Today’s good news is that my RE said that we only had to wait one cycle before trying again.
In about 5 days I get to whip together a new chart. Oh, the possibilities! Yeah. Whatevs.
Then, out-of-the-blue my OB called to follow up on me. While I had her on the phone – usually an impossible feat to manage – I asked her about the progesterone supplement protocol. When should I start taking it? How do I get it from her office? Etc.
See, the day before I miscarried Junior #2, I had a beta (= a pitiful 9, so I knew what was coming). I also had a progesterone test done (= 2, yeah a tad underachieving as it should have been at 21 or so). Hmm. Kind of like the math percentile score on my first GMAT. Okay, let’s save that one for another post.
Anyway, my luteal phase has never been over 12 days. Usually it is around 8-10 days. Given this they are just assuming I have a progesterone deficiency. YAH THINK?
So here’s what my OB said: call her office after we nail the target dates. (Absolutely no pun intended.) Start on a prescription of progesterone immediately. Before we even know if one of Cowboy’s ponies successfully jumped through the ring of fire.
I assume this will be the suppository kind (yuck), as we are completely untrained in the fine art of injectables (save for Watson’s step-by-step video).
So, I am actively seeking out ass-vice. What did progesterone do to you? Did it completely whack out your cycle? What kind were you on?
This sounds a little OMG-where-did-you-get-those-totally-cute-jeans, but I am at a loss as to what to expect. And while I plan to have a long sit down with Dr. Google tonight, I know you ladies will give me the goods.
Thanks in advance, Ms. Planner