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Robs20 Wed 25-Sep-19 19:51:29

Does anyone know about progesterone levels?
After 2 failed cycles, whilst waiting to start stims for next cycle, I have a bfp. BUT had my progesterone tested today and it’s 15.3ng/ml which google tells me is very low for 5+3. I have had low progesterone on my last 2 cycles. I have stacks of tablets here that I could use but need some guidance - I have emailed the ivf clinic in Greece that I was treated at before but they have suggested I ask my UK gynae (I don’t have one!). Will have a midwife appt in 5 weeks but I’m worried I will miscarry before then.
Any suggestions/ anyone know about progesterone?!

AliceAbsolum Wed 25-Sep-19 20:47:41

If its low then I'd take the same amount that you took in the 2ww for ivf. But that's just me, I know its not the best option but I wouldn't risk it.

Robs20 Wed 25-Sep-19 21:43:06

I and didn’t take any on the last 2 cycles (supported natural cycles and I think that was the problem). Might take 2 tonight and chase the clinic tomorrow. I assume it can do no harm to take some?!

ChatWithMe Fri 27-Sep-19 17:51:40

If it were me I'd take progesterone. Good luck. Hope this lil one sticks!

Robs20 Fri 27-Sep-19 18:16:05

How much would you take? 1 in the morning and 1 in the eve? I have managed to get a GP next thurs.....clinic in Greece refused to answer the question as this is a natural not ivf pregnancy sad. Feel like i’m stuck between all sorts of doctors who won’t help!

cittigirl Fri 27-Sep-19 19:08:04

I took it for the first 12 weeks to sustain my pregnancy. Dd now 14. I dont remember the dose though. Good luck x

cittigirl Fri 27-Sep-19 19:10:19

Sorry, I misread. My dd was ivf. You could try calling a maternity unit or out of hours perhaps as Thursday is a long way off.

ineedanotherholiday Fri 27-Sep-19 19:14:16

I'm currently taking progesterone had 2 early losses around 5.5 weeks. I'm now 14 weeks and will take the progesterone until I'm 16 weeks.

I believe I started taking them around 5 weeks, twice per day, 200mg each pessary.

Hope it helps x

Robs20 Fri 27-Sep-19 20:01:35

@cittigirl thank you. I tried the maternity unit at Kings yesterday and they wouldnt help (didn’t have the test done there/ they haven’t yet processed my referral so I’m not on their system). Grr!
@ineedanotherholiday thank you. Just opened my boxes and they say three times a day (I assume 1 tablet 3 times a day). Think I might try 2 per day (one in the morning one in the eve).
Thanks for all your help. It’s a bloody joke that I can’t get any drs to help but hey.

ChatWithMe Sun 29-Sep-19 21:59:16

3x per day. I did them at 8am 3pm and 10pm.

physicskate Mon 30-Sep-19 10:31:10

Please don't get too focused on your progesterone levels.

https://www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk/research/the-promise-trial/

https://www.nhs.uk/news/pregnancy-and-child/no-clear-evidence-hormone-treatment-early-pregnancy-helps-prevent-miscarriage/

ChatWithMe Mon 30-Sep-19 11:01:50

Fascinating. Good to know I'm not harming my chances if I forget a dose of something (when I do IVF next year). I think most of it is down to the quality of the embryo and the endometrium (for most women). Thanks for sharing x

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