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Has anyone used Norethisterone for heavy continuous bleeding
I saw my gp for very heavy flooding which had lasted 3 weeks (3 weeks ago.) It came after no period due 84 days.
I've been referred for a scan but in meantime Dr gave me a prescription for Norethisterone to help stop the flooding and I'm taking liquid iron.
The flooding tailed off on its own and bleeding became much lighter (although still had this or dark discharge every day so I didn't take the medication but now I've started bleeding fully again and wondering if I should take the Norethisterone now instead.
The bleeding isn't as heavy as the flooding I had originally but it's now been 6 months of something or other. (Scan should come through in next couple of weeks.)
The prescription is for 5mg 3 times a day for 7 days.
I have had this a few times - my implant has started to loose its strength and they prescribe me this until I can get it changed - if the bleeding has come back take it until the bleeding completely stops ... then call the gp and ask how to reduce - mine said to reduce it to 1 twice a day until my next period was due
I had bleeding so heavy I couldn't walk and couldn't go to work so got put on norethisterone. Been on it for 11 years and not had a period in that time.
I see the gyno doctor for check ups once a year and she is happy for me to continue.
I am very overweight so hopefully once I sort that I can be brave enough to try having another period. Although at 37 and having made the choice to not have kids I'd be happy to never have another again. I don't need periods!
I've mentioned this on another thread but because DH has an inoperable cancer I am very anxious about 7 weeks of bleeding and what the scan will show (I'm anxious anyway with everything that's going on so this has just added to that.)
I took 3 tablets yesterday and 3 today and the bleeding has started to reduce now. (I'm assuming after the 7 days of tablets I'll then have a breakthrough bleed after a few days.)
I was on it after a 4 week bleed and it was a life saver. After I came off it I did flood repeatedly for about 3 days I slightly regretted taking it but after that I felt fine. I would take it again if a similar thing happened.
I took it everyday - once it was in my system I managed to take it just twice. I had a Mirena coil in that worked for 16 months and then the fibroids took over.
I had clots, heavy bleeding and cramping. I had an endometrial ablation in Sept 16 it worked for about 5 weeks then the bleeding started again. My consultant then suggested a hysterectomy. That was in early Feb 2017.
I was so sick of the bleeding by then I didn't think twice. Best thing I ever did. I bled constantly- it didn't ever stop.