I got the results of my progesterone draw that I had done on Tuesday. The levels came back at 23, down from 40 two weeks prior. So now I get the fun task of using vaginal suppositories to my daily progesterone routine. Hooray for me.
At this stage my doctor likes to see levels between 30-90. According to Dr. Google and Mr. Internet normal first trimester levels are between 9-47. So yeah I don’t know if I am supposed to be worried or not. On one hand I do know that my RE is used to IVF patients so he treats every pregnancy like a high risk pregnancy (no complaints about that here) on the other hand I feel like he tends to lean to the overly cautious side.
They plan to test my progesterone again next week when I go in for my next scan. But here is where I am confused…I was under the impression that Crinone does not get into the blood stream because it is absorbed directly into the uterus. So my blood levels won’t show if it is indeed improving things right? I am still taking Prometrium twice daily (200mg each) so that is still going to show but obviously it hasn’t been keeping my levels as high as it used too. Stupid Corpus luteum defect. Can’t anything ever be easy?
I hope people don’t see this as complaining, because trust me…I am SO grateful that there is something they can do to help me maintain this pregnancy. I’m just worried is all. Since seeing the MB’s heartbeat I’m more attached then I should be at this point. Frankly, I need this to work. I don’t know how I will survive if I don’t. My RE office gave me 18 days worth of free samples of the Crinone so I am very very lucky in that aspect. I’m also lucky that they are taking this seriously and that they are doing what they can to help me and MB.
So school me…what should I know about this Crinone stuff? I took my first dose last night. I’ve decided to do it at night to hopefully keep as much as the gel up where it needs to be as possible. What else should I expect? Anyone else ever experience low progesterone in the first trimester?