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Ok Ladies I had my yearly visit(are you scheduled yet?) and the Dr prescribed Provera Oral tablets for me. Have you heard of them? What do you know?
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      Mzd3 wrote Feb 9, 2013
    • I’m due to go but have not called for appointment. I haven’t heard of Provera... what did your Dr say it is for ?




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Feb 9, 2013
    • Was it prescribed for birth control? Irregular periods? In the clinic we used it, in the form of DepoProvera injections, for progesterone only birth control. When it’s prescribed for women in perimenopause, it’s given in conjunction with estrogen to prevent uterine cancer. It can regulate your period or stop it altogether, depending on the size of the dose. It can also cause spotting in a dose that is too low for your own hormone level. My Davis Drug Guide for Nurses says to make sure you keep track of your blood pressure and your cholesterol levels. Prolonged use carries a risk of blood clots.  

      I’m curious to know what it was prescribed for?

      It’s a synthetic form of progesterone.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Feb 9, 2013
    • She prescribed it for irregular periods. She didn’t prescribe anything else with it.. It’s for 10 mg prescribed to take for 10 days. She gave me refills for for 11 more.




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Feb 9, 2013
    • Well, it does tend to regulate your periods, especially if you‘re having heavy and irregular periods. If you‘re in the peri-menopause stage, though, the periods will be irregular until they stop altogether. Mine slowed down over time for a couple of years and then stopped. It started in my mid-40’s. The dose for dysfunctional uterine bleeding/induction of menses is 5-10mg a day for 5-10 days, starting at day 16 or 21 in the cycle.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Feb 9, 2013
    • I read what I could online and was concerned about a few things. So I’m thinking I should wait to get my blood test results before taking them. My pap smear however did come back normal estatic
      As for my periods they have been pretty irregular for the past year or so.

      Thx Cyn!!!!!




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      Frannie1964 wrote Feb 9, 2013
    • I’m thinking I need to see my doctor as well. I swear I didn’t get my period last month and I still haven’t gotten it this month. So something is not right. I took a pregnancy test and it was negative. For the past other months, they have been off.




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      Marya1961 wrote Feb 10, 2013
    • I will go for my regular check-up in June.  I had a complete hysterectomy, so my period has been gone since the age of 42.

      Every once in a while, the doctor mentions Estroven or some type of estrogen suppository that will help with vaginal dryness (which you may begin to see once you are in menopause and after that) but I always say no, don’t want to get mixed up with hormone therapy...that is what lubricants are for.




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      Mary Clark wrote Feb 12, 2013
    • I“m like Marya....I am scared to take the hormones.  Last spring at my yearly visit...my doctor said my estrogen level was a little low but I opted to not take anything even though he offered.  This spring I think I’m going to entertain the idea of taking something but on the more natural route..not just a pill.  My good friend is a compounding pharmacist so I’m going to talk to her about it first.  She can make it to fit me personally.




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