Is the 200 mg progesterone daily dose good enough?
Please forgive me if my English isn't that good, once it isn't my mother tongue.
First of all, I'd like to say that the kind of work being done here is simply amazing and it makes a difference in people's lives. Well, Wray, please help me...I have had a spontaneous miscarriage and I think it was due to my low progesterone levels. I took progesterone during my luteal phase and stopped on day 27 of my cycle to wait for menstruation. I started taking progesterone again as soon as I found out pregnancy, but it didn't work. The embryo didn't develop. After not taking progesterone for 5 days I re-started it but I think it was too late. My doctor told me that wasn't the reason why I had a miscarriage because she believed there would be some "residual progesterone" left that would have been able to support the very beginning of the embryo development during this "pause". Now, I'm trying to get pregnant again and I'm taking Utrogestan - 200 mg once a day. My doctor told me I should keep on using the same dose and allowed me to use it until I was sure about being pregnant or not. She also told me to keep on taking the same dose (200 mg)after I get pregnant. Well, I had been taking it orally, but I've read it isn't the best way for the progesterone to be absorbed. My current progesterone level (with the 200 mg dose I've been taking) is 6 ng/ml (or 20 nmol/l). I think it is too low and asked my doctor to double the dose if I get pregnant (400 mg a day), but she said I shouldn't do that because she believes it could cause female formations to a male fetus-baby. What should I do? Shoud I take 200 mg or 400 mg? Is there any possible harm to the baby if I increase the dose? Thank you so much for reading everything!