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Should I do it?

Another question for you ladies... thank you in advance for helping me out. I've only been here for a week and already I feel much more optimistic and supported. :)


RE put me on Endometrin a few months back when we identified a LPD. But as I mentioned in an earlier post, my ovulation days have moved up from days 19-20 to anywhere from day 12-16. Last month, RE still had me use progesterone supplements because she thinks I have a low progesterone issue. (Although when I was tested at the beginning of our IF journey, my OB said my progesterone level on day 21 was so high they thought for sure I was pregnant). 

According to FF, I may have ovulated on Day 12 this cycle, but my peak day on my monitor didn't show until days 13/14. So now I am trying to figure out if I should use the progesterone or not. I emailed RE, but I'm pretty sure she will tell me to do it, but if I didn't ovulate yet, it could prevent me from doing so later in my cycle. Part of me really wants to trust my body -- I ovulated early/on time. That should mean something is working, right? Also, DH and I have already decided to start IUI cycle in June, so I have kind of given up on getting pregnant this cycle and definitely next, so maybe I should just take a break from trying to mess with things. But then, if I don't use it, what if my progesterone levels really are low. I'm so confused! Any thoughts?

 Here's my FF chart 

DH & I: 29
TTC #1 4/2009 -  DD 2/5/10
TTC #2 since October 2011
2IF issues
7/2013 - IUI #1: 50 units Follistim +  Ovidrel  = BFN
8/2013 - IUI #2: 50 units Follistim +  Ovidrel  = BFP! Beta #1 (12 dpiui) 8/21: 45  Beta #2 (16 dpiui) 8/26: 301 Beta #3 (21 dpiui) 8/30: 1,929. 1st Ultrasound 9/4 - One perfect sac. 2nd Ultrasound 9/13 - Heartbeat at 124 bpm! Anniversary  


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Re: Should I do it?

  • Maybe they can check your progesterone level on day 21 for this cycle and see where it stands. Then go from there...good luck!
    TTC #3 (#1 for DH) since September 2011. DX: Unexplained infertility with possible cervical factor. May 2012 did clomid with IUI - BFN August 2012 IUI #2 w/ follistim/letrozole - BFN September 2012 IUI #3 w/ follistim/letrozole - BFN October 2012 IUI #4 w/ follistim/letrozole - BFN November/December 2012 IVF/ICSI #1 Retrieved 12 eggs, 8 fertilized. Transferred 1 beautiful embryo and 5 made it to freeze. Got my BFP! January 2013 u/s showed empty gestational sac. FET cycle April 2013.  Transferred 2 5 day embryos.  BFP!!!!!  2 heartbeats!!!!  EDD:  12/27/13
  • I am kind of surprised that your RE is not having you do blood work to see where your progesterone levels are at.  Mine drew it on M, W, F to see how it was doing.
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