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Progesterone question

For those ladies that were on progesterone (suppositories or injection), how many weeks were you on it after getting pregnant? My RE wants to stop at 8 weeks.

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  • I believe I was on the injections around 8-10 weeks. Stopped before I was released to OB.
    Me: 35 DH: 35 - Married 10 years
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  • My dr is having me stay on them for 10wks even though I am "graduating" to my OB at week 8 (I am currently 7w today).
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  • I was on them until week 11. We were scheduled to come off at week 10 but due to bleeding, they extended it a bit to give me more cushion in the overlap period.
    ***Trying to conceive since 9/12- m/c 2/13 from natural conception.
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  • Thanks. I don't know if it helps or not, but it the only thing that I am actively doing to try to keep the pregnancy going. Will be scary to loss even that little bit of a sense of control.
  • Are you going to see your obgyn before you stop using them? My re told me to stop. Then 3 days later I went to my ob and he said to continue them for another few weeks. I had a bleeding scare too so he kept me on these until I was 12 or 13 weeks. I would check with your obgyn first.
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  • I think I weaned off the shots at 10 weeks and continued the suppositories for another two weeks or so.

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  • I stopped mine at the end of my 12th week.
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  • I stopped all progesterone at 10 weeks. I had been on injections and suppositories (the patch adhesive gave me a rash on an earlier round so I did the suppositories this time). At week 8, I had really bad lumps from the progesterone, and I was getting hard to find an injection site. Because of that, the doc had me stop the injections and increase the dose of suppositories. Happy to say it all went well!
  • My RE when I was pregnant with my son wanted me to stop at 6 weeks right after seeing the heartbeat. I was too nervous so I slowly tapered off my injections with what I had leftover.
    This time, different RE, they had me start tapering at 8 weeks and I'll be done just before 10 weeks.
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  • I am 8 weeks and RE just told me to stop around 10weeks. If my PIO ran out within a couple days to not worry about it or if I wanted to finish the Meds and go longer it couldn't hurt. I agree. I feel in control taking the prog and they also have me on an estrogen pill 3x a day.
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  • Was scheduled to stop at 10, but stayed on for an extra week because I was in Mexico for my sister's wedding at that time. They didn't want me stopping without getting some blood work done, so I had to wait.
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    I'm 7w but have been told by RE that he will have me stop the injections at 10w. I am also on patches and estradiol pills 2x/day.
  • I came off the crinone at 11 weeks.
  • Stopped crinone at 11 weeks after progesterone blood tests came back with great numbers.
  • At 8 weeks, he told me to stop. I was waffling and at the 4 hour point after the shot was due, I started to have bright, red blood pass like my period was coming. I promptly freaked out and got my shot. I told him I am staying on it till12 weeks. He thinks it isn't needed, but is fine with the time frame
  • Hello, again. I am now a couple days off of progesterone. I was wondering if any of you ladies had increased cramping for a few days after stopping. Wish I had 24/7 access to an ultrasound to make sure everything is ok. :-)
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  • I am on it 3x a day 100 mg for 9 weeks and 2x a day for one additional week and stop it.
  • I had crampibg throughout my first trimester. Also, my preg symptoms tended to get worse around the 8-10 week mark.
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  • I had cramping after stopping to the poin where I called my Dr and they said t is totally normal. I hear you on wishing access to ultrasound 24/7!
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  • So this is all interesting to me. I'm 5 weeks and I started prometrium suppositories right after egg retrieval, 2 in am and 2 in pm. I've been told to keep taking them until week 10 and then just stop. They've never tested my levels since I started them. And have note ruined testing my level at all. After reading these posts, it makes me wonder if I should taper off. That way I could still be supplementing through week 12. If I see blood I may just freak out. Any advice?
    Married for 4 years. TTC for 3.
    Me: 38 DH: 39
    DX: Unexplained Infertility; found a few fibroids this time around during SIS

    March 2012: Clomid for 3 cycles  3 BFNs
    Sept. 2013: started injectables (Follistim, Ovidrel Trigger) IUI BFN

    May 2015: New RE. Going IVF. Tests, Tests, Tests 
    July 2015: Microdose Lupron 20u am & pm, Follistim 150iu 75iu am, Menapur 150iu 75iu pm
    Triggered 8/4 ER 8/6 ET 8/11 2 beautiful blastocysts; 2WW
    8/19 hpt BFP! Beta 8/25: 482
    2nd Beta 9/1......3707
    U/S 9/21: 1 beautiful little gummy bear



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  • @krbjoy you should discuss with your doctor, everyone's diagnosis and treatment plans are very different.  Congrats :)
    Me - 32 
    Husband - 32
    TTC #1 - since 10/16/2012 
    IVF#1 6/2015 BFN 
    FET 7/2015 - BFP


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  • Hi all! Glad to hear everyone's experience with this. I've been on Crinone suppositories 2x a day since 5 days prior to my FET. I'm now 9wks 2days pregnant with twins. My RE checks my progesterone weekly and my number is just barely creeping up each week. They originally said I'd be on the Crinone until I'm 10 weeks, but yesterday told me I'll probably need to stay on it for at least a few more weeks because my progesterone is still so low. I'm so tired of this gross stuff and can't wait to be done with it. I wish my body would kick in and start making progesterone like it's supposed to! Anyone else have experience with this issue?

    Best wishes to you all!
  • @krbjoy, I understand your hesitation with just stopping cold turkey. I did the oil injections twice daily and was very concerned about not tapering off but our doctor said it was perfectly safe. I had no complications or bleeding afterwards.

    But as @MKLEWIS2010 said, if you're concerned just ask your doctor at your next appointment.
    ***Trying to conceive since 9/12- m/c 2/13 from natural conception.
    IVF success 10/14 with m/c 11/14. FET success 4/15***

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    krbjoy
  • Thanks @MKLEWIS2010 and @MrsBwIVF I plan on bringing that up Wednesday.
    Married for 4 years. TTC for 3.
    Me: 38 DH: 39
    DX: Unexplained Infertility; found a few fibroids this time around during SIS

    March 2012: Clomid for 3 cycles  3 BFNs
    Sept. 2013: started injectables (Follistim, Ovidrel Trigger) IUI BFN

    May 2015: New RE. Going IVF. Tests, Tests, Tests 
    July 2015: Microdose Lupron 20u am & pm, Follistim 150iu 75iu am, Menapur 150iu 75iu pm
    Triggered 8/4 ER 8/6 ET 8/11 2 beautiful blastocysts; 2WW
    8/19 hpt BFP! Beta 8/25: 482
    2nd Beta 9/1......3707
    U/S 9/21: 1 beautiful little gummy bear



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  • Thats good @krbjoy my doctors told me that once the placenta takes over everything should be fine.  I cant wait to hear how it all goes tomorrow!
    Me - 32 
    Husband - 32
    TTC #1 - since 10/16/2012 
    IVF#1 6/2015 BFN 
    FET 7/2015 - BFP


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  • @MKLEWIS2010 Thanks! I can't believe it's tomorrow already!! I'm super excited...and a little nervous. I will make sure to update as soon as I can.
    Married for 4 years. TTC for 3.
    Me: 38 DH: 39
    DX: Unexplained Infertility; found a few fibroids this time around during SIS

    March 2012: Clomid for 3 cycles  3 BFNs
    Sept. 2013: started injectables (Follistim, Ovidrel Trigger) IUI BFN

    May 2015: New RE. Going IVF. Tests, Tests, Tests 
    July 2015: Microdose Lupron 20u am & pm, Follistim 150iu 75iu am, Menapur 150iu 75iu pm
    Triggered 8/4 ER 8/6 ET 8/11 2 beautiful blastocysts; 2WW
    8/19 hpt BFP! Beta 8/25: 482
    2nd Beta 9/1......3707
    U/S 9/21: 1 beautiful little gummy bear



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  • My RE told me to continue them until week 10. But my OB said I could do them until week 12 which is what I plan on doing to be safe.
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