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freaking out...progesterone is 4.78! :(

November 21 2011 at 5:50 PM
Amy  (Login Aimes25)

Ladies, I called my local RE to have my progesterone level checked and the nurse called and said my level is 4.78!!! 4!!! I had it checked about a month ago by the Chicago Dr and it was 30 then, when I was on 1.5cc of PIO and a 200 mg vaginal suppository at night.

My RE's nurse called my local MFM's nurse and the Dr isn't in, but they said to get back on the shots. So I rushed home and did a quick shot.

Then I called the Chicago Dr and she was very snappy with me and said she would never check the progesterone level on someone 13 weeks pregnant and that it was probably a lab error anyways b/c she doesn't see how a pregnancy could progress with a level of 4. She said to recheck it and consult with my Dr....basically telling me, to fly a kite. sad.gif I guess she's mad I got the test done at all! sad.gif

I'm losing it!!! I don't know what to do! Part of me wants to just listen to the Dr's, but part of me is scared out of my mind, I don't really think it was a lab error, but I would think my local MFM will recheck it tomorrow. But now that I'm back on the shots, who fricken knows what's going on!!!

TTC: Since Nov. 2006
Diagnosis: Ovarian Dysfunction & PCOS
28 Years Old
cd3 FSH 16.8
cd10 FSH 13.6
7 Unmonitored Cycles of Clomid
3 Unmonitored Cycles of Letrozole
Positive CCCT
TAB for cysts
1st Cycle of 150iu of Menopur with Timed BDing - 5 mature follies - BFN
TAB for cysts
2nd Cycle of 150iu of Menopur with Timed Intercourse - 4 mature follies in play - BFN
3rd Cycle of 150 iu of Menopur with Timed Intercourse - 2 follies - BFN
1st Cycle of Gonal F - 1 follie & cyst on right - BFN
TAB for a cycle
2nd Cycle of Gonal F = BFP!!!!!
11dpo Beta=27.9
14dpo Beta=120
16dpo Beta=210
18dpo Beta=429
21dpo Beta=1064
5w6d - baby measuring 3mm, h/b 101
6w6d - baby measuring 6mm, h/b 126
7w6d - baby 18mm, h/b 171, measuring ahead at 8w2d! RE noticed enlarged yolk sac so keeping a close eye on that
8w6d - baby 2.52cm with h/b of 174
9w5d - baby 3.22cm with h/b of 180 measuring 10w1d
10w6d - baby 4.34cmcm with h/b of 174 measuring 11w1d
12w u/s showed baby at 11.2cm with h/b of 162 - unfortunately, that evening I suffered a horrible m/c of a chromosomally NORMAL girl.... RIP my angel were loved....

Gonal F with Timed Intercourse-2WW
First cycle of Gonal F with Timed Intercourse since m/c - BFN
2nd Cycle of Gonal F with Timed Intercourse - BFN
TAB for a month on bcp's
3rd Cycle of Gonal F - BFP
-11dpo beta=14.9
-14dpo beta=45.7
-16dpo beta=140
-18dpo beta=366
u/s at 6w1d showed heart-rate of 114!!!!
u/s at 7w1d showed heart-rate of 141!!!!
u/s at 8w showed heart-rate of 179
u/s at 9w showed 2 SCH's, h/r of 197
u/s at 10w showed h/r of 175
u/s at 11w showed h/r of 180
u/s at 12 w showed h/r of 188
12w2d...m/c'd baby at home, lost too much blood, had to have emergency D&C...severely was a chromosomally normal boy sad.gif
-developed a blood clot in leg 1 1/2 wks post D&C...saw a hematologist and had testing done and everything came back normal, will still treat me with Lovenex on next pregnancy

-First cycle since m/c....Gonal F, triggered with 8 mature follies, T/I - BFP!
-13dpo beta 106, progesterone 21.4
-15dpo beta 260, progesterone 12.2
-16dpo beta 411, progesterone 16
-20dpo beta 845, progesterone 19 (went in for u/s to rule out ectopic, couldn't see anything yet, but lining was thick)
-22dpo beta 1158, progesterone 18
-24dpo beta 1655, progesterone 20
-5w?? u/s showed 2 measuring 4w0d, the other measuring 5w1d....possibly vanishing twin???
-6w u/s showed TWINS! 2 h/r's....121, 119. both measuring 6w1d! SCH 1cm
-At 7w pg, tested positive for lupus anticoagulant, on lovenox to treat it, TSH was 2.55
-7w2d u/s showed 2 babies measuring 7w4d & 7w3d, h/r's 158 & 153! SCH 2cm
-8w1d u/s showed 2 babies measuring 8w3d & 8w2d, h/r's 185 & 179! SCH 3cm
-10w2d u/s showed we lost baby A measuring 9w1d and had no h/ B measured 10w1d with a h/r of 180...praying for Baby B to hang on, SCH gone, started thyroid med
-11w1d u/s showed Baby B measuring right on track, h/r of 174
-12w1d had a red bleeding episode & u/s showed Baby B measuring 1 day ahead and a h/r of 168, bleeding likely caused by Baby A's passing
-13w1d had some red spotting & u/s showed Baby B measuring 2 days behind and h/r of 157 measured 14w3d...and I suffered a horrible, very sudden miscarriage...another angel baby...that makes 4.
Saw Dr Mary Stephenson at U of Chicago for recurrent pregnancy loss....dx with Lupus Anticoagluant and Incompetent Cervix, will be treated with lovenox
5-25-11 - Had a Transabdominal Cerclage placed by Dr Haney at U of Chicago

Gonal F with Timed Intercourse (self medicated/unmonitored) BFN
Gonal F with Timed Intercourse: 7 follies in play - BFP at 10dpo!!!
12dpo hcg level 80.5, progesterone 16.8
14dpo hcg level 295, progesterone 18
6w3d u/s showed 1 baby with a h/r of 120, measuring 6w4d
7w3d u/s showed baby with h/r of 160, measuring 7w3d
7w5d u/s showed a possibility of TWINS! Baby A (the original) measured 8w, h/r 167...Baby B, hiding in the upper uterus measured 6w6d, h/r 176...time will tell if Baby B will make it
8w4d u/s showed Baby A doing well measuring 8w4d and h/r of 185....Baby B measured 7w3d and no h/r detected sad.gif My 5 angels better help me out through the rest of all this
9w5d u/s showed Baby A measring 9w5d, h/r 188
10w5d u/s showed Baby A measuring good, h/r 175
11w3d u/s shoed Baby A measuring 11w4d, h/r 169

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  1. also, still hearing the baby's h/r on the doppler nt - Amy on Nov 21, 2011, 5:50 PM
    1. Get on the shots ASAP! I'm not sure - ALM on Nov 21, 2011, 10:07 PM
  2. go back to progesterone shots - anonymous on Nov 21, 2011, 6:03 PM
    1. I can't seem to get a Dr to take my progesterone level seriously! - Amy on Nov 21, 2011, 6:29 PM
      1. around 16 weeks - anonymous on Nov 21, 2011, 6:58 PM
        1. More Question - Amy on Nov 21, 2011, 7:07 PM
          1. Tell Chicago Dr. I am coming to kick her butt! - Sara H (From the other board) on Nov 21, 2011, 10:33 PM
            1. sara, you are right, - Amy on Nov 22, 2011, 12:01 PM
  3. Agree w PP - sch1star on Nov 21, 2011, 10:09 PM
  5. Yes, please go back on the shots - anonymous on Nov 21, 2011, 11:14 PM
  7. "she doesn't see how a pregnancy could progress with a level of 4" - Mrs. A on Nov 22, 2011, 12:25 AM
  9. where is this jerk at?? - bigboy on Nov 22, 2011, 8:59 AM
    1. she's at U of Chicago - Amy on Nov 22, 2011, 11:41 AM
  10. mob mentality...ha! - sch1star on Nov 22, 2011, 11:00 AM
    1. keeping w/ the theme of my additions - bigboy on Nov 22, 2011, 11:43 AM
  11. i'm hoping the suppositories are my saving grace - Amy on Nov 22, 2011, 11:45 AM
  13. Please please take your shots.. Fire yourChicago Doctor. - lucy999 on Nov 22, 2011, 12:55 PM
  15. I'd fire/stop seeing that Chicago Dr - juliemam on Nov 22, 2011, 1:08 PM
    1. i'm hoping they'll recheck my progesterone and estradiol tomorrow - Amy on Nov 22, 2011, 1:16 PM
  16. they retested the blood, and it's the same - Amy on Nov 22, 2011, 1:09 PM
    1. So will you... - Meg on Nov 22, 2011, 1:44 PM
      1. yes, i'm staying on the PIO - Amy on Nov 22, 2011, 2:00 PM
    2. message from a lurker who did DE - Julie on Nov 22, 2011, 1:46 PM
  17. Work - Bethpky on Nov 22, 2011, 4:42 PM
    1. Lawyer up girl!! :) (nt) - Alli on Nov 22, 2011, 4:45 PM
      1. Amen! - Bethpky on Nov 22, 2011, 4:59 PM
  18. Love the good news from your local doc! - Sara H on Nov 22, 2011, 9:38 PM
  20. Thinking of you.. - Kelly on Nov 23, 2011, 12:20 AM
  22. Re: freaking out...progesterone is 4.78! :( - Whitney on Nov 24, 2011, 10:21 PM