Trying to Conceive
First let me say that your website is very helpful. I am 30 years old and have been trying to conceive for 6 months. The first month I just counted about 14 days in, thinking that was the normal ovulation time since I am on about a 28-30 day cycle on average. The next month I started using ovulation predictors and realized I wasn't having my LH surge until about day 16 which meant ovulation was about day 17 or 18 making my luteal phase 10 days or so...way too short.
I went to my OB/GYN who said don't worry about it and that luteal phase defects are still medically unproven. She didn't want to see me until we had tried for 1 year. The old brush off. So, I went to an accupunturist who said my luteal phase was was too short and I needed progesterone. Day 25 of my cycle, 7 days after ovulation it was only 7.1. Day 6 of my cycle it was only 0.2. I started using 100mg compound suppositories last cycle. I ovulated day 18 and started using it day 19. My luteal phase was 18 days making my cycle about 36, longer than normal. My temp stayed up the whole time during the luteal phase, which before it would be up for a few days then do a saw pattern of up and down. I really was getting my hopes up that I was pregnant since I was so late, but I started my period. It was 1 day of thick heavy black gel type discharge. Abnormal for me.
My questions are - does the progesterone change your period consistency? Should my luteal phase lengthen that much? Is 100mg enough? I just want to make sure I am maximizing my conception chances. Thank you for any input.