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 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??
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?
J's wife, mama of 2 wonderful girls
TTC #3, cycle 17
I actually bought B6 & vitex today!! Is that okay to take before hormone bloodwork?
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.
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
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!