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Old Nov 18th, 2011, 15:18 PM   11
Lilibean
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Progesterone Update!


Thanks everyone, your thoughts are so supportive and I feel like I have a family cheering on my little bean!

So I finally got the fertility people to understand I am a patient there and the Dr had given me a prescription for progesterone. I cried hysterically and the nurse finally scheduled me for Monday morning and told me to begin the progesterone immediately!

My bloodwork just came back and my HCG is now 6100!!!! It went from 708, 2300, to a beautiful 6100! My progesterone is 12.8 and was 12 on Wednesday. I started the progesterone. . . If this little bean is ready to fight, so am I and I will do whatever I need to give it the best fighting chance!

I didnt tell my Dr. I am no longer using her, but she has just been really ridiculous. She even said tonight that she would not put me on it unless I wanted it. What harm could it possibly do? Give my bean a little boost!!

I'm hoping the bean continues progressing, I am 5 weeks and approx 2 days. Thanks again everyone, it means so much having this website to vent and hear people's stories. -Lili



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Old Nov 18th, 2011, 15:21 PM   12
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Those are great hcg figures! Congratulations and all the best with your little beany and a new nicer doctor



 
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Old Nov 18th, 2011, 17:18 PM   13
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That is excellent news!!!! Keep growing nice and strong little bean xxxx



 
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Old Nov 19th, 2011, 04:33 AM   14
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Didn't you say on another thread that you had a positive ANA test? You might want to let your new doc know ASAP in case you need to be on aspirin and heparin...



 
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Old Nov 19th, 2011, 14:31 PM   15
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Hey, Yes, I did have a positive ANA test and I followed up w/ a rheumatologist. She ran a ton of tests, this was a month ago or so, and everything is normal. She said if you have a family member who has lupus it can cause you to have a positive ANA, but that does not affect pregnancy. She is mostly involved in research and focuses on pregnancy and Lupus, and she said that was not causing me to MC my first two pregnancies. She also told me to take a vacay and just try to relax . ha. I think she was right about that. . . I went to Australia and came back pregnant and it's healthy so far, so maybe she was onto something there!

On another note. . . I started my progesterone yesterday and had a horrible hot flash last night!! Today I am exhausted and just took a 2 hour nap. Not sure if that's the pregnancy or progesterone, but sheesh it wiped me out!!!



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Old Nov 19th, 2011, 14:54 PM   16
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lilibean, glad you got the progesterone!

I've just been through the same problem, a few days ago at about 5wks 3days I felt my tiredness vanish and body temp went down, I thought it was a progesterone drop and was right. Had a scan on thurs and they wouldn't give me the progesterone even though a sac was visible. They said that there should be a fetal pole already. I finally got a dr who prescribed it to me today and have just started. Am worried though that that the 4-5 days of low progesterone has caused harm to the beanie., what do you ladies think?? Although my symptoms disappeared I haven't had any bleeding or cramps. I'm praying that its not too late.

I am furious that such a simple and inexpensive medication that may well save the pregnancy is not readily given to women!

I've read that it is the high levels progesterone that is responsible for most of pregnancy symptoms, esp the tiredness, so it's a good sign if you're feeling tired.

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Old Nov 19th, 2011, 17:35 PM   17
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I'm so sorry to hear about your experience. . . It's very frustrating when we are trying to do everything we can to help our beans and people do not care. I know through the research I have been doing that there are two schools of thought on Progesterone. . . One school says it def helps maintain pregnancy when levels cannot stay up on their own and the other school (the one my former Dr followed) says that there is not any conclusive evidence that progesterone is effective.

Since losing two pregnancies over the past 5 months, I decided I will do whatever I need to do to help my bean fight. If taking progesterone could possibly help out, then why not try it? The fertility specialist wants me to take it and honestly, I am choosing to follow what he thinks over an OBGYN who does not specialize in helping women get pregnant and stay pregnant. A fertility Dr. has to know how to make that little embryo grow, so I am comfortable using the progesterone.

I am def more tired today than I have been, and it doesn't help that its super cold outside ha. I just wanted to sleep all day long! I get my blood drawn again Monday so then we should see if the progesterone supplement is helping and increasing my progesterone.

On another note. . . after my two losses I decided I would not share any info w/ friends or family the next time until things were progressing. I kept the secret almost a week but then had all the issues w/ the OBGYN and decided to tell my mom. So that led to telling my sister. . . Her response to the traumatic story with my Dr and me being terrified about going through this again was "I thought you were using protection". . . I was pretty shocked that was her response when I told her my numbers looked good for the first time and I may not have to experience another MC. I was quickly reminded why I did not want to tell people. My husband and I were not trying this time and it was an accident, but regardless, it's my bean and I am excited and happy and embracing everyone moment I have w/ my bean.

Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend, thanks as always for the support! Light and Love to all , Lili



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