So I called the Dr.'s office yesterday to let them know that the progesterone I'm taking is not solving my spotting issues.
Me: My spotting showed up yesterday. Should I double my dose since I have extra pills?
Nurse: What day in your cycle did you start taking them?
Me: CD19. I've been taking them for 4 days.
Nurse: (mumbling to herself) So that would have be CD1 for you... just stop taking them, your period will come.
Me: Stop taking them? What!?!
Me: Wha...never mind. I can't stop taking them, they're supposed to prevent spotting and keep my lining lookin' good.
Nurse: Ooohhh. Ok, let me get your chart...(long pause, and I can hear her talking to another nurse in the background)...ok, so you are supposed to be taking 200mg of progesterone at night. And it says here your lining looks great.
Me: Right. But I'm spotting again. So the progesterone isn't working. Should I double my dose and see if that helps?
Nurse: Wait...so why are you taking the progesterone?
Me: *sigh* To try and stop my spotting. But it's not working.
Nurse: Oh, ok, I can see that in your chart here. So you should take 200mg at night.
Me: Yes, I know. But should I be taking more since it isn't working?
Nurse: Well, hun, how do you know it's not working?
Me: (rolling of the eyes) Because I'm still spotting.
Nurse: Well, you could be spotting for reasons other than progesterone issues. Your chart here says your progesterone levels are fine. Or maybe your body just isn't responding to the low dose.
Me: I know, but the Dr. thought this would work, and it's not. So what should I do?
Nurse: Just keep taking them.
Me: So should I take a higher dose just to see if it works?
Nurse: Ummm...no, I don't think so. Just keep taking the 200mg at night.
Thanks a lot.
So I decided to double them up, just for a few days to see if I notice a difference.
I don't think the nurse knew what she was talking about anyway.