Hi ladies, this will be my first post on this board, actually my first post this pregnancy all together, woo!
I had a 34w preemie the first time, short-ish cervix that one day just decided it was time to go into labour. I went to the hospital after having what I thought were braxton hicks for days, and turns out I was 3cm dilated and fully effaced. They never really diagnosed me with incompetent cervix - but needless to say they are monitoring me closely this time.
I'm currently 15 weeks along, cervix already on the short side - 2.8cm and just started progesterone suppositories this week. My OB says she wants to keep me on them likely until near the end of this pregnancy. I'm taking 200mg split between morning and night.
My question to you all is, anyone taking progesterone, what have your side effects been and do they last the entire time? As I just started taking them this week I'm wondering if the side effects are just while you get used to the meds - in fact really hoping that is the case?? I had JUST gotten past the first trimester exhaustion and this week it feels like I've been hit by a brick wall of exhaustion again. I am currently nearly falling asleep at my desk at work. I'm also crazy bloated feeling and just generally a bit nauseous - which again all these feelings feel similar to first trimester symptoms but they all have long since stopped so I am positive it's from the meds now.
Someone give me some hope that these side effects will be short lived? Taking these meds twice a day from now until the end will be a nightmare if these side effects are here to stay... :S