Hormone levels
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Katie - June 8

Does anyone have a clue about levels of mid luteal (day 21) progesterone and prolactin levels? My progesterone was 25 nmol/l and prolactin 567 mIU/L, and I can't get hold of my doctor to find out if this is normal or not.


Carrie - June 8

Hi Katie - my day 21 progesterone level was 14.9 and my doctor said that was on the lower end of acceptable but still acceptable. It ended up I was pregnant that month. So I would think that 25 is a great number for progesterone. I'm not sure about the prolactin though - I don't have much knowledge about that. Good luck!


Katie - June 8

Thanks. It makes me feel a whole lot better. I'm doing an internet search on the prolactin.
When you fell pregnant, did you experience any symptoms before a missed period? I'm trying to convince myself not to let my mind play tricks on me and not watch out for any twinge, or any other real or imagined symptom. The agony of waiting each month is absolutely killing me.


Carrie - June 8

Hi Katie. I had soreness in my breasts but that wasn't a sure sign because I always had that prior to my period. The only other thing that was different was that I felt light menstrual-like cramping for about a week prior to when my period was due. It then continued for several weeks after I knew I was pregnant. I was told by my doctor that a lot of people experience when they get pregnant this but not everyone so even if you don't feel that doesn't mean you aren't pregnant. A couple days prior to when I should have started my period I was eating like crazy. I would eat a full meal and then like 2-3 hours later I was starving. I didn't think anything of it because, like you, I didn't want to "imagine" symptoms. Other than that, I didn't really feel all that different until I was about 5-6 weeks along.


Katie - June 9

Well, suppose all I can do is wait (again!). I'm currently waiting for A/F (or hopefully not!) on the 14th, so hold thumbs.



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