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When did everyone stop (or will stop) meds (progesterone, PIO, estrogen?)

I am on del estrogen shots every 3 days and PIO shots every day.  My dr is having me stop the day I turn 10 weeks.  They said by then the placenta has fully taken over and no need for the meds then. They said I could stop even earlier but they like going until 10 weeks just to be safe.  
Curious about others because I see a lot of people go until 12 weeks I think.

Re: When did everyone stop (or will stop) meds (progesterone, PIO, estrogen?)

  • tvh1982tvh1982 member
    edited April 2016
    My last day was 9+6, so at exactly  10 weeks I stopped with both.
    Both my clinics (I went to get treatment in Denmark, and had all my check-ups in Norway...legal issue) said that's the way it is done as indeed placenta is taking over.
    They also told me that with a frozen cycle it is just a precaution as basically I had ovulated so my ovaries were doing their jobs. (As all my prior tests have been great levels)
    Today I'm 11+1 and saw full action on my us at 10+6. I was worried too, yet over the moon to stop taking them :smile: 

    edit: English is so freaking hard


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  • Today, at 10 weeks, is my last day for PIO shots, Crinone and estrace! Like you, I'm concerned about stopping, but our REs know best, right? They are the experts and do this all the time. I asked my midwife yesterday about the placenta and she said it should be taking over now. I still have two boxes of crinone left, so I'm thinking about continuing it for another week or so but stopping the PIO shots and estrace.
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  • I will finish on May 1st @ 9 weeks.
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    natural pregnancy: 2008 
    Me: 28 (Hypothyroid), DH: 35
    Together since: 2010
    Married: 2013
    TTC: 2013
    Infertility: severe MFI, low AMH (0.5)
    Met RE: January 2016
    ER: 3/14 (4 follies, 6 eggs retrieved, 2 fertilized)
    fresh 3dt of 2 embryos= BFP (1 implanted)
    EDD w/ baby boy= 12/6/16
  • I was on estrogen patches, which they had me stop right when I got my BFP. I did PIO until 10 weeks. I felt nervous too but heard from others on here who also stopped at 10 weeks. 
  • I was told that I will finish at 10 weeks.
    Me 32 DH 34
    Married 9/2012 

    TTC #2 starting 9/2019
    BFP 7/13/2020!
    Due 3/18/2021

    TTC #1 since 2/2015
    Diagnosis: Unexplained Infertility 9/2015
    IUIs #1-#5: 9/2015-2/2016 all BFNs
    Moving to IVF with ICSI and PGS 5/2016-6/2016  Just kidding, BFP 4/4/2016!
    Spencer Elliott born 12/7/2016

  • Jerseygirl856Jerseygirl856 member
    edited April 2016
    I stopped estradiol and estrace after my 3rd beta. I believed I stopped PIO at 8 weeks. I asked to remain on crinone for an additional week because I was nervous to just stop everything. 

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  • I'm an outlier.  I stopped estrogen patches AND crinone by 6 weeks.  I questioned my RE and they assured me they knew what they were doing.  :)  I was nervous but my progesterone level was 190 or so, so I stopped.  I guess they did know what they were talking about.  Both my little babes hung around.  :)  I took Prometrium until 13 weeks with my clomid cycle (1st pregnancy), so it surprised me - but my lining was also ultra-thin after clomid.
    *** Child & current pregnancy mentioned ***
    Me - 41 (PCOS), Hubby - 43 (healthy)
    7/2013 - Sweet baby girl born (Clomid + TI)
    3/2014 - TTC #2, return to RE 7/2014
    12/2015: IVF #1 transferred two great looking embryos - BFP!
    First ultrasound: TWO beautiful little heartbeats!!
    Harmony: negative; level 2: babies look great and are boy/girl! :) 
  • I'm an outlier in the other direction... I stopped PIO and estrace at the end of week 13.
  • I was done with estradiol at 6 weeks and PIO at 12 weeks. However, they only had me do PIO every other day from 10 weeks on. 
  • I was done at 9wks. Had no issues. GL!
  • I stopped with progesterone at 8 weeks, but I had an IUI not IVF and the protocol for the two is slightly different. You'll be fine stopping. :)

    Me: 31

    DH: 29, SA - Great

    Married: June 12,2011

    TTC #1: 1/2014

    Diagnosis: Hypothalamic Amenorrhea

    Treatment: Clomid:  50mg, 100mg, 150mg - not successful and not monitored

                      Menopur 75ml (upped to 112.5ml), Ovidrel, & IUI  IUI #1 8/31/2015

    9/15/2015: BFP HCG - 400, 9/17/2015: HCG - 827, 9/21/2015 - HCG 3,327!
    Heartbeat 10/2/2015: 118bpm
    DS: 5/27/2016

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    EDD: 12/29/2018
  • mclornmclorn member
    I feel like I was on the meds longer than most... 13 weeks I think.  IVF twins.
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    3/2015-5/2015 IUI #1-3 with clomid + trigger:  CP + 2 BFN
    6/2015 Prep for IVF + ICSI + Assisted hatching
    7/2015 17 high-quality blasts, transferred 1 & froze 16
    8/2015: IVF#1 BFN; prep for FET
    9/2015:  Transferred 2 top grade hatching day 6 blasts
    10/2015:  10dp6dfet 754!! 13dp6dfet 2327!! 15dp6dfet 4919!!
    Present:  TWO heartbeats and all is well!!  G/B TWINS Due Date:  6/16/16
  • I'm 8w5d.  RE says he'll take me off of estrace (oral) and progesterone (inserted capsule) between 10-12 weeks.

    Me: 40 | DH: 45 | together 14 years

    TTC since 9/2015

    • Low AMH (0.1), high FSH (23.7), low AFC (4), low responder to stimulation, given 0.5% chance of being able to conceive
    • High Risk Factors: AMA, APS (antiphospholipid syndrome), obesity, uterine fibroid, rh negative
    • SA: everything excellent
    • Began medicated cycles (clomid, ovidrel, follistim, estrogen, progesterone)
    • 1st IUI: 3/27/16, BFP: 4/11/16, EDD 12/18/16!!!

    We trust and pray that God will continue to bless us with a full-term, smooth pregnancy and the delivery of a healthy baby.

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  • Drove2uDrove2u member
    I just got got off PIO yesterday at six weeks, 1 day. Still on crinone. Going back Wednesday so who know if I'll get put back on PIO. 
  • I stopped at 10 weeks 3 days . I was so nervous to stop and was so scared I would see bleeding . 13 weeks today and doing good !! 

    **BFP and loss warning**

    Me: 29
    DH: 29
    Us: Married Valentine's Day, 2015
    DH: No issues.
    Me: PCOS, unexplained infertility (whatever that means!!)
    June 2015 Medicated TI cycle: BFN
    July 2015:  Medicated TI cycle: BFN
    August 2015: IUI: BFP. Chemical pregnancy :(
    October 2015: IUI: BFN
    January 2016: Egg retrieval: 10 frozen embryos!
    March 2016: FET Cycle- 2 embryos transferred!: BFP !
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