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Progesterone sure does work - Elizabeth Unexplained
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greyautumnrain
greyautumnrain
Progesterone sure does work
After a 16 day luteal phase, a record for me, my period is finally here. That's a whopping four days longer than normal for me. It seems the gel is doing its thing. Of course, I haven't used it since Sunday, but then the effects are supposed to last.

I hearby declare the period of time between getting a negative beta and seeing the blood in the toilet to be the worst part of an ART cycle. People talk about the Two Week Wait between ovulation and knowing the result as the worst. Maybe for some it is. For me the period between knowing and starting over is the hardest. Last month we had the Three Day Depresson, and this month we had the Four Day Funk. Waiting for the inevitable is no fun, especially when you've been taking hormones that make you feel not quite yourself.

Now that its here I can move forward. I have an ultrasound scheduled for Sunday morning to check on my ovaries. If there are no cysts, we go ahead with the final try of Clomid + IUI. Its another chance to roll the dice. At least I hope I get to make another roll in March.

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twe From: twe Date: March 3rd, 2006 08:25 am (UTC) (Link)
I can totally see that as the worst part. :(
davehenry From: davehenry Date: March 3rd, 2006 04:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

Living with Progesterone

My sympathies for what you're going through. I don't have much to offer you directly (never having been on your side of this sort of thing), other than to encourage you not to give up.

What I can offer, however, I will. If your husband would like to speak to someone who's had experience sharing living space with a woman who's taking progesterone (or anything else from the man's side of this sort of thing, for that matter), let him know I'm available...
greyautumnrain From: greyautumnrain Date: March 6th, 2006 12:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Living with Progesterone

Thanks. He seems to be coping with everything very well, so I don't thinks its much of an issue, not to mention he's not big on talking about these things. He's really being a good sport about the whole thing.
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