Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Impending Disaster?

My progesterone is going down and nobody is available at my doctor's office to tell me how bad that is. Perhaps one of you knows about this.

My prog. went from 27 two weeks ago to 19.1 yesterday. This does not sound good to me. My HCG was 490 two weeks ago and is 38,633 yesterday.

What the f*ck?

7 Comments:

Anonymous bri said...

Hm. Do you know if progesterone was an issue with any of the last miscarriages? Can you just throw some progesterone cream at it (there's some over the counter stuff, apparently)? I wish I could send you the suppositories I have in my fridge as they are useless to me - I have a bad (ie itchy and burny) reaction to them. My progesterone went from 61 to 40 in a week and this was all fine and dandy and not any part of my miscarriage. Your numbers are still in the OK range, as far as I can remember. But if your doctor is one who will try progesterone supplementation, it couldn't hurt to push for it. Not all doctors believe it will help, but some do (mine does). Give them a call tomorrow and see if they will do it, if for nothing more than a little piece of mind that you're doing all you can. That's my assvice.

3:14 PM  
Blogger whatthef*ck said...

so it can be normal for it to go down? how did they know that it wasn't going down because the bad baby was going down, i.e. the progesterone decline was a reflection of the failing pregnancy. my numbers are in the okay range. it's the going down part that is freaking me out.

i had an ultrasound this afternnon and the minuscule creature did show "cardiac activity." that's better than a dead baby that's for sure but i've seen heartbeats twice before and then ended up with the bad ultrasounds anyway.

i'm really curious about what you said about the decline being fine and dandy. how did they know?

my fancy perinatalogist knows jack shit about early pregnancy hormones. it's not his thing apparently, nor is it the thing of any of the other four docs in his practice. i'm going to ask him to contact an RE for consultation. hopefully his ego will take that okay.

7:21 PM  
Anonymous bleu said...

You need 10 to maintain a pregnancy. I would get suppositories tomorrowe, demand them. I did after my first m/c with my son, my numbers went from 23 to 9 in less than 4 days and I go suppositories and he is now almost 4.
I am sending so much positive energy your way.

Bleu

10:53 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

If they won't help you, then fuck the doctor! Find another doctor, RE, shaman, whatever! who'll tell you something productive.

8:33 AM  
Blogger delphi said...

I am of no help - just sending some emotional strength and support, as best I can.

9:29 AM  
Blogger hd said...

I had to use suppositories through the 11th week. My doctor, like Bri's, think they are helpful, and I'd had an unexplained miscarriage before. He didn't even check my levels, he just prescribed them.

I'm keeping everything crossed for you.

5:23 PM  
Anonymous amy said...

i used suppositories as well, my endocrinologist prescribed it to be safe. i also took baby aspirin. she said worse case, it won't hurt, but best case it would help keep the lining nice and thick. i was on them through 11 weeks too.

7:17 PM  

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