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    My husband and I just started TTC #1 in July 2012 and I started seeing an RE this month because I just turned 38. We think I ovulated on cd 12/13 and my blood drawn (today) on cd 20. My progesterone results were 16.2 and she wants me to start 100mg a day of progesterone starting today. Are my results low? When I looked it up I found that anything above 10 is normal. I'm extremely sensitive to all meds and couldn't even take birth control pills because of the hormones and I'm scared to take anything that's not totally necessary. If you've had yours tested what were they and what did your doctor recommend?


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    If that is a medicated cycle it might seem kinda of low if it was not a med cycle then that number is actually really good however at our age they take no chances and put us on the progesterone, it won't hurt to take it even if it is not needed but kinda like an extra safety measure, only thing is that if you are pregnant then you stay on it the entire first trimester of pregnancy. GL and fx for that Bfp.

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    No, I'm not taking meds at all right now, it's just my natural cycle. It must be my age and the fact that this RE is very aggressive. Thank you and GL to you too!


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    Doctors generally look for a result of over 10 on an unmedicated cycle, 15 if medicated... so 16.2 means you ovulated and is a good number.

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    Thank you Shannon! I'm pretty comfortable with that number, so I decided to pass on the progesterone for now.


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    Speaking from experience and as someone who is very sensitive to hormones, I completely agree with passing on it. 16.2 is a good number medicated or not. My RE looked for 10 or higher while medicated so 16.2 is great! I took progesterone once just as a precaution when I didn't need it really. My progesterone level was around 16 that time also. I had horrible side effects. I fell asleep driving twice, and absolutely could not stay awake while I was sitting down. I was convinced I was pregnant, but it was just the progesterone. Doc took me off of it immediately when I told him of the symptoms and I never went back on it. Sometimes you just have to do what's right for you. Good luck :-)

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    Thank you Leah, that makes me feel so much better about my decision! I know that the same awful side effects would happen to me too, that's just how I'm built, unfortunately. Good luck to you too!!


    Mel (39) DH (37) Expecting a boy after 12 months of TTC!
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