Progesterone for FET
Posted 07 November 2011 - 10:23 PM
I would prefer suppositories, and I can get them if I request them. But knowing that it's not the recommended protocol makes me feel guilty, like I'm not giving it the best shot at working. And if I end up pregnant and then miscarrying I'll feel like it will be my fault.
I'll likely have to give them to myself. And the nurses keep warning me that will be difficult. So I just took the shots out now to look at them. And they are bigger, fatter, and scarier then expected. I also poked my thumb trying to get the cap back on, and even that hurt and bled!
The research I'm reading is going both ways. I read something that says PIO is definitely the way to go, and then I see something else that says suppositories are just as good. So if you had a FET, what was the recommended progesterone protocol? Maybe what I learn here will help me decide.
Posted 08 November 2011 - 08:06 PM
Posted 08 November 2011 - 08:22 PM
So, to me-it couldn't hurt. And it could be the thing needed to switch things up, kwim? Good luck with whatever you decide!
Posted 08 November 2011 - 10:52 PM
...identical twins Matthew Thomas and William Chester, 6-28-05 at 37 weeks. 6 lbs 15 oz and 7 lbs 1 oz, 19.5 inches.
...and Rebecca Anne, 2-2-08 at 40w5d. 10 lbs 13 oz, 22.5 inches.
...and Samuel Jacob, 11-24-09 at 40w3d. 10 lbs 4 oz, 22.5 inches.
...and Juliet Josephine, 11-21-12 at 41w3d. 9 lbs 12 oz, 21.5 inches
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Posted 12 November 2011 - 09:27 PM
Posted 14 November 2011 - 11:46 AM
I never had any problems with my PIO shots, but I also had a husband who was very good at giving them. I think I could have done them myself, but wouldn't have wanted to (there are videos online showing how to do it yourself).
I always requested 18-gauge needles to DRAW up the progesterone from the bottle (makes it faster), then you switch it out for the 22-gauge needle for the shot. This way the needle isn't dulled by drawing up the progesterone and it stays nice and sharp and goes in easily. The syringes should come with a removable needle so you can swap them out (mine came with the 22-gauge attached and my husband would just take it off, put on the 18-gauge, draw up the PIO, remove the 18-gauge and put the 22-gauge back on). It sounds complicated but is actually very easy to do.
Our twins--DD & DS#2: March 19, 2012
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