What should I do?

by April

Hello. I am so confused and don't know what to do. I am using your cream. I also chart my waking temperature because I am trying to conceive my first child at 35 years. My temperature usually drops 2 to 3 days before my period shows up. Well this cycle it dropped (not down to normal period temp), a day before I had some light bleeding. I have been having very light bleeding, cramping, and headaches for 2 days now. My temperature was back up when bleeding started. I took a pregnancy test this morning when I got home after holding my urine for about 6 hours. It was negative. My temperature has been up for 2 days after the dip. I am 15 days past ovulation today. Could the progesterone cream be causing the higher temperature? I don't want to stop taking it if I am indeed pregnant. Please advise. Thank you.

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Nov 25, 2011
What should I do?
by: Wray

Hi April Progesterone is thermogenic, so does raise temperature slightly, metabolism too. During the follicular phase, which lasts from the first day of bleeding to ovulation, temperatures range from 36.45 to 36.7 °C (97.6 to 98.1 °F). Once ovulation occurs and progesterone is being secreted from the corpus luteum, temperatures rise by 0.15 - 0.45 °C (0.2 - 0.9 °F). Giving a temperature range of 36.7 - 37.3°C (98.1 - 99.2°F) during the luteal phase. This lasts from ovulation to bleeding, and in all women the luteal phase is always 12-14 days long. With dropping levels of progesterone the few days before bleeding, the temperature also drops. The rise in temperature is caused by the increased metabolic rate. It's very difficult to say if you're pregnant or not, home test kits are notoriously unreliable. We do have a page on pregnancy which shows how to use progesterone, please read through this. Because if you are pregnant, it's advisable not to stop the progesterone. This is another excellent site you could look at, see here. Take care Wray

Jan 11, 2012
How to overcome my infertality and get pregnant faster
by: Sweety

Hi ,

Thanks for your excellent site and advices

am a 35 woman who has diagnosed hypothyroid with PCOS history.
I have got married since 4 years and I am trying for pregnancy but I can not. I have tried once IUI and one IVF , but it failed.

when I did the IVF it was a possitive pregnancy but i miscary after 3 months in 2010. In 2011 I have tried Letroz and I again got pregnant then miscarried again after 3 months.

I have depresion , low six drive , dry skin and experiancing two misscarried. I also have small breasts , could you please advice that what is best for me to use and get red of all these problem the fertality one is very important

Jan 14, 2012
How to overcome my infertality and get pregnant faster
by: Wray

Hi Sweety Thanks for the kind words about the site. We do have a page on PCOS and another on Pregnancy. Please read through them, as it gives info on how to reverse the PCOS, plus how to use progesterone for pregnancy. There are many nutrients which are important for pregnancy, but the most vital is vitamin D, see here, here, here, here and here. These are excellent videos to watch too, see here and here. Please have a test done. For more info on vitamin D levels, testing etc see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth, Birmingham Hospital and Vitamin D Links websites. 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. Progesterone does help libido, depression and miscarriages. Dry skin too, but please increase your intake of the good fats and oils, butter, olive oil, coconut oil and MCT oil. This last is an extract from coconut oil, and is excellent for the skin. It's official name is caprylic/capric triglycerides. Take care Wray

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