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norethisterone to regulate periods! Anyone had this?

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Alicejj8x Wed 15-Feb-17 12:06:47

Hello! I have irregular periods every 3 months
I have had bloods taken and a ultrasound & everything has come back fine.
I went to see the doctor on Tuesday and he gave me norethisterone
5ml - one tablet 3 times a day.
He said this should help regulate my periods but I just want to see if anyone has had any luck wit this tablet or any stories at all?

AmyB1986 Sat 18-Feb-17 23:17:55

Hi Alicejj8x

I was given this pill at the same dose for excessive bleeding (12 weeks of bleeding) and had a pelvic tv scan to check everything which came back normal.

After stopping the pill I had the most horrendous period ever. I can't even describe what came out of me but it pretty much stripped the lining of my womb in one go.

Last week on Sunday I found out I was pregnant the cycle after I'd taken that pill to stop my weird never ending period so yes it does work to regulate everything.

Sometimes I felt my body had no clue what it was doing

GrumpySausage Sat 18-Feb-17 23:27:53

I was prescribed this as I suffered with terrible period pains from the age of 15- passing out/ being sick etc. I only had to take it when I was suffering, not each period.

It worked for me, often took the pain and worse cramps away but it didn't seem to reduce the flow or change my cycle.

I did find I got terrible heartburn with it though confused

Alicejj8x Sun 19-Feb-17 09:29:39

Hello Thankyou for both your replies.
It's good to know it can work I guess or atleast be able to sort and calm thing down for you both.
ahh congrats on your pregnancy! smile that fills me with hope that after I stop taking these my period should come back ( not to sure if I have much hope in them kick starting my cycle again with jjst one dose but we're see )
I'll keep you both posted ;) xx

Alicejj8x Sun 19-Feb-17 09:31:05

Just thought I know it must of been horrendous of what came out after stopping this pill but maybe you needed that lining to come away to like almost restart your body? X

AmyB1986 Sun 19-Feb-17 09:37:46

I think you're right Alice. I had an mc a year to the day I found out I was pregnant again and since the mc my cycles were all over the place. From 24 days to 35. As far as I could tell I was ovulating during the cycles but there was no way of telling. I tried temping but that didn't work for me.

I read a lot about those pill when I got them on the internet. Everywhere I could see, the women taking them said they had worked to kick start things again. Fingers crossed they work for you. I think for me it reminding my body what it was supposed to be doing

Alicejj8x Sun 19-Feb-17 13:50:51

Ahhh did you sorry to hear about your loss i to had a mc last April. ( I think that's what has messed up my cycles tbh)
Oh really! My cycles have been like over 100 days long sad
It's so hard with ovulation isn't it! J have them sticks but I don't think there good tbh lol!
Ohh didn't it? I don't really, I get the whole temping thing if I'm honest lol

Yeah I have googled the tablet a lot also ahah! But haven't really got any good threads of it working or anything really lol!
I really do hope it helps as it's worked for you I really hope that it'll kick start them back. And I jjst wonder how long my period will take to come after stopping this tablet which will be next Thursday
But I shall keep you updated x

AmyB1986 Sun 19-Feb-17 15:15:04

Normally the bleeding starts 2-3 days after stopping the tablet. Mine started two days after.

The ovulation stick work for me it's just figuring out if the lines are the same or not as I never really got a mega positive one. As for the temping it didn't work for me as my temp rise happened before I even I got a positive opk which would come usually the day after the temp rise which is weird!

Hoping things regulate themselves for you

Alicejj8x Sun 19-Feb-17 15:46:30

Yeah I have a lot of the sticks but like you say it's hard to work out a positive if it really is a positive and that lol!!
Everyone has said about the clear blue dual ovulation one.. I jjst have the cheapies from Amazon .. which sticks do you have?..

Yeahh I have heard that can happen with temping and you have to do it as soon as you wake up in the morning straight away

Thankyou! I hope so to. Fingers crossed next Saturday I'll see AF

AmyB1986 Sun 19-Feb-17 17:10:22

I used both for a while. The clear blue ones are easier to read to be honest.

Alicejj8x Sun 19-Feb-17 17:26:32

Ahh okay I might look into these xx

Emilyxeliza Tue 21-Feb-17 12:57:34


I had Norethisterone to induce a period after having some artificial menopause treatment--crappy horrible drug-- for Endo. Like you, I took it 3x day for 10 days. My bleed didn't show up for ten days after taking the last pill. I have taken clomid to ovulate (even though I did ovulate naturally before the drugs) and I'm temping and using OPK's from today onwards.

Hope your cycles get sorted flowers

Alicejj8x Tue 21-Feb-17 13:35:45

Ahhh did you!!
So it worked for you but took a while for af to show?
Ahhh he didn't give me any ovulation medicine maybe where I had my bloods and my lh level came back fine he didn't need to? I hope I'm ovulating anyway!
It's so hard isn't it.
I hope you get your bfp soon!!! Xxxx

Alicejj8x Mon 27-Feb-17 07:00:49

Finally after stopping the tablet Thursday AF has arrived today!!! X

AmyB1986 Mon 27-Feb-17 07:59:21

Brilliant news Alice! Fingers crossed that's enough to regulate everything for you now 😊

HoldTightPretendItsAPlan Mon 27-Feb-17 08:19:05

I was in the same position as you this time last year. Àfter the first it still took my cycle a little while to calm down but now it's bang on 29 days every time.

Alicejj8x Mon 27-Feb-17 09:46:44

I really hope so!!
Ahh that's really good to hear that it worked for you even if it took a while for your cycle to calm down. Really pleased. I'll keep you all updated im sure smile xxx

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