For those who maybe missed the excitement on Facebook on Friday, my progesterone (P4) blood draw came back at 120!
I have never, ever, ever had a progesterone level that high. A few years ago I had a level of 66 on a Clomid cycle that sadly ended without pregnancy, and I had so much hope then. But 120? That’s off the chart for me… I’m not sure what to do with that, except continue to remain cautiously optimistic.
For those who aren’t sure what this even means, when you’re on a medicated cycle, the progesterone level needs to be 15-20 or higher after ovulation to not only prove you ovulated, but to also see if you can sustain a pregnancy without progesterone supplements. Also, you can theoretically guess whether or not you truly released more than one mature egg. In this case, it’s blatantly obvious I did!
The Craziest Symptom!
When I was pregnant with Zoey, some of you may remember that I got this weird rash on the tops of both of my feet. It was non-fungal, not exactly eczema, not an allergic reaction to anything, and it itched like crazy. My doctor figured it must be a hormone reaction because as we know, weird things sometimes happen in pregnancy! I was prescribed a couple of creams, which slowly helped clear it up. This rash is why I wore flipflops well into the freezing days of winter during that pregnancy. Oh, and the fact that my feet swelled up outside my shoe size… but I digress.
In fact, it was exactly 6 years ago that this happened… check out this little gem from the TimeHop app!
On Wednesday, 4dpo, the same day as this TimeHop post, I noticed the same exact rash from that pregnancy came back! I immediately let my dr. know and mentioned that I wonder if it’s from releasing all of those follicles, and that I was sure my progesterone would be high. It had to be.
Low and behold…
I still can’t even process that…
So, for now the tops of both feet are covered in tiny little red bumps that are barely raised… it feels more like sandpaper. I have found that mixing coconut oil with tea tree and lavender oil help tremendously with the itching and redness, so I am sticking by that regimen in hopes that this clears it up. The itching really isn’t too terrible, it’s just an annoyance because I can feel the rash is there. When I was pregnant, it was definitely worse than it is now, but I am shocked that it returned, exactly 6 years later, as I am waiting to find out if I am pregnant or not.
Oh, how I hope it’s an early pregnancy sign. I hope, I hope,