My OB/GYN gave me Progesterone (prometrium 100mg per day) to take after ovulation. I have been doing this for several months now. I recently started seeing a RE and when I told him I start the prog either 1dpo or 2 dpo, he freaked out telling me that I should not start them until 4dpo because talking starting it any earlier than 4dpo would cause me not to ovulate properly. I always start prog after I get a +opk one day and a temp increase the next day (which I count as o day). Have I been taking the prog wrong this whole time? Am I using it like birth control? My RE told me to just stop taking it this month all together (I'm 5dpo and have been taking since 1dpo) because basically I screwed this month up and I have little shot at becoming pregnant. Does anyone know anything about this?
Since you're temping in addition to using OPKs, you were probably OK; but in general, it's not a good idea to take progesterone too early, in case you haven't ovulated yet. 3-4 dpo is much better, since you know ovulation is over by then. Plus, the embryo won't really attach to the lining until around 6-7 dpo anyway, so you don't really need it right away. Good luck with everything!
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