User Reviews for Progesterone to treat Amenorrhea
Brand names: Prometrium, Crinone, Endometrin, Cyclogest, First Progesterone MC5, First Progesterone MC10 Gestone Milprosa
Progesterone has an average rating of 5.8 out of 10 from a total of 6 ratings for the treatment of Amenorrhea. 33% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 17% reported a negative experience.
Prometrium (progesterone) "I had a uterine ablation 4 years ago at age 46 that failed. The Dr encouraged hysterectomy but my research scared me to so continued to research other options. I learned about prometrium and asked the Dr if I could try it after birth control pills and progestin failed. The Dr said it would not work and she ended up being so wrong. Prometrium gave me my life back and stopped my heavy periods. I have lost weight and feel like myself. I went off of prometrium for about a year but need to go back on at age 50 because I believe the weight loss changed my hormones again. What makes me upset is that 2 OB GYN doctors never told me about prometrium and I suffered in pain and became severely depressed and anemic for several years. Ladies do your research! Healthcare in the US is profit driven and the wellbeing of patients is secondary in my opinion."
Prometrium (progesterone) "I am currently taking this medication for a missed cycle. I was told to take it at night due to the drowsiness it may cause. So far I have not noticed much of a problem with that. I have been on the pill for 5 days and the side effects are almost unbearable. I have breast tenderness, but also the muscles around my chest/back area are aching to the point of being painful. I called my doctor about this side effect and was told that the medication has not been known to cause achiness. After reading this website I see it is very possible. I have had some dizziness, sweating, and irritability as well. Either way the medication seems to be helping, but I really cannot wait to quit it!"
Prometrium (progesterone) "This drug is effective at inducing a period, but it has AWFUL side effects. Basically, you will feel pregnant--tired, dizzy, hungry for junk food, and BLOATED. My breasts grew half a size within 3 days of taking. Then the rest of me caught up and I gained 5lbs in the 10 day time frame that I took this drug. But it did do what it was supposed to do, so I can't totally complain."
"Ultimate point: progesterone makes me self harm and have suicidal tendencies. I have been on Progesterone three different times. For two years as a teen, I attempted suicide three times. (Depo provera once monthly shot) I didn’t put the pieces together then. For three months at age 22 (Depo provera 3 month shot) Instantly I realized that Depo was the cause and vowed to never take it again. 1.5 years from age 23-25 I was put on the Progesterone only mini-pill. I didn’t realize that Depo and Progesterone were the same drug. I attempted suicide for the fourth time. I’ve since been permanently surgically sterilized."
Prometrium (progesterone) "Prescribed by my gynecologist to treat amenorrhea and long, heavy periods as a result of anovulation (I have polycystic ovarian syndrome which causes anovulation). Due to the anovulation, I would go several months without a period only to eventually have a period which would last anywhere from 14-35 days. The period would be much heavier than the norm, especially for the first 7-10 days. I would also have very large clot-like discharge. I take Prometrium for 21 days, then off for 7 days(which brings on my period). The only significant side effect has been hot flashes during the day, usually in the late morning I will have one bad one with profuse sweating. Then usually one in the afternoon but it's not as bad."
"I’ve been taking this progesterone pill for nine days orally. The first few days were fine, just had a bit of nausea. Then around my 5th night when I took it at night, about an hour and a half later I had dizziness and felt like I was in another world. It feels like laughing gas. I also am noticing bloating and on the next day headaches. It also makes me have mood swings once the dizziness has left my body. It makes me very tired, and I sleep great. I’ve had these symptoms since then. No sign of bleeding since then and I am not sure if it will work for me. But it says if you have these symptoms you will get results so I’m hopeful."
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