Misskika007 - I think the increased doses of progesterone and estrogen play with my system as well but I'll do whatever it takes to make this work! IMy clinic recommends vitamin D from the get go, a minimum of 800mg on top of what is in the prenatal. I am taking 2000mg right now as my OB recommended that amount (if not more) so I figured it couldn't hurt. I also added Vitamin E and B6 as I read it can help with progesterone levels (I'll try anything at this point).
YaenaSK - I swear by massages as well - I did acupuncture for my fresh and last FBT but decided I'll forego this time around as I didn't notice any benefit for my FBT.
Dory - I did my fresh (successful) and first FBT on day 6 of progesterone but aftter my horrible blood work results during my FBT, my Dr. ordered a mock cycle with endometrial biopsy. They determined based on those results it would be best to transfer on day 7 so that's what we'll try this time.
BabyforQ - My clinic now does weekly progesterone/estrogen blood work if warranted after the transfer. I found it so nerve wracking last time (I was hoping it would provide some relief) because my numbers were low and they were constantly upping my meds. I questioned why they do it and my nurse told me the jury is even still out whether it is reuqired or provides better outcomes. I have 2 friends who recently becam pregnant via IVF and both had low progesterone and estrogen, mostly bounced back up by beta day but a good example that its not a definitive indicator - I'm still looking forward to getting it and almost want to ask more the tests more often than every 7 days but if they won't let me take more than 900mg of progesterone, there really isn't a point, right? LOL I also got my flu shot last week and never thought to mention it to my clinic so I'm going to just assume it is OK
AFM, I had my CD2 monitoring appointment this morning - zzzz, as I have to get up at 5:30am, drive almost 2 hours for my 7:30am appointment All looked good though and I got the go ahead to start dexa and estrogen. My lining check is on November 12