[quote=jilleebean]Hi all! As you can see from my signature, I’m having my first FET in June. I’d like to know…
- Which form of progesterone did you or are you planning on using for your FET?
- If you’ve used both forms, which do you like better? Why?
- Did your RE give you an option between injections or suppositories?
- Any research that suppositories are just as effective as injections?
I would appreciate any stories, advice, studies, etc. I want to make the best, informed decision possible and have found this forum to be extremely helpful!
Thanks in advance for your time responding to this post![/quote]
I would HIGHLY suggest only PIO for the time prior to ET and for 6 weeks post ET. The suppository reps around like to say they are just as good, but there are a couple reasons for PIO instead.
suppositories are messy prior to ET and its nice to have a clean environment to pass a catheter with NO chance of contamination into the cavity.
absorption of suppositories is a local effect, not a systematic effect- You will NOT pick up progesterone levels in the blood with suppositories.
along with #2, there are quite possibly some subtle feedback mechanisms with the endocrine system with progesterone contributes to. Not having systematic absorption can negatively affect this.
PIO isn’t fun, and isn’t pain free, but unless its absolutely intolerable, I would only recommend injectable until clinical pregnancy is established.