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how long for primolut to work and give me my period?

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Hello,

Recently, I have gone to the doctor because I have been having irregular periods for the last few months. I haven’t gotten my period since October 23, 2013. I have seen spotting (brown) 2 times this month (February) but I did not receive my period. I am not sexually active in any way. I went to the doctor and she said I have POCS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). She gave me Primolut 5 mg Norethisterone to take 2 times a day to give me my period. I have been taking the pills for 4 days. I was wondering how long it is expected for primolut to work and give me my period? I have been exercising and eating healthy.

Thanks for all your help.


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replied February 28th, 2014
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Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
When Primolut is prescribed o help you induce your periods, it is usually recommended to be taken for 5-10 days, and withdrawal bleeding usually occurs within 5-7 days of stopping the pill intake. If you have been diagnosed to have PCOS, consider discussing with your treating doctor/gynecologist about getting started on insulin modifiers along with the hormonal contraceptives for better control of PCOS and for regularization of periods. PCOS usually responds to treatment with insulin modifiers as most common cause for PCOS is insulin resistance. Once the ovarian changes are reversed, hormonal contraceptives can be stopped (unless you wish to continue on them for birth control purposes). Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Incorporate exercises in daily routine to promote weight loss (to be in ideal weight for height range). Maintain low fat and low carb diet.
Take care.


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