Brokenhearted TTC miscarriages
I am 34 years old, and have PCOS. I am using Metformin for insulin resistance, and this has brought my period back. I discovered awhile back that I have estrogen dominance (I scored 100 on your quiz-not good) I am trying to conceive and have been hardcore trying/monitoring cycles for 2 months.
My history is long, I've been trying for 12 years, I had 2 tubal pregnancies on the right side and that tube was removed, my left tube is clear)Right after starting the Met, I got pregnant, but this ended in early loss. This lit a fire under me to get my body as healthy as possible, as now I'm able to conceive, but need to be able to maintain a pregnancy. I added prenatal vitamins, vitamin D (I'm deficient) baby aspirin, Maca root, wheatgrass, and I use progesterone cream from ovulation to menses. The first monitored cycle, I ovulated on day 25 and then started the progesterone cream and continued til menses. I had a 14 day luteal phase so cycle was 39 days.Very oddly my menses only lasted 2 days and was not super heavy, my normal cycle is about 4-5 days. With the last cycle I ovulated on day 24 (I was pleased that this had gone down a bit)again I used the progesterone cream after ovulation. I might add this is a high quality cream and my temps were nice and high.
I had many symptoms of pregnancy, but tests were negative...it wasn't until 17 days post ovulation that I got a positive hpt, well actually 3 (different brands, good quality) I tested positive the next day on 3 more tests. At 19 days past ovulation, or 19 days pregnant I began to bleed/clot and have very painful cramps. The bleeding only lasted about a day and was a medium flow at best, I have now spotted for 6 days. I confirmed with an hpt, and at the ER that it was an early loss. I am taking this cycle off to try to remedy the issues I have. First big concern is that I ovulate so late, I think this is effecting egg quality and lining quality as well, please tell me what I can do to shorten my cycles/ovulate sooner. Second concern is that my last period was only 2 days long, and with the recent m/c the bleeding was much less that I would expect. I fear that I may have a thin/innadequate lining. I know many treatments for a thin lining involve estrogen, but I'm already estrogen dominant!
Although I'm taking this cycle off as I don't want another loss, I still plan to use progesterone cream. I'm wondering would it be best to use it as usual, and wait until ovulation is confirmed (day 24 or 25 normally), should I begin taking this when I should be ovulating and continue for 14 days then stop (hoping this will train my body to ovulate sooner in future cycles) or should I use the progesterone cream throughout this whole cycle to suppress ovulation completely similar to birth control. I really want to use this cycle to make as many improvements as possible as far as ovulating sooner, and having a thicker lining.
I am not going to wait more than one cycle to try again, because having 1 functional tube, that cuts down my chances each year compared to "normal" woman. Please help guide me on the best way to use the progesterone cream THIS cycle to hopefully shorten my cycles, and thicken my lining for future cycles. I have made countless health/nutrition/lifestyle changes to get my body healthy and fertile. My Dr. has given the blow off, and I don't want to resort to fertility meds. PLEASE HELP!!