Progesterone Deficiency during pregnancy, What to do after??
by Emma K
After 6 early miscarriages, I finally managed to convince my doctors to prescribe me progesterone suppositories. They told me they didn't believe it would help, however I was adamant I wanted to give these a go and finally they agreed it wouldn't hurt to try.
The first month of trying these, I got pregnant again and
I am now sat holding my beautiful 20 week old daughter. I began taking the suppositories twice a day from cycle day 21 right through to week 26 of my pregnancy.
I believe my progesterone deficiency started after coming off the pill I had been taking for 8 years. I gradually started to develop symptoms including constipation, anxiety, tiredness, lacking in energy, pms, very short periods (only 3 days long) and the worst for me, lots of spots!! Not great when your in your late twenties!!
Once I began the progesterone treatment to maintain my pregnancy, these all seemed to vanish including the spots much to my delight and have all seemed to clear up... until now!!
I am now on cycle day 20 so have just ovulated a few days ago (I have a 29 day cycle) and the dreaded spots are back!! Along with the anxiety, constipation, tiredness and I am having really heavy dragging pains in my uterus and lower back!! I really thought the days of these awful symptoms had vanished and maybe my body had remembered how to regulate the progesterone naturally again!!
My questions is: is this the return of my progesterone deficiency and will I ever be rid of it?? Should I begin trying the cream and see if this would help?? And if this is the case, will I need to use this for life?? The doctors refuse to help me saying they cant do any tests to check my hormone levels?! So tied of hearing this from the NHS and feel so stuck in this vicious circle!!
Time to self diagnose again.
I would Just like to add, This is a fantastic website which has helped me through one of the lowest parts of my life. I never thought I would have my baby and now after discovering your website, I found the cause of my early miscarriages!
Thank you soo much Wray!!