So I started to wonder why I wasn't prescribed any progesterone and looked into why it is prescribed and discovered what a luteal phase defect is. I went back to my chart and saw that mt lethal phase was only 10 days, which is iffy... it should ideally be 14 days. This is really important because a fertilized egg needs a chance to implant!!! I am suspicious about the early cramping being due to my lining getting ready to shed :0/
I feel like this could be the big missing puzzle piece! I only wish my RE would've put me on progesterone this cycle. I emailed and got an out of office reply. Booo. I started using the otc cream but there is no real consensus if this really works.
Time will tell...