Miscarriage, trying to conceive
I am 28 years old, and a year ago my husband and I decided to try for a baby. I got pregnant on month three, but lost the baby at 5 weeks. We took a short break, and now have been trying to conceive again, but after 6 months, have had no success. I ordered a saliva test and it showed my progesterone results to be on the very low end of "normal", but my progesterone/estrogen ratio was off. I just started using progesterone cream this last month, but did not conceive this cycle.
My history is that I have always had regular cycles (have never missed a single period) and they come right on every 28 days. Because of this, I never had a reason to suspect that my hormones might be off--however, through charting, it seems that I have a slow progesterone rise at ovulation and an early drop. I also have trouble pinpointing ovulation--I always have a positive opk at day 12 or 13, but my temperatures don't seem to rise for 4-5 more days. I have also struggled with menstrual cramps, menstrual migraines, and acne.
I am so discouraged at this point and just looking for some hope. Perhaps I was foolish to believe I might conceive my first month using the cream, but it does seem to happen for many other women! What is a reasonable amount of time to expect when trying to conceive using progesterone cream?