Prednisone question

mlchandlr

4 Posts
Reply Posted on: Oct 11, 2012 at 3:33pm
Dear Dr. Braverman,

Does Prednisone interfere with ovulation (natural, non IVF cycle)?

I was told to start Prednisone on cycle day 6 but I worry about it interfering with ovulation and making it harder to conceive.

Thank you.

Dr. Braverman

2004 Posts
RE: Prednisone question Posted on: Oct 11, 2012 at 3:36pm
It could I prefer to monitor my patients on prednisone and trigger ovulation.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.

mlchandlr

4 Posts
Reply RE: Prednisone question Posted on: Oct 11, 2012 at 7:24pm
Thanks Dr. Braverman,

Is it better to start prednisone AFTER ovulation to avoid have trouble getting pregnant? I ovulate a bit on the late side (like cycle day 18-19 I get my LH surge). Is is okay to start prednisone on cycle day 21 (a couple days after I get my LH surge) or is that already too late?

Thank you.

Dr. Braverman

2004 Posts
RE: Prednisone question Posted on: Oct 11, 2012 at 9:13pm
Yes if it is an unmonitored cycle I do start the prednisone after ovulaiton so that there is no inhibition , if monitord then I bring the patient in to trigger ovulaiton.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.

Michelle

3 Posts
RE: Prednisone question Posted on: Feb 6, 2014 at 12:41pm
I have a similar question. I am to take prednisone starting on day 20 and to quit with a negative pregnancy test. My instructions were a bit unclear at first so I continued the prednisone until the new CD 2. Do you forsee this causing a problem with ovulation or anything else that may interfere with this current cycle?

Thank you!

Michelle

Dr. Braverman

2004 Posts
RE: Prednisone question Posted on: Feb 6, 2014 at 1:10pm
no I do not think this will be a problem for you.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.