The issue is highlighted in red. Long Term Trying To Conceive. I got my BFP! I was on Clomid twice. I was so excited but skeptical, I was shaking. Im glad to hear that!!
Clomid not only induces ovulation in women who may not ovulate at all but also produces a "better" follicle. A more mature and well-developed follicle will produce a better corpus luteum, which may in turn produce more progesterone. Clomid does not increase progesterone levels on its own; only if the drug stimulates production of a more mature follicle will it have any effect on progesterone levels.
Some women will still need supplemental progesterone even if they take Clomid. If Clomid does not stimulate production and ovulation of a follicle, progesterone levels won't rise. Neither Clomid nor progesterone alone, or both together, will fix all the potential problems that can arise with embryo implantation. If you take Clomid, your doctor will typically continue to have you monitor your progesterone levels after ovulation to make sure they rise appropriately.
Progesterone supplements provide an easy fix for low progesterone levels. However, increasing progesterone levels will not prevent loss of an embryo with abnormal chromosomes after implantation. Clomid can also cause more than one follicle to develop; if you get pregnant with more than one embryo, your progesterone levels may rise higher than normal in early pregnancy.
Video of the Day. Effects of Progesterone on the Uterine Lining. Side Effects of Progesterone in Pregnancy. How to Use Progesterone Cream for Fertility. Progesterone Injections to Maintain Pregnancy. The Effects of High Progesterone. I've been where you were First off, my HSG wasn't bad at all. I had also heard some bad stories, but I followed what my doc said. She said to take an advil a half hour prior to my appointment. When the HSG was performed, it felt just like menstrual cramps.
As for the clomid, it worked wonderfully for me the first time. I took 50 mgs on days I had bloodwork done on day 23 and the report was that my progesterone levels were high. I was told to call back when I was 1 week late and they would order me a pregnancy test. Well, I am now 11w3d and pregnant with twins. My specialist said that was the first time in many years she saw someone get pregnant with twins on 50 mgs of clomid. So I wish you all the luck I have had so far. Thanks so much, good to hear!
I just always hear success stories from those who do not ovulate, not from low progesterone I was in the same boat. I'm from around Pittsburgh, nice to see someone here from the same area. My OH and I thought that we couldn't conceive. We tried and tried and tried for years. We got lucky and got pregnant last year, twice but my levels were so low, we lost both at around 7 weeks. Good luck with everything!!!!!!
I live in the Cranberry area and work in Robinson Nice to see another Pgh gal!!! Were you on clomid? Are you using progesterone suppositories? I took Clomid and was unable to conceive for 4 cycles. After that we stopped everything I take the suppositories I took clomid along with some shots to get preggers, but not due to low progesterone. Has your RE mentioned the progesterone supplements? Search this Thread Advanced Search. Find All Thanked Posts.