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Which form of progesterone is best to take for sustaining pregnancy?

Posted by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 7:31 AM
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Pill, shot, cream?

by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 7:31 AM
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amy31308
by Ashlee on Dec. 18, 2012 at 7:39 AM
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I used suppositories. They sustained my pregnancy with my daughter.
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mama2gg
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 9:23 AM
I took shots with both my ds whom is 5 and this dd that's 24 weeks along

I've tried pills and suppositories lost both babies
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angevil53
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 9:32 AM
I used pills both times. They have more side effects tho.
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charm2mama
by Bronze Member on Dec. 18, 2012 at 9:40 AM
I was akso just looking into proesterone (short luteal phase this cycle). Is cream form the only type u can by otc? Is it something u can pick up at any store? Thanks for posting this question!
mwangi1989
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 9:43 AM
I would aslo like to know because am currently on Hormorin pills? Have any of you ladies had any experience with these?
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-Mommy-2-Three-
by Kary on Dec. 18, 2012 at 9:44 AM
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Shot or cream suppositories BY FAR!

When taking oral progesterone you need to take approx 10x what you need because by the time it passes the stomach most isn't actually absorbed! Topical creams work good BUT not nearly as effectively as vaginal cream mold suppositories or intramuscular oil injections!

My OB does vaginal suppositories once BFP is confirmed & then if necessary adds weekly injections until 11-12 wks. I had to do it with my 3rd too because I started bleeding at 4.5 wks & found out my level was only 6.5! That was the 1st time I'd ever had low progesterone issues.

Why do you ask?

mwangi1989
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 9:44 AM
What kind of effects? Effects to the baby?


Quoting angevil53:

I used pills both times. They have more side effects tho.

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angevil53
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 9:52 AM
No just like migraines REALLY tired sick to your stomach kinda thing.


Quoting mwangi1989:

What kind of effects? Effects to the baby?




Quoting angevil53:

I used pills both times. They have more side effects tho.


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-Mommy-2-Three-
by Kary on Dec. 18, 2012 at 9:54 AM

More side effects?

Oil injections have the most side effects as you receive the highest concentration of progesterone!!! I have taken all 3 types & oral is the least side effects because you only absorb about 10% of the dose as apposed to 80-90% with the other forms! 

Quoting mwangi1989:

What kind of effects? Effects to the baby?


Quoting angevil53:

I used pills both times. They have more side effects tho.

 

over40bride
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 9:57 AM


Quoting -Mommy-2-Three-:

Shot or cream suppositories BY FAR!

When taking oral progesterone you need to take approx 10x what you need because by the time it passes the stomach most isn't actually absorbed! Topical creams work good BUT not nearly as effectively as vaginal cream mold suppositories or intramuscular oil injections!

My OB does vaginal suppositories once BFP is confirmed & then if necessary adds weekly injections until 11-12 wks. I had to do it with my 3rd too because I started bleeding at 4.5 wks & found out my level was only 6.5! That was the 1st time I'd ever had low progesterone issues.

Why do you ask?

I'm asking because my RE currently has me on the vaginal cream but I was wondering if I'm pregnant this cycle will I continue to use it or another form?

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