My way of doing it was...June 26 2012 at 9:06 PM
|Sara H (no login)|
Response to Seeking a "how to" from ladies who have successfully come off P4, please
(And I think you have all the info you need from Erin, by the way!)
I was on two p4 suppositories a day, each at 200.
I think I was week 13ish?
Cooper had me start taking 1/2 in the morning, whole at night for a week, then retest.
Then only night for a week, then retest.
Then 1/2 for a week, retest.
Then they said I could stop all together.
Each time they tested we were holding strong with only a small dip, but still in the 20's-30's as I recall.
I think as PP mentioned above is totally right, we possibly put a bit too much focus on P4 but, since it has helped a number of people and it falls in the "can't hurt" category I say better safe than to wonder if something, which hopefully it won't, ever goes wrong. I know what the OB Dr.s mean but most of them are not used to dealing with ladies who have had high FSH ~and~ are actually pregnant, they usually only deal with people with normal FSH. Plus: If they fear someone is about to miscarry I have been told by friends the first thing they do is give you P4, which helps!
So, I say let your dr roll her eyes, laugh with her and ask her just to humor you because you have had losses in the past and had a "gut feeling" it might have to do with this, or "had a friend who was told she miscarried due to P4", or you "had a dream", or your 'spirt-guide told you..." or whatever gets her to humor you but do what you feel you need to, OK?
Either way I am sure it will be OK. Do what will set your heart at ease.
- Thanks, SaraH - Teresa on Jun 27, 10:16 AM