TTc put on Provera but not clomid

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lou99x Tue 31-Dec-19 15:42:02

I came off the pill March 2019 - Yasmin or dretine which is the same pill different name been on it for 9 years plus

I didn't get a period for 3 months had blood tests on hormones came back normal had an ultra sound scan came back normal

Finally got a period in June 2019
But they came back very light

Went to the doctors as I was testing for ovulation and yet to have a positive ovulation test

Had a progesterone test on day 21 and I hadn't ovulated
My first 2 cycles were 28 days then after that they went longer to 36, 37 now 42

Doctor has prescribed me Provera to take 10mg for 10 days on day 16 of cycle but not clomid?

I'm worried if I am ovulating late Provera will stop
Me ovulating

Please help I really want to conceive as soon as possible as I'm 29 in may and came off the pill
To have a baby

So angry with the doctors as no one tells u the side effects from taking the pill for so long 😭 and what can happen and how messed up your cycle can become 😭😭

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physicskate Tue 31-Dec-19 17:53:52

It's really quite normal for your cycle to be affected for a year or more when coming off the pill... I'm actually very surprised they've run any tests or given you any medication at all.

I know you are desperate to be pregnant now, but at 29 time is on your side.

If I were in your shoes (but I'm not), id give it another six months and then hen start pushing for further tests.

My understanding is that provera is simply progesterone and the withdrawal from it will cause the start of a period, much like the lowering progesterone levels causes a period in a 'natural' cycle. It shouldn't stop you getting pregnant if you have ovulated. But you seem to believe you aren't ovulating, so that's all a bit moot.

AttilaTheMeerkat Tue 31-Dec-19 21:30:00

The pill leaves your system very quickly after you have taken the last tablet. The pill in itself has masked any underlying hormonal problem that was always present, it did not cause it.

What you need really is a diagnosis of the underlying problem and it could well be that you may have a problem with ovulation anyway (I note you were on Yasmin before). In this respect a condition called polycystic ovaries is a common culprit.

Your cycle has lengthened to 42 days now (a normal cycle is a cycle length of between 21 and 35 days or with less than 4 days of variation from month to month) and this may stay around the same or get longer.

Any blood test done over 6 months ago should be discounted and besides which blood tests need to be done on the right cycle day e.g a day 2 test to check and compare your LH level against that of FSH. Was that test done?. If your day 21 showed no ovulation it is possible that a day 2 test would have shown an imbalance too. When the internal ultrasound was done did the sonographer comment at all about your ovaries in terms of size and appearance?. I ask as polycystic ovaries can appear larger than normal size, a normal size ovary is about the size of a walnut.

The provera will bring on a bleed but you may not be ovulating currently due to hormonal imbalances. These can be treated but you really do need a diagnosis first and foremost now. Clomid should be given ideally by a subfertility consultant and a patient should be monitored whilst on it because it can affect hormone levels markedly.

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