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How long on PIO?

Hi. Happy LDW! I was just curious how many weeks after ET or FET you had to be on PIO for? I want to have a PIO countdown bc my butt is starting to get a little itchy from the shots. I've been on them about 2 weeks now.

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Re: How long on PIO?

  • I know that every dr is different with how long they keep you on the PIO. My dr wants me to stay on it until 12-14 weeks, and its so painful already. Best of luck! :-*
  • I had to take it until 12 weeks but I ran out at 11w4d and just stopped then


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    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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  • originially i was supposed to be on them until 12 weeks but at 8 weeks developed a sterile abscess and they told me to stop and just continue the crinone but at a double dose, so that's what i did.  i stopped the crinone and estradiol at 12 weeks.  
    Me (37) DH (39); PCOS changed to Unexplained, changed to DOR in 2012 (finally a correct diagnosis!); 
    Started TTC 2009 with RE after 6 months.  
    Clomid + Trigger x2; 
    IUI + Femara x1,
    IUI + Follistim x2;
    IVF #1 (MDL) February 2013- BFN.
    IVF #2 (antagonist) May 2013, First BFP of my life. 
    Identical twin miracle BOYS (!!) headed our way- due date is technically 2/4/14 but c section is scheduled for 1/7! 


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  • I stopped PIO and Estrace at 9 weeks.
    TTC since December 2011
    Me: 29 ovulatory disorder
    DH: 30 MFI - low everything

    IUI #1: 11/5/12 BFN
    December IUI cancelled due to cyst
    IUI #2: 1/8/13 BFN

    IVF in April 2013 transferred one beautiful blast on 4/13
    Beta #1 4/22: BFP!! 33 Beta #2 54 Beta #3 70 Beta #4 83 Beta #5 105. Possible ectopic, MTX and M/C 5w4d

    FET 6/21 - Beta #1: 79 BFP!! Beta #2: 253 U/S 7/12: saw the sac! U/S #2 7/19 great heartbeat of 127!! U/S #3 heartbeat of 154! U/S #4 graduated to OB

    EDD 3/9/14

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  • My RE had me stop PIO at 10 weeks

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    Me 28 DH 32

    TTC naturally 05/2011-10/2012= All BFNs

    Nov 2012 Jan 2013 Clomid= BFN

    IVF #1 scheduled for April 2013 Stims started 04/09 ER 04/19/2013- 26 Retrieved and 24 Fertilized 3 day Fert Report- 10 are 8 cell ET cancelled-all embryos arrested at day 3

    IVF #2 scheduled for June 2013 -Transferred 1 day 5 Blast

    07/04/2013 HPT- BFP! Beta 10dp5dt-35Beta 12dp5dt-82 Ultrasound 6 weeks 4 days- Heart rate 123bpm!!

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    Team Green turned Team BLUE!!!

    Baby M born premature at 33 weeks 5 days, he spent 22 days in the NICU before coming home!

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  • PIO 10 weeks

    Delestrogen 12 weeks

    Endometrin 14 weeks

     

    Me = 39 DH = 50 TTC (since 01/2009 after a short break, I stopped counting *cycles* in 2010)
    DX 2010 : Unknown Infertility , AMA
    HSG 2005 = Normal / HSG 2010 = Normal
    SA 2005 = Normal / SA 2010 /2012 = Slightly low count : motility, morphology GREAT!
    Chromosomal analysis, MTHFR, ANA's, Lupus, Protein C, Protein S, APCR = Normal 2011

    M/C : 2005 (7wk), 2010 (6wk), 2011 (7wk)

    8 IUI's 2010-2011 all BFN

    IVF/ICSI antagonist 01/2012 #1 = BFN

    IVF/ICSI antagonist long 06/2012 #2 = BFN

    IVF/ICSI/CGH MDLF New Clinic/New RE 11/2012 #3 = One beautiful boy blasty frozen PGS normal

    IVF/ICSI/CGH MDLF 02/2013 #4 = One more beautiful boy blasty frozen PGS normal

    FET 6/20 : One 5AA PGS normal transferred Beta 1 6/28 = 53.9 / Beta 2 7/1 = 220 / Beta 3 7/3 = 550!

    1 U/S  6w3d - Heartbeat 119 /  2 U/S - 7w5d- Heartbeat 169 / 3 U/S (OB) 8w5d - Heartbeat still great!

    Baby G welcomed into the world 3/7/2014

    SAIF / PAIF always welcome ****

     

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  • Stopped PIO when graduated RE at 8 weeks.  Then took Endometrin for another 2 weeks (and developed painful rash inside thighs!)
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  • I stopped yesterday at 12 weeks and have huge knots, welts and bruises on my rear. The last 2 weeks were brutal.






          


     TTC since 9/10 consult 1/12 All testing came back fine Diagnosed with Unexplained infertility -3 medicated IUI's All BFN IVF - ER 11/14 24R, 15M, 13F ET 11/19, BETA 11/28 BFFN --Next step FET in Jan ET scheduled for 1/24. Beta #1 350 Beta #2 735. U/S Hell. miscarriage D&C at 9weeks. FET #2 ET 5/28 cancelled FET# 2.5 6/26 ET Beta 7/5 302 7/7 Beta #2 632 Everyone welcome



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  • I was told I would be on it till week 12 so I begged to swap to endometrin and besides having to wear a panty liner all the time I am a much happier person! My butt had huge lumps that were red and itchy! I hate PIO!
  •  My Dr had me stop when I was six weeks along.  My progesterone between the last couple appts were between 229-295....so pretty darn high.  I go back on Tuesday for another ultrasound and check progesterone level.

    Me:34  DH: 29

    Married: 7/10/10

    TTC since April 2011

    Many failed IUIs with clomid, femara, and ovidrel

    IVF #1 July 2013 with Menopur, Bravelle, Ganirelix, HCG trigger, Progesterone

    Beta 1(8/1): 401, Beta 2(8/5): 1822  1st U/S: 8/13: 2 sacs!!!  2nd U/S: 8/20: 2 healthy heartbeats!!

     

     

     

  • I was off a few days shy of 12 weeks.
  • My reproductive immunologist said between 12-14 weeks. Almost there!
    "Everything will be alright in the end. So if it's not alright, it is not yet the end."
    Me:29 DH:29  TTC since 1/11 Dx: unexplained IF/early DOR/immune issues 
    Feb'12- July'12-testing(all clear minus slight arcuate ute), 3 IUI with clomid all BFN
    8/30IVF#1 Antagonist protocol- ER 9/11-8R, 7M, 5F. 
    ET 9/14 2 embies transferred. 1 10cell Grade 4, 1 8cell Grade 4. No frosties. BFN
    IVF#2 Antagonist protocol plus baby aspirin- ER 12/5-16R, 12M, 8F!
    ET 12/10 5dt! 1 fully expanded blast & 1 early blast. No frosties. BFN
    3/13 hysteroscopy & polypectomy, 
    Consulted w Dr. Kwak-Kim.  
    DX: High NK cells, cytokines, DHEAs& PAI1;  hypothyroid, +APA, restricted bloodflow
    7/13 IVF#3 Long lupron protocol with PIO, Crinone, Prometrium, and vivelle
    (plus synthroid, metformin, baby asa, metanx, PNV, Vit E, D, calcium, fish oil, CoQ10, IVIg infusions and lovenox per Dr. Kwak-kim)
    ER 7/19 14R, 11M, 9F(4 natural fert, 5 with ICSI)
    ET 5dt 7/24 2 fully expanded blasts.  SURPRISE 3 FROSTIES!!!
    Beta #1 8/2 335!!!! Beta #2 829!!!  1st u/s 8/14 showed TWINS!!!!!
    11/11: TEAM PURPLE!!!!!
    3/21/14-L&W born at 37w via csection

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    PAIF/SAIF welcome!
  • Started weaning off at 10 weeks. Finished completely just shy of 12 weeks.
    ***Siggy Warning***

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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
    August 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

    TTC #2
    November 2014 - Begin BCPs
    December 2014 - Start Lupron 12/25
    January 2015 - FET #1

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  • Thank you for all the replies. Looks like I have 8 or so more weeks to go. I had to give my own PIO for the first time as DH went to visit his parents. It took me 20 minutes to do it because I kept chickening out. I do have a few boxes of endometrin left that cost waaaay more than the PIO. I think it was $200 vs $5. I may ask RE thoughts on switching.

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  • @peanutz21- you're a brave woman! I could never do to myself.. But just to make you feel better I'm on the PIO & the progesterone inserts. No fun at all!! :x
  • I stopped PIO at 10 weeks and switched to crinone until I was 12 weeks. I hated the PIO and it was pretty painful by the end, but after experiencing the awfulness of crinone, I'm not sure which one was worse. . .  :-/
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    TTC #1 since March 2011
    Dx = Unexplained IF
    1 medicated TI cycle & 4 clomid IUIs = all BFNs
    June 2013 IVF #1 = 6 frosties + BFP!
    DS1 born 2/14

    TTC #2 since December 2014
    May 2015 unassisted BFP ended in m/c at 7wks
    April 2016 FET #1 = BFN
    June 2016 FET #2 = c/p
    August 2016 FET #3 = BFP!
    DS2 born 4/17
  • My Midwife is keeping me on them as the RE suggested until 13 weeks!
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    TTC SINCE 7/2010, BFP-10/2010 ended in miscarriage 11/2010 : (.....
    Progesterone level 4/2011= 11.29. SA normal. HSG normal.
    8/11 Clomid 50mg=BFN progesterone level 35,
    10/11 Clomid 50mg =BFN progesterone level 31,
    11/11 Clomid 50mg=BFN progesterone level 12,
    12/11 Clomid 50mg=Progesterone 31
    01/12-Break from meds-BFN
    Feb-cd3 blood work FSH(5), AMH(0.56) 02/12 Break....
    03/01/12-Clomid 50mg with IUI #1=BFN.
    04/01/12-Another round of clomid with IUI#2=BFN.
    5/8/12-Diagnostic Laparoscopy-found minimal endometriosis and small fibriod.
    June and July-much needed break
    August-Bravelle 75 with IUI#3- BFN
    September-Bravelle injects with IUI #4-BFP!! MC 10/7/12 : ( Sonohysterogram-Normal
    December- Bravelle(3 good follicles & E2 1252) with IUI#5 BFFN :*(
    July IVF #1- BFP! : )  Beta #1-245, #2- 703, #3- 1655, #4- 3553 YAY!  Praying and Praying this one sticks around!
                      1st U/S scheduled for Aug 23rd!  
    Twins!!
    We are having a BOY & a GIRL !!



  • I was on them for 10 weeks total - the 2ww between retrieval and BFP, and then the first 8 weeks of my pregnancy.
    Six years of infertility and loss, four IUIs, one IVF and one very awesome little boy born via med-free birth 10.24.13.
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  • until 10 weeks (yesterday!). I was allowed to switch to endometrium after I saw the hb at 6 weeks if I wanted to. I decided to stay on PIO though. 

    Me: 33 DH: 32 SA#1 low count (6mil) SA#2- now in IUI range!(30mil) Dx:MFI
    11/1- IUI#1,12/1- IUI#2, 1/2- IUI#3 all BFFN
    IVF#1. Long Lupron.ER 3/8 10R,4M,5F. ET 3/3-one 1AB, 2 frosties 5dp5dt-BFP!! Beta 3/25-794 Beta 3/27- 1794
    First u/s 4/8 saw hb. 4/22 missed mc 8w3d. d&c 4/26
    FET #1- bcp start 6/9. ET 7/12. 2 perfect blasts.5dpt-BFP!! 
    Beta 7/24 -1,239!! Beta 7/26- 2569 Beta 7/29- 7120.  U/S 8/7 hb 118! U/S 8/14 hb 143! U/S 8/20 hb 170. Graduated!! Stick baby stick! 


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