Clomid and Progesterone

by Jani Steenkamp

I'm a 23 year old woman. My husband and I have been married for little over a year now and we started trying to conceive about 6 months ago. I was diagnosed as having polycystic ovaries (not the syndrome), and I am not ovulating.

I don't really have a lot of symptoms. I am not overweight... 61 kg and height 1.71 (BMI in normal range). My ovaries are enlarged with various cysts, and irregular cycles. My gynae put me on Utrogestan, which I took orally, 100mg x 2 for 7 days mid cycle, for about 5 or 6 cycles now. It helped regulating my cycles a bit, although it is not 100 % yet. When we got married I started taking Yasmin as contraception, and I've stopped with it in January in order to prepare my body so that I will fall pregnant fast (little did I know!!). So its been 10 months since I've stopped using the Pill. I am about to start taking Clomid, within the next 2 days.

I am desperate to fall pregnant. I stopped using any products containing petrochemicals for the last 3 weeks (this is xenoestrogens that acts as oestrogen - wow that was interesting to read and realize what an impact all that has on your body - oestrogen dominance etc, and I believe that is the reason why I have polycystic ovaries since I've used Vaseline for many years!)

I was wondering if I can use natural progesterone together with Clomid? Thank you for all the informative and interesting information!

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Oct 30, 2009
Clomid and progesterone
by: Wray

Hi Jani. Thanks for your kind words! Please wait before trying the Clomid, only use this as a last resort, ie after having been married for several years! Please see this paper. And these...

Paper 1
Paper 2
Paper 3

It is possible to reverse PCO, please see our web page on this, in particular read the studies listed on the page. It does take time, but it can be done. Please see this paper.

I have two women with PCO trying this combo out at the moment, plus supplements to reverse the insulin resistance they have. The contraceptive would not have helped you, it stops all ovarian production of progesterone, the petroleum jelly too. But often the underlying cause is insulin resistance and oxidative stress. Forcing the ovaries to ovulate is not the way, they should be treated gently and helped to work again. Oral progesterone is not very effective either, most is destroyed as it passes through the gut and liver, please see this paper. Take care, Wray

Jun 25, 2013
will this help me
by: Anonymous

My husband and i have been trying to have a baby for the past six years with no success only miscarriages. i was taking provera at one point and stop because i had bad side effects. I was wondering would progesterone cream be good for me

Jun 26, 2013
will this help me
by: Wray

Hi there I'm a bit puzzled why you were taking provera when you were trying to fall pregnant, it's a Contraceptive. It could be a lack of progesterone causing your miscarriages, or a lack of vitamin D. Please have a test done. For more info on vitamin D levels, test kits etc see the following websites, Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth and Birmingham Hospital. Blood levels should be 70-100ng/ml or 175-250nmol/L, and not the 30ng/ml or 75nmol/L most labs and doctors regard as adequate. The minimum daily dose should be 5000iu's per day, although the latest research indicates it should be 10,000iu's per day, see here. We also have three pages you could look through, one on Pregnancy, another here. And one on Infertility. Take care Wray

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