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Any take Norethindrone (Progestin?) Any take Norethindrone (Progestin?)

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Unread 02-14-2006, 07:53 PM
Any take Norethindrone (Progestin?)

Hi, ladies...I was wondering if anyone has any experience with Norethindrone. I believe it is a synthetic progesterone. The gyn is having me try to use it daily to turn my ovaries off so we can see if that will make my symptoms settle down. I was told I had Endo a few years ago and had a laprascopic surgery to laser it off. Now I am having horrible symptoms again. My uterus was removed a few months after the laprascopy, but my ovaries were left in. Naturally, I suspect Endo again. This new gyn actually suggested perhaps I did not have Endo at all!! That really puzzles me since the old gyn even gave me a video tape of the surgery and explains what is what in it and described it as being "very suggestive of endometriosis" in the post op notes. Of course, he unfortunately did not biopsy any of it, just went to town lasering it off, so now this new gyn, who wrote a book on Endo is questioning it. I'm very frustrated because I feel like it can't be fixed if we don't know what it is, and I thought it was Endo (still do since actually 2 surgeons told me I had it). So, now I'm going to try this Norethindrone and see if it helps and I'm just wanting to know what others have experienced with it. I'm a big chicken with meds because I tend to have bad reactions to lots of things, so I'm nervous. Plus, I already have excess hair in lots of places, so I'm nervous about taking something that may cause more of that, but I suppose the pain is worse. Oh, well...any thoughts are welcome.
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Unread 02-15-2006, 09:34 AM
Any take Norethindrone (Progestin?)

I haven't taken norethindrone, but it might be worth a try to see if it helps you.

Here is a link on it:

http://www.drugs.com/MTM/norethindrone.html

I hope it helps you.

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Unread 02-15-2006, 06:38 PM
Any take Norethindrone (Progestin?)

I took Norethindrone as an addback while on Lupron several years ago (prehyst), and I could not tolerate it due to side effects of nausea and irritability. I struggled with it for two weeks and that was it for me. Of course, I am hypersensitive to many hormones and medicines, and my circumstances were different than yours probably are (still had uterus then) so don't let my story scare you. The only way you can really know if it helps is to try it. And if you do start growing more hair than you are comfortable with , you can always stop it. I don't believe the effects from it are irreversable. Good luck to you!

ps. Just wanted to share that my own sister is doing very well keeping her endometriosis at bay with the Depo Prevera, and she hasn't had to resort to a hyst yet. She's been on it for five years and has no problems. I am so jealous! Just goes to show how different even sisters are! However, she is worried about the higher risk of osteoporosis and bone mass loss from Depo Prevera. Always seems to be a catch huh?
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Unread 02-15-2006, 08:39 PM
Any take Norethindrone (Progestin?)

Thanks for the responses. I do like the idea of being able to try it and then stop it if I am having a bad reaction. I also seem to be hypersensitive to a lot of things. That is what scares me about the shots that are long lasting. As long as I tested negative for the autoimmune disease I was tested for last week, then I'll be starting it tomorrow night. I'll get my results tomorrow afternoon.

Naturebound - great news about your sister. I'm glad it is working for her!
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