How long did you continue progesterone after IVF?

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How long did you take progesterone after IVF if you had no previous progesterone issues?

Only up until transfer day (none afterwards)
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0-3 days after transfer
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3-5 days after transfer
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1-2 weeks after transfer
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3%
Till 4-6 weeks of pregnancy
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3%
Till 6-8 weeks of pregnancy
6
9%
Till 8-10 weeks of pregnancy
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20%
Till 10-12 weeks of pregnancy
37
53%
Longer than 12 weeks of pregnancy
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13%
 
Total votes : 70

How long did you continue progesterone after IVF?

Postby larchelle » Mon May 17, 2010 3:40 pm

If you did not have any progesterone issues and were just taking it as a routine measure, and you are still having a successful pregnancy, how long did you continue taking it?

Is there anyone who had any issues when they stopped?

Did they tell you to stop on a standard day/week or based on your bw?

What were you on? (PIO, suppositories, crinone...)

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Postby lukesmommy » Mon May 17, 2010 6:59 pm

I didn't have any progesterone issues (#'s were good after transfer) but was instructed to continue the progesterone (PIO injections) until I reached 12 weeks just as a precaution. :)

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Postby JenAsh3 » Tue May 18, 2010 2:29 pm

My progesterone was very high(90s, I think), so I was told to stop PIO at about 4 wks pg. I had no issues at all after stopping.
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Postby Skeely » Wed May 19, 2010 6:21 am

I didn't do IVF, I did IUI, but they have me on progesterone and they are having me stop at 13 weeks. I was also on progesterone while TTC naturally because of a short luteal phase, though they never did test my levels, so I probably have progesterone issues, but I don't know for sure.
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Postby amanda52203 » Wed May 19, 2010 8:25 am

I didn't have progesterone issues...they told me it was routine in the beginning to be on progesterone. (We did IVF) But at 5 weeks I started bleeding and was diagnosed with a Subchorionic Hematoma. So they left me on progesterone suppositories twice a day up to 10 weeks:)
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Postby larchelle » Wed May 19, 2010 2:29 pm

Thanks ladies.

The nurse said I would probably have to stay on them till 10 wks... but it just seems like a long time, and especially since she didn't say anything about testing my levels?? If I get one that implants I think I want to ask about testing and see if I really need to continue it? Also of course worried about when I stop...

Right now I'm on Crinone 1x day.
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Postby nicrye » Sun May 23, 2010 1:24 pm

Prometrium, vaginally 2X a day for 9 weeks then 1X per day till week 10. No issues when I stopped but I probably wouldn't have noticed much since I am so consumed with morning, noon and night sickness.
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Postby jentalkin2u » Sat May 29, 2010 3:29 am

I was on the prometrium suppositories. Started the day of transfer and continued through 16 dpo (13 dpt). They tested my progestone levels at 14 dpo and 16 dpo and since my levels were high (150 and 90, respectively) they went ahead and stopped it. I was nervous to just stop cold turkey but everything turned out fine!
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Postby mom2nicholaspatrick » Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:25 pm

13 weeks for both pregnancies. I wasn't taking any chances. I did shots.
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Postby PamJamieandBaby » Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:51 am

My clinic told me to stop when I got my positive pregnancy test. I questioned this as my previous clinic would have had me take it until 12 weeks. My new clinic said that with a fresh cycle you only need to take it until pregnancy. Once the pg hormones start kicking in, the follicles that produced eggs are ALL producing progesterone until the placenta takes over. At least, that's the way I understood what she said... :)

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Postby LaraE » Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:20 am

I had an IUI and I was on progesterone vaginally once per day. I had really bad TMI loose stools as a side effect - it was miserable! I lost 8 lbs in 2 weeks because of it. Anyway, I was told to stay on the vag caps until 11 weeks but at 10 weeks I sort of stopped and the last week only use it like twice. I used it again last night and of course today I can't stay out of the bathroom. Today I'm 11 weeks so I'm going to quit these things once and for all.
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Postby diana0324 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:55 pm

I am on progest. suppositores 2 x a day. I was on it for my last pregnancy too until week 13 I think or so. I will do the same for this one. Its a nice little insurance to help keep the baby. I have very short luteal phases which why I am on it. My luteal phase is about 10 days!

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Postby nikki2246 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:42 pm

I was on endometrin 3xs a day until 10 weeks. Dr kept me on 2 extra weeks because I was paranoid. each dr likes to see a different level.
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Postby wife2mikejh » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:48 pm

i am on them 3x a day. RE says we will start to wean at 8 wks
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Re: How long did you continue progesterone after IVF?

Postby MichelleDis » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:12 pm

First IVF over 6 years ago- I did PIO shots until the beta, then stopped since my level was so high.

this time- I did PIO shots again, from ER until beta and then stopped. my progesterone was sky high at 120 at beta, but they had me do the suppositories for some reason, i guess maybe to support possibility of multiples and I am now carrying twins. I stopped the suppositories after my second beta. Now on nothing. My progesterone has always been very high and never had issues.
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