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can someone help me with progesterone suppositories

I've been prescribed progesterone suppositories to prevent miscarriage by lengthening my luteal phase. They are vaginal, 100 mg 2x per day and I've been instructed to take them after I'm sure I've ovulated. I got a blaring positive OPK today, so when should I start taking them? My guess was 4 days from now.

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Asked by alouise1126 at 7:05 PM on Jun. 21, 2010 in Trying to Conceive

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  • Four days would probably be fine. Really any time in that first week should be ok. I really hated the suppositories though because they were messy and irritating to me. Once I confirmed my positive pregnancy test, my doctor switched me to Prometrium. Good luck!

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 7:30 PM on Jun. 21, 2010

  • I would want to be more accurate if I would having to use supplemental hormones.

    I had a Luteal Phase Defect which is caused by low progestrone when I was TTC my last child. My doctor had me take Vitex to correct it.

    She had me chart so I could KNOW for sure when I ovulated since OPKs are often inacurate since they don't actually detect ovulation. They detect the LH surge that preceeds it but can sometimes happen when ovulation isn't about to happen.

    I learned about it in Taking Charge Of Your Fertility.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:47 AM on Jun. 22, 2010

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