Pregnant after IF

When/how did you stop progesterone?

Hi!

I am anticipating graduating from the RE this week if all goes well, i will be 8 weeks 5 days on my last apt, this Thursday. My nurse mentioned I will be stopping progesterone soon. I have been doing 1cc of PIO daily. When did you go off progesterone? Were you weaned or stopped cold turkey? I think my nurse said I just stop...which makes me nervous. Early on, I was alternating crinone/PIO, on my crinone days, my level was only 9 which makes me extra nervous about stopping.

Thanks!! 

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Me:34 PCOS, one kinked tube, low thyroid.
DH:39 lower than average count.
Married 2006. 3 failed IUIs and countless BFNs.
~IVF#1: July 2012~
7/10 Retrieval: 16r, 14f w/ICSI. 7/15 ET: Transfered 2. 4 frosties.< Poas faint+ 4dp5dt.>
Beta#1 (8dp5dt): 138. Beta#2 (10dp5dt): 355.
u/s#1: (19dp5dt) 8/3/12 one sac, two yolks! Beta 8,000
u/s#2: two strong heartbeats! EDD 4/2/12
Boy/girl fraternal mono/di twins-- lost our sweet baby girl at 22 weeks due to SIUGR
Preterm labor at 23 weeks 4 days, lost our sweet baby boy.

Re: When/how did you stop progesterone?

  • I had to switch from PIO a few weeks in due to an itchy rash and went on Crinone. I was on that until I was discharged from the RE. I think it was around 8 weeks. No tapering just stopped for me, not sure if that's the norm! GL!
    Me:30 low AMH; DH:30 MFI (count, motility, morphology)
    2 rounds clomid 100 mg -BFN
    IUI#1- 25 mg clomid- July 2012= BFN!
    IUI #2 August = BFN!
    IUI #3 September = BFN!

    IVF #1 November - converted to IUI #4 due to poor response = BFN
    IVF #1.2 February- converted to IUI #5 due to poor response = BFN
    IVF #1.3 April- micro dose Lupron flare with HGH; 14R, 13M, 11F! Transfer of 1 day 5 blast on 4/30, 4 frosties. BFP! Beta #1 9dp5dt= 179; Beta #2 11dp5dt= 442; Beta #3 4106 Stick baby stick!!

    *trying to keep hope*




  • I stopped cold turkey at 10 weeks. No side effects of stopping. I was scared too but by that time baby has taken over.




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    I stopped cold turkey at 10 weeks. No side effects of stopping. I was scared too but by that time baby has taken over.

    This was the case for me too.  I think you can stop as early as 8 weeks.  For my first pregnancy, I might have gotten the ok around 9 weeks, but went ahead and used up the last of my PIO since it couldn't hurt (other than physically, LOL).

    DH and I: 41; 10/10: Married; 5/11: Dx: Blocked Fallopian Tube; 7/11: D&C/Hysteroscopy to remove polyp
    IVF #1: 9/11: ER: 12R, 11M, 10F, No Frosties; 5dt: 2 blasts, 1 morula; DD born 6/3/12
    IVF #2: 11/12-12/12: ER: 20R, 20M, 16F, 4 Frosties; 5dt: 3 blasts, DS born 8/9/13
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  • Cold turkey 14 weeks
    6 m/c
    Anovulatory cycles, increased Synthroid Diagnosed Sep 2010
    Natural cycle Dec 2010 BFP M/C 6 1/2 Weeks, D&E Jan 2011
    1 Clomid/Ovidrel BFN May 2011
    Natural cycle Aug 2011 BFP M/C 4 Weeks
    1 IUI Sept 2011 BFP M/c 7 weeks
    Provera Dec 2011 BFP M/C 3 Weeks
    DQ ALPHA HLA MATCH, High NK Cells Diagnosed Dec 2011
    IVF March 2012 BFP m/c 4weeks 5 days (IL, Prednisone)
    IVF#2w/DS July 2012 MEGA FAILURE BFN (IL, Dexamethasone)
    Diagnosed No real HLA Match, DQ Beta Triad, High TNF, Low NK Cells
    Oct 2012 Natural Cycle m/c 4wks (Lovenox, Prednisone) 
    Went to Beer Center- high tnf, low lad, implantation failure
    Nov/Dec 2012 LIT Treatment
    Dec 12 Humira
    Jan 2013 BFP
    Humira,LIT,Prednisone, Lovenox, IVIG, Baby Aspirin
    Miracle Born August 2013 Premature

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  • I stopped PIO around 8/9 weeks but kept up with Crinone until 13 weeks
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    U/S #2: 2 heartbeats!!!! U/S #4: Vanishing twin around 8=9 weeks
  • Thanks girls! I guess moral of the story is I got to learn to trust the doctors! Lol. I think it's my body that I don't trust. But I will be happy to be off the PIO, starting to get some serious knots. Thanks for the input!!
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    Me:34 PCOS, one kinked tube, low thyroid.
    DH:39 lower than average count.
    Married 2006. 3 failed IUIs and countless BFNs.
    ~IVF#1: July 2012~
    7/10 Retrieval: 16r, 14f w/ICSI. 7/15 ET: Transfered 2. 4 frosties.< Poas faint+ 4dp5dt.>
    Beta#1 (8dp5dt): 138. Beta#2 (10dp5dt): 355.
    u/s#1: (19dp5dt) 8/3/12 one sac, two yolks! Beta 8,000
    u/s#2: two strong heartbeats! EDD 4/2/12
    Boy/girl fraternal mono/di twins-- lost our sweet baby girl at 22 weeks due to SIUGR
    Preterm labor at 23 weeks 4 days, lost our sweet baby boy.
  • I stopped cold turkey at 10 weeks
    TTC Since 112010 Naturally. Diagnose:PCOS(ME) + Low Motility(HIM). Started IVF+ICSI Cycle 12312. ER 27 & ET 210 two embies transferred. *BFN 1ST IVF CYCLE.* **Getting as healthy as possible and will try IVFICSI#2 again hopefully in April.** -- HAVE FAITH; LET GO & LET GOD --
  • I stopped progesterone and estrogen cold turkey at 7 weeks.
    TTC since June, 2011 with anovulatory PCOS, 1 blocked tube, and mild MFI
    3rd cycles clomid + Ovidrel = BFN
    4th cycles letrozole/Ovidrel + IUI = BFN
    IVF #1 = BFP! Twins due 2/5/2014
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  • I stopped cold turkey at 8 weeks and 3 days after my last RE appointment. They confirmed a good heart beat and measurements and told me I did not need to take it anymore, that it was "overkill" at that point. I was also on 1mg PIO IM daily. I had no issues after I stopped, but was very apprehensive when I did because I knew so many stayed on it for longer. Good luck!!
    Me: 38 & DH: 45 
    Married Since 7/28/2012
    TTC Since 7/2012
    AMH <0.3, Subclinical Hypothyroidism
    IVF #1 Feb 2013 Antagonist Protocol
    Ended in a c/p 5 weeks 
    IVF #2 May 2013 Very Low Dose Luteal Phase Protocol 
    Daily Royal Jelly & Acupuncture!!!
    ER 5/14/13 10 Follicles/8 Retrieved/7 Fertilized 
    ET 5/19/13 2 blasts 
    Beta #1 11dp5dt 319/ Beta #2 13dp 615/ #3 15dp 1300  
    U/S HB 170!!! 1 bean EDC 2/4/14!!!!
    It's a BOY!!!! 
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    I did PIO until exactly 9 weeks. I stayed on Estrace and Prometrium for another 10 days or so. 
  • Stopped Crinone at 12 weeks, but tapered to lower dose 4 days earlier. 
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  • Stopped cold turkey at 10 weeks.  Nothing happened except for the fact that I was thrilled I didn't have to do it anymore.

    Married since May '09

    TTC since Sept '10
    IVF #1: Sept '11 (7R, 0F, Transfer cancelled)
    IVF #2: Nov '11 (8R, 3F, 3 8-cell embryos transfered)...BFN
    IVF #3: Jan '12 ER: 2/2 - 10R,3F ET: 2/5 - 3 8-cell embryos...BFP!!
    Betas: 2/14 - 25, 2/16 - 79, 2/20 - 116, 2/22 - 63 C/P


    5/25/12 - DH has varicocele surgery
    IUI #1 - Dec '12 (42 mil and 10 mil)...BFN.
    IUI #2.0 - Cancelled due to cyst.
    IUI #2.1 - Feb'13 (11 mil and 10 mil)...BFN


    IVF #4 - Apr'13 ER: 4/1 - 7R, 6F...ET: 4/6 - 2 perfect blasts and 3 frosties...BFP!!
    Betas: 4/18 - 2,442, 4/22 - 11,258, 4/29 - 66,413
    U/S 1: 5/7...TWINS!! Heartbeats 148 and 149!!
    U/S 2: 5/14 Heartbeats 175 and 179.
    U/S 3: 5/29 Baby A Heartbeat 183. Baby B no heartbeat. Stopped growing at 9 weeks.
    U/S 4: 6/13 NT Scan perfect.
    U/S 5: 7/10 It's a BOYYY!!!


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  • At 10 weeks I started doing PIO every other day and stopped completely during my 11th week.  
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    Started TTC June 2011
    Cycles #1-10 = BFN
    Cycle #11: 100 mg Clomid + TI =BFN
    Referred to RE March 2012
    HSG all clear, FSH = 13, Prolactin = 28, S/A = great
    April 2012 MRI to check for brain tumor due to elevated Prolactin = clear
    June 2012 Hysteroscopy to remove uterine polyps and partial septate
    July 2012 IUI #1 7/7/12 = BFN
    Aug 2012 IUI #2.1 Cancelled due to early/missed ovulation = BFN
    September 2012 Forced break due to one huge cyst
    October 2012 IUI #2.2 = BFN
    November 2012 Begin BCPs for IVF #1
    December 2012 IVF #1 = Delayed due to cyst. Start stims 12/22
    January 2013 ER: 1/2, 14R, 10M, 9F
    ET: 1/7 Transferred 1 "Perfect" blast! 4 frosties!
    Beta #1: 99 BFP! #2: 227 #3: 584 #4: 3,020
    Baby Boy born September 25, 2013
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  • Friday is my last day for progesterone/estrogen - I'll be 10w2d.   I seriously can.not.wait.   I told my husband we are having a celebration dinner Friday night - LOL. 
     TTC #1 since 6/09
    Dx: PCOS and MFI
    3 IUIs, 4 IVFs = BFFN
      3rd RE: IVF #5/FET = BFP
    14dp5dt=1170 16dp5dt=2573

    1st u/s=
    TWINS!
    It's a Boy and a Girl!

    Born at 34w3d! 
     

  • My instructions were also to stop endometrin at 10 weeks.  
    Married 8/2008. IVF with PGD March 2013.
    3/22 ER: 25R, 20M, 15F. 9 genetically normal, and 3 survived to Day 5
    3/27 ET: transferred 1 embryo, beta 9dp5dt=163, 12dp5dt=639
    4/25 1st ultrasound at 7 weeks = identical twins with heartbeats?!!!
    PPROM at 31w, delivery at 32 weeks of two beautiful girls
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