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Saturday, December 8th 2012, 7:55pm

stopping progesterone

Hi Ladies

I need some advice. I have not been posting on here during this IVF cycle as I have been trying to get through it likes its no big deal (as if lol) anyway after 7 years of ttc I am delighted to be able to say that I am pregnant ... WooHoo.

Only thing is my clinic have told me to stop the Crinone (progesterone) today (day of test) and I am freaking out as nowhere online have I read of anyone else doing this, everyone else seems to stay on the progesterone until at least week 10. I know my clinic will know what they are doing but I am 37 and feel like I would rather be taking it until 12 weeks when the placenta has definately taken over. This is my first pregnancy so I have nothing to compare it too.

Ahhhh any advice would be well appreciated, please help

Julie ?o( xx
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Saturday, December 8th 2012, 8:08pm

I wouldn't be comfortable doing that either. Is it worth still taking it and speaking to them again on Monday- it can't do any harm x

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Saturday, December 8th 2012, 8:17pm

Some people do stop at test date but some carry on- I carried on till 12 weeks.

If you really want to carry on explain that to them cause the only harm it will do is to your bank balance. Although I am sure my bullets were prescribed and so free.

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  • "joolzmushroom" started this thread

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Saturday, December 8th 2012, 8:21pm

Aw thanks for your quick replies, I don't actually have any left as they ran out yesterday (test day today so my clinic figures I wont need them)

My friend has some left from her IVF cycle that she offered me. Do you think it would be ok not taking any for a couple of days until I speak to clinic or should I get the extra ones from my friend.

Now I understand what everyone says about a whole new set of worries kicking in lol

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Saturday, December 8th 2012, 8:24pm

Congratulations on your BFP :)

I'd double check with the clinic if you are worried. Are they doing bloods to check your progesterone as you progress?
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Saturday, December 8th 2012, 8:27pm

Congratulations! I was on crinone until my first scan (7w2d) and my cons (who was new to my clinic) said that in his previous clinic ladies stopped taking it once they got their bfp's.

I don't know if this will help your decision but my son has a condition called hypospadias which is linked to increased progesterone with IVF pregnancies. I know I'll never know but I do wonder whether stopping the crinone earlier could have avoided it.

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Saturday, December 8th 2012, 8:37pm

Thanks very much, I can't quite believe it's me your saying congratulations too lol.

Diaemus - I havn't had any blood checked, go in on the 21st for my first scan when i will be just over 6 weeks, is there any way I can test my own progesterone levels at home?

Curlytails -Oh I'm sorry to hear about your son, that has defo made me re-think my decision. I suppose I should listen to my clinic but it is just so hard as all the information is different and its making my head spin. JI will get in touch with my clinic asap and see if they will let me go in early and have my levels checked.

Thankyou all so much for replying

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Monday, December 10th 2012, 9:35am

my clinic stopped my cyclogest pessaries when I got my bfp. he's now at school. so it can be ok.

congratulations to you

After a long hard infertility journey, i am now reluctantly done