Progesterone supplementation

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Progesterone supplementation

Post by nancy1 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:00 pm

Hi ladies,

I would love to hear what your OBs have recommended in terms of progesterone supplementation:

- What week did you stop the progesterone injections?
-What week did you stop the progesterone vcaginal cpasules?

My OB had me stop the shots at week 8 and the capsules at week 10.

Thanks for your feedback.
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Post by sbr » Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:30 pm

With my son (fresh cycle), I stopped PIO shots at 8 weeks. I wasn't taking anything else....

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Post by jennywit » Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:37 pm

Nancy1-with my son-also fresh cycle-PIO shots stopped at 12 weeks-I also wasn't taking anything else.
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Post by summerbaby » Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:58 pm

Hi Nancy,
I take progesterone orally and vaginally and didn't have any shots this time around. I will continue taking it till the end of the 12th week....

I've seen though that many women here in this forum are given the green light to stop taking it around the 10th week, so I don't think your situation is unusual.

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Post by nancy1 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:03 pm

Ladies,

thank you so much for your feedback.
I guess each doctor has his/her preference.
I was concerned about stopping at week 10 and would have felt more comfortable continuing to receive the supplementation until week 12.
Nancy

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Post by bdantonio » Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:49 pm

i took progestrone till week 14
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Post by cymplicity27 » Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:56 am

I've been instructed to continue PIO shots until week 10.
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Post by Sari » Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:20 pm

Hello

I've been told to stop the PIO shots at 6 week, but continue the supp. ¿?
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Post by MedStudentMom2B » Fri May 01, 2009 1:25 am

hey guys,

is there a reason why some people are given shots while others just suppositories? My doc have me the vaginal capsules with no shots. should I ask him about this? Im still on Lupron though so I wont need them for some time.

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Post by Ghost » Fri May 01, 2009 2:29 am

MedStudentMom2B wrote:hey guys,

is there a reason why some people are given shots while others just suppositories? My doc have me the vaginal capsules with no shots. should I ask him about this? Im still on Lupron though so I wont need them for some time.

Thanks!!!
It's a doctor preference thing.

Some strongly prefer the shots. Others are open to suppositories and such.

All have been shown to work.

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Post by KatieG » Sun May 03, 2009 11:55 pm

I was told to stop at like 5 or 6 weeks. I went into the hospital for OHSS to get the drain put in and my levels were normal and they had me stop then. At first I kinda freaked b/c I though you need it until like week 10. But all went well and my son was born last Oct. I guess everyones different and the doc's know best. Good Luck!!
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Post by Ghost » Mon May 04, 2009 2:07 am

KatieG wrote:I was told to stop at like 5 or 6 weeks. I went into the hospital for OHSS to get the drain put in and my levels were normal and they had me stop then. At first I kinda freaked b/c I though you need it until like week 10. But all went well and my son was born last Oct. I guess everyones different and the doc's know best. Good Luck!!
Most OHSS patients have no need for progesterone supplementation.

The reason for that is simple. The corpora lutea produce multiple hormones, among them progesterone and VEGF. Excessive production of VEGF causes OHSS. but if these glands (spent follicles) are alive and well producing VEGF, they are almost certainly producing more than enough progesterone, too.

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Post by KatieG » Sat May 16, 2009 12:51 am

Thats a huge relief I was freaking out at the time and they just kept telling me its fine my levels are fine. Having an explanation (even a year later) explains it and I wont sit and wonder why next time around. Knowing me I would have probably freaked out after my FET ---thinking that someing was wrong if I was comparing. Thanks for the clarification!!!
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Post by nicksgam » Sat May 16, 2009 1:21 am

I was asked if I would like to participate in progesterone clinical trial. It compares progesterone capsules to subQ injections. I know the subQ injections are already approved outside of the US, and was wondering if anyone has any experience with subQ injections?
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