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Old Oct 11th, 2017, 20:26 PM   1
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Another progesterone question


Does anyone know if progesterone can fluctuate throughout the first trimester? MY levels are within normal range (I am on 200mg prometrium) and I did spoke to 2 different obgyn's as well as a doctor who said fluctuations can be normal.
Just wondering if anyone has experienced fluctuations in progesterone.

I'm about 5 weeks and have been getting hcg and progesterone tested every 3 days and I think I'm done with the bloodwork. I fiND it so stressful. I can't handle the anxiety that comes with it.



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Old Oct 11th, 2017, 21:02 PM   2
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Bump anyone??



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Old Oct 12th, 2017, 06:33 AM   3
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I only ever got hCG bloods done, if they are going up nicely I would probably take out those back and forth trips too ... depending on your circumstances x



 
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Old Oct 12th, 2017, 09:21 AM   4
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Yes, they can fluctuate throughout the day too according to my OB.



 
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Old Oct 12th, 2017, 10:28 AM   5
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Thank you for your responses. I did also eat right before my last blood draw which I've heard can effect progesterone.
I guess I will have to sit tight until my ultrasound on the 30th which seems like it's years away!



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Old Oct 12th, 2017, 18:56 PM   6
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I feel you. What were your levels?

Mine have been 12, then 9 (after eating), then 13.9 . I'm also on 200 mg Progesterone. Is yours vaginal or oral?

I have read they can fluctuate and are higher in the morning and lowest after lunch.

I haven't had my HCG checked for some reason!



 
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Old Oct 12th, 2017, 19:16 PM   7
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I feel you. What were your levels?

Mine have been 12, then 9 (after eating), then 13.9 . I'm also on 200 mg Progesterone. Is yours vaginal or oral?

I have read they can fluctuate and are higher in the morning and lowest after lunch.

I haven't had my HCG checked for some reason!
My last progesterone reading took quite a dive...and we were also monitoring my progesterone post ovulation and it took a huge dI've at about 7dpo as well...but still got my bfp and it climbed again after so I don't know if fluctuation is normal for me. This I my first pregnancy monitoring it.

My levels are:
12dpo: hcg-60 progesterone- 60.5
14dpo: hcg-159 progestrone-134
17dpo: hcg-520
20dpo: hcg-1236 progesterone-92.1

Keep in mind my prgesterone is in nnmol/L, so my progesterone at 14dpo was 42 ng/L and 17dpo 29ng/L.
I have spoken to 3 diff obgyn's (one of whom I trust very much) and 2 different doctors. They have all told me this is nothing at all to worry about. I'm on 200mg prometrium vaginally so I'm doing what I can and really praying my numbers just go back up (like it did after ovulation).
I did eat right before my last draw though maybe that has to do with why the progesterone fell? Whereas with the others I hadn't eaten before the draw.

I'm supposed to go in for another blood draw tomorrow but I really don't know if I want to. All this stress cannot be helping.

Will you be going in for any more bloodwork?



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Old Oct 12th, 2017, 22:58 PM   8
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Those numbers all look great to me!!

Yes, I'm scheduled to get weekly progesterone levels drawn until 10 weeks. Like you I'm not sure about it though, and not sure if it's helping. If I didn't know my levels I would be none the wiser and a lot less stressed.



 
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Old Oct 12th, 2017, 23:17 PM   9
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Those numbers all look great to me!!

Yes, I'm scheduled to get weekly progesterone levels drawn until 10 weeks. Like you I'm not sure about it though, and not sure if it's helping. If I didn't know my levels I would be none the wiser and a lot less stressed.
I know! I almost feel like too much information isn't a good thing. We have information overload these days, and for me it seems to cause more anxiety than relief. I hope the progesterone works for us both



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Old Oct 13th, 2017, 12:16 PM   10
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I know, I was thinking yesterday about women who were pregnant the first you know, thousands of year of human existence and just kinda rolled with it. Now I'm getting blood draws, I'm taking a million supplements and vitamins....we get scans when the baby is the size of a watermelon seed.....how did women do it all before?

A lot less stress.

May the progesterone do it's thing for us both!!!



 
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