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PCOS - Norethisterone

Hi, I have PCOS and have not had a period in over a year. An endocrinologist prescribed me with Norethisterone which I took 3 times a day for 10 days. It has been 5 days since I finished the course of Norethisterone and no signs of any period. Is this normal?

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I would go see the doc I took that and got a period when it finished not instantly but by 5 days you prob should have had one. I would make an appt. As they might just tell u to take the 7 (think it was 7) day break and then start taking another 10 day dosage you just might need an extra boost. Def go see it doctor. U have to be annoying with pcos as I don't think it's something docs are particularly interested in. Xx

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My period started last night. Extremely painful but at least its happening! Xx

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As you said at least you have it now but keep an eye on everything still. I mean like lasting too long, flooding and if the pain is too bad do see the doctor. xx

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Just experienced the 'flooding'! :( Not ideal when you are stuck at work and already have 3 maxi pads on and a whole bunch of tissues!

Have had headaches, 3 nose bleeds and the back of my calf is hard, red and hot like when I had DVT!

Am going to make a doctors appointment but how long does the bleeding last for?

Lx

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Oh Oh Oh, not sure about how long the bleeding lasts for but the doctor should know all this. When do you see him as you seem to be in need of him/her real soon. Look after yourself xx

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I was told it could take over a week for a period to arrive (that is with provera which is similar I believe), I think it does vary though.

Oh can see your period has arrived now which is good, make sure you have 4 periods a year to keep your uterus healthy. The other alternative is to go on the combined pill as this will control the pcos symptoms too, you can take 3 months on the trot which will reduce the symptoms further as well.

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