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Unread 07-02-2000, 12:14 PM
adrite: aygestin -- norethindrone acetate

Hi, adrite,

I'm having a hard time loading the long threads so I thought I'd toss this out here. NA is a progestin used a lot in studies, especially done in Europe, and of course primarily in birth control. FemHRT, which is watered down birth control, uses it, so you might look for past threads for reactions to FemHRT as well as aygestin. I think most people have reported pretty good luck with FemHRT, but it's very new so might find out more as time goes on how people like it. And it's weaker than aygestin. It's supposed to be easier to take than MPA/Provera, if that's what you had bad luck with in the past.

WebMD offers the following list of side effects, though as we know, some of these are a liability with all mucking about with hormones:

What side effects may I notice from taking norethindrone?
Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:
•breast tenderness or discharge
•numbness or pain in the arm or leg
•pain in the chest, groin or leg
•severe headache
•stomach pain
•sudden shortness of breath
•unusual weakness or tiredness
•vision or speech problems
•yellowing of skin or eyes
Call your doctor as soon as you can if you get any of these side effects.

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
•changes in sexual desire or ability
•changes in vaginal bleeding
•facial hair growth
•fluid retention and swelling
•increased sweating or hot flashes
•loss of appetite or increase in appetite
•mood changes, anxiety, depression, frustration, anger, or emotional outbursts
•nausea, vomiting
•skin rash
•stomach discomfort
•weight gain or weight loss
•vaginal yeast infection (irritation and white discharge)
Let your doctor know about these side effects if they do not go away or if they annoy you.

Progestins can cause swelling, tenderness, or bleeding of the gums; be careful when brushing and flossing teeth. See your dentist regularly for routine dental care
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Unread 07-02-2000, 02:02 PM
Thanks trish...

Actually, my doc wanted me to take femhrt once before -- not a good option for me...but thanks for making that distinctions -- you helped me avoid a rather nasty situation (smile).
Unread 07-02-2000, 06:23 PM
adrite: aygestin -- norethindrone acetate

This is from an earlier thread and a different source, figured I'd pull it all together in one spot. I'm glad it helped you make a decision, {{{Adrite}}}. I hope you find something that works for you soon.

Norethindrone Acetate
Brand Name Manufacturers: None
Generic Manufacturers: Aygestin by Esi Lederle Generics
Pharmacology: Progestin
Delivery: Oral 5mg tablets
Availability: Approved by U.S. FDA
Indications: Endometriosis. Unusual menstrual bleeding.
Contraindications: Blood clotting disorders. Known or suspected breast or gonadal cancer. Known sensitivity to norethindrone acetate. Liver dysfunction or disease.
Adverse reactions:
CNS: Insomnia. Mental depression. Sleepiness.
Eyes: Retinal blood clots. Inflamed optic nerves.
Gastrointestinal: Cholestatic jaundice. Nausea.
Skin: Acne. Increase of body and facial hair. Loss of scalp hair.
Other: Blood clotting disorders. Fever. Fluid retention. Mild to severe allergic reactions.

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