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Just what I suspected... 4dpo feeling af cramps

Postby Skylight026 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:02 am

So I'm about 4/5 dpo and I'm already starting to feel af cramps. It's too early for implantation cramps and this is about the same time I started af last cycle. I got my peak on cd 21 today is cd 26 and last cycle started af on cd 27. I'm thinking it's progesterone issues. I'll be starting progesterone cream next cycle to see if I can lengthen my lp then I have an appt the end of august so will hopefully run some test to verify. About 2 years ago I was told I had low progesterone and was put on prometrium. I was tested due to heavy and painful periods. When I felt I had that under control I stopped taking it.
Now my question is does low progesterone mean I'm also not ovulating?
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Re: Just what I suspected... 4dpo feeling af cramps

Postby Danaa » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:07 am

Low progesterone does not mean ur not ovulating but it could mean that the corpus luteum left behind by ovulation is not strong,but Ofc there is no way of knowing this unless you try something to help ovulation,like clomid or natural supliments but it could be that ur body does not produce much progesterone either way.
Doctors say that an lp less than 10days is not great for ttc,lp can be lengthened by taking vitamin B complex .
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Re: Just what I suspected... 4dpo feeling af cramps

Postby Skylight026 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:18 am

Thanks for your reply.
With vitamin b complex would you take this before or after ovulation?
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Re: Just what I suspected... 4dpo feeling af cramps

Postby Danaa » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:35 am

Skylight026 wrote:Thanks for your reply.
With vitamin b complex would you take this before or after ovulation?

I think is ur whole cycle.not sure tbh
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Re: Just what I suspected... 4dpo feeling af cramps

Postby BeeCee33 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:48 pm

You can take vitamin b6 at 50 mg a day to start, up to 100mg. You do need to take b12 with it for absorbtion. The reason b6 can lengthen your luteal phase is that it supports progesterone and limits estrogen.

Be aware that b6 can limit estrogen enough in some women to delay or prevent ovulation (that's why I stopped taking it). You can try taking it from O to AF, but it will build up in your system. Even though it's water soluble vitamin, you're talking it at such high doses that it will build up.

It can take a few months to see the full effect it will have in your cycle, and can take up to 25 days to get out of your system after taking it.

I'd recommend talking to your doc first, especially since you have a history of low progesterone. They can put you on an appropriate regimin to fix the luteal phase defect!
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Re: Just what I suspected... 4dpo feeling af cramps

Postby Skylight026 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:03 am

Thank you. That was very informative. I will have a lot of questions for them when I go in next month. Still no sign of af so that's always a good thing. Last month I started today cd27. I'm hoping it's late ovulation this month and not a lp defect. I unfortunately wasn't using opks last month so to my surprise this month was cd 21 I got my positive.
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Re: Just what I suspected... 4dpo feeling af cramps

Postby BeeCee33 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:59 pm

Your LP could be fine then, if you don't have O pinned down. :) Annnnd of you did O later, then the cramps could be a good sign. If you do get that bfp, let your doc know right away so they can test your progesterone and bake sure it's high enough to sustain pregnancy!
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Re: Just what I suspected... 4dpo feeling af cramps

Postby Skylight026 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:37 am

I am officially 10/11 dpo and still no af. I think I was worried over nothing. Now I'm feeling a lot more hopeful. Now I can focus on trying to catch that egg instead of my lp being to short.
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Re: Just what I suspected... 4dpo feeling af cramps

Postby BeeCee33 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:47 am

Skylight026 wrote:I am officially 10/11 dpo and still no af. I think I was worried over nothing. Now I'm feeling a lot more hopeful. Now I can focus on trying to catch that egg instead of my lp being to short.


Yay, that's great!
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