11 miscarriages and no mention of progesterone
(Madinah, Saudi Arabia)
I'm a 46 year old woman who has had two full-term healthy pregnancies at 38 and 41 years old. Over the past four years, however, I have had a series of 11 miscarriages. All have terminated within the first trimester, the majority within the first 6 - 7 weeks.
I am hypo-thyroid (mild), which was diagnosed between my third and fourth miscarriages. Once that was balanced, it was thought that things would be fine, but they haven't. Since then I've had tests for lupus, anti-phospolipids and -cardiolipids, all manner of other tests, and nothing shows as abnormal. In fact, my hormonal levels are all well within normal, healthy ranges. However, neither at the birth center I used to attend, or the specialist I recently went to, did they give any credence to the possibility of progesterone deficiency. In fact, they wouldn't even test me for it.
After so many losses, progesterone is the only logical thing I can see as the reason - other than the simple Will of God. I'm in an awkward situation as the only source of progesterone I have found in the country I am currently living in is tablet form (Duphaston) 10 mg, which is recommended to be taked twice a day (20 mg total). That contradicts what I read online which says I should be having 100-200 mg per day and that it is only effective in cream or suppository form.
I feel rather defeated and helpless by now. I'm wondering if I should order some progesterone cream, but being my own self-appointed doctor, I'm quite tired of trying to figure out what to do. I really cannot rely on or expect anything from the medical facilities where I live. I'm taking chaste tree berry and a little maca powder to try to encourage hormone balance, but truly I feel like giving up and letting these miscarriages go on until I finally hit menopause.