At my last visit to the fertility clinic I asked the nurse if she had any tips or hints on the progesterone suppositories. She looked at me funny and said slowly,
‘Well, they are trans-vaginal’.
OK so I got that part, but they look a little awkward to insert?
‘Ohhhh, well it’s easy with the applicator’.
Ahhh, well I don’t seem to have been given an applicator.
‘Oh I am sorry, that’s not really helpful’ the nurse sympathized.
No, not much. I’ll figure it out.
Last night was the first evening I had to ‘insert’ the progesterone suppository.
I have to take these for at least 14 days just before I go to bed. These suppositories help to thicken the uterine lining, increasing the chances of a successful implantation. The suppositories are quite small, certainly no bigger than a small tampon. They are oily and greasy, feel like a cross between warm candle wax and hair wax. I think they would melt very quickly if held in your hand longer than a minute.
I forgot to cut my nails. Mistake #1.
When I started walking it began to fall out, I had not ‘deposited’ it in a suitable place. Mistake #2.
I am very much aware of the sticky and greasy residue and so have worn a panty liner for most of the day. When I got home I thought I was done with the leaking. Mistake #3.
I haven’t had any side effects from the progesterone noticeable as of yet. I’ve had a sore lower back, but that could be from trying out a standing desk for the last couple of days. Fingers crossed I won’t get any. Ha…famous last words!
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