Shocking +HPT and questions about P4 (cross post)

Shocking +HPT and questions about P4 (cross post)

Anonymous just for this please
Anonymous just for this please

July 1st, 2012, 9:16 pm #1

Shock of my life... I got a + on a HPT yesterday at maximum 12DPO on a natural cycle. I had a + OPK last Monday so if I ovulated that day, which I don't think I did, yesterday would have been 12DPO at the most. Is this early? I used the early pregnancy test Target brand (the green and white Up & Up box). I went in this morning for a beta and progesterone check and it came back at beta: 48.6 and progesterone 8.5.

I don't know how accurate all of the info online is about betas, but if today was at most 13DPO and more likely 11 or 12 DPO, is 48.6 ok? I go in on Tuesday for a repeat and the nurse said they want it at 100. I thought it had to double every 3 days, not really every 2 days.

I asked them about P4 because I've been having pinkish (not all the time, but sometimes) CM since Wednesday. I assumed AF was coming. The nurse said I could if I wanted to, but an 8 something doesn't necessarily mean anything bad and adding P4 wouldn't necessarily save anything if anything had to be saved.

I have leftover Crinone at home. She said I could if I wanted to. Should I take 1 a day or 2? How would I know if it's working if Crinone doesn't show up in b/w? Then if RE wants me not to take it, even if beta is good, will I still have to take it for 10-12 weeks?

Lots of questions, I know. Head is spinning!

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July 2nd, 2012, 12:26 am #2

I wish you much success w/ sticky dust. It is very early but it is a positive test and beta!!!!

Congrats,

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July 2nd, 2012, 2:02 am #3

Shock of my life... I got a + on a HPT yesterday at maximum 12DPO on a natural cycle. I had a + OPK last Monday so if I ovulated that day, which I don't think I did, yesterday would have been 12DPO at the most. Is this early? I used the early pregnancy test Target brand (the green and white Up & Up box). I went in this morning for a beta and progesterone check and it came back at beta: 48.6 and progesterone 8.5.

I don't know how accurate all of the info online is about betas, but if today was at most 13DPO and more likely 11 or 12 DPO, is 48.6 ok? I go in on Tuesday for a repeat and the nurse said they want it at 100. I thought it had to double every 3 days, not really every 2 days.

I asked them about P4 because I've been having pinkish (not all the time, but sometimes) CM since Wednesday. I assumed AF was coming. The nurse said I could if I wanted to, but an 8 something doesn't necessarily mean anything bad and adding P4 wouldn't necessarily save anything if anything had to be saved.

I have leftover Crinone at home. She said I could if I wanted to. Should I take 1 a day or 2? How would I know if it's working if Crinone doesn't show up in b/w? Then if RE wants me not to take it, even if beta is good, will I still have to take it for 10-12 weeks?

Lots of questions, I know. Head is spinning!
I've had two natural pregnancies, and I've taken progesterone for each one. The first time I was prepping for an IVF cycle so I had a stash, and the RE actually suggested it as an "it can't hurt" measure. I took it until I ran out at 10 weeks.

This past time my levels weren't great - 18 at 5w, then 15 a few days later. I was with my ob, not an RE, and he referred me to a high risk specialist for a progesterone prescription (I don't think he deals with many 40-something infertility experts like myself!). She had no problem prescribing progesterone and I was on it up to 12w.

Congrats and good luck!!!
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July 2nd, 2012, 2:16 am #4

I wish you much success w/ sticky dust. It is very early but it is a positive test and beta!!!!

Congrats,

FB
Ok, that's what I thought... thank you! I only have 14 Crinone's but that should be enough to know where we're heading with this

I only wish they could measure Crinone effect through b/w. Should I just assume it's getting absorbed and whatever they measure it as I should assume it's higher with the Crinone?

Thanks!
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July 2nd, 2012, 2:16 am #5

I've had two natural pregnancies, and I've taken progesterone for each one. The first time I was prepping for an IVF cycle so I had a stash, and the RE actually suggested it as an "it can't hurt" measure. I took it until I ran out at 10 weeks.

This past time my levels weren't great - 18 at 5w, then 15 a few days later. I was with my ob, not an RE, and he referred me to a high risk specialist for a progesterone prescription (I don't think he deals with many 40-something infertility experts like myself!). She had no problem prescribing progesterone and I was on it up to 12w.

Congrats and good luck!!!
Thank you for the suggestion and for sharing your experience! I'll do it.

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July 2nd, 2012, 4:01 am #6

Ok, that's what I thought... thank you! I only have 14 Crinone's but that should be enough to know where we're heading with this

I only wish they could measure Crinone effect through b/w. Should I just assume it's getting absorbed and whatever they measure it as I should assume it's higher with the Crinone?

Thanks!
You really want this in the early stages of pg esp w/ our population as progesterone is the first horomone to fail w/ us. If your beta continues to rise nicely then you need to insist on more crinone and I mean insist and stomp on your foot if necessary.

All of us old timers on these boards have had to learn to insist on a test or treatment from time to time.

Good Luck and keep us posted.

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July 2nd, 2012, 1:37 pm #7

Thank you! n/t
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July 2nd, 2012, 4:04 pm #8

Shock of my life... I got a + on a HPT yesterday at maximum 12DPO on a natural cycle. I had a + OPK last Monday so if I ovulated that day, which I don't think I did, yesterday would have been 12DPO at the most. Is this early? I used the early pregnancy test Target brand (the green and white Up & Up box). I went in this morning for a beta and progesterone check and it came back at beta: 48.6 and progesterone 8.5.

I don't know how accurate all of the info online is about betas, but if today was at most 13DPO and more likely 11 or 12 DPO, is 48.6 ok? I go in on Tuesday for a repeat and the nurse said they want it at 100. I thought it had to double every 3 days, not really every 2 days.

I asked them about P4 because I've been having pinkish (not all the time, but sometimes) CM since Wednesday. I assumed AF was coming. The nurse said I could if I wanted to, but an 8 something doesn't necessarily mean anything bad and adding P4 wouldn't necessarily save anything if anything had to be saved.

I have leftover Crinone at home. She said I could if I wanted to. Should I take 1 a day or 2? How would I know if it's working if Crinone doesn't show up in b/w? Then if RE wants me not to take it, even if beta is good, will I still have to take it for 10-12 weeks?

Lots of questions, I know. Head is spinning!
Congratulations!!

P4 is in the can't hurt category and could definitely help, especially since yours is on the lower side.

Good luck!
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July 2nd, 2012, 4:59 pm #9

Thanks so much...
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July 2nd, 2012, 5:57 pm #10

Shock of my life... I got a + on a HPT yesterday at maximum 12DPO on a natural cycle. I had a + OPK last Monday so if I ovulated that day, which I don't think I did, yesterday would have been 12DPO at the most. Is this early? I used the early pregnancy test Target brand (the green and white Up & Up box). I went in this morning for a beta and progesterone check and it came back at beta: 48.6 and progesterone 8.5.

I don't know how accurate all of the info online is about betas, but if today was at most 13DPO and more likely 11 or 12 DPO, is 48.6 ok? I go in on Tuesday for a repeat and the nurse said they want it at 100. I thought it had to double every 3 days, not really every 2 days.

I asked them about P4 because I've been having pinkish (not all the time, but sometimes) CM since Wednesday. I assumed AF was coming. The nurse said I could if I wanted to, but an 8 something doesn't necessarily mean anything bad and adding P4 wouldn't necessarily save anything if anything had to be saved.

I have leftover Crinone at home. She said I could if I wanted to. Should I take 1 a day or 2? How would I know if it's working if Crinone doesn't show up in b/w? Then if RE wants me not to take it, even if beta is good, will I still have to take it for 10-12 weeks?

Lots of questions, I know. Head is spinning!
That I wasnt more aware of my cycles. I may have been ok with my last pg if I had checked P4 earlier. Definitely go on it and congrats!!
Me- 30
Day 3- FSH 10.4, E2 42; Day 10- 16.6; Possible endo, slight anti sperm antibodies
DH- 30, low Morph
TTC 23 Cycles
2 Cycles on Clomid- BFN
3 Cycles on Femara & IUI- BFN
Now- Natural plus antioxidants, Acu/Herbs till IVF when we're ready emotionally
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