Progesterone level.

My Progesterone level is back: 11.4 this month. Back when my RE was a nice person who replied to my messages, he told me that anything over 5 indicates ovulation. Of course, since I don’t know when the LH surge was, I’m not sure we BD in the precise days…

This Progesterone thing is confusing as hell and if anyone reading this know something about it, please share! Before starting treatment, my Progesterone level was 0.2 or something like that. After the first month of Letrozole, it was 5 something. Second month, 45 (which even I know is very high) and now we are on 11.4, which seems normal (?).

Here is a chart so you too can observe the variety of levels!


So I guess now it’s only time to wait for my period to start so I can do round 4 of Letrozole. It seems like a wasted cycle, but I learned the valuable lesson of not relying only on OPK tests.

The blood test.

blood testToday I went to do my monthly blood test under the assumption that I did ovulate sometime between Friday and Saturday last week. In order for this test to be successful, it’s supposed to be 7 days after your ovulation day, but as you know by now, I didn’t have a smiley face (LH surge) this month.

The clinic I goes to releases the results to patients 24 hours after they received them, so I will have my Progesterone level first thing Sunday morning. It goes without saying that I’ll be very anxious until then.

I have a very good dear friend in the beautiful country in Central America that got pregnant earlier this year after almost 10 years trying, via IVF. Today, she told me she lost the little girl. She said that sometimes she doesn’t understand God.

Why is it so difficult for some of us? I don’t have the answer either. All I can do is keep hoping, wishing, dreaming.