MC last July at 8.5 weeks, the day after we saw HB....
I was tested in December and have low progesterone, 9.6.
My doc put me on 50mg clomid in January and progesterone at 8DPO was 40.
I had already asked the doctor twice about progesterone supplements. He said:
Progesterone is 'ancient' and a 'waste of money'. He said doctors prescribed it to make their patients feel a false sense of security.
We got pregnant 2nd round clomid (February)....
I went to my regular doc for the supplement and she refused to go around my obgyn (he's the resident RE - we are in a small town)... That was about 14DPO.... She wouldn't even give me a beta because I had 12 positive tests and they were getting darker.
At 17DPO I started spotting a teeny bit and temp dropped... lines on tests became lighter.
So I went to the obgyn and he did give me a beta and I INSISTED on a progesterone count.
At 18DPO I went back to his office, and begged for a script, but found out my beta was 6. Horrid considering I was getting tests for ten days with lines. The baby was dying... and the timing was PERFECT for a dying corpus luteum and me failing to produce the progesterone needed between 2 and 14 weeks!
I insisted on pushing my point the obgyn, an older, 'been there done that' doc. He said 'show me something on the internet that proves progesterone works!' and I replied 'show me something in your medical journals that proves it doesn't.'
I walked out with a script for progesterone - with no instructions on how or when to use it, or how much to take, and my baby dying, or already have died. Too Late!
I did my research.... and in REOCCURING miscarriages, progesterone can improve the chances of a live birth from 30% to 80%