TTC with progesterone and clomid question - please help
I've tried searching for this answer on other sites but I just haven't found anything the answer my question specifcally.
Some background: I went off seasonale in May and my hormones just quite haven't recovered yet. I had a 'coming off' period like usual and then CD35 had spotting for a week (never spotted before in my life), and then finally by CD59 I got a visit from AF again. I then started spotting CD14 for a week, then again CD33 for 3 weeks! I finally went to see my dr. and she prescribed clomid since she didn't think I've been ovulating and said if I haven't started AF by the end of the month, CD60, then she would give me progesterone.
I didn't start like I thought so I took my first progesterone pill this morning and my instructions say to take one for 7 days and then once AF comes, start my clomid on CD5.
I get all that since the progesterone should force me to have a period and then take the clomid and I should finally get my ovulation test strip to read positive (used 3 kits already). BUT my question (which I should I guess ask my dr) is: What happens if I ovulated but then my HPT comes back negative....when should I start taking my 7 day progesterone regiment again? I just can't find that answer anywhere so I was really hoping someone would know. I have 4 refills of progesterone so I assume I need to take them again at some point but I just don't know when. Please help!
Hello i am taking progesterone then clomid also. my doc told me that if i dont get a positive HPT then i should start the progesterone again on CD35. But thats if i ovulate around CD 14 if i ovulate later then im gonna wait longer to start. hope that helps.
Thanks for the info. I finished my 7 days on progesterone and now comes the waiting for AF. I've been spotting again which is totally frustrating but I'm just hoping it turns into an actual period this time so I can begin the clomid and pray that works too. Waiting sucks but guess that's what I have to do now.
I am taking progesterone + clomid also for the fist time. My doc said if the clomid 50mg didnt make me o (according to CD 21 blood test) then i would need to use progesterone to begin a new cycle and increase the clomid. If the clomid makes you o then wouldnt you get af without the progesterone? Assuming a neg HPT. Sorry to answer your question with a question. Hope this helped.
I haven't actully started Clomid yet because my whole problem is the lack of periods I've had since going off of seasonale which apparently really screwed with my natural hormones and I didn't get my first period until 60 days later and then was on day 67 before I started progesterone to try to jump start my period again. I also had random weeks of spotting and then 3 entire weeks of spotting so my doctor wanted to start me on progesterone. Then I'm supposed to take clomid when I finally get a period since she thinks I haven't been ovulating either. I bought a ovulation tester and will be taking my temps once my period starts so that I can really see when I ovulate and then I guess I'll do a HPT and maybe start the cycle all over again.
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