I had a call from my fertility consultant yesterday who essentially told me it is self funded ivf or nothing for me in terms of treatment.
I already have a child, though it did take us over 18 months to conceive.
When we got to a year of trying this time I went to my GP and was referred straight away (last July). We discovered I had an under active thyroid which we only got under control before Christmas after a lot of too’ing and fro’ing between consultants and GP’s.
All other tests are ok, I am 36.
I have a short luteal phase of around 10 days. The doc would not entertain this she says physiologically it is the length of the follicular phase that varies not the luteal phase...! So how does a luteal phase defect happen then...?!
I asked about progesterone for lengthening my luteal phase and she directed me to look at the PROMISE trial as it shows progesterone does not work. But this trial is looking at improving outcomes in women with a history of recurrent miscarriages not helping implantation.
Does anyone know of any other trials or research that I could refer to, or thoughts in general about taking progesterone for short cycles?
I am super fed up with this now.