Luteal Phase Defect - Starting Therapy
I am 38 years old, married for 2 years and found out this past December that I have luteal phase defect (max prog. 5.6ng/ml mid-phase).
My ovulation cycle is also short on average 4 days consistently each month since stopping birth control (was taking for 6 years), which does not help this situation at all. My Dr wanted to start me on Clomid on Day 1 of ovulation,however, after doing much research I convinced her to let me try progesterone therapy. I am in my 2nd week of using approximately 85mg 2x/day. My husband and I are hopeful that this will work for us as we've experienced one miscarriage which I am quite certain was due to low levels of progesterone at the time of conception (miscarried at 6 weeks by my calculation).
I am hopeful that we will have good news in the next few months as I am sure it is going to take some time to get my levels up to a normal level. In the meantime, I have added a multi-vitamin, DHA and 5000IU D3 to my daily regimen (vit. D possibly related to low prog. as well??). Will keep you all posted on our progress....