I've new here tonight, and wanted to share my experince as being diagnosed w/seconday amerronhea. I'm 27 yrs old. I went off the pill in april after being on it since I was 17-18 yrs old. Finally the doctor decided for me to try provera. I have taken it about 2-3 wks ago and nothing yet. So I called the doctor and she said let's give it another week. I also had a high prolactin level of 140 (normal range 1.8-1) which dropped to normal after d/c the birth control. If you have a high prolactin level theres an indication of a pitutary tumor. (i have an mri for the last pasts 2 yrs and it they come back negative). (thank god). Also after d/cing the birth control I lost 25 lbs. So now i"m not responding to the provera, I also have had pelvic & transvaginal ultrasound and it came back negagtive. So i'm going to give it another week, and get bloodwork tomorrow at work. Has anyone ever experience a problem like this or similar???? It's really frustrating and stressful. All I want to do is be able to have a healthy baby. I get so depressed thinking I will not be able to conceive............ :( :( :( :(
i went through a successful pregnancy last year and although my infertility problem is different. I say dont give up hope and be patient. There are so many differebt drugs out there and it may take a few tries to get you on the right med. You may talk to your fertility specialist about starting on gonal f or consider doing an iui cycle. Hope this helps.
I am having similar problems. I conceived in jul 04 and had a successful pregnancy with baby born mar 05. I am just now trying again and in oct my period disappeared and never came back. Doc prescribed provera and that worked... 3 days after completion period came. (they may need to up your dosage or have you take it 2x's day) but every test I use to test for ovulation is not detecting anything. I dont think I am producing enough of the lh hormone to signal ovulation. I feel so helpless.
Like you, I was on the pill since 17 and I am 25 now.
its good to know that other people are going through the same thing as you..I also have secondary amenorrhea but mine is because I use to work out so much and I lost a lot of weight 4 years ago..(and got into bodybuilding.). My body just stopped producing hormones!! I havent had a period in almost 4 years!! The doctor put me on provera and it didnt work!! I guess because I don't have any estrogen and provera is a progesterone..So now they are putting me on estrodiol (an estrogen) and than provera... And that is suppose to make me bleed.. But im also very frustrated and concerned!! I have been trying desperatly to conceive for a long time and I fear I will never be able to...I don't know if its possible?
The same thing happened to me after years of using bc pills. Provera didn't work. I started taking Vitex tincture (not pills). Two weeks later I had a period! Black Cohosh can also work for some women. Try a natural approach and see what happens. It's kinder to your body than using synthetic, manufactured drugs.