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Prometrium

Anyone taking Prometrium suppositories? Do they make you drowsy? I just "took" my first one about an hour ago and now I can barely keep my eyes open. I am wondering what it will be like when I have to "take" one in the moring.

Yawn. Off to bed.

Single Mother by Choice. Life didn't work out the way I planned so I did it on my own. IUI #s 1-3, unmedicated = BFN, IUI #s 4-6, 50mg Clomid, Ovidrel = BFN IVF #1: 23R, 20M, 17F. 5 day transfer 2 blasts. 2 Snowbabies BFP 6dp5dt, Beta #1 7dp5dt = 58, Beta #2 9dp5dt = 114, Beta #3 10dp5dt = 187 1st Ultrasound = 5/3, not much to see yet. 2nd Ultrasound = 5/17, TWINS!!! Hospital Bed Rest at 32 weeks due to pre-ecclampsia and severe edema. Audrey Grace, 5lbs9oz, & Lydia Louise, 6lbs, born via emergency c-section on 12/6/12 at 36w1d My IVF Journey

Re: Prometrium

  • I get my progesterone checked on Friday and I just know it is going to be low. My temps are very low this cycle. Is it the clomid?  Anyway, why did you get prometrium already? just curious.

    TTC #1 since 8/1/10; Me:41 and BRCA1+, DH:46
    DOR (FSH 24.3)/ terrible egg quality ; homozygous MTHFR c677t
    5 IUI's: 2/11 to 6/11 and 1/12= BFN
    OE IVF#1-4 8/11-6/12= all BFN
    DE IVF#1 11/12 bad embryos= BFN
    DE IVF #2 2/13 BFP/Beta hell: m/c 5w6d
    CFNBC 7 months, not doing well; decided on guarantee program at RBA w/frozen DE
    DE IVF #3 1/14  ET 4BB; BFP;M/C 5w1d, incomplete m/c; MVA extraction in ER 7w1d

    DE FET#1 ET 3/1714; BFP, beta 1 3/27= 197, beta 2 3/31= 1586, beta 3 4/7= 13879!!
    First u/s= Twins with HBs at 6w2d! We are Team Pink x 2!!

    K & K born 11/21/14 at 38wks 4 days

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  • My temps are low too. It must be the Clomid.

    My RE gave me the prescription for the prometrium when I got my Clomid and Ovidrel. After my IUI, he told me to use 2x a day for 14 days and if pregnant, to continue for 11 weeks. He did not test my progesterone.

    What I didn't know is that Prometrium is actually a pill you take orally, but it can also be used as a suppository. My RE prefers the suppository as it gets into your system faster. I can't imagine swallowing it though.

    I have always suspected that it is borderline low though since my temps usually rise after ovulation, but fall too quickly. Unlike this cycle where I can't even get them to go up much. Seriously, look at my chart, it's bizarre.

    On another note, I slept great last night and did not want to get out of bed this morning.

    Single Mother by Choice. Life didn't work out the way I planned so I did it on my own. IUI #s 1-3, unmedicated = BFN, IUI #s 4-6, 50mg Clomid, Ovidrel = BFN IVF #1: 23R, 20M, 17F. 5 day transfer 2 blasts. 2 Snowbabies BFP 6dp5dt, Beta #1 7dp5dt = 58, Beta #2 9dp5dt = 114, Beta #3 10dp5dt = 187 1st Ultrasound = 5/3, not much to see yet. 2nd Ultrasound = 5/17, TWINS!!! Hospital Bed Rest at 32 weeks due to pre-ecclampsia and severe edema. Audrey Grace, 5lbs9oz, & Lydia Louise, 6lbs, born via emergency c-section on 12/6/12 at 36w1d My IVF Journey
  • Hmm.. your chart is bizarre!  At least your temps are in the 97's.  I think I may be dead as I keep going down under 96 degrees. I can't even get into the 97's this cycle which is very strange considering I am boiling with the hot flashes.  I'm going to chart stalk you to see if the prometrium makes your temp rise!

    TTC #1 since 8/1/10; Me:41 and BRCA1+, DH:46
    DOR (FSH 24.3)/ terrible egg quality ; homozygous MTHFR c677t
    5 IUI's: 2/11 to 6/11 and 1/12= BFN
    OE IVF#1-4 8/11-6/12= all BFN
    DE IVF#1 11/12 bad embryos= BFN
    DE IVF #2 2/13 BFP/Beta hell: m/c 5w6d
    CFNBC 7 months, not doing well; decided on guarantee program at RBA w/frozen DE
    DE IVF #3 1/14  ET 4BB; BFP;M/C 5w1d, incomplete m/c; MVA extraction in ER 7w1d

    DE FET#1 ET 3/1714; BFP, beta 1 3/27= 197, beta 2 3/31= 1586, beta 3 4/7= 13879!!
    First u/s= Twins with HBs at 6w2d! We are Team Pink x 2!!

    K & K born 11/21/14 at 38wks 4 days

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    SAIF/PAIF Welcome


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  • The day after the insemination I started the Prometrium.....orally.... I take 2tabs three times a day. It is truly a pain in the @ss because it has to be taken on an empty stomach......I wake up early to take first dose and it goes on for the rest of the day hmmmm well if I eat now...I can take pills then...blah blah......All I care right now is that I get what I want at the end.......Knocking on wood no side effects as of now and it has been...7 days...
    TTC since 2009 very frustrated 42yr and DH 40

    5 cycles of Clomid with satisfactory response=BFN's
    Fibroid removal Nov2010
    IUI Clomid #1 Feb 2011...BFN..damn it!
    IUI Inject's #2 Apr 2011...CANCELLED...low estradiol
    IUI Inject's #3 June 2011...BFN
    IUI Inject's #4 Sept2011...BFFN
    Lap Dec 2011...severe endo..cyst removed..some remains...
    IVF#1 Apr 2012 ....cancelled due to over suppression
    IVF#2 July 2012....6 follies...only 1 retrieved....BFFN
    surgery suggested to move ovary to an better placement but....we moved two time zones away and are financially and emotionally empty

  • image Mrs.McIrish:
    Hmm.. your chart is bizarre!  At least your temps are in the 97's.  I think I may be dead as I keep going down under 96 degrees. I can't even get into the 97's this cycle which is very strange considering I am boiling with the hot flashes.  I'm going to chart stalk you to see if the prometrium makes your temp rise!

    I chart stalk you too!

    I usuallyrise up into the low 98s during my LP. I am hoping I will experience the slow rise. Apparently it was enough for FF to detect ovulation. And I KNOW I ovulated. Not only did I get the trigger shot, but I felt ovulation this month.

    Who knows. I am going to go Dr. Google the effect of Clomid on LP temps.

    Single Mother by Choice. Life didn't work out the way I planned so I did it on my own. IUI #s 1-3, unmedicated = BFN, IUI #s 4-6, 50mg Clomid, Ovidrel = BFN IVF #1: 23R, 20M, 17F. 5 day transfer 2 blasts. 2 Snowbabies BFP 6dp5dt, Beta #1 7dp5dt = 58, Beta #2 9dp5dt = 114, Beta #3 10dp5dt = 187 1st Ultrasound = 5/3, not much to see yet. 2nd Ultrasound = 5/17, TWINS!!! Hospital Bed Rest at 32 weeks due to pre-ecclampsia and severe edema. Audrey Grace, 5lbs9oz, & Lydia Louise, 6lbs, born via emergency c-section on 12/6/12 at 36w1d My IVF Journey
  • image MelleTX:

    I am going to go Dr. Google the effect of Clomid on LP temps.

    A note on Fertility Plus - not that this helps much:

    Q: Are my BBTs as accurate if I am taking fertility medications such as Clomid or injectibles?

    A: In a word, no . . . but that doesn't mean they don't tell you something. Clomid often causes elevated BBTs around the time of taking the medication, and it appears to be more common to have a triphasic BBT on medications without pregnancy. It is also more common to have a long luteal phase without pregnancy. Other monitoring is more reliable when on medication.

    Single Mother by Choice. Life didn't work out the way I planned so I did it on my own. IUI #s 1-3, unmedicated = BFN, IUI #s 4-6, 50mg Clomid, Ovidrel = BFN IVF #1: 23R, 20M, 17F. 5 day transfer 2 blasts. 2 Snowbabies BFP 6dp5dt, Beta #1 7dp5dt = 58, Beta #2 9dp5dt = 114, Beta #3 10dp5dt = 187 1st Ultrasound = 5/3, not much to see yet. 2nd Ultrasound = 5/17, TWINS!!! Hospital Bed Rest at 32 weeks due to pre-ecclampsia and severe edema. Audrey Grace, 5lbs9oz, & Lydia Louise, 6lbs, born via emergency c-section on 12/6/12 at 36w1d My IVF Journey
  • I'm taking Prometrium vaginally as well.  After my first experience with it I asked my GYN if it was normal for me to be so utterly exhausted all the time. The brief answer is, "yes".  Completely normal.  This was my body's reaction to an early PG hormone.  At one point, though, I was actually justifying to myself that it would be perfectly alright if I crawled underneath my desk at work for a nap - ala George Costanza.  I'm not joking.

    I didn't notice any symptoms for a few days, though.

    I'm taking it for the 2nd time right now and find that now that I am aware of the symptoms, they affect me a lot less.  How long have you been on it?

    I have the most restful sleep and waaay bizarre dreams. Anyone else?

    ~Married 11/08~
    ~TTC since 01/09~
    ~SA & B/W - 06/09 - Normal~
    ~Encouraged by OB to "just keep trying" 06/09 - 06/10 (oh, the wasted time)~
    ~HSG - 08/10 - Clear/Normal~
    ~Lapo - 01/11 - Normal~
    ~Clomid 50mg, Trigger shot, Prometrium - 01/11, 02/11, 03/11~
    ~BFN - 02/11~
    ~IUI #1 03/15/11~
    BFP 3/28/2011
    Diagnosed with GD at 28 weeks. Controlled through diet and exercise. No insulin.
    Diagnosed with Cholestasis of pregnancy @ 36 weeks.
    Delivered via C-section @ 36 weeks on 11/9/11.

    TTC#2 for a few months naturally (ha!)
    ~IUI#1, Clomid, Trigger,  10/13 - BFN
    ~IUI#2, Femera, Ovidrel, 11/13




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  • image CheezeFace:

    I'm taking Prometrium vaginally as well.  After my first experience with it I asked my GYN if it was normal for me to be so utterly exhausted all the time. The brief answer is, "yes".  Completely normal.  This was my body's reaction to an early PG hormone.  At one point, though, I was actually justifying to myself that it would be perfectly alright if I crawled underneath my desk at work for a nap - ala George Costanza.  I'm not joking.

    I didn't notice any symptoms for a few days, though.

    I'm taking it for the 2nd time right now and find that now that I am aware of the symptoms, they affect me a lot less.  How long have you been on it?

    I have the most restful sleep and waaay bizarre dreams. Anyone else?

    Awesome!  I'm really hoping I don't need progesterone on Friday now. It's really gross under my desk right now:-)

    TTC #1 since 8/1/10; Me:41 and BRCA1+, DH:46
    DOR (FSH 24.3)/ terrible egg quality ; homozygous MTHFR c677t
    5 IUI's: 2/11 to 6/11 and 1/12= BFN
    OE IVF#1-4 8/11-6/12= all BFN
    DE IVF#1 11/12 bad embryos= BFN
    DE IVF #2 2/13 BFP/Beta hell: m/c 5w6d
    CFNBC 7 months, not doing well; decided on guarantee program at RBA w/frozen DE
    DE IVF #3 1/14  ET 4BB; BFP;M/C 5w1d, incomplete m/c; MVA extraction in ER 7w1d

    DE FET#1 ET 3/1714; BFP, beta 1 3/27= 197, beta 2 3/31= 1586, beta 3 4/7= 13879!!
    First u/s= Twins with HBs at 6w2d! We are Team Pink x 2!!

    K & K born 11/21/14 at 38wks 4 days

    imageimage

    SAIF/PAIF Welcome


    http://waitingforraintostop.wordpress.com

  • I am just now on day 2, dose 3. This morning was fine. I could feel the symptoms creep in a bit, but after breakfast at my desk I was fine.

    When I think about how the HCG trigger is still in my system and now the progesterone, I am wondering if this is how early pregnany will feel. I hope so because I think I can survive this. If not, I am screwed.

    Thankfully the cleaning crew vacuumed my office today.

    Single Mother by Choice. Life didn't work out the way I planned so I did it on my own. IUI #s 1-3, unmedicated = BFN, IUI #s 4-6, 50mg Clomid, Ovidrel = BFN IVF #1: 23R, 20M, 17F. 5 day transfer 2 blasts. 2 Snowbabies BFP 6dp5dt, Beta #1 7dp5dt = 58, Beta #2 9dp5dt = 114, Beta #3 10dp5dt = 187 1st Ultrasound = 5/3, not much to see yet. 2nd Ultrasound = 5/17, TWINS!!! Hospital Bed Rest at 32 weeks due to pre-ecclampsia and severe edema. Audrey Grace, 5lbs9oz, & Lydia Louise, 6lbs, born via emergency c-section on 12/6/12 at 36w1d My IVF Journey
  • I'm on day 7 (my second go around) 3x per day suppositories. This beats crinone any day! I sometimes get very dizzy and the first few days I was extremely sleepy but now I am only getting 3 - 4 hrs a sleep per night : /  I thought this was due to my evening naps, when I crawl out of the car and drag my feet to the couch and wake up from a coma 1.5 hrs later. Crazy, deep dreams are a norm. I think I am awake all night now because I have crazy, stressful s***t going on at work. Of course, it's the 2ww. My clients wait until now ALWAYS to dump huge, high pressure dilemmas on me usually during the 2ww.

    Anyway, I have hormone fog and it's 6am : ( I hope you feel better. But the George Castanza (LOL!) ref is totally true. You will be looking for a little place to take a nap. GL!

     

    Me 43 DH 43 - TTC since - June 2009 - 5 BFP's (natural & IUI's) - all cp's because I'm Old - 2 failed IVF cycles - DE cycle 2/20 - BFP! First US 3/31


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  • Looks like the prometrium is working as my temps are rising up as they should. however the next few days will be key as it is usually around 4 or 5 dpIUI that they begin to take a tumble.
    Single Mother by Choice. Life didn't work out the way I planned so I did it on my own. IUI #s 1-3, unmedicated = BFN, IUI #s 4-6, 50mg Clomid, Ovidrel = BFN IVF #1: 23R, 20M, 17F. 5 day transfer 2 blasts. 2 Snowbabies BFP 6dp5dt, Beta #1 7dp5dt = 58, Beta #2 9dp5dt = 114, Beta #3 10dp5dt = 187 1st Ultrasound = 5/3, not much to see yet. 2nd Ultrasound = 5/17, TWINS!!! Hospital Bed Rest at 32 weeks due to pre-ecclampsia and severe edema. Audrey Grace, 5lbs9oz, & Lydia Louise, 6lbs, born via emergency c-section on 12/6/12 at 36w1d My IVF Journey
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