PROVERA Reviews

Average Rating: 3.0 (1187 Ratings)

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 5  amenorrhea - no period Terrible mood swings... I was loving then all of the sudden I hated everything. I am ususally not the one to cry and almost started crying during a conversation with my husband about what we were going to have for dinner... that was pretty much it! I started Depo-Provera July 2007 and had one more shot October 2007. The second shot was to stop my severe period that the first one had given me. I was severely anemic and the doctor advised me to get the second one to stop my period. I didn't want it but she said it would work, so I got it. Well, it worked to well and over a year later I still didn't have my period back. Scared of never being able to have children again I went to several doctors and they didn't know what to do until I FINALLY found one that prescribed me PROVERA... 10 DAYS, 10 MGS, and my period returned three days after my last dose. I had horrible mood swings to deal with (although I think my husband got the worst end of that deal!) but it was all worth it!!!! I finally feel like me again and I have my period back!!! Thank GOD for this drug! F 24 10 days
10/7/2008
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 3  shed uterine lining-endo cells NONE!! Nothing unusual at all, but also no bleeding and I was under the impression I needed to bleed to shed lining. I just started Provera and have been on 10mg for 8 days. I read this website in preparation and even emailed a couple of you directly. After reading all this stuff I was petrified to take this medication. I expected immediate horrible side effects, but have had none nada zippo. Part of me is happy but also wondering if it is working. Even stranger is I kind of feel alittle less bloated and not so much pressure in my abdomen. I have had gas but that could be from anything. I am hoping the weight gain doesn't happen. I probably won't notice that for a month or so but that I cannot afford. In fact that is what I believe put me in this predicament to begin with. The prolonged excess weight caused excessive estrogen which caused endo cells to show in my pap. I am to be on provera for 6 months so I will keep you updated to any changes. F 42 8 days
10/6/2008
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 3  shed lining of uterus - hyperplasia headaches, awful nauseousness, excessive bleeding, tired Took to shed lining of uterus - hyperplasia. Headaches, excessive bleeding (massive clotting) (Thank God for the new overnight Always pads - coupled with super absorbancy tampons I was able to function). I took for 10 days and then the "shedding" began roughly five to seven days later. Today (10 days later) is now beginning to slow up a bit to what a regular period would be. The sick feeling was awful, although I never threw up, I constantly had bouts that made me feel as if I could at any time. I was tired constantly and just wanted to sleep. My moodiness was pretty evident too. I did not experience weight gain with this as I felt nauseus most of the time. I wish I had asked my ob/gyn about what to expect BEFORE I took my trip! I found this site and was relieved to know that it wasn't just ME! F 38 10 days
9/28/2008
 1  heavy periods insomnia, depression, nausea, headache, palpitations I was prescribed 20 mg/day to stop heavy bleeding. I only weigh 105 lbs. Side effects began the second day. Dr. refused to let me stop or lower dosage. He told me the only side effect would be fluid retention. I DON'T THINK SO! I'm going to stop on my own. I'd rather bleed. F 50 8 days
9/27/2008
 3  PCOS SLIGHT HEADACHE. TIRED (BEFORE PROVERA AND STILL AFTER) BLOATED BEFORE TAKING PROVERA (STILL BLOATED AFTER TWO DAYS OF TAKING IT). SLIGHT PAIN/DISCOMFORT IN OVARIES. DISCOMFORT IN MY LOWER BACK FROM BEFORE PROVERA (STILL PERSISTS). SENSITIVE BREASTS. CHILLS. SHAKY. IRRITATED. LOSS OF APPETITE. I STARTED MY PERIOD WHEN I WAS 12. IT WAS NEVER REGULAR. COULD GO 6 MONTHS WITHOUT HAVING A PERIOD. TOOK BIRTH CONTROL FOR 8 YRS (AGE 18-26) AND STOPPED IN FEBRUARY (HAD VERY REGULAR PERIODS ON BC, MINIMAL CRAMPING, SLIGHT PMS). HAD TWO PERIODS AFTER STOPPING BIRTH CONTROL AND NOW HAVE NOT HAD ONE FOR 5 MONTHS. WENT TO OB/GYN AND DIAGNOSED ME WITH PCOS (HAVE NOT HAD BLOOD WORK DONE YET TO DETERMINE ROOT CAUSE). MY MOTHER HAD IRREGULAR PERIODS AND WENT THROUGH MENOPAUSE AT AGE OF ABOUT 43 (EARLY FROM WHAT I'VE READ). SHE HAD TO TAKE FERTILITY DRUGS TO GET PREGNANT THE FIRST TIME (SECOND AND THIRD TIME NO PROBLEM, NO DRUGS). I HAVE HAIR GROWTH IN UNWANTED AREAS AND FIRST SHOWED UP ABOUT TIME WHEN I STARTED MY PERIOD. ALSO, INCREASED MUSCLE MASS (VERY LARGE BICEPS AND SHOULDERS FOR A WOMAN). I GUESS I AM PRODUCING TOO MUCH TESTOSTERONE (NOT SOMETHING A FEMALE LIKES TO HEAR, I CRIED AFTER I FOUND OUT WHY I HAVE A MUSTACH AND HAPPY TRAIL, WHICH BY THE WAY I AM PAYING THOUSANDS OF F 27 2 days
9/24/2008
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 4  Induce Menstral for Clomid cycle Slight headach, terrible gas, and lower back pain This is my 3rd cyle of provera. Had no periods for 6 years started clomid treatment had a baby got periods back until babys 1st b-day. Trying to concieve baby #2 so back on provera/clomid F 27 5 days
9/20/2008
 3  To induce menstruation Severe lower back pain, distraction (couldn't find words when I spoke in class or write when doing homework), cramps, insomnia, loud/strong heartbeats and chest pain, legs and feet throbbed, slight alopecia (my hair thinned and wouldn't respond to my usual products), water retention/bloating. I had a history of depression and, while I had gone a long time without feeling any lows, Provera scared me. I had frequent crying spells and (I am in college) thought about transferring schools/taking a semester off or dropping out. After taking Plan B twice, gaining weight, and undergoing severe stress, my period became extremely irregular (once every three months) and I was put on Provera about a week and a half ago to induce menstruation again. It was horrible to be on this drug during the first week of this school year. I was completely emotionally disrupted and distracted, and I decided to stop taking Provera three days early -- I was supposed to take 10 mg each day for 10 days and I only did for a week. Now that I have started withdrawal bleeding (two days after I stopped taking the drug), I have had severe cramps (though not as incapacitating as those accompanying my normal periods; women in my family have a history of Dysmenorrhea) and even heavier bleeding than normal. I have worn Super Plus tampons for the past three days. Nonetheless, I am glad that I had withdrawal bleeding as expected and hope that I can expect menses next month and the month after that. F 19 7 days
9/13/2008
 3  missed period 7 months- trying to c fatigue, dizzy spells, hot flashes, nausea, bloating, increased appetite days 1-4, mood swings, breast enlargement F 32 10 days
9/12/2008
 4  endometrial hyperplasia When I come off the Provera, food cravings come back very strongly. While on it I have decreased appetite. I also experience some moodiness and feelings of depression around my cycle, but have always had this. I have always had very regular cycles with heavy bleeding and clots, which improved for a couple of years after each of my pregnancies. After turning 45 my periods started to get heavier and heavier--eventually they became so bad that I was afraid to leave the house and had to wear a diaper as backup to go to work. It was terrible. Finally, I had a D&C and was put on Provera every month for days 14 to 26. Within a couple of days of stopping the Provera, my period begins. I was disappointed at first that I continued to have very heavy periods with clots and hemorraghes (so that I couldn't leave the bathroom). However, by the third month my period was the best it had been for years. The fourth month I felt confident leaving the house. Provera seems to work better after you have been on it for awhile. In my case it has been worth it. i'm just trying to ride things out until menopause. My doctor wants me to have a D&C every five months, however--is anyone else doing this? F 50 5 months
9/8/2008
 1  endomentrial hyperplasia w/o atypia moodiness, irritability, depression,cramping,heavy bleeding Had a d&c for month long heavy bleeding and diagnosed with endometrial hyperplasia w/o atypia. Prescribed 5 mg provera for 6 months. Have been on provera for 16 days and bleeding started up again 4 days ago with awful cramping. Bleeding has been getting heavier and today I spent in bed. At one point I got up to make yet another trip to the bathroom and I just about flipped when I experienced the rush of blood. I thought this drug would help the bleeding.If it keeps up I want to try some alternative method as I don't believe the addition of this hormone to the body is healthy. Also very depressed and grumpy which is not at all like me. F 48 16 days
8/31/2008
 4  Prolonged, heavy period (3 weeks). Nothing major while taking the tablets - my bleed stopped quite quickly and I actually felt good during the 10 days. I even managed to lose 3 of the extra 5 pounds I'd put on during summer holidays. After the tenth day I had a very heavy bleed which lasted 7 days. During this time I experienced a pronounced mood crash. I felt really, really low and very tired. I was scared that the bleed would go on and on, but it did stop after a week and my mood improved. I've felt fine since. I was wary of taking this drug - particularly as my doctor had prescribed such a large dosage (30mgs per day). Generally I prefer to steer clear of synthetic hormones if possible. But it did stop my menorrhagia, and I was very glad of that. The low mood that followed was tough to deal with, but overall,it was worth going through it to get back to normal. For now, at least. F 46 10 days
8/28/2008
 4  induce period for clomid cycle some lower back pain second time on provera, no problems really, about an hour after the first pill i got energy that i hadn't had in weeks! my body must have been craving the progesterone! seems to work for me! F 23 5 days
8/27/2008
 3  Induce menstrual cycle cramps, moody, tired all the time,insomnia, vivid dreams, sore/sensitive breasts, nausea morning and evening, headaches, hair falling out in clumps, acne, gained weight Have been taking provera 10mg since May 2008. I had a period 4 months out of 12 last year, so my gyno prescribed provera when I had my annual pap in April of this year. She gave me a year's worth prescription. This isn't the first time I have taken provera, but it is the longest I've had to take it. In May, after taking provera the first 10 days of the month, my period started May 14. I had very bad cramps, heavy bleeding with large clots. I was afraid to go to work for fear that I would bleed through my pants. I'd have to change every 30-40 minutes. My period lasted almost two weeks. Again I took the pills first 10 days of June. My period started June 13. I had the same experience as in May except my period lasted 9 days ending June 21. June 25, I started bleeding again and this bleeding lasted 5 days. I called my gyno and she just told me to keep taking the provera. I wasn't too sure what to make of it. I took provera again for the first 10 days of July. My period started July 12 an F 36 123 days
8/27/2008
 1  induce period Tired, Odd changes in skin, upset stomach. My OB put me on Provera to jump start my system after coming off birth control for my Hubby and I to have a baby. I didn't get my period for 2 months. Took 10mg for 10days. 8 days after my last pill I had a small amount of bleeding for 24 hours. Then nothing. No camping no PMS signs. So, Provera didn't work for me. I'm due for a blood test tomorrow to make sure i'm not pregnant, (Oh, how I would love to be pregnant!). I'd love to hear from others with the same situation as me. If provera didn't work for you, Email me! F 24 10 days
8/27/2008
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 4  No periods- Want to have a baby Headache, sleeplessness, mood swings, nausea, cramps. Side effects weren't pleasant but the Doctor had told me to expect a period within 10 days of finishing the course and it came after 2 days! I am so pleased as I haven't had periods in 10 years in total after spending 8 years on the progesterone only pill, which I came off over 2 years ago, and my periods and fertility still have not returned. Now I'm starting the Clomid, hopefully I'll respond to this as well but I'm having to put all these synthetic hormones into my body now to sort out a problem originally caused by synthetic hormones. Hopefully this treatment will work F 29 7 days
8/21/2008
 4  TO SHED UTERINE LINING, INDUCE FLOW I WAS PRESCRIBED PROVERA BECAUSE AFTER SEVERAL TRANS-VAG ULTASOUNDS FOR IRREGULAR PERIODS, MY UTERINE LINING WAS INCREASING IN THICKNESS MONTH AFTER MONTH (NOT SHEDDING PROPERLY) EVEN THOUGH I WAS OVULATING & GETTING SPOTTING. WHILE TAKING THE PILL, I WAS EXTREMELY LETHARGEIC, OUT OF IT & DEPRESSED WITH NO REASON. I COULD DEAL WITH THIS. I STARTED TAKING 10MG FOR 10 DAYS ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 2ND. FINISHED MEDS ON MONDAY, AUGUST 11TH. MY USUAL "SPOT" OF A PERIOD WAS DUE AROUND THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH. THREE DAYS AFTER FINISHING MY LAST PILL, WEDNESDAY, I HAD SOME DISCOLORED SPOTTING. THURSDAY I HAD WHAT I WOULD CALL A "NORMAL" PERIOD STARTING. FRIDAY & SATURDAY I WAS HAVING A HEAVY PERIOD WITH OCCASIONIAL LARGE CLUMPS. SUNDAY I THOUGHT I WAS HEMMORAGING MY ENTIRE INSIDES!!!! FOR ABOUT 3 HOURS IN THE LAST AFTERNOON, EVERYTIME I STOOD UP OR MOVED AT ALL, I WAS HAVING MASSIVE DISCHARGE/CLUMPS! I WAS SCARED OUTTA MY MIND AFTER THE FIRST 30 BE PREPARED FOR THIS PILL TO WORK AND WORK IN A BIG WAY! I WISH THE DOCTOR WOULD HAVE TOLD ME HOW THIS PILL WOULD WORK AND NOT JUST "YOU WILL MOST LIKELY GET A HEAVIER PERIOD THAN NORMAL" SPEECH. I REALIZE EVERY WOMAN IS DIFFERENT AND TAKING IT FOR DIFFERENT REASONS, BUT WHEN EXPERIENCING WHAT I DID AND BEING SCARED OUTTA MY MIND, PRIOR EXPLAINATIONS WOULD HAVE BEEN OF SOME RELIEF. SURE I CALLED MY DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY AND WAS TOLD "YES THIS CERTAINLY IS TO BE EXPECTED JUST WE DON'T WANT IT TO LAST FOR DAYS ON END LIKE THIS...TAKE MOTRIN AND REST AND ELEVATE YOUR LEGS A BIT AND DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS & SEE IF THAT HELPS. ALSO, WOMEN'S BODIES HAVE THE ABILITY TO SHED A LOT OF BLOOD IN THIS WAY WITH NO HARM TO THEM" I BELIEVE THAT PROVERA IS DOING IT'S JOB IN SHEDDING THE LINING OF MY THICKENED UTERUS. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS THIS MEDICINE OR OUR SYMPTOMS. GOOD LUCK & STAY STRONG! :-) F 47 10 days
8/18/2008
 3  Long term bleeding tireness, kind of moody, I've used provera before 2 years ago for the same reason. I have long periods such as bleeding lasting for months. The first problem I had was because I couldn't stop after 2 weeks and it kept going for 9 months. I took the pills and I bleed like a waterfall! I had to change every 25-30 mins!!! Now I bleed for 3 months. I took provera pills for 10 days. AND IT'S NOT STOPPING!!! F 16 10 days
8/18/2008
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 3  induce menzies and start clomid Although I am only on my 4th day of taking provera (prescribed for 10 days), I have experienced nausea since day one (seems to ge worse at night when I want to sleep). I have also been cramping up quite a bit, and it does seem to get worse as each day passes. As long as it works and sets me on the right track to helping me concieve I will be happy with whatever side effects I have to endure for 10 days! (I hope they won't be too bad *fingers crossed*). F 27 4 days
8/14/2008
 4  to induce a perios blinding headache, incredibly nauseous and mood swings (though the mood swings seems to go away after the first two days) F 27 10 days
8/12/2008
 3  thin uterine lining/polyps Mood swings, mood swings and more mood swings!!! I did not feel like myself at all. Spotting for the entire time I took the medicine and no period at all. I had to take if for two months. It worked for me, but it made me miserable. My doctor told me my period would start shortly after finishing my last pill, but it did not start again until for three weeks. F 31 2 months
8/12/2008
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