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ekb88
ekb88

January 4th, 2012, 3:16 pm #1

Got my second beta results back.

First test
22 dpo
beta: 9965
progesterone: 18.7

Second
26 dpo
beta: 20697
progesterone: 15.3

Beta doubling time 92 hrs

Sooo not happy with the progesterone number. My ob does not deal with early pregnancy much. I'm being referred to a specialist and they got me an appt for Monday. What do y'all think about going to a health foods store and getting progesterone cream otc and trying that?

I don't know why I thought this would be reassuring I am not reassured at all. Not hugely thrilled with the doubling time either. Man, I just want to run away.
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January 4th, 2012, 5:57 pm #2

From what I understand, once your hcg levels are over 6000, the average doubling time is 96 hours. So, your increase is perfect!
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Mrs. A
Mrs. A

January 4th, 2012, 6:57 pm #3

Got my second beta results back.

First test
22 dpo
beta: 9965
progesterone: 18.7

Second
26 dpo
beta: 20697
progesterone: 15.3

Beta doubling time 92 hrs

Sooo not happy with the progesterone number. My ob does not deal with early pregnancy much. I'm being referred to a specialist and they got me an appt for Monday. What do y'all think about going to a health foods store and getting progesterone cream otc and trying that?

I don't know why I thought this would be reassuring I am not reassured at all. Not hugely thrilled with the doubling time either. Man, I just want to run away.
so I can't speak for that. Can the current OB at least give you an Rx for some suppositories or Crinone or Prometrium? Or are they just saying wait until you see the specialist?

Would getting an u/s reassure you a bit? Can the current OB at least do that?

Try to somehow stay calm while waiting. It's so hard!
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Joined: January 23rd, 2009, 5:02 pm

January 4th, 2012, 7:57 pm #4

Got my second beta results back.

First test
22 dpo
beta: 9965
progesterone: 18.7

Second
26 dpo
beta: 20697
progesterone: 15.3

Beta doubling time 92 hrs

Sooo not happy with the progesterone number. My ob does not deal with early pregnancy much. I'm being referred to a specialist and they got me an appt for Monday. What do y'all think about going to a health foods store and getting progesterone cream otc and trying that?

I don't know why I thought this would be reassuring I am not reassured at all. Not hugely thrilled with the doubling time either. Man, I just want to run away.
And even your progesterone level isn't too bad...but I would definitely not want to wait til Monday to get on some suppositories or something. Any OBGYN should be able to do that. So just press her more.



TTC: Since Nov. 2006
Diagnosis: Ovarian Dysfunction & PCOS
28 Years Old
cd3 FSH 16.8
cd10 FSH 13.6
7 Unmonitored Cycles of Clomid
3 Unmonitored Cycles of Letrozole
Positive CCCT
TAB for cysts
1st Cycle of 150iu of Menopur with Timed BDing - 5 mature follies - BFN
TAB for cysts
2nd Cycle of 150iu of Menopur with Timed Intercourse - 4 mature follies in play - BFN
3rd Cycle of 150 iu of Menopur with Timed Intercourse - 2 follies - BFN
1st Cycle of Gonal F - 1 follie & cyst on right - BFN
TAB for a cycle
2nd Cycle of Gonal F = BFP!!!!!
11dpo Beta=27.9
14dpo Beta=120
16dpo Beta=210
18dpo Beta=429
21dpo Beta=1064
5w6d - baby measuring 3mm, h/b 101
6w6d - baby measuring 6mm, h/b 126
7w6d - baby 18mm, h/b 171, measuring ahead at 8w2d! RE noticed enlarged yolk sac so keeping a close eye on that
8w6d - baby 2.52cm with h/b of 174
9w5d - baby 3.22cm with h/b of 180 measuring 10w1d
10w6d - baby 4.34cmcm with h/b of 174 measuring 11w1d
12w u/s showed baby at 11.2cm with h/b of 162 - unfortunately, that evening I suffered a horrible m/c of a chromosomally NORMAL girl.... RIP my angel girl...you were loved....

Gonal F with Timed Intercourse-2WW
First cycle of Gonal F with Timed Intercourse since m/c - BFN
2nd Cycle of Gonal F with Timed Intercourse - BFN
TAB for a month on bcp's
3rd Cycle of Gonal F - BFP
-11dpo beta=14.9
-14dpo beta=45.7
-16dpo beta=140
-18dpo beta=366
u/s at 6w1d showed heart-rate of 114!!!!
u/s at 7w1d showed heart-rate of 141!!!!
u/s at 8w showed heart-rate of 179
u/s at 9w showed 2 SCH's, h/r of 197
u/s at 10w showed h/r of 175
u/s at 11w showed h/r of 180
u/s at 12 w showed h/r of 188
12w2d...m/c'd baby at home, lost too much blood, had to have emergency D&C...severely anemic....baby was a chromosomally normal boy
-developed a blood clot in leg 1 1/2 wks post D&C...saw a hematologist and had testing done and everything came back normal, will still treat me with Lovenex on next pregnancy

-First cycle since m/c....Gonal F, triggered with 8 mature follies, T/I - BFP!
-13dpo beta 106, progesterone 21.4
-15dpo beta 260, progesterone 12.2
-16dpo beta 411, progesterone 16
-20dpo beta 845, progesterone 19 (went in for u/s to rule out ectopic, couldn't see anything yet, but lining was thick)
-22dpo beta 1158, progesterone 18
-24dpo beta 1655, progesterone 20
-5w?? u/s showed 2 sacs...one measuring 4w0d, the other measuring 5w1d....possibly vanishing twin???
-6w u/s showed TWINS! 2 h/r's....121, 119. both measuring 6w1d! SCH 1cm
-At 7w pg, tested positive for lupus anticoagulant, on lovenox to treat it, TSH was 2.55
-7w2d u/s showed 2 babies measuring 7w4d & 7w3d, h/r's 158 & 153! SCH 2cm
-8w1d u/s showed 2 babies measuring 8w3d & 8w2d, h/r's 185 & 179! SCH 3cm
-10w2d u/s showed we lost baby A measuring 9w1d and had no h/r...baby B measured 10w1d with a h/r of 180...praying for Baby B to hang on, SCH gone, started thyroid med
-11w1d u/s showed Baby B measuring right on track, h/r of 174
-12w1d had a red bleeding episode & u/s showed Baby B measuring 1 day ahead and a h/r of 168, bleeding likely caused by Baby A's passing
-13w1d had some red spotting & u/s showed Baby B measuring 2 days behind and h/r of 157
-14w...baby measured 14w3d...and I suffered a horrible, very sudden miscarriage...another angel baby...that makes 4.
Saw Dr Mary Stephenson at U of Chicago for recurrent pregnancy loss....dx with Lupus Anticoagluant and Incompetent Cervix, will be treated with lovenox
5-25-11 - Had a Transabdominal Cerclage placed by Dr Haney at U of Chicago

Gonal F with Timed Intercourse (self medicated/unmonitored) BFN
Gonal F with Timed Intercourse: 7 follies in play - BFP at 10dpo!!!
12dpo hcg level 80.5, progesterone 16.8
14dpo hcg level 295, progesterone 18
6w3d u/s showed 1 baby with a h/r of 120, measuring 6w4d
7w3d u/s showed baby with h/r of 160, measuring 7w3d
7w5d u/s showed a possibility of TWINS! Baby A (the original) measured 8w, h/r 167...Baby B, hiding in the upper uterus measured 6w6d, h/r 176...time will tell if Baby B will make it
8w4d u/s showed Baby A doing well measuring 8w4d and h/r of 185....Baby B measured 7w3d and no h/r detected My 5 angels better help me out through the rest of all this
9w5d u/s showed Baby A measring 9w5d, h/r 188
10w5d u/s showed Baby A measuring good, h/r 175
11w3d u/s shoed Baby A measuring 11w4d, h/r 169
12w6d u/s showed Baby A measuring 13w2d, h/r of 167
13w5d u/s showed Baby A measuring 13w6d, h/r of 156
15w5d u/s showed Baby Girl measuring about a week ahead! h/r 164
17w4d u/s showed Baby Girl with a h/r of 156, cervix measuring 5cm+
19w4d, u/s showed Baby Girl with a h/r of 151, cervix measuring 5cm
TTC: Since Nov. 2006
Diagnosis: Ovarian Dysfunction & PCOS
26 Years Old
cd3 FSH 16.8
cd10 FSH 13.6
7 Unmonitored Cycles of Clomid
3 Unmonitored Cycles of Letrozole
Positive CCCT
TAB for cysts
1st Cycle of 150iu of Menopur with Timed BDing - 5 mature follies - BFN
TAB for cysts
2nd Cycle of 150iu of Menopur with Timed Intercourse - 4 mature follies in play - BFN
3rd Cycle of 150 iu of Menopur with Timed Intercourse - 2 follies - BFN
1st Cycle of Gonal F - 1 follie & cyst on right - BFN
TAB for a cycle
2nd Cycle of Gonal F = BFP!!!!!
11dpo Beta=27.9
14dpo Beta=120
16dpo Beta=210
18dpo Beta=429
21dpo Beta=1064
5w6d - baby measuring 3mm, h/b 101
6w6d - baby measuring 6mm, h/b 126
7w6d - baby 18mm, h/b 171, measuring ahead at 8w2d! RE noticed enlarged yolk sac so keeping a close eye on that
8w6d - baby 2.52cm with h/b of 174
9w5d - baby 3.22cm with h/b of 180 measuring 10w1d
10w6d - baby 4.34cmcm with h/b of 174 measuring 11w1d
12w u/s showed baby at 11.2cm with h/b of 162 - unfortunately, that evening I suffered a horrible m/c of a chromosomally NORMAL girl.... RIP my angel girl...you were loved....

First cycle of Gonal F with Timed Intercourse since m/c - BFN
2nd Cycle of Gonal F with Timed Intercourse - BFN
TAB for a month on bcp's
3rd Cycle of Gonal F - BFP
-11dpo beta=14.9
-14dpo beta=45.7
-16dpo beta=140
-18dpo beta=366
u/s at 6w1d showed heart-rate of 114!!!!
u/s at 7w1d showed heart-rate of 141!!!!
u/s at 8w showed heart-rate of 179
u/s at 9w showed 2 SCH's, h/r of 197
u/s at 10w showed h/r of 175
u/s at 11w showed h/r of 180
u/s at 12 w showed h/r of 188
12w2d...m/c'd baby at home, lost too much blood, had to have emergency D&C...severely anemic....baby was a chromosomally normal boy
-developed a blood clot in leg 1 1/2 wks post D&C...saw a hematologist and had testing done and everything came back normal, will still treat me with Lovenex on next pregnancy
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Wren
Wren

January 4th, 2012, 9:37 pm #5

Got my second beta results back.

First test
22 dpo
beta: 9965
progesterone: 18.7

Second
26 dpo
beta: 20697
progesterone: 15.3

Beta doubling time 92 hrs

Sooo not happy with the progesterone number. My ob does not deal with early pregnancy much. I'm being referred to a specialist and they got me an appt for Monday. What do y'all think about going to a health foods store and getting progesterone cream otc and trying that?

I don't know why I thought this would be reassuring I am not reassured at all. Not hugely thrilled with the doubling time either. Man, I just want to run away.
I can't remember- is this a natural pg? P4 is lower on natural pgs because of the lack of supplementation.

And I think P4 can fluctuate during the day so if you took the blood test at a fluctuation it would read differently.

I think you should just demand p4 support. Call your OB and ask to prescribe it. Better safe than sorry... and it certainly won't hurt!
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Wells42
Wells42

January 4th, 2012, 9:52 pm #6

From what I understand, once your hcg levels are over 6000, the average doubling time is 96 hours. So, your increase is perfect!
I agree with Erika that your betas look great, so I wouldn't worry about that (easier said than done, I know). As far as the progesterone goes, if you are worried about it, one possibility is to call the office of the new OB you are seeing on Monday and just ask to talk to the nurse asap. During my last pregnancy, I had an appointment with a doctor at MFM at 10 weeks, but at 8 weeks, I had some spotting, so I called and asked to talk to a nurse, told her I hadn't actually seen the doctor yet but I was really worried, and she got me in right away. Even if they can't get you in, you can tell her about your numbers, ask if she/he thinks you need a script, and if so, ask if she can call it in. If this doesn't work, try your GP (in which case you might want to specify if you want suppositories as he/she might not be used to prescribing progesterone for this reason).

Sorry - I don't know a thing about natural progesterone cream, but my mom was a pharmacy tech for years and worked with Drs offices every day, so I know people call with requests like this all the time. Hang in there! Overall, everything sounds good.



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ALM
ALM

January 5th, 2012, 1:53 am #7

Got my second beta results back.

First test
22 dpo
beta: 9965
progesterone: 18.7

Second
26 dpo
beta: 20697
progesterone: 15.3

Beta doubling time 92 hrs

Sooo not happy with the progesterone number. My ob does not deal with early pregnancy much. I'm being referred to a specialist and they got me an appt for Monday. What do y'all think about going to a health foods store and getting progesterone cream otc and trying that?

I don't know why I thought this would be reassuring I am not reassured at all. Not hugely thrilled with the doubling time either. Man, I just want to run away.
DEMAND a script for crinone (very expensive) or endometrium. This isn't the time to worry about seeming demanding. I wouldn't wait until Monday. You are PG!! Congratulations!!!
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