LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Dec 22nd, 2017, 10:14 AM   1
Trying to conceive (TTC)
New BnB Member
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 7

Spotting at 6 dpo - Any point in continuing progesterone?

Hi ladies,

We've been TTC #1 for over two years. Hubby and I have gone through multiple rounds of testing, and everything turns out fine EXCEPT that I have a short luteal phase (usually 9-11 days), and always start spotting around 7 or 8 DPO, which continues 2-3 days until AF starts. Also, I've had my progesterone tested at 7 dpo 4 different times, and it's always low, usually around 7-8, though sometimes as low as 5. Even on my first cycle of clomid at 50 mg, my 7 dpo progesterone was only a 7.4.

This cycle I tried clomid (100 mg), followed by progesterone pills (100 mg, once a day) once ovulation was confirmed. Yesterday evening, at 6dpo, I noticed some twinge-y cramps and got excited it might be implantation cramping - but then I used the bathroom and noticed brown spotting when I wiped. It seems the spotting has started even earlier this month, even though I was on both clomid and progesterone. This morning, the amount of brown discharge has increased.

I'm pretty much heartbroken. I tried so hard not to get my hopes up for this cycle, but it happened anyway.

Is there even any point in me continuing to take the progesterone pills for the next 8 days like I was supposed to? I feel like my body's already letting me know it failed once again, so I kinda just want to get this cycle over and done with.

Any thoughts or experience would be appreciated!

Status: Offline
Old Dec 27th, 2017, 23:19 PM   2
Trying to conceive (TTC)
Active BnB Member
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 341
The progesterone supps never worked to keep af away for me either. They finally put me on pio shots (progesterone in oil), and I wouldn't spot a single drop until stopping them. Might be worth looking into.

Status: Offline