Is that normal? I haven't has a period for a month and I am starting to get worried and I don't know what to do
I'm not sure what purpose the doc had when he/she prescribed it for you. I take it currently because I have a luteal phase defect (prog levels are too low.) Physiologically, prog makes your uterine lining build up, preparing for supporting a pregnancy, & when progesterone levels fall, due to no fertilization, it's part of the signal to start menstruation. In a natural cycle, you make prog for about 2 weeks. So usually it's prescribed for periods of 14 days or less, & your period starts right about the time you stop taking it. So maybe you haven't started because you've been taking it for a whole month straight, or you could be pregnant. If you were given prog to help start your period b/c you weren't having one previously, it might just mean prog didn't help the root cause. Did your doc give instructions to take it every day for a month or for 2 weeks, and did the pharmacist print the directions on the Rx accurately? What was the cause for the Rx and what was he/she hoping would be the result? Regardless, you need to call the doc and perhaps go back in for a consult or some blood work, most likely.
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- Side Effects of Progesterone (detailed)
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