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    Old 12-29-2004, 01:18 PM   #1
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    Hi, everybody. I'm 41 years old and am TTC. We have only been trying for about a year (we were married in July of 2003). After trying for a few months I had my progesterone checked and found out that it was very low (4.2). The gyn put me on clomid (50mg) and I conceived after just one round; but I lost the baby after 9 weeks (that was in August). :-(

    After the D&C I didn't have AF until November. Does anybody know if that is common? Anyway, I had my progesterone checked on day 23 and it was 7.9. Not great, but better than 4.2. So the gyn put me back on clomid (50mg) this month. I went for a progesterone check this week and it went from 7.9 down to 4.4! I'm supposed to talk to the gyn again next week to find out what to do next.

    I don't understand how my progesterone could be lower with the clomid than without. Has anyone out there gone through anything similar?????? Thanks...
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    Old 01-01-2005, 05:07 PM   #2
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    Re: Lower Progesterone after clomid??????

    Hi husband lover

    When dh and I went thru all the prelim tests we found out my progest level was .3! So I started 100mg clomid back in Sept and had a progesterone level at 23.3. We were so excited that it worked! I didn't have another test until December only AFTER we had our 1st IUI and my level dropped all the way to .5!!! I was so angry!! So, in my experience I did have a great reaction then no reaction at all. Since reading all these boards I've learned that I should be monitored while on clomid, especially having the IUI done. Next cycle (whenever AF decides to show up ) I will be on 150mg with u/s to check follicle size, if everything looks good, trigger shot then IUI. Just make sure you're monitored!! Good luck to you and tons of baby dust!!

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    Old 01-01-2005, 06:14 PM   #3
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    Re: Lower Progesterone after clomid??????

    I'm sorry for your loss. I too lost a baby in August due to an Ectopic. I believe I got my first period about a month later. Sometimes it just takes time.

    50mg of Clomid is a very low dose, especially for someone your age. When I conceived (with my ectopic), it was from my 2nd round of Clomid/IUI on 100mg. My first round was only 50mg and I didnt respond very well to it.

    Are you doing just Clomid? It's possible you didn't ovulate which is why you had a low progesterone. At your age, you might want to talk to them about having a monitored Clomid cycle (ultrasounds) to see how well you respond, as well as an HCG trigger shot (to induce ovulation) and either IUI or timed intercourse....that is if you're not already doing these things.

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    Re: Lower Progesterone after clomid??????

    Dear MnMLover,

    I talked to my obgyn yesterday and he wants me to come in today for some lab work. He's also going to up the dosage to 100mg clomid this month. Thanks for telling me to have them monitor my levels while I'm on the clomid! I will definitely be more aware of that and of what to expect. Blessings to you!!!!!!!!!!! ILoveMyHusband
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    Old 01-04-2005, 04:40 AM   #5
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    Dear Stephanie72,

    I'm so sorry for your loss as well.... You're right, I didn't O in December, so the doc is going to put me on 100mg of clomid this month to see if that will help. He's also going to do "other" lab work today. (I'm not sure what all they will do???) But I will definitely ask about the HGC trigger shot and ultrasounds.

    My doc is not a specialist, just an obgyn, so I'm also going to talk to him about referring me. He's a wonderful doctor, but fertility isn't his expertise, and at my age, well, we need to get this show on the road!

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    Old 01-04-2005, 07:50 PM   #6
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    Hi Julie,

    So how did your lab work go? Hope everything turned out great Keep us posted!

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    Old 01-05-2005, 05:19 AM   #7
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    Re: Lower Progesterone after clomid??????

    Hi Michelle,

    I will find out tomorrow (Thurs.) morning about the lab results and I'll keep you posted. In the meantime, it's day 32 and still no AF... The doc told me that if I haven't started by next week, he will put me on progesterone to get it going. He also prescribed 1500mg METFORMIN a day. (It is a med to control high blood sugar in diabetic patients; but one side effect is that it increases the chances of becoming pregnant.) He also increased my dosage of clomid to 100mg. I hope AF shows up soon so we can get this thing rolling!! I told him, "I'm no spring chicken, doc, so let's get this show on the road!" He said, "I know, girl. I'm working on it!" He's going to refer me to a specialist if we don't have any good results in the next couple of months. Prayerfully I won't have to be referred!!

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    Julie,

    I hear ya when you say "let's get this ball rollin'" we're in the same boat. I've getting pretty aggravated w/my nurse. I've been leaving messages since Sunday. I'm on CD46 and I'm trying to get this ball rollin'!! So, I want that provera to help AF visit, so I can start 150mg of clomid!! Stay in touch!

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    Hey, Michelle

    I got my test results back and they were ALL NORMAL!!!!!!!!!!! (except for low progesterone, of course) But I am glad all of the other hormone levels are normal!! He checked FSH, LH, thyroid, etc...... Now you and I both are just waiting on AF!!!! Hope she comes to see you soon! Have a great weekend... and keep me posted!!
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    Hi Julie

    I'm so glad everything came back normal!! I believe that low progesterone is dealt with rather easily as long as you get the right "drug" that works for you. Well, my nurse finally called today, wooo hoooo Since I'm on CD46 I need to go in for a urine test to be sure there's no bambino in there before starting provera. So if it's neg I'll begin 5 days of provera and AF should arrive within 2 weeks. But I feel she'll arrive before that as I'm beginning to have some PMS. So, I'm very excited for AF to come, strange to hear (or see) myself type that, LOL Anyways, hope your visit comes soon. Let me know!!

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    Hi, Michelle

    It's day 37 and AF still hasn't appeared, so I called the doc this a.m. & he's calling me in a prescription for progesterone (I don't know if it's provera or what). Now maybe AF will visit both of us soon so we can get that old ball rolling! GOOD LUCK!!!!!!

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