TTC and Just Want to Be Sure
I am 44 years old. We are trying to conceive, and I just want to make sure I am not messing things up. My cycles are usually 26-27 days. I ovulate on day 13 or 14, and my luteal phase is 13-14 days long. By the looks of my chart, everything is fine. But I have had several miscarriages: two in 2014, then a baby in 2015 at age 42, and two more miscarriages in 2016. I have not conceived in a year, despite regular periods.
I had blood work done in January and my FSH was 7, confirming I was not peri-menopausal. My progesterone was 1.6 on CD 10 (which seems normal). My vit D was a little low, so I've been taking D since Jan, and making sure I get out in the sun. Also, my iron was low, so I've been on iron too. I take a multi-vitamin every day, as well as extra C (with my iron), cod liver oil, and sometimes alfalfa and spirulina.
I recently purchased a natural progesterone cream. It's a 25 mg dose pump cream. I am so afraid of using it. The instructions say to begin on CD 12 and end on day 27. I keep reading so much conflicting info. I know many who are using 100mg every day.
What do I do? According to the questionnaire, I strongly needed progesterone (score of 33), but I'm afraid of messing up my regular cycles. I read the pregnancy section on here, but it mainly speaks to those with a luteal phase defect...which I do not have. Yet, I DO have mood swings, some hot flashes, and fatigue off and on.
Can someone help me? I'm inclined to use a large dose in hopes of conceiving.
Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!