Meredith (fleckerbug) wrote in vaginapagina,

inducing a 'period' with progesterone before starting Clomid

Hey. I'm inducing my period with progesterone, which I've done before, but never before starting Clomid like I am this time. Frankly I've never really paid attention to how long it takes me to start my period; I've just always taken the 10 pills my doctor gives me because that's what they gave me (I know some doctors just prescribe 5 or do a shot). My new doctor asked me how long it normally takes me to get my period and I told her I wasn't sure-- I just took the ten pills and got my period (whether that wasa before the ten days was up or a few cays after I finshed, I couldn't recall). So she said to just do 10 pills, but she prescribed me 30 pills, just in case I need more than 10 and also in case the Clomid doesn't work and I need to induce another period. Anyway.. my confusion-- the directions on the bottle don't say 'take one for ten days', but to 'take the pills until period starts'. Now, I may be recalling incorrectly, but I thought the 'period' wouldn't start until I stopped the progesterone (like birth control pills-- the lack of hormones during the placebo week causes withdrawal bleeding). I'm just concerned because I don't want any controllable factors to screw up the Clomid timing. I'm worried that taking the progesterone too long or not long enough might cause the Clomid not to work properly. Can anyone help me with a better understanding of how progesterone works to induce bleeding?


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