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Is Norethisterone The Same As Provera
Is it ok to take provera (medroxyprogesterone) 10 mg for 2 days and then take Loestrin(ethinylestradiol and norethisterone) afterwards?
I don't know why: I can't imagine why you would want to do this. You can just start the loestrin without needing to take the provera (medroxyprogesterone). You either start it the Sunday after your period starts, day 1 of your period, or mid cycle with the use of condoms for the first package. ...Read more
More effective delaying period for a few days: start Norethindrone 0.35mg bc pills on day 23 of my cycle OR Provera (medroxyprogesterone) 5mg 3x day start 3 days bef period?
Might work: These methods that you mention require a prescription for use and need to be taken under the guidance of a doctor. Your doctor might choose either of those but would likely not start them so late in the cycle as it is likely too late to regulate ...Read more
I took microgynon then micronor (norethindrone). Changed to Depo-Provera provera instead not near my period. Do i need extra precautions for 7 or 14 days?
Pcos- gyn gave me aygestin (norethindrone) 5mg for 5days. Finished aygestin (norethindrone) 3 days ago & still no period. Typical? 5mg/5days enough? Had success w/ provera in past.
Not enough: It might be that a higher dose of Progesterone would work more appropriately. I would call and request 10mg of Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 10 days. If this does not induce a period, then it is worth a more thorough discussion with your doctor regarding why you are unable to shed the lining, or rather, why there is not lining to shed! ...Read more
I have been off of Depo-Provera provera for 2 months. On ortho micronor (norethindrone) now, and have constant heavy bleeding. Bad reactions to all other birth control. Help!
Abnormal bleeding: Depo Provera and micronor (norethindrone) are generally very safe methods of contraception with a lower risk of blood clots, heart attack, and stroke than many other methods. However, these methods are commonly associated with abnormal/irregular bleeding. Contact your md for options. ...Read more
Irregular periods: One may experience irregular periods or no periods at all. Nausea and breast tenderness may occur. Weight changes and fluid retention can be present. There are many more including headaches and depression. Weight changes have been reported as well as libido changes. All taken in context, it is a very safe and good form of birth control it may or may not be for you. Ask your pcp/gyn or pharm. ...Read more
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See below: You might get no period for 15 days then a period when you stop. ...Read more
Just one: One course of Provera (medroxyprogesterone) will cause 1 withdrawal bleed. If you take it monthly on a calendar it will cause monthly cycling. if you cycle normally anyway but missed a period, Provera (medroxyprogesterone) taken once will sometimes get the normal cycling started again. ...Read more
Not sure: Doubling the dose by reducing duration to half may not be safe strategy as such medications are start at the lowest dose by health care providers to monitor how well that dose is working for you. You and your health care provider should then decide regular dose for you and talk regularly (every 3-6 months) whether you still need treatment with PROVERA (medroxyprogesterone) or require any adjustment in dosage. ...Read more
Is it possible for a person to overdose on provera (medroxyprogesterone) 5mg? If so, what should they expect?
If i took provera (medroxyprogesterone) 10mg for 10 and it's just now showing up will the provera (medroxyprogesterone) affect my baby?
No: It sounds like you took the medication Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 10 days and wonder if it will impact your baby. If you were not pregnant when you took Provera (medroxyprogesterone) it will not harm the baby. If you were early pregnancy and took Provera (medroxyprogesterone) it is unlikely that it will cause any harm at all. Check with your doctor if you have more concerns. ...Read more
I am a 23yr old female with multiple health issues. I have been on dep provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 2 yrs now on this coming october. Im planning on stopping the shot?
See Doctor: If you have that many medical conditions, it is important to discuss your plan with your doctor. Getting pregnant with multiple medical problems (depending on the problems) can be dangerous. It is important to discuss either a different birth control plan, or how to improve your health prior to pregnancy. ...Read more
Usually none.: Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is oral progesterone, modified so it's not just digested in the stomach. It is used to control menstrual bleeding. Rarely, someone has mood changes, like depression, while taking it. Depo-provera, which is a shot, is different because it's a much bigger dose. It can cause weight gain. ...Read more
It can: It can cause bleeding and if it is too much you need to stop it and try something else. ...Read more
May or may not: Many times, it will stop the bleeding but not always. It depends on what is causing the bleeding to begin with. If your bleeding does not stop, you will need to return to your doctor for additional testing and/or treatment. ...Read more
Irregular bleeding: If you took Provera (medroxyprogesterone) to start your cycle, it suggests you have irregular cycles. The Provera (medroxyprogesterone) will cause the lining of the uterus to shed. If it has been a while since your last period, the lining may be very thick, causing you to bleed for a longer time. Still, if it continues, it may be worthwhile to have an ultrasound to see what is going on in your uterus and ovaries ...Read more
See below: Moderate flow for 3-5 days typically.Get a more detailed answer ›
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