What if my period is not a true period and stopping progesterone causes a miscarrage?
by Mrs A
I have a pressing question for which I would very much appreciate any insight. I previously suffered from stage 7 adrenal fatigue, which didn't help my progesterone production. After a few months of treatment with natural adrenal glandulars I felt better but there were some symptoms that didn't go away such as post ovulatory inflammation and migraines, which faded away when I got my period. My cycles are pretty regular.
I started on natural progesterone a few months ago and those inflammatory symptoms almost went away completely at 15mg per day (I don't think I took enough progesterone).
The thing is I am trying to conceive baby number 2 and this is our first month of trying. Post ovulation this month I have been getting lots of pregnancy symptoms such as nausea and pain, bloating, etc. I upped my progesterone to around 25mg per day yesterday, from 15mg, and the symptoms stopped overnight. I'm currently 8 days past ovulation and I have a 14 day luteal phase.
I am worried because I might start my period when it is due in a week and think that I didn't get pregnant when in fact I am pregnant, and if I stop the progesterone like I usually do when I get my period, I could cause a potential miscarriage. Should I continue the progesterone through my period in case I do get a positive pregnancy test result a few days after my period/bleeding, even if it means messing up my cycle that month? I'm so confused!
Thank you for your insight!