i wrote before about that i have less than one progesterone when i had blood test done, i have an appointment with consultant next week but just wondered if anyone knows about progesterone cream etc will this help me get my levels back to normal or will this complecate things with the hospital, just trying to do as much as i can to help with the chance of getting pregnant natrually as i know waiting for the hospital can take a long time, also has anyone got any advise on what to do to help?
i am using clearblue fertility monitor used it last time last month, and i take fertility vitamins but still not luck :(
if anyone does have any ideas or has been in same situation with very low progesterone levels please could you comment thank u
Taking a supplement will not help if your level is only 1 (assuming it was tested at the right time in your cycle), because it means you did not ovulate. And if you don't ovulate, you can't get pregnant, no matter what your progesterone level is.
Basically what happens in a normal cycle is this: One of you follicles will grow in the first part of the cycle and release an egg at ovulation. Then the collapsed follicle starts to produce natural progesterone to sustain a possible pregnancy. After ovulation, they like to see a natural progesterone level of 10 or higher; and if it is lower, the doctor might prescribe a supplement, but ONLY if the level is over a certain number, indicating that you did in fact ovulate (otherwise, there's no need to help sustain a possible pregnancy...because you can't get pregnant with no ovulation)
So, if your level is only 1 and you don't ovulate on your own, then progesterone is not your problem, ovulation is. Once you ovulate on your own, your natural levels will automatically increase. There are lots of medications out there to help women ovulate, including clomid (clomidophene), so I would start by asking your doctor about possibly trying one of these. Best of luck!
Yes, the above comment is correct. I have recently began fertility testing and the only problem we are facing is low progesterone. I asked my doctor what that meant and basically she said that I didn't ovulate that cycle. She also said that just because I didn't ovulate one month doesn't mean I won't ovulate in future months because there are several factors that relates to why one doesn't ovulate in a cycle. However, because mine were so low, she recommended clomid to help me ovulate. Like you I was wondering why couldn't I just take progesterone pills to increase my levels, but increasing my levels has nothing to do with releasing my egg(s). I hope this makes sense. Talk to your doctor more and decide on the next step that is best to take to achieve your BFP! Good luck and stay positive.
I was facing the same problem as yal. I don't ovulate on my own at all and what I don't understand is why the Dr. put you on clomid because you don't have enough progesterone in your body and you need it for a healthy pregnancy.I had an miscarriage on clomid and low levels of progesterone but now I'm using the progesterone cream around my cycle times and I use provera to start my cycle.SN:clomid help you ovulate but not help with your levels.Hope this was helpful.
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