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Hi Ladies,

I had my dr appt today. We talked about my short cycles and she said she first wants to do bloodwork on CD 20 to see if I did ovulate, and then obviously to see what my hormone levels are. We are also doing an ultrasound on Thurs to check my insides Smile and DH has to do a semen analysis as well. She said that if it turns out that I do have LP defect, that she'll prob start me on Clomid. She did also say at this point that I could continue to take my supplements.
It does suck that since I'm only on CD 2, that we have to wait another 18 days until bloodwork, and then of course another few days until we get results, so prob out the next cycle. (but you never know!!) But I'm also very excited that we finally have some direction, and help.

I have read that some women have used progestrone cream to help with LPD - I'm not sure if I should use it or not, esp since we are doing hormone testing in 3 weeks, I don't want it to "mess" up my results. Thoughts??

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I would hold off on doing anything like progesterone cream until after the bloodwork and all this cycle. Have you tried B6 or B12 as an LP lengthener?

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I actually bought B6 & vitex today!! Is that okay to take before hormone bloodwork?

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I agree I wouldn't add anything new to the mix until you have your blood work and internal just so they can get a baseline kwim? You can always call and ask about the B6 and Vitex before hand.

I'm glad the ball is rolling on getting you some answers. Biggrin

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I am so happy for you that you are finally getting the ball going. I know how great of a feeling that is, for sure! I can't wait to see what the next month brings for you (hopefully a BFP)

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Well DR said that it is okay to still take my supplements that I'm currently taking - Royal Jelly, Maca & a supplement that contains Dong Quai, Vitex, Red Rasp Leaf & Black Cohosh. She did say that if I start Clomid that I shouldn't take the Black cohosh, so I'll prob stop that one and just do the Vitex.

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How exciting to get to see someone! i hope the next 18 days fly by!

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You might want to double check about the vitex if you start clomid. Everything I've ever read says not to take those 2 together.

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It's not a dietary supplement, but have you considered acupuncture?

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ok so last night I was OBSESSING (as always!) about LPD, Clomid, Progestrone, etc, etc......finally I just had to STOP and tell myself that #1) we haven't even done the bloodwork yet (so we don't know what the issue is, if any) and #2) I'm just going to trust my dr & her opinion. She's the professional Smile

I also decided that IF I do start Clomid, that I prob won't do any of the supplements, other than pre-natal vitamin (or multi-vitamin)
Plus I don't know if I want the bloodwork to come back with no issue, or an issue that can easily be fixed. Like getting an "everything looks good, just keep trying" sounds wonderful, but after 9 months, you gotta think something is up...plus you can't fix what isn't broken!

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Mrs. Bear - how are you feeling?!?! I can't believe you are already 24 weeks - where the heck has time gone!!?!? I remember reading your post when you found out that you were expecting. So you're having a girl?!?! Do you have any other children? Smile

& Beth - I have thought about acupucture (need to do some more research) Does it help with LPD? My g/f used it to get pregnant with her 2nd (it took her over a year to get pregnant with her 2nd and she had no issue, other than the fact that she was stressing too much)

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If I were going to have testing I wouldn't try anything else. I am taking B6 and I am starting the natural progesterone cream this cycle. My LP has been only about 10 days and I have had 2 m/c in a row.

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:goodluck: with everything.......

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Thank you Michelle!

@ Mom2threekiddos - so sorry for your losses Sad Were the m/c's due to LPD? Has B6 helped? How many mg of B6 do you take? I might try B6, just not progestrone cream until after my blood-work, and after I talk to my DR.

I should have listened to myself and STOP googling EVERYTHING, b/c now I'm getting nervous thinking that it's more than LPD since so many women have it and still gotten pregnant. Or what if I do start Clomid and it doesn't work. It's already been 10 months, I don't want to wait any longer!! I've decided to just go do something else, like clean, or take a hot bath.....