Progesterone for infertility
This website is an amazing treasure trove of information! I'm grateful to have found it as my husband and I are trying to conceive (TTC) our 3rd child. After a chemical pregnancy in February, I started seeing a naturopathic doctor and was told I have low progesterone.
My cycle is currently 24-26 days with a couple days of spotting before bleeding. Mood swings, weak ovulation/anovulatory cycles and weight gain have been other issues I've dealt with.
I have tried progesterone cream a few times in my TTC journey with no success. I just recently learned I've been using far too little to even make a difference (20mg/day of the progesterone cream by Emerita).
At cycle day 23, I started using 70-100mg/day. It was hard to be consistent because the cream was so sticky and didn't absorb well. I started spotting the next day but continued using the cream and was surprised and pleased to see that the spotting was a little less and my period held off until I'd completed a full 28 day cycle. It's been months since I had a 28 day cycle, and that was with acupuncture.
I'm hoping to switch to the Natpro next cycle. Should I start with 50mg am/pm and slowly increase, or should I start with a higher dosage since I was still spotting last time?