Medical Questions > Womens Health > Menstruation Forum

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

User Profile

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.

Did you find this post helpful?

User Profile
replied February 28th, 2014
Fertility Answer A46132
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.

Did you find this post helpful?
Must Read
Menstruation is a woman's normal monthly menstrual period. But what are the signs of abnormal periods? When is vaginal bleeding serious?...
Regular vaginal bleeding vagina is a sign of healthy menstruation. What signs and symptoms point to menstrual problems? Read on to learn the difference....
Menstrual irregularity means that something is wrong. Learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of an irregular period to prevent larger problems later...
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Menstruation , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.