Well, good grief, you guys. You’re going to get sick of hearing from me!
But I wanted to write about my progesterone level. I had my blood drawn on Sunday at 8dpo. Finally, the results are in. And my level is 11 ng/mL. Meh.
Honestly, I’m not sure exactly what this means. I’ve never had my progesterone level checked post-ovulation, so I have nothing to compare it to. But this isn’t great news, I don’t think. According to the lab’s range for the luteal phase, “normal” is 1.2 to 15.9. In the first trimester, it’s 2.8 to 147.3. Obviously, I fall well within these ranges. But still. I’ve heard (mostly on Google, I admit) that over 10 is considered good for a non-medicated cycle and over 15 for a medicated cycle. Clomid = medicated cycle = my level should be 15+. At least, that’s what I’ve been going over in my mind about a million times since I got the results an hour ago. I don’t know how much worry this should cause me, but right now, it’s causing a lot!
This week has been a good week. It’s gone by quickly and I’ve kept a calm and level head. I’ve felt hopeful, but also realistic. But today, I just feel discouraged. And I’m not sure if I can still hope or not. I just don’t know.