Author Topic: Third time lucky  (Read 1025 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline M

  • Member
  • Posts: 73
Third time lucky
« on: 28 August 2014, 05:40:20 PM »
Hi,


Well I found out on Wednesday that I am pregnant again after two miscarriages. I am so worried about it happening again. My dr has suggested I take 400mg of progesterone twice a day to help prevent another miscarriage. I will do anything if it helps but I am worried about the side effects particularly that it may effect my blood sugars. I have already noticed them creeping up and I'm guessing this is due to the progesterone so what happens if I add more in? Anyone taken it that can offer any advice it would be greatly appreciated x
T1 Diabetic for 24 years. On accu check combo pump. Last HbA1c 39/5.7

Offline Pattidevans

  • Administrator
  • Posts: 23,647
  • It's ONLY Diabetes. It could be something worse!
Re: Third time lucky
« Reply #1 on: 28 August 2014, 06:22:23 PM »
Hi M

So pleased to hear your news and I will be keeping my fingers crossed that this time is a success.  I know next to nothing about taking progesterone, but I do know that in many of the threads on this (and the archive) forum, the first sign some members had that they were pregnant was their BGs going up.  It was usually the 2nd time around mums to commented on it.  It was like "I knew as soon as I had raised BGs for 2 days".

Try not to worry, cos that will help if you can relax.
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


© 2015 Patti Evans

Offline nytquill17

  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 6,465
  • It's all in the balance.
Re: Third time lucky
« Reply #2 on: 28 August 2014, 10:45:07 PM »
I know progesterone is a component of birth control pills and some women do find that the pill affects their BG. I don't know if it's more the progesterone or the estrogen that does it, but it wouldn't be unreasonable to think that progesterone might play a part.

But you know what else makes BG go up, down, all around and be generally hard to deal with? Just plain being pregnant! :) Like Patti says higher BGs are actually a sign of pregnancy in the first place. I understand being worried about anything that can affect your BG while pregnant when you want BGs to be at their best. But it's just as possible that any wobbles in BG you run into would have happened anyway without the medication - in fact it's guaranteed that some will happen no matter what you do. Meantime this medication might be helpful to your pregnancy. Maybe you'll have to "firefight" your BGs while taking it, but from what I understand, you will be firefighting anyway. Definitely talk it over with your care team though and of course if you think that it's doing more harm than good trust your feeling on that and ask your doctor for other options.
T1 DX 1995
Levemir + Novorapid
 
  ~-~-~-~
"If you can't ride, can you fall?"
"I suppose anyone can fall," said Shasta.
"I mean can you fall and get up again without crying, and mount again and fall again and yet not be afraid of falling?"
"I - I'll try," said Shasta.
  ~C.S. Lewis, The Horse and His Boy
  ~-~-~-~
"There is no answer; seek it lovingly."

Offline gemsa

  • Member
  • Posts: 109
Re: Third time lucky
« Reply #3 on: 29 August 2014, 02:20:01 PM »
I know it's far easier said than done, but don't worry. There will be a whole host of factors that make your blood sugar rise (or drop) and stress produces hormones too do that. Just adjust your insulin as you normally would. It doesn't matter how much insulin you take if that's what your blood needs. And also remember you're likely to be testing your bloods two or three times as much as you were so expect to see figures off target two or three times more frequently - don't get upset or worried by one or two bad scores. Good luck, keeping my fingers crossed for you!
T1 diagnosed 1985, DAFNE Oct 2012 (HBA 9.2%), started pumping April 2013.
HBAs: Feb 2013 8.6%, Jan 2014 7.4%, June 2014 5.9%, Jan 2015 7.5%
Healthy baby delivered Nov 2014 predicted 97th+centile but actually 50th centile.

Offline M

  • Member
  • Posts: 73
Re: Third time lucky
« Reply #4 on: 29 August 2014, 08:13:17 PM »
Thanks for all your support, I knew I could rely on some advice from here! I took the first lot of progesterone this morning and blood sugars have been pretty stable. I found they were really going up last week but I have put my basal up and also my blouses which seem to have helped for now. I can't stop worrying that things are too good now!
T1 Diabetic for 24 years. On accu check combo pump. Last HbA1c 39/5.7

Offline gemsa

  • Member
  • Posts: 109
Re: Third time lucky
« Reply #5 on: 20 October 2014, 09:54:13 PM »
How are you getting on M? Should of had a scan or two by now?
T1 diagnosed 1985, DAFNE Oct 2012 (HBA 9.2%), started pumping April 2013.
HBAs: Feb 2013 8.6%, Jan 2014 7.4%, June 2014 5.9%, Jan 2015 7.5%
Healthy baby delivered Nov 2014 predicted 97th+centile but actually 50th centile.

Offline M

  • Member
  • Posts: 73
Re: Third time lucky
« Reply #6 on: 23 November 2014, 09:56:35 AM »
Hi all,

So sorry I haven't been on for so long. Things didn't turn out very well with the pregnancy and I had another miscarriage at the end of September. This time it was a blighted ovum where the baby part doesn't develop but the sac and placenta too. I had morning sickness and felt pretty rough (as I did in my first pregnancy with my daughter) so thought everything was going ok until I had a scan.

Needless to say the last few weeks have been awful and we are now having some testing done on the NHS and are also looking into immune issues in pregnancy. I thought this might be worth while what with the diabetes and coeliac.

Hope everyone is well  x
T1 Diabetic for 24 years. On accu check combo pump. Last HbA1c 39/5.7

Offline sedge

  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 13,783
Re: Third time lucky
« Reply #7 on: 23 November 2014, 01:18:02 PM »
Oh M, I'm so sorry. 

{{{Hugs}}}

Hope the test results can find a way out of this for you both.
Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

Offline nytquill17

  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 6,465
  • It's all in the balance.
Re: Third time lucky
« Reply #8 on: 23 November 2014, 05:11:02 PM »
Oh M, how devastating. I'm very sorry.
T1 DX 1995
Levemir + Novorapid
 
  ~-~-~-~
"If you can't ride, can you fall?"
"I suppose anyone can fall," said Shasta.
"I mean can you fall and get up again without crying, and mount again and fall again and yet not be afraid of falling?"
"I - I'll try," said Shasta.
  ~C.S. Lewis, The Horse and His Boy
  ~-~-~-~
"There is no answer; seek it lovingly."

Offline Pattidevans

  • Administrator
  • Posts: 23,647
  • It's ONLY Diabetes. It could be something worse!
Re: Third time lucky
« Reply #9 on: 23 November 2014, 05:58:05 PM »
I am so very sorry to hear about your miscarriage M.  I do hope the tests will reveal some way for you to achieve a viable pregnancy.  Lots of {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}  Do keep in touch and let us know what's happening please?
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


© 2015 Patti Evans

Offline M

  • Member
  • Posts: 73
Re: Third time lucky
« Reply #10 on: 23 November 2014, 08:32:54 PM »
Thanks everyone  :)  Yes Patti I will keep in touch, I have been reading posts but couldn't bear to write mine until now  :(
T1 Diabetic for 24 years. On accu check combo pump. Last HbA1c 39/5.7

Offline Libra

  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 1,987
  • I have diabetes it doesn't have me ;-)
Re: Third time lucky
« Reply #11 on: 23 November 2014, 09:16:35 PM »
So sorry to read your news M :( I hope you get some answers X
Jenny
Dx Type 2 in October 2004

Meds currently - Ramipril (10mg), Lantus, Novorapid, Forxiga & Fenofibrate



HbA1c @ Dx 12.3 - lowest it has been 5.4 - most recent 80 (9.3)