(Closed) Experiences with Provera (slight spinoff)

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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127 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My Provera was $3.16 with insurance.

provera made me incredibly moody and prone to flipping out, but my period started on day 3 on it so overall it was the right choice.

106 days is too long! I was on CD85 and it was uncomfortable, I can’t imagine waiting that much more.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Miss PumpkinPenguin:  it’s a 10 day course, or less if you start your period quickly. I only took 3 pills before my period showed. Some women take up to 3 weeks to get a period on Provera.

and no problem! Synthetic hormones are brutal – we’re TTC through an RE at this point (my periods are totally out of whack, can’t get pregnant this way), so I’m sucking it up for the sake of having a baby someday 🙂

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Worst. Period. I. Ever. Had.

But so worth it since I got pregnant:)

Post # 7
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753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I didn’t have any side effects from it, and I don’t remember how much it cost.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Mine was always really cheap.  Way less than $10.  The first time I took it after an extended period of no AF (7 months) I was a little bitchy, but I have always reacted weird to artificial hormones.  After that one time, I was always perfectly fine on it with no side effects.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I didn’t have any side effects.  It was cheap, too — there are generics; it’s just synthetic progesterone.  I’m pretty sure you are supposed to take it for all 10 days, even if you period shows up part way through (like mine did). 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

@Miss PumpkinPenguin:  I take Prometrium to support my LP during the TWW (I have an LPD) and yes, I second what everyone said that it makes me more emotional! I’m not sure if it’s the same for Provera, but I’m assuming it is since it’s just Progesterone. I also had associated breast tenderness, hunger, and fatigue…lol. No fun.

Post # 12
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818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I have taken it several times and did not notice any side effects. I had to take it for 5 days and then within 2-3 days I would get my period. Only one time I did not and after a week with no AF I had to take it again for 5 more days. It’s really not a horrible thing. I would be more worried about why you are not getting your period.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

In my experience, provera has always been cheap, like PPs have said <$10.  As for side effects, I would say sometimes I have had none and sometimes I had mood swings.   I generally take 10mg for 10 days and get my period about 3-5 days after ending the 10 pills. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

The first time I took it I felt fine while taking it, but awful after I went off. It was like the worst case of PMS I ever had. But then again I had gone like 5 months without a period at that point.

After that I think I got more used to the hormonal changes. I have done it several other times and the symptoms weren’t nearly as bad.

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