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Anyone else on Cyclogest/progesterone (to prevent miscarriage) and how long for?

(17 Posts)
Badgerbird Tue 15-Nov-16 21:37:49

As title really. My dr said she'd put me on aspirin & cyclogest when I got pregnant due to 2 previous mmcs. I called her when got BFP and she prescribed over phone. Not seen her, now 12+4 and wondering how long people normally stay on them?

My sister is adamant I'm to stay on them for whole pregnancy as she's worried but I don't want my body getting complacent and relying on something fake if that makes sense.

I will call dr around 16weeks if I've not heard from her to check but was interested in others experiences...

fuzzywuzzy Wed 16-Nov-16 03:54:02

I am on both those.

According to the consultant I should stop taking progesterone at 14 weeks pregnancy and the baby aspirin I need to continue till 34 weeks.

Wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy.

MollyWho Wed 16-Nov-16 06:40:35

I was I progesterone now at 30 weeks. Stopped taking it at 13 weeks. Wasn't on aspirin so can't comment on that.

chloechloe Wed 16-Nov-16 07:14:14

I've had 2 IVF pregnancies and took progesterone until 12 weeks both times. I would give your Dr a call now to check if you need to keep taking them. Don't know about the aspirin.

JOMH1982 Wed 16-Nov-16 08:24:51

I've been advised to take cyclogest from bfp until 34 weeks due to possible weak cervix (had a late pregnancy loss last year), so slightly different reason to you. Always best to check with your Dr if you're not sure xx

SparrowSG Wed 16-Nov-16 09:43:35

IVF pregnancy and was on progesterone till about 14 weeks I think, phased it out over the course of a week or two (taking every other day etc). Baby aspirin until 34 weeks. As others have said, best to check with your Dr about the P and how long they want you to continue.

Badgerbird Wed 16-Nov-16 10:20:53

Thanks everyone. Yes I will ofcourse check with my dr aswell, just interested in different peoples experiences. Also thought it was funny that she just put me on them with out saying about how long etc, not sure she expected me to last this long! It was all a bit rushed tbh.

I thought maybe more peeps would be worried about coming off it like me confused

fuzzywuzzy Wed 16-Nov-16 15:07:48

Badgerbird im terrified of coming off the progesterone and plan on slowly weaning myself off the consultant did say it won't hurt the baby, & I could come off it now but for reassurance she's happy to perscribe it me till 14 weeks.

MollyWho Wed 16-Nov-16 20:01:34

I'm not a dr, and you should of course ask yours but I seem to remember that you come off it around the point the placenta takes over. I think this is the case when you've been prescribed it in the hope that it does something to help with the undiagnosed mc's rather than when you have an actual diagnosis for something.

missymousey Wed 16-Nov-16 22:37:51

I had Cyclogest till 12 weeks to support IVF pg after mc. Consultant said placenta would take over at 12 wks, and sure enough I'm 20 wks now :-). Check with your doc though - why put off phoning her?

Badgerbird Wed 16-Nov-16 23:07:52

In case she tells me to come off it mousey! Not sure I'm ready, I'm scared in case something happens sad

MollyWho Thu 17-Nov-16 07:27:08

Have you had your 12 week scan yet? Maybe phone dr after that. You need to know if you should be taking it from a professional. There might be good reasons you shouldn't add more progesterone to your body after the placenta has taken over doing that - people who have been on it for longer may need to be for other reasons.

eurochick Thu 17-Nov-16 07:37:47

After IVF I had cyclogest to 12 weeks and aspirin until 24 hrs before delivery.

Badgerbird Thu 17-Nov-16 16:58:50

Yes Ofcourse molly good point smile

Thanks everyone!

Blondeshavemorefun Thu 17-Nov-16 23:12:13

Cylgest till 14w then weaned off it over 2w

Progynova the same

Both taken as ivf bubs

On aspirin and told take till give birth - now 21w

Barefootcontessa84 Fri 18-Nov-16 08:50:00

I was on cyclogest until 18 weeks to support pregnancy with two subchorionic haematomas and periodic very heavy bleeding. I think the norm is to stop it about 14 weeks, as the placenta takes over progesterone production by then - I probably could have come off it earlier, but the doctor wanted to see two bleed-free weeks.

TinyTear Fri 18-Nov-16 09:02:21

i was on cyclogest until 12 weeks but as i was scared to stop i took it easy and reduced the dose gradually until 14 weeks.

i was not on aspirin, but was on heparin and did the same

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