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Pregnant after Provera?

Posted by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 9:21 AM
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I took Provera for a week to start my three-month-absent period, which now AF has come. My periods have always been irregular. I took Provera for the same reason at the same dose in October and I was fairly normal for three months until January, and I'm pretty sure I actually ovulated in December. What I'm wondering is if anyone else actually got good results from taking Provera for their period, such as ovulating and getting pregnant soon after.

Fingers crossed that my body can actually be normal for one month! This is exhausting! 

by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 9:21 AM
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katamike
by Silver Member on Apr. 3, 2013 at 9:31 AM

 Don't know but here is a bump!

GwenMB
by Gwen on Apr. 3, 2013 at 9:53 AM

I don't have any experience with that & don't recall really hearing anyone else say it helped like that.  But I'd think it could - getting your cycle started & hopefully regulated would have to help some.

Have you tried any fertility supplements - like Vitex - to also help your cycles regulate?  The combination of Vitex with Provera starting AF when needed might be the key for you.

EricaRam
by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 11:04 AM

I haven't tried any fertility supplements yet but I would like to! That may be what I need.

Libby22
by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 11:11 AM

 I don't want to sounds like a Debbie Downer but Provera did nothing for me aside from one withdrawal period. That's why I demanded a referral for a specialist. I was sick of hearing that everything was normal even while AF stayed away. Hopefully you'll have better results but it sounds like we are in similar situations (on the low end of the BMI spectrum).

My RE told me that I probably re-set my hypothalmus when I lost my periods years ago due to being underweight. Now I won't get a regular cycle without meds. But he did say that if I do get pregnant it could totally re-set things and I won't have to go through this stuff for #2.

Anyways, I wish you best of luck with Provera. But you might consider Clomid if your cycles remain crazy.

EricaRam
by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 11:15 AM


Yes, I do think we're in the same boat! I am constantly told that I am just fine, I've had countless tests performed that say I'm normal, but normal wouldn't be having no period. And when I do have a period after 3 months, it's not overly heavy as one would expect, so I'm wondering why my endometrial lining isn't building up. It's all a mess! But yes, I probably will have to try a fertility supplement eventually.

Quoting Libby22:

 I don't want to sounds like a Debbie Downer but Provera did nothing for me aside from one withdrawal period. That's why I demanded a referral for a specialist. I was sick of hearing that everything was normal even while AF stayed away. Hopefully you'll have better results but it sounds like we are in similar situations (on the low end of the BMI spectrum).

My RE told me that I probably re-set my hypothalmus when I lost my periods years ago due to being underweight. Now I won't get a regular cycle without meds. But he did say that if I do get pregnant it could totally re-set things and I won't have to go through this stuff for #2.

Anyways, I wish you best of luck with Provera. But you might consider Clomid if your cycles remain crazy.



Libby22
by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 11:20 AM

 Sorry to be so negative today but if you truly are like me, then a mere supplement won't help. I think you should see a specialist. You sound like you're going through exactly what I did... I would get a period (a LIGHT one) every 2-3 months. I would get super excited when I felt it coming only to have it over in a day or two. I even caught a couple of times when I randomly ovulated (using OPKs and temping).

Even if you "catch the egg" your lining might be too thin for it to stick. A specialist can help to control your cycles and prescribe meds (typically progesterone) to thicken the lining.

Quoting EricaRam:

 

Yes, I do think we're in the same boat! I am constantly told that I am just fine, I've had countless tests performed that say I'm normal, but normal wouldn't be having no period. And when I do have a period after 3 months, it's not overly heavy as one would expect, so I'm wondering why my endometrial lining isn't building up. It's all a mess! But yes, I probably will have to try a fertility supplement eventually.

Quoting Libby22:

 I don't want to sounds like a Debbie Downer but Provera did nothing for me aside from one withdrawal period. That's why I demanded a referral for a specialist. I was sick of hearing that everything was normal even while AF stayed away. Hopefully you'll have better results but it sounds like we are in similar situations (on the low end of the BMI spectrum).

My RE told me that I probably re-set my hypothalmus when I lost my periods years ago due to being underweight. Now I won't get a regular cycle without meds. But he did say that if I do get pregnant it could totally re-set things and I won't have to go through this stuff for #2.

Anyways, I wish you best of luck with Provera. But you might consider Clomid if your cycles remain crazy.

 

 

 

EricaRam
by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 11:22 AM

Don't worry about negativity, it's helpful! Sometimes this place have more answers than a doctor! But I don't even know if I would get a period at all if it hadn't been for Provera. I find myself wondering how long I would have gone without one. After this period ends, I'm going to use my opk and see if I ovulate so I can get a better understanding of what's happening in there.


Quoting Libby22:

 Sorry to be so negative today but if you truly are like me, then a mere supplement won't help. I think you should see a specialist. You sound like you're going through exactly what I did... I would get a period (a LIGHT one) every 2-3 months. I would get super excited when I felt it coming only to have it over in a day or two. I even caught a couple of times when I randomly ovulated (using OPKs and temping).

Even if you "catch the egg" your lining might be too thin for it to stick. A specialist can help to control your cycles and prescribe meds (typically progesterone) to thicken the lining.

Quoting EricaRam:


Yes, I do think we're in the same boat! I am constantly told that I am just fine, I've had countless tests performed that say I'm normal, but normal wouldn't be having no period. And when I do have a period after 3 months, it's not overly heavy as one would expect, so I'm wondering why my endometrial lining isn't building up. It's all a mess! But yes, I probably will have to try a fertility supplement eventually.

Quoting Libby22:

 I don't want to sounds like a Debbie Downer but Provera did nothing for me aside from one withdrawal period. That's why I demanded a referral for a specialist. I was sick of hearing that everything was normal even while AF stayed away. Hopefully you'll have better results but it sounds like we are in similar situations (on the low end of the BMI spectrum).

My RE told me that I probably re-set my hypothalmus when I lost my periods years ago due to being underweight. Now I won't get a regular cycle without meds. But he did say that if I do get pregnant it could totally re-set things and I won't have to go through this stuff for #2.

Anyways, I wish you best of luck with Provera. But you might consider Clomid if your cycles remain crazy.



 



Libby22
by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 11:28 AM

 GL! Let me know if you want any info on my case. I really think we're like cycle sistahs lol :)

I understand the weight issue BTW. I don't think people understand that it's not always easy to gain weight. I am a genuinely active person and get completely antsy, uncomfortable, moody and upset if I can't work out. I also don't like the feeling of a super full stomach.. It's soooo uncomfortable. But I've been able to put on 10 pounds over the last two years through banking back the exercise (from 2 hours to 1) and trying to be more relaxed about what I eat. I have my FX for you.

Quoting EricaRam:

Don't worry about negativity, it's helpful! Sometimes this place have more answers than a doctor! But I don't even know if I would get a period at all if it hadn't been for Provera. I find myself wondering how long I would have gone without one. After this period ends, I'm going to use my opk and see if I ovulate so I can get a better understanding of what's happening in there.

 

Quoting Libby22:

 Sorry to be so negative today but if you truly are like me, then a mere supplement won't help. I think you should see a specialist. You sound like you're going through exactly what I did... I would get a period (a LIGHT one) every 2-3 months. I would get super excited when I felt it coming only to have it over in a day or two. I even caught a couple of times when I randomly ovulated (using OPKs and temping).

Even if you "catch the egg" your lining might be too thin for it to stick. A specialist can help to control your cycles and prescribe meds (typically progesterone) to thicken the lining.

Quoting EricaRam:

 

Yes, I do think we're in the same boat! I am constantly told that I am just fine, I've had countless tests performed that say I'm normal, but normal wouldn't be having no period. And when I do have a period after 3 months, it's not overly heavy as one would expect, so I'm wondering why my endometrial lining isn't building up. It's all a mess! But yes, I probably will have to try a fertility supplement eventually.

Quoting Libby22:

 I don't want to sounds like a Debbie Downer but Provera did nothing for me aside from one withdrawal period. That's why I demanded a referral for a specialist. I was sick of hearing that everything was normal even while AF stayed away. Hopefully you'll have better results but it sounds like we are in similar situations (on the low end of the BMI spectrum).

My RE told me that I probably re-set my hypothalmus when I lost my periods years ago due to being underweight. Now I won't get a regular cycle without meds. But he did say that if I do get pregnant it could totally re-set things and I won't have to go through this stuff for #2.

Anyways, I wish you best of luck with Provera. But you might consider Clomid if your cycles remain crazy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

EricaRam
by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 11:32 AM


Thank you! And yes, many people don't understand it at all! One chick called me a spoiled brat. I don't see how me not being able to gain weight my whole life makes me a spoiled brat, but okay. And I like being active too, it's nice to feel healthy! Hopefully something will give soon!

Quoting Libby22:

 GL! Let me know if you want any info on my case. I really think we're like cycle sistahs lol :)

I understand the weight issue BTW. I don't think people understand that it's not always easy to gain weight. I am a genuinely active person and get completely antsy, uncomfortable, moody and upset if I can't work out. I also don't like the feeling of a super full stomach.. It's soooo uncomfortable. But I've been able to put on 10 pounds over the last two years through banking back the exercise (from 2 hours to 1) and trying to be more relaxed about what I eat. I have my FX for you.

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