Any cyclogest users?

(3 Posts)
SeaSaltMill Thu 05-Jun-14 14:45:51

Hi,

After 3 miscarriages in the 21 months we've been TTC (sob), I have been put on cyclogest from ovulation until AF / BFP and then if BFP, up until 14 weeks.

I'm on the second cycle of using it...is anyone else in the same boat?

He also said to take 75mg aspirin and folic acid (I'm taking conception vits to ensure I get vit D as well)

Would just like know if anyone else out there has the delightful task of shoving a waxy bullet up there every night!

EricaJ Fri 06-Jun-14 07:30:24

Hi SeaSalt,

Sorry for your loses, I have also had 3 mcs in the last 2.5 years, the third happened last week. It really sucks, to put it mildly.

I've had a number of issues, one of them being short cycles with spotting before they started. This could indicate low progesterone levels. Without adequate proges levels the (potentially) fertilised egg can't implant properly - more info here www.resolve.org/infertility-overview/understanding-my-body/progesterone-and-pregnancy-a-vital-connection.html

It is true that it hasn't been 100% clinically proven progesterone suppositories/injections prevent miscarriage. However, the fact that it has made my cycles longer seems to indicate (to me) that it is doing its job at developing a strong uterine lining.

I've read about some people being concerned that the progesterone could 'mask' a mc. In my last pregnancy, I took 3 progesterone suppositories every day plus a few injections in the last week and it did not stop the miscarriage at all, it may have slowed down (not stopped) the bleeding, if anything.

I don't have any side effects from the cyclogest so I am happy to take it. At this stage I would probably try anything anyway!

Best of luck! We'll get there in the end!

SeaSaltMill Fri 06-Jun-14 09:19:38

Thanks, I'm sorry for your losses too.

My cycles are fine, 30 days normally, with a 15 day LP, but my consultant said the progesterone cant hurt.

Yes we will get there!! x

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