i was on Clomid, I also took them orally.
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February 27th, 2013, 08:54 AM
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I took them both ways but using them as suppository was more effective for me but if u worried about drowsiness I'd take it at night b4 bed...

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February 27th, 2013, 09:23 AM
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I've done both!

Oral: Less messy, no messing around "down there", and less likelihood of introducing an infection.

Suppository: Gets the meds right where they need to be, less side effects, more effective for me personally.

I prefer suppositories for myself. I get really dizzy and nauseous (I never know how to spell that? Did I do it right?) when taking them orally. I get stronger cramping with the suppositories than orally, but it also works better for me. If you're taking Prometrium (which I'm assuming, since she said you could take it either way) then there isn't as much mess as compounded progesterone suppositories. I'd still wear a liner though, since it can discolour your panties too. Also, make sure that you don't switch between the 2 methods of taking it within a cycle without checking with your doctor, since it can cause a drop in progesterone.
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February 27th, 2013, 05:53 PM
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ive heard its absorbed better if you take it vaginally insread of orally

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February 27th, 2013, 08:24 PM
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I take it vaginally.
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