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  1. #1
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    Please please help

    I am freaking out.

    My gyno back in Dallas told me to buy this "progesterone cream" from Arbonne. I used it this month to help prolong my LP. I got a BFP at 13 DPO so I did what everyone says you're supposed to do and kept using it.

    I just ran out and I went online to see how much progesterone is in the cream so I could find a comparable cream at the health store.

    No progesterone is listed in the ingredients. Here is what is listed:


    Black Cohosh
    • Chaste Tree Berry
    • Dong Quai
    Evening Primrose Oil
    Red Clover
    • Alfalfa
    • Licorice
    • Ginseng

    Yeah. Black f***ing cohosh! Aka the abortion herb!

    In very tiny letters under a bunch of other crap on the back "Do not take if pregnant."

    I am completely freaking out thinking I killed my baby and if I did I'm going to find that gyno and make him wish he wasn't such a F***ING DUMBASS.

    I don't know what to do. I am not spotting. Having very mild cramps every once in a while. I have not taken another test.

    I don't know what to do. I am really scared. I don't know how much black cohosh is in the cream either.

    Does anyone have words of wisdom? I'm so scared.
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    Oh my goodness, sweetie! Lots of hugs and try to calm down.

    First of all, cramping can be anything as far as I know (I had some cramping last weekend, but it passed), but I'm not very knowledgeable about the early stages of pregnancy. I think you should take another test this second, or maybe even call your doctor. Not the gyno though (and I will help you kick his arse by the way!).

    I don't have a lot of words of consolation, but the first few weeks of my last pregnancy (before I realised Roo was in there) I did a lot of terrible things, like drinking absinth, smoking various things I guess you shouldn't while pregnant. And it turned out fine. But I do know how long you've wanted to get pregnant, and this must be terrifying for you. I'm sending you so many hugs, and faerie-wishes that everything will turn out fine.
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    Ok, I have no words of wisdom to offer, but I wanted to let you know I'm praying for you! Like ottilie said, cramps can be normal. I'm almost 6 weeks and still get them daily. CALL YOUR DOCTOR ASAP! Explain what happened. And if it were me, I'd be calling that old OBGYN back in Dallas and demand answers! Hugs and best of luck! Keep us posted.
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    Thanks, Otter. I am scared to take a test. I may take one in the morning with FMU. I can't call my doctor cause its the weekend. And he'd just think I was nuts anyway because I'm not spotting.

    I am trying to calm down. My friend said her OB told her there is not much you can do to shake a good pregnancy and not much you can do to save a bad one.

    I am praying this little fella is strong. And I'm gonna go this afternoon to the supplement store and get some REAL progesterone cream.

    I am just praying so hard right now that everything is ok.

  5. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by missusaytch View Post
    Thanks, Otter. I am scared to take a test. I may take one in the morning with FMU. I can't call my doctor cause its the weekend. And he'd just think I was nuts anyway because I'm not spotting.

    I am trying to calm down. My friend said her OB told her there is not much you can do to shake a good pregnancy and not much you can do to save a bad one.

    I am praying this little fella is strong. And I'm gonna go this afternoon to the supplement store and get some REAL progesterone cream.

    I am just praying so hard right now that everything is ok.
    Hi Missusaytch,

    It's your doctor's job to answer your questions without treating you like you are nuts. I would call and leave a message--does he have an answering service, i.e., an actual person who can relay messages to him after hours so that he can call you back? According to everything I've read (and the fertility doc I went to help me conceive my daughter), 10 days is indeed an insufficient luteal phase, and it sounds to me like supplementing was the right thing to do. I think it's a little outrageous that your doc blew off your concern about this initially, actually. I also think it's perfectly reasonable to get your progesterone levels checked asap. Many women use progesterone suppositories during the first trimester--I'm not sure how these differ in strength/content from creams, but you'd need a prescription if they were indicated for you. At any rate, if your doctor cannot respond to you swiftly and respectfully, I'd search for a new practitioner.

    And yes, pregnancy (esp. early pregnancy) can be very stressful, esp. if you've been trying for a long time. Seems unfair, I know! And I think it's a delicate balance between wanting to be careful about what you put on/in your body and freaking out about every little thing. I do think a lot of those warnings on labels need to be taken with a grain of salt.

    Anyway, huge congrats on your pregnancy, and I hope you get the reassurance you need soon.

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