Tuesday, June 10, 2008

What's that number?


How is my progesterone only 33.6? My estrodial, on the other hand, is a solid 908, but 33.6 for my progesterone? really?

Damn it. I inject myself every freaking night with the devil's oil. How is it a paltry 33.6?

I honestly think the number is okay - after checking out the hormone level bible, but I was a little bummed where I am. If the average is 20 at 4 weeks and 40 at 14 weeks, it should be around 30 by 9 weeks. Sure, I'm only shy of 8 weeks, (7w4d to be exact) but I stick myself with 1.5ml of progesterone every night. I was expecting to be more than average.



jenn said...

What a pain in the ass... ;o)

get it, ass puns! yay! I'm sorry your numbers not where you'd like to see it, but I'm glad you seem to be right in line with the levels.


my progesterone was low too! so...aug 15 is your bday, eh? i will REALLY be looking forward to your birthday this year. lol! hope your leg pain is better!

Anonymous said...

Ugh, the numbers game is so weird sometimes. It's hard to figure out what's good and what's not. And I would think injecting yourself with progesterone every day should count for something!!

Thanks for the sweet card, btw! It totally made my day! :) I will attempt to make whackadoo a more mainstream part of my vocabulary. :)

Chas said...

I have had major progesterone issues with both pregnancies. Both times I've ended up having to stay on the shots through week 12...this time 1.5 ml in the morning and then again in the evening. It really is a pain, and I completely relate. I'm sure it'll be fine though.

Kaci said...

Ugh ugh ugh, but hey, it's a good number. I think you're more than average in so many ways - it's ok to be average this one time. :)

thanks for the encouragement on the weight...it helps a lot to have some cheerleaders!

astral said...

Congratulations on being 8 weeks!! I just got your card in the mail--thank you!! My new blog is http://itiswritteninthestars.blogspot.com/

Susan--from monogrammedmom

BethH6703 said...

You my dear, are DANDY! *Average*, as frustrating as I'm sure it is for an ass-poking numbers nerd like yourself, seems like just about where you should be, no?

Motel Manager said...

I think you are TOTALLY okay on your progesterone levels. I mean, yeah, you're pumping yourself full of it everyday, so you might expect a higher level, but I seem to recall that really anything over, like, 8 is fine. And normal, fertile people often have lower levels than we synthetic-hormone junkies have. It's not even really very long until your placenta will be making its own progesterone, too.

I hope your hip/leg pain has abated!

Jen said...

Are you reading my mind? Seriously, I'm going through the exact same thing only multiple weeks behind ya. And I'm a naughty one thinking maybe I should give myself some ass shots in addition to the supps now and again.