Prometrium Progesterone Tell Me About It

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Chantal - April 17

Hi bally280; After all my 6 miscarriages, the Doctor had suggested we WAIT until a normal period before trying again. I guess it helps clean everything out and your lining is FRESH and new. If you still haven't had a period and it's been 4 weeks; you're bound to have one very soon. I'd give it another week and if you still don't have a visitor, go see your Doctor. He may put you on metformin which is the drug I currently take to help regulate my blood sugars and CYCLES. I had really short and long cycles and never knew when I ovulated. This gets everything on track. You shouldn't start the tablets yet unless you do a pregnancy test and it is positive; then go for it...but, it sounds to me like your system is a little out of wack from the last miscarriage. FIRST and FOREMOST...get that period so, you can start again. Once you would get your period you then could start counting your days and start the prometrium 3 days after you ovulate. You'll be doing the same thing as me...thickening your lining incase an embryo has formed. Then you do a pregnancy test after 30 days; YOU have to have your HCG tested because sometimes it won't show with a urine pregnancy test...so, you have to see your Doctor. DO NOT STOP taking the prometrium until you know for absolute sure. If it's negative; then you would stop taking it and your period will start...Lot's of information for you...but, if you have bad feelings from your family Doctor and no support with this method...try finding a Doctor that will give you positivety and support. When you are a high risk pregnancy, you should have a good relationship with your Doctor. Better yet, get him/her to refer you to a good OBGYN. Good luck and keep us informed on your progress!

 

Amberlys Mom - April 18

Hi my friends!!! Just a little update from little old me. I went to the doc today, and they did the ultrasound, and we found out its a GIRL!!! We are very excited, and I had to share with all of you!!

 

jonelle - April 19

Good morning! Amberlys mom...I am so excited for you! Congratulations:) Chantal and all of my other friends here too...I am on day 18 and have been on my prometrium for 2 days now. Feeling ok, but have to say that for the past 2-3 days I have had nausea on and off throughout the entire day...it comes and goes and weirdly my b___bs have been hurting much more than normal at this time of my cycle. So I don't know what's going on...we shall see on the 29th:) So I have about 10-11 more days to go and am getting impatient again...so every once in a while I have to myself in timeout and relax...but as you all know it is soooooo hard to do:) Well girls...keep me updated and hugs to you all! Talk soon, Jonelle:)

 

Chantal - April 20

Good morning girls! First off BIG congrats to Amberlys mom!!!! Yay!!! I'm so happy for you. Jonelle: you sound like your doing extremely well this month, and that is fantastic! I hope this is your month. I, on the other hand have not been doing so well. Last night was our first DEED night and I cried the entire time. I got home from work with the worst migraine and bad cramps and nausea. I've never felt so sick before in my life! I know it's from the clomid cuz' my mornings are fine until I pop those 2 pills in my mouth at lunch time. I don't think my body can take much more....I'm going on 6 years now of trying this every month and it's taking a toll on me. I can feel time elapsing every day and I'm an emotional mess. I keep trying to tell myself that this is going to work this time...but, every month I fail again and have a hard time accepting it. I just think this is going to be a rough month because my husband and I have decided to give up. We have our appointment for In-Vetro in May....but, I can't continue putting my body and mind through all this torment. I wish I could stop taking all the drugs and just try that way and then start prometrium once I find out that I am pregnant...but, that will just make me miscarry again. Argh....I'll dust myself off and continue this month and then we'll see where I stand. How do you find strength when you're this week? I keep trying to picture what our baby would look like and I keep trying to tell myself that I will be an amazing mom...to help motivate me; but this month feels really rough. Sorry to be so dumpy girls. (probably just from all the freekin' hormones!)

 

minkey - April 20

Chantal - bless your dear heart. You will find your strength again; look what has sustained you month after month for six years! You have an incredible reserve of strength and faith; you've more than earned a day or two of feeling dumpy and down. Let yourself feel sad, let yourself grieve the turmoil you've gone through emotionally and physically. This experience has been like a six year tour of loss; grieve that loss. And then wake up tomorrow and know that you've done all you can on this path and that other paths await your exploration. Let the current round of drugs and hormones leave your body, and you'll get to start clean. We're all thinking of you, sending you good thoughts and love.

 

jonelle - April 20

Chantal...I wish that I could jump into this screen and give you a big hug! I was almost in tears as I read your latest posting and feel you pain. I know how hard it is to want a baby so bad that you can taste it, but walk around the mall and see 14 and 15 year olds with big fat bellies and wonder why them and not us! Life is unfair and I too have spent many emotional days crying and wanting to give up. But here is the thing...I look at my sons beautiful little face with his blond hair and blue eyes and realize that it is all worth it. I wish that I could meet you and tell you in persn that you can't give up. Just from our conversations on here you WILL be a fantastic mother deserving of such a wonderful blessing. I know that mentally and especially physically our bodies can only take so much. It will happen for you...stay strong and believe in miracles...I try to everyday! I still have a week until I am due and drive myself nuts everyday thinking about it...it almost hurts to think about it and get any kind of hope in your heart. But I am here for you whenever you need to talk. I will try to get onto your website again and if there is any way to contact you via email I will and give you my myspace link so that you can email me more if you would more comfortable in a private manner....keep that chin up and I will talk soon. You can do this! WE can do this!

 

Chantal - April 20

GIRLS! THanks so much for cheering me up. Minkey, what you said about grieving my losses is so true. I've never absorbed it that way before...because it really is a grieving time. Your posting was very uplifting; I will continue on this month and will try to not think negative thoughts. JONELLE ; I would love to be able to chat with you on our personal emails. my website message board is down right now! argh...how can we do this? We're going through identical issues right now and being able to chat with someone that understands is comforting! THanks for the hugs girls!

 

jonelle - April 21

Good morning girls...Chantal, I hope that you are smiling again this morning! I tried to post a few minutes ago and directly put in my myspace link, but this forum doesn't allow email addresses or url links...so I am just going to put out there that if any of you want to talk more privately you can go to myspace and type in my first and last name...jonelle ritchie and see what comes up. I live in Utica, NY. Hopefully this will work! As for me...here is a huge question girls...last night I was inserting my second prometrium for the day and when I got my middle finger about 3/4 of the way up I felt this large, swollen structure that was soft and in the way! Naturally I freaked out and had my husband check it out...he did one of his medical rotations in ob/gyn. He said that it was my cervix and that it seemed to have swelled up and dropped....I was like, "Well it better not fall out!" He laughed...what is this???? I was really concerned because I have never felt this before. The only other thing that I have been feeling is that for the past 3 days I will get a wave of nausea that lasts about 30 seconds with a bit of watery mouth and then it goes away...and may not come back again for an hour. Have any of you experienced any of these two things? Your help will be appreciated! Have a beautiful weekend and will talk soon:)

 

cShell - April 21

jonelle, you'r e fortunate that you have a medically knowledgeable husband. Please let me know what the outcome is, sounds strange. Have you had prob. with your cervix in the past? Shell

 

GoofInTexas - April 21

Hi ladies, I'm new on here. I have been reading this thread since last night. I am almost 6 weeks pg. My dr checked my levels Thursday, and yesterday I started Prometrium. (I had a m/c in february at 6 1/2 - 7 weeks) I felt ok, up to this point, other than being extremely tired. After taking pill yesterday evening, and again this morning, I'm starting to feel a little crampy, and I just can't seem to wake up all the way. Any advice??

 

niki2007 - April 21

I am so glad to have found this site! I have felt so alone in trying to stay pregnant. Like many of you, I've had no problems getting pregnant. I would just miscarry in weeks 5-6. After two painful miscarriages and 1 ectopic pregnancy I started to see a fertility Dr. Tons and tons of tests later, they said nothing was "wrong" with me. I found out I was pregnant last month, 3 days before my period was due. After a week of blood tests, my Dr. prescribed Prometrium. 200mg/day, 1 time at night, orally. I'm happy to say I am now 8 weeks pregnant, the farthest I've ever been!!! I'm still nervous b/c I don't have my first u/s for another two weeks! Is that normal??

 

paulam - April 22

Hello Ladies. I wanted to take a minute to tell Chantal that I feel exactly what you are feeling. I know what it's like to go out and feel like EVERYONE is pregnant but you. It's especially hard, especially when I see the young girls that I don't feel are ready for a child. But, you know what girlfriend...I know that our time will come. We will be mothers and we will be VERY good mothers. And you know what. We'll appreciate motherhood so much more because we know what it took to get us to that point. I just see it as we are standing in a long line of wonderful women who are waiting on that blessing of a child. And for some reason, there is a woman behind us that we see that's not going to make it unless we let her skip in front of us...but one day, it will be our turn!!!! Baby dust to all!

 

Chantal - April 24

Paulam; thanks so much for cheering me up! Luckily, I have a wonderful husband that supports me and picks me up when I am down. He's going though it as well but in a different way! Anyway, I truly appreciated you taking the time to lift my spirits! YES it will happen for US!!!

 

jonelle - April 24

Good evening to all my friends! How is everyone doing? As always I think of all of you and keep you in my good thoughts and prayers. So I have noticed both yesterday and today that my cervix has gone back up higher where I am normally used to feeling it. Is this normal? And secondly, for the past 3-4 days I have had a low grade fever...99.6, 99.4, 100.4. Is this normal and what do I make of it? I have never had these symptoms before so a little guidance from all of my "docs" would be awesome:) Talk to you all soon....Chantal how are you lady? Let me know!

 

Chantal - April 25

Hi Jonelle; YES I had the same issue with my cervix. It gets really hard to insert the prometrium because it feels as though something is forming there. It's like a rubber ball or something eh? I think it just means it's working well! and about your temperature....yeah...well, I get that too! I literally wet the bed at night from HOT SWEAT! I have to push my husband out of bed and change the sheets! Talk to you soon! hugs, I'll type more in a bit...

 

Chantal - April 25

Hi Jonelle....AGAIN...sorry about the short response my boss was coming over! oops! I'm feeling better now that I'm not taking anymore clomid. I haven't started prometrium yet...I'm trying not to concentrate so much on my every day body feelings or thoughts of pregnancy. I know this sounds weird but, I'm trying to just GO with the FLOW. We're still doing the DEED every second night but more so to just "have fun" instead of making it a task all the time. We're trying this out cuz' we're always counting the days and looking at the calendar and it's been taking a toll on me. I see the days go by, the months...and I need to just be thankful for all the wonderful things in my life and SOAK it in. I have my prometrium day marked on the calendar...but that's it! Do you feel sick along with the FEVER or do you just get really warm. Cuz' if your feeling sick with it...that might be a really good sign. People say "flu" like symptoms!!! I say: "BRING ON THE FLU"! if it means a little one is coming along with it! GOOD LUCK my friend; keep me posted.

 

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