Two months ago, when I had a day 21 progesterone blood test done, my level was 11.4. My specialist told me anything over 10 meant I had ovulated. That was on a non-medicated cycle.
Last month, when I had a day 21 progesterone blood test done, my level was 15.0. This was on 7.5 mg of Femara and my doctor said that they like to see levels at 15 or above for medicated cycles. This was also my first month of taking the progesterone supplement, Crinone. I was told that the progesterone supplement wouldn't have any effect on my blood progesterone test.
This month, I had the progesterone test done on day 20 because I know for sure I ovulated on day 13. My level was a 33.7! This cycle I also did 7.5mg of Femara and am taking the Crinone. What are your thoughts on the elevated level? I know progesterone tests can't rule out/in pregnancy, but they can be a sign.
I am trying not to get too hung up on symptoms because last month, I was convinced I was pregnant and everything just happened to be side effects from the Crinone. But, I do feel really fatigued, I got up to go to the bathroom 3 time last night, my chest is sore and I'm feeling a little crampy on and off...nothing too severe, however. I am 9 dpo today.View Thread
My husband and I have been TTC for 8 months although I have been off of the pill for just over a year. We found out in January that I was pregnant, but I had a miscarriage a few short days later. I thought for sure I was pregnant last month - but no such luck. A friend of mine from out of town sent me an email earlier today announcing her pregnancy and I started to cry - unfortunately they weren't tears of joy. I know she hasn't been trying very long to get pregnant, and I feel like a terrible friend because I don't feel the least bit happy for her. I'm jealous, bitter, envious...you name it. This is the first time where I have actually cried over someone else getting pregnant. I am hoping that others out there have felt this way because I am feeling like a really rotten friend.View Thread
Hi ladies. I took 3 home pregnancy tests (one First Response, one Dollar Tree and one Clear Blue Easy digital) on Saturday, April 23rd and got positive results with all three tests. I had light cramping earlier in the week, but was not any where as severe as my usual menstrual cramps. There has been no bleeding. I have been extremely tired and have a very sore chest. Anyways, I had some blood work done this morning to confirm and the HCG test came back as a 4. As many of you know, anything less than 5 is considered negative. I'm so confused. My doctor said it certainly could be lab error, but I am trying to prepare myself for the worst. It sucks! I had a chemical pregnancy in January and am scared that i am going to have to go through that disappointment again.View Thread
Thanks! That makes me feel like I'm not an evil peson. What I wouldn't give to just experience pregnancy and being a mother just ONCE. A friend of mine (now mother of 3) was trying to comfort me after my miscarriage and shared her own personal experiences with miscarriage after her 2nd was born and I just wanted to say, "But you already had two at home. It's not the same!" Another "friend" thought it was so funny that a friend of hers had an "oops" and is now pregnant with their 3rd child. I just wanted to get up and leave because all I was thinking was, "Why is that funny? I'd give anything to be in her shoes right now!"View Thread
I should also add that I have had several failed attempts with Clomid (I didn't ovulate until day 29!!!) and am now trying Femara to help shorten my cycles. It's just frustrating that it can be such a piece of cake for some and almost a nightmare for others. I also spent the first day of my period last month in the ER because I had such terrible pains and cramps and they figured I had a cyst that ruptured.View Thread
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