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Progesterone Question

Hi ladies,

I had IUI #3 11 days ago. I've been on Progesterone suppositories ever since. I've heard that the suppositories can delay AF. Is that the case? My luteal phase is usually only 10 days, but I have not seen AF yet. I go in for beta on Friday. Of course I thought I was feeling pregnancy symptoms, but now I have read that Progesterone can mimick AF and pregnancy symptoms so I'm not feeling too optimistic. Anyway, should I expect to see AF while on Progesterone if I'm not pregnant, or will she wait to show until after I stop?

 Thanks!

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Re: Progesterone Question

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    The symptoms will drive you nuts!! I think most people will get AF if the cycle is a BFN despite being on progesterone; I always did. Good luck!
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  • Progesterone will keep AF away and also the s/e mimic early pregnancy symptoms. It definitely messes with your mind. Good luck this cycle!!!
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  • I would get AF the day after I stopped P4, so either after I tested and got a BFN or after a neg beta.

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  • Sometimes it will delay AF. For me if it did it was only by a day or two. Im currently on PS and Im constantly tired. Hate that the side effect mimic pregnancy. FX for you this Fri.
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  • Ditto pp, it can help lengthen your lp and gives you glorious fake pg symptoms. Argh.

    Here's hoping you've got something growing in there!
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  • I think it's safe to say that is affects everyone differently. The two times I was on PS for IVF it never delayed AF and I never had pregnancy symptoms.


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  • With me, I always had to stop prog before I would get af, and it would come a couple days later.  Prog is supposed to stop Af, but I suppose at a lower dose it might not, as I know some people get AF despite using progesterone.
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  • Yes progesterone will prevent you from getting your period.
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