Drug Ratings for PROVERA

Average Rating: 3.0 (1047 Ratings)

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 1  to stop period Major mood swings, incredibly irritable, grumpy and very drained feeling.. And the damn pills didn't even work!! F 20 10 days
15mg
10/23/2014

 3  To "jump start" my period First few days I felt fine, just a little emotional. 5 Days in and I am breaking out, feel so sleepy, hungry but no appetite, lower back pains and have gas. Still no period I have 2 days left on them. F 21 10 days
10mg 1X D
10/11/2014

 4  pcos/ttc I have been getting lightheadedness, sooooo tired all the time, very hungry even though I have eaten, very moody, diareaha, when I do get AF it is pretty heavy and crampy. F 33 7 days
10mg 1X W
10/8/2014
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 1  birth control 4 month Bleeding, irritability, nervousness, anxiety, fear of impending doom, female pain, moodiness, overly emotional/sensitive, sleep deprivation F 28 3 months
10/5/2014

 2  induce period/premature ovarian fa irritability, bloat, cramps, light headedness, insomnia, depression, mood swings overall made me feel crazy F 30 10 days
10mg 1X D
9/29/2014

 2  Miscarried and never started a AF Diarrhea, gassy, bloated, headaches, drowsiness F 27 10 days
10 MG
9/29/2014
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 4  To induce AF to start Clomid/TTC low back pain, bloating, fits of rage, cramps, tender breast.Nothing more then what women complain of during AF that comes on it's own. However, normally IF I get AF it's much lighter and less intense PMS...but my AF is not normal. F 36 10 days
10mg 10X D
9/25/2014
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 1  stop heavy, prolonged period Extreme dizziness, nausea, shortness of breath, very rapid pulse, heavy bleeding, confusion, itchy skin, fatigue, awful cramps F 53 1 days
10 MG
9/16/2014
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 4  To induce my period Hot flashes, severe mood swings, violent rage, sore breasts, ovary pains F 23 10 days
10 mg
8/27/2014

 1  To induce my period Very Irritable, bloating, increased appetite, nauseas,tiredness,dizzines, headaches and extremely painful cramps F 18 7 days
8/24/2014

 2  regulated my cycle I started my dose on July 23 and my last pill on July 29. August 22 I still have no started my cycle. My breasts are extremely tender, to the point I can't sleep. F 34 7 months
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8/22/2014
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 5  bleeding for 30+days/ttc Actual does start taking provera 12days at the end of the month. Benifit out ways side effects. Light headaches, cramping, lower back camps. Bleeding stopped second day of pills. Period restarted the second to last day and lasted 7 days. Spotting for 4 days after. Love this stuff! I have had irregular bleeding for 3 years. This is a nice relief. Also we are ttc so I will be on provera for 6 months (unless prego) then will take clomid with provera. F 30 10 days
10mg
8/13/2014
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 4  pcos, and horminal imbalance This medication has helped with the collapsing of my cysts in both ovaries! F 30 1 days
10mg
8/8/2014
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 5  (lean/skinny) PCOS/hirsutism While reading all of the other comments I am probably one of the few ladies who did not experience any dramatic side effects. The only bad thing was that my clitoris is extremely sesitive while on this, which is only 5 days and that's not too bad. All I had was some minor bloating a few hours after I took the medication, and had some breast tenderness. My skin broke out a little bit, but nothing different from how my skin typically was. My appetite is the same, I get head aches too (they go away after a bit and they're not bad). I would say I am a little more gassy, but I also eat a large meal with it which is probably the real cause lol. I feel maybe even less moody now and I only just started this.. I have a case of "lean" PCOS, which basically means I am not overweight. I am 5'9 and weigh 132 pounds, which is considered extremely healthy. I had elevated testosterone and LSH levels, along side with irregular periods and spotting in between ever since I could remember. My doctor said the pill was the worst and last thing I could be on. Most doctors prescribe it because it's an "easy" fix. It's a band-aid, it covers the problems up, however it does not actually solve or treat the underlying issues. Plus provera helps with fertility and doesn't mess with the good things that your EXTREMELY delicate hormonal system DOES have balanced. I also have minor acne/hirsutism (black spurred out chest/lower abdomen/outter pubic bone hair). Hopefully provera will keep working and do it's job! I also hope I'm not the only one with these issues who thinks the pill is a LAST resort thing! It will only do harm than good in the long run for most cases. F 20 5 days
10 1X D
8/5/2014
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 2  maintain regular periods I was advused taking provera 10mg for 2 weeks but I started bleeding from the 3rd day and my gyn told me to take 50mg to stop the bleeding ..However my bleeding dint stop andiit's my 3rd day. I'm so upset F 28 2 weeks
50
7/30/2014

 5  Inducing Period/TTC I took this pill as a first step in beginning the fertility medication process. The side effects I experienced while on the pill were extreme irritability (my poor husband!!) and I was very tired all the time. I took my last dose of Provera on a Wednesday and began my period two days later on Friday. I would highly recommend taking this pill with lunch or dinner because it will make you extremely tired. I made the mistake of taking it with breakfast and always felt groggy around early afternoon. My period after Provera was EXTREMELY heavy; I actually had to take off work for almost a whole week because the bleeding was out of control and I was going through overnight maxi pads every hour. If you have to take this medication, just be aware that the periods can be very intense and heavy although it seems not everyone has this effect from it. I rated the drug a 5 because even though it sucks, it's doing the job it's supposed to do for me! F 27 10 days
10 MG 1X D
7/6/2014
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 3  PCOS/Thin out the Uterus Lining Taking Provera 10 QD for 10 days out of each month. AF typically starts 3-4 days after last pill. I don't like the PMS symptoms. The bloating, dizziness and always hungry are negative side affects. I'm taking it to thin out the lining of my uterus. Not sure how long I can tolerate the heavy bleeding. This is month 3 for me... F 34 10 days
10 MG's
7/2/2014

 2  endometrial lining thick Still having heavy periods, cold feelings in body, insomnia, upset stomach, blurry vision left eye, headache, bloating, hungry more, acne, breast tenderness, irritable F 46 3 weeks
5mg
6/20/2014
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 1  For BC after 3rd child Cramps, cyst, dizziness, mood swings, 60# weight gain, headachs, blackouts, loss of cycle, 6mths post shot still no cycle F 30 6 months
6/17/2014

 3  to start periods I have had hot flashes, extreme lower back pain, tiredness, swelled ankles, very bloated, very irriatable, extremely heavy bleeding, numbness in arms and legs, I have also been very weak and drained feeling. F 23 10 days
6/15/2014

 4  I have extremely irregular periods Horrible headaches, tiredness, drowsiness, dizziness, increased appetite, being irritated easily, bloating, extreme back pain, strange dreams I am taking this med. because I rarely can have a period naturally and I need help. I was doing okay by having short periods the last couple months, but over the last 7 weeks nothing. So, I knew it was time for provera which always does the trick. I am on day 8 out of 10 and my head is pounding as i type. It is very hard to work, while taking this medication and I fear what's coming because the periods from this med. are intense and painful and scary. I have some much abdominal pain and I bleed a lot. So, it is definite that I would not take this med. if i didnt have to because the side effects are pretty awful. But I have no other choice because birth control affected me worse and is not safe, in my opinion. What I would do for a regular menstrual cycle and to never have to take this medication!! :/ F 25 10 days
10 mg 2X D
6/9/2014

 4  Heavy bleeding Bloating in mid section. Awesome results. At first, a lot of break through spotting which eventually stopped. I have been "period free" for over 2 months, and feel so much better (mentally, emotionally, physically). Gotta give it time if the side effects aren't too much. I feel like a new woman. F 90 days
10 mg 1X D
6/5/2014

 1  abnormal bleeding extremely heavy bleeding and unbearable cramps...my uterus hurt horribly...very long bleeding episode F 53 7 days
10 1X D
5/29/2014
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 3  Missed period I was given provera because I didn't have a period for 2 months. On day 7, I felt as if I had a fever. My face and body was on FIRE! I was sweating through my clothes. I continued like this for 3 days. On day 11 my period came down. I' was cramping. But my period wasn't normal. If anyone would like to share their experience please feel free to reach out! Provera worked it got what I needed done BUT. The hot flashes etc were terrible!!!!! F 36 10 days
5/16/2014
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 1  conception protection Omg where do I begin?! I hate this shot. I got it for bc protection. I usually use pills, but I decided to try the shot since I have a sensitive tummy. Few hours after the shot, I got hot flashes, emotional, loss of appetite,tingling in my arms hands and feet, foot cramps, headaches,sore eyes, and slight tummy aches that were tolerable. I also had an allergic reaction, so my breathing was off with a rapid heart beat, yes I got that fixed. I am extremely disappointed in this. My doctor failed to mention ALL of the side effects. I do not recommend this, and I strongly believe it should be off the market. Too much use of it causes osteoporosis and more complications. Though it may work for others, it did horrors for me. I have yet to meet up with my Gyno to discuss my issues with this shot that is in my system! =( Best of luck to you all. :) F 22 3 days
150 mg sho
5/11/2014

 5  Heavy periods/depression Achey legs This medicine was a life saver for me. I started taking it because I'm a teacher and wanted to wait until summer to have a hysterectomy. I loved it so much, I put off the hysterectomy. I felt really happy all the time. Finally, after 8 years decided to have the hysterectomy...I really miss the Provera. Now, sad and easily irritated. F 44 8 years
30mg 1X D
5/6/2014
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 4  PCOS, end my cycle after 30+ days The main side effect I have noticed has been drowsiness. I am now on day 8 and have been feeling some cramping that lasts through the night. I have a hormonal imbalance and for the first time in a long time I'm actually feeling 'horny'. F 30 12 days
10 MG 2X D
4/29/2014

 2  Prepare for endometrial ablatation So far, bloating, tiredness, diarrhea, gassy & one day of nausea & it's only been 3 days. I have to take this for 21 days to soften the lining of my uterus for the surgery. Not sure how I will do, but so far not doing well as I'd hoped. I normally don't have problems with side effects & such, but this is my first time ever taking hormones. I've never had children & the surgery is to help me being since I'm now off the pill after being on & off for 20 years my system is trying to regulate itself, but now have painful cramps & heavy bleeding. Hope the symptoms will stop soon or I may have to quit & find alternate routes till my surgery. So for now only a 2, but I will check by back in. F 39 3 days
10mg 1X D
4/28/2014

 4  Irregular periods/to induce period Almost immediately started cramping and mostly was VERY irritable the entire duration. AF came on the last day and it lasted about 7 days. Heavy on first day but regular flow thereafter. F 27 10 days
1xD
4/18/2014

 2  To force a period, ttc I was very worried about side effects after reading reviews but mine were very mild. The only thing I felt was that I was very tired. That being said I'm giving it a 2 just because it didn't work for me. I haven't had a period in 9 months and although I got slight spotting after 4 days off Provera it never started a full period. Dr said I just don't have enough uterine lining to shed so I'm on to the next step! F 28 10 days
10mg
4/17/2014

 3  No period I got a period over two weeks ago after taking Provera and am still bleeding. In addition I have, a few days ago, developed acne on my left cheek. The latter symptom is simply unbearable. I will never take this pill ever again. I have never done well on hormones, but my gyno told me not having my period so long could lead to cancer. I know now I should have listened to myself. You know your body and how it works better than anyone. F 28 10 days
1X D
3/19/2014

 5  Endometriosis I have to say, I was really concerned about starting this drug, because of possible side effects. It's been wonderful so far. The only side effects I've noticed are gas, increased, strange dreams, and slight bloating. The bloating is nowhere near what the endometriosis caused. It has stopped my period, and the extreme pain that went with it. F 40 3 weeks
10mg
3/18/2014

 5  Endometrial hyperplasia Cotton mouth and decrease appetite no major side effects witch I am sensitive to meds I was scared worked great for me ... ..... Had the endometrial imblation best thing ever ..... F 38 5 days
10 mg
3/15/2014
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 2  stop bleeding cramps.constant lighter bleeding.pms systoms all the time.anxious.dizziness.very sore breasts.sweating.bloatness.indegestion F 42 1 months
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3/11/2014
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 1  lessen severity of menses I have ovarian cysts & extremely painful & heavy periods so my Dr started me on this in hopes it'd lighten my flow. It's only been two months but my period is just as bad but now I have dizziness, vertigo, my feet have been swelling just laying down, angry mood swings & horrendous acne of all varieties-this cycle cropped up 5 cystic pimples (in addition to a chin & forehead full of regular acne) which may not seem like a lot but they never go away, they're painful, literally take months to heal & then I'm left with nasty scars that don't go away! F 27 2 months
10 mg
3/7/2014

 1  No period After being on the Depo-Provera shot for 9 months, I never got my period back. My gynecologist was concerned that I hadn't had my period for almost 2 years (I was only 17) and wrote me a prescription for Provera. I was told to take one pill a day until I got my period, then stop taking them. She wrote me a prescription for 10 pills but I got my period on the third day. It was the most horrific period of my entire life to this day, and as if I hadn't gained enough weight from Depo, I gained even more on Provera and broke out in the worst cystic acne ever. I saw my dermatologist and he told me my acne was so severe I would have to start taking antibiotics and if those didn't work, Accutane. One horrible drug to the next. Please, do your research. Depo-Provera and Provera ruined my life. F 21 3 days
1X
2/26/2014
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 3  Irregular Periods After 10 days of taking Provera (2 seperate months) I did start my period and according to Ovulation Test(s) I did ovulate both months. The side effects I could handle was weight gain (increase in appetite), cramps, and lack of energy. The side effect that I can not handle is both months I lost so much hair that if I didn't have thick hair to begin with I may have been bald. For those 10 days each month when I would shower, literally handfulls of hair would fall out. It was extremely depressing. F 35 10 days
10mg
1/17/2014
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 2  not being able to get my period I took it for 14 days actually, nothing weird. Spotting on the 6th day and then about 2 days after last pill, HEAVY bleeding. Couldn't walk, in constant pain, back ache, cramps, couldn't eat. Going through a super plus tampon within 30 minutes. Disgusting. Mood swings, throwing up, dizzy, can't sleep. F 17 10 days
10 MG
12/29/2013

 2  Regulate my periods It's like one day I'll be completely okay, and then the next I'm so dizzy and feel like I'm going to pass out. It's kind of scary but my doctor is trying to push me through this being very supportive but the side affects are horrible. I don't feel right at all. I hope this helps my periods get better because then it will be better. F 22 10 days
10mg
12/23/2013

 1  Heavy periods, clots & cramping UPDATE FROM 10/29 - Bloating has gotten much better, although still bleeding which is aggravating but cramps have stopped. Prescribed this med as prep to thin my uterus for ablation which I will be having in a couple of days. I do not think that I could take this med on a regular basis if I had to continuously bleed. I have been bleeding for 3 weeks now and still not sure how my body will react to the ablation. Had pre-op yesterday and I was terrified after going over all of the possible things that could go wrong with having the procedure. Not even sure how all of a sudden I am a candidate when I was told last year that I was not due to my fibroids but I need some relief bad! I pray this works! I have insomnia and the med is outweighing my sleep meds most nights. My hair isn't shedding like it was when I first began taking it but OH MY...THE FACIAL ACNE IS HORRIBLE!!!!! F 41 17 days
10 mg 1X D
11/6/2013

 1  Bleeding for 3 weeks The worst ever .. I was told to take thia med twice a day for 15 days. When I had received my prescription it was for once a day for 30 days. I have had hot flashes. . serious mood swings..weight gain.. bloated .. gassy.. migraines.. no energy. I stop taking the pill for only a couple of days ago. . firsy day of me stopping. . I started cramping. . within 48 hours after the pill. I started my period. I am on the 3 day with the pill... and I have such a heavy flow. . so much clotting that I cant even leave my house. I am glad I stop taking these pills.. because I was so sleeping didn't have energy and moody. . I had dizziness. . I had to get off.. I must trust God from here. The doctor just gave me the pills... without really knowing what is wrong with me. I know they found two ovarian cysts F 35 1 days
10 mg
11/3/2013
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 2  ovarian cyst I was prescribed this for an ovarian cyst,the medication has caused a bloating feeling,headaches,insomnia.Almost similar,to having PMS to the extreme.I did stop the medication after taking it for a month,I began to bleed very badly,I almost went to the ER. Not a good for long term use. F 33 30 days
10 2X D
11/1/2013
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 3  Heavy periods, clots and cramping BLOATING so bad that I almost feel as though I can't breath, (which is not good for someone with bad anxiety). Hair is shedding really bad, just noticed that this morning. The heavy cycle and cramps didnt last as long but still bleeding for a week now. I will only be on this medicine for a short time until I have the endometrial ablation next week. If anyone has had this procedure please let me know. Thanks! F 41 9 days
10 mg 1X D
10/29/2013

 4  no period for 5 months, TTC I have been on the "1 pill for 10 days" for two months now. Each month my period has come on exactly days 3 of stopping the Provera. So successful in the fact that I started my period. However, my period still does not come on its own (without the Provera. (Frustrating). Side effects were bloating, exhaustion, and lower back pain. F 25 10 days
1X D
10/24/2013
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 1  HRT along with Estrace Breasts extremely sore and enlarged. Weight gain. Hungry all the time. Poor sleep. Mood swings, irritability. Abdominal cramping. Spotting. Painful breasts and mood swings (depression, suicidal thoughts) were definitely the worst problems. Took Prometrium for 4 years with no side effects. Had to switch to Provera when Prometrium no longer covered. Decided to pay for Prometrium and symptoms went away within a week being off the Provera. F 52 2 months
2.5 mg 1X D
10/20/2013

 3  Start Period/TTC Hungry all the time, Bloating, nausea, unable to sleep at night F 32 7 days
10mg 1X D
10/4/2013
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 4  Lack of monthly period Abdominal Cramps, Breast tenderness, slightly fatigued. I Took This med for 5 days, friday through tuesday and began my period a few days later, very regular and uneventful! F 44 5 days
10 mg
9/23/2013
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 1  Induce period Extreme lethargy, nausea, horrible horrible horrible diarrhea! Chills, hot flashes, vivid nightmares(shaking during them bolting up and screaming, which I've never experienced before), body aches, head aches, emotional/moodiness, clumsy (have about 10 cuts from clumsily falling or doing stupid stuff which isn't like me either. It really does feel like I'm pregnant but worse even though I know I'm not. I wish I had never taken this drug!!! So far no period but this is worse than not having a period. I should have just waited it out to see if my period would come back or used a different means. I stopped breastfeeding 4 months ago and no period so my OB put me on this horrible stuff. F 28 10 days
10mg
9/16/2013
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 4  To stop a prolonged period Tingling/pins and needles in arms, hands, lips off and on. I was prescribed Provera to stop a 6-week period that was causing anemia. My bleeding stopped within a couple of days. About a week after taking the last Provera pill, I had another period. I had a couple of big clots the first day but otherwise it was a normal period that was not too heavy and stopped within 5 days. I am supposed to take the pills the first 14 days of each month. I am on the second month. The only side effect I have had is numbness and tingling (off and on during the day, not constant) which stopped completely the first month after I finished the 14 days. Other than that, I am satisfied with Provera. F 41 14 days
10 mg 1X D
9/4/2013
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 3  thick endometrial llining Mild Tenderness of breast, bloated, blurry eyesight but manageable, vivid dreams & hot flushes on first few tablets, always sleepy, mild crampings after the 10th tab, lighy mens w/ small clots F 32 3 months
10mg x1D
8/24/2013

 3  START MY PERIOD & TTC Headache, cramping, hot flashes and nausea...it's not too bad, I hate the hot flashes, but once my cycle starts I start my clomid, so prayers are needed that it may only take one month to conceive! F 29 5 days
8/10/2013
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 3  TTC While taking it (10days) gassy, bloated, and a huge appetite! 4 days later I have started my period! I'm soo tired I have pain near my left rib, and my flow seems normal. Sure hoping it won't be heavy or extended this cycle ! F 34 10 days
7/17/2013
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 1  Hyperplasia/ extremely heavy bleedi Gastroenteris like symptoms, depression, suicidal thoughts, insomnia, head aches, lethargy because of the extremely high dose it made me really ill , I have to take it constantly to stop me bleeding out, awful stuff F 28 2 months
100mg
7/11/2013

 4  No period for 6 months Started spotting on day 10 of pills even though I was told by my doctor that it would come down 3-7 days after last pill. It seems to be working so far.. Breast tenderness all the way & some warning pms signs such as backaches short but chronic F 19 10 days
10mg
7/9/2013

 2  endocometrosis and cystic desease I have taken Provera 10 days out of the month and been just fine. When my dose increased I decided to start taking it about the same time as I take the regular dose. When i did get my period it slowed it down but caused me to have very very bad cramps and blotting. Plus it was suppose to lessen or stop my period and I just am having the same Except it slowed it down. I'm calling my doctor on Monday to see if I cannot get something else. But since I'm 38 and my doctor said I needed a hysterectomy, even though I haven't had children and my condition is NOT cancerous I kinda freaked out on her. She also said that it the cystic part was because of my history of diabetes. F 38 15 days
10 mg 1X D
7/7/2013
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 5  Polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos) in Nausea, weight loss, very heavy flow 3 weeks after first round of treatment. Cramps both like gas pains and period cramps, diarrhea, mood swings, gassy breast tenderness, lower back pain, irritability. I didn't have my period for four months after stopping birth control and ttc. Fiance and I thought I was pregnant. Found out I have pcos and have to take provera and metformin to help us conceive. Feel free to contact me if you need someone to talk to! F 23 10 days
10mg
7/5/2013
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 1  to shed thick uterus lining anxiety/depression/ sore breasts/bloating/wind and this was before the most awful heavy period... constant blood flow/clotting. It wasnt explained that I would have such a heavy prolonged period - I thought i wa going to have to go to ER. I am on my 3rd day off work. On 2nd day I literally gushed like a dam into the toilet - it was like a bloodbath - a huge splash. Have been bleeding constantly since. Its like a DIY D&C at home.... F 48 5 days
10mg 1X D
7/4/2013

 3  TTC, PCOS, No period, No ovulation Headaches over the right brow every day all day its more annoying than painful. irritability, moodiness and weight loss TTC for 2 years now just found out i have PCOS so now trying to work with that please feel free to email me i would like to discuss this with someone who can relate F 21 12 days
10mg 1X D
6/17/2013
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 4  extended bleeding, hypothyroidism Nausea, vomiting, bloating, headache, unusual sensitivity to smell, mild abdominal cramps Took 10-day round of 10MG pills, worked great, only had a headache and felt a bit bloat-y, but nothing serious. After I finished the course, have been experiencing occasional nausea triggered by smell-sensitivity. Nausea escalated to actual vomiting after being off provera for four days, and had some broken capillaries in face from that lovely experience, but no serious damage. So far the nausea/vomiting has been the worse side-effect, and is more of an annoyance than anything else. But if it makes my cycle be normal again, I can deal. Will update once everything settles down. F 31 10 days
10 MG 1X D
6/14/2013
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 3  Period Apparently, I became moody, angered easily and hubby said he hid in closet. I got hot flashes. Mild Headaches. Could not sleep. Lost weight. Gassy too. On second day off just waiting for period so I can start Clomid F 40 10 days
10mg 1X D
5/29/2013
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